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Life News in Brief - April 2016

The Northern Cross - April 2016
Local Life News in Brief

Northland Family Programs events in April

Northland Family Programs will be sponsoring its mother-daughter program Tea for Two in Duluth Sunday, April 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and in Hibbing Sunday, May 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hibbing Park Hotel. The program is designed to help strengthen the mother-daughter relationship during this time of change. Moms and daughters age 9-15 will learn about body changes, cycles, self-image and effective communication in a short presentation. The two will then sit down to tea and time to talk. After tea they will work on a keepsake craft to remember their day together. Preregistration is required. Call Kathy at (218) 786-2378 or (800) 842-0279. Cost is $20 per mother-daughter pair. Registration deadline is a week before the event.

The organization will also host its fifth annual Parish Dinner Dance Saturday, April 23, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by a pasta buffet dinner catered by Valentini’s at 6 p.m. The dance is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $20 adults, $7 for children 5-12 and children under age 5 are free. Dinner reservations must be made by Friday, April 15. Gluten free available when requested at time of reservation. For tickets call Susie at (218) 966-0899 or the NFP office at (800) 842-0279. Raffles and games throughout the evening. A great event for the entire family.

And everyone is invited to the annual meeting of Northland Family Programs on Monday, April 25. A short business meeting begins at 6 p.m. Jessica Jennings will speak at 6:30 p.m. and talk about some of the latest in education for a practitioner. The meeting will be held in the rear auditorium on the second floor at Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 407 E. Third St., Duluth. Call Northland Family Programs at (218) 786-2378 or (800) 842-0279 to RSVP.

Funds raised for Options for Women

The Gospel of Life is being proclaimed by Assumption Catholic School Youth for Life Club of Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing. The students are not only learning about the sacredness of all human life, the dignity of man who is made in the image of God, and that all people are loved by their Creator, but also they have begun a baby bottle campaign to help fund Hibbing Options for Women. The students began the campaign at the beginning of Lent as part of the Lenten discipline of almsgiving, or acts of charity. They were encouraged to find small jobs around the home that they could do to earn money as one way to help fill their bottle. Each member of the club took a baby bottle home to fill with change and distributed one to each of the classrooms at Assumption School so that the whole school may participate. After Sunday Mass, donations were collected from parishioners. The contributions were to be given to Options for Women at the beginning of the Easter season. Options for Women provides pregnancy testing, information, pre-natal and parenting classes and material assistance such as diapers, baby wipes, formula, cribs, car seats and baby and maternity clothing. Services are free and confidential.