Because we try to limit the frequency of emails to club members, we provide this page of announcements that we are unable to e-mail that may be of interest to members. Please e-mail potential announcements to the website coordinator. Announcements should be related to children or parenting in some way.

Summer Magic: Emerson Waldorf School Summer Camps

The Emerson Waldorf School offers summer camps for ages 5-12 at its beautiful 52 acre wooded campus in Chapel Hill. The camps run in 1-week sessions from June 22 - July 31, 2009. Themes include: Fort-building, Puppetry, Native American Traditions, Painting from the Heart, Camp Camelot, Sci-fi and fantasy worlds, Sports camps, and much more. Visit for more information and to register.

Posted: 06 February 2009

Spring Youth Soccer Registration Now Open

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA is currently registering for Spring Youth Soccer. This program is designed with beginners and purely recreational players in mind. Teams meet once weekly on Saturdays throughout the season; initially for practice sessions and ultimately transitioning to increasing game play. All activities are scheduled for Homestead Park's two multi-purpose fields (near the MLK/Homestead intersection).

Fees: $75/members and $90/non-members through Sunday, February 22 (then $10 late fee)

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9 (specific divisions may fill earlier, please register as soon as possible)

ESTIMATED Saturday Playing Schedule (no weekday activities):
Finalized playing scheduled will be determined by season registration/team totals.

  • 3-4 year olds (All co-ed, 8:50 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. and 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. groups)
  • 5 year olds-Kindergarten (All co-ed, 11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. and 12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. groups)
  • 1st-2nd Graders (Girls & Co-ed, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m., order TBD
  • 3rd-4th Graders (Girls & Co-ed, 3:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.)
  • 5th-6th Graders (Girls & Co-ed, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Family coaching volunteers are welcome and are the foundation of our youth sports programs. Please contact the YMCA at 919-442-9622 or [email protected] for additional information.

Posted: 06 February 2009

Cheer Up Cheer Mini Clinic

Clinic 1:
When: Friday, February 20, 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Who: Boys and girls ages 6-10
Cost: $25 for YMCA at Meadowmont members, $35 for program participants

Learn a cheer, chant and dance with UNC Cheerleader, Beth Currie. Parents, show time is at 8:30 p.m. A healthy snack and refreshment will be provided. Registration begins January 26.

Clinic 2:
When: Friday, February 27, 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Who: Boys and girls ages 6-10
Cost: $40 for YMCA at Meadowmont Members, $50 for program participants

Cheer, chant and dance your way through your Friday afternoon teacher workday. Parents, show time is at 5:30 p.m. A healthy snack and refreshment will be provide.! Registration begins January 26.

Please note, we must have pre-registration and payment for programs in advance to ensure proper staffing and supplies.

Posted: 06 February 2009

YMCA Half-Day Program

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA has two openings for the 5 day-a-week, half-day program. The program is for 3-5 year-olds and is located on-site at the YMCA. If you are interested, please contact Whitney Kahn at wkahn at or 919-442-9622. One position will open January 19 and the other will open February 16.

Posted: 24 January 2009

Preschool Opening

The Preschool at the Chapel of the Cross, located on Franklin Street, has a Tuesday/Thursday opening in the 4-year-old class. If you are looking for a preschool for your 4-year-old, look no further! Please contact the enrollment coordinator at enrollment at

Posted: 07 January 2009

Morehead Planetarium Afterschool Program

Now, the exciting and educational activities your child enjoys during Summer Science Camps are available all year and are the perfect supplement to your child’s education!

Beginning this fall, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will offer an afterschool program for K-5 students. The program will feature hands-on science experiences every day, as well as a snack, structured play and homework assistance. We will follow the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) calendar and bell schedule. Our program will begin at 2:30 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. every day that CHCCS are in session. A weekly fee of $85 covers all program costs.

For more information about MAP - including online registration for your child - visit this website:

If you have any questions about MAP, please contact Jonathan Frederick at jfred at or 919-843-7951.

Posted: 07 August 2008

Fitness Fun Camps for Parents and Children offered by Urs Fitness

Why is it that parents bring their children to the playground to run around and get exercise then sit on the bench and watch? Why not have fun with our children and get some great exercise ourselves? Come enjoy some outdoor fitness training. Utilizing local playgrounds, parks and trails, I will guide you and your child through an hour of fun that will teach body weight exercises to increase strength, endurance and overall fitness.

All fitness levels encouraged to participate. Children of all ages welcome, if very young a carrier or stroller may be beneficial to bring. Camps starting soon, so call now!! Each camp is offered twice a week, and will run for 6 weeks.

Location: Hillsborough/Chapel Hill Area
Times: Mon. & Wed, 10:00 am or Tues & Thur, 10:00 am
Fee: $120 for 12 sessions

Schedule and location subject to change and will depend on enrollment, so if you really want to attend grab a few friends and lets make this happen. Contact me via email at [email protected] or call 919-308-8598, also see our website

Posted: 19 May 2008

Free Support Group for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

If you or anyone you know suffers from depression during pregnancy or after pregnancy, please join our new support group. This group is open to all women with depression or anxiety during pregnancy and up to one year past delivery, and is free of charge.

When: This group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

From: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Located at the UNC Family Practice Center on the corner of Manning Drive and 15-501.

This group is co-sponsored by the UNC Departments of Psychiatry (perinatal psychiatry program) and UNC Family Medicine (maternal and child health).

Christena Raines RN, MSN
WHC/PMH Nurse Practitioner
Perinatal Mood Disorder Clinic
Department of Psychiatry-UNC Hospitals
Christena_Raines at

The UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders has a growing perinatal psychiatry program. Please call us for more information about seeing a doctor, or participating in a support group or one of our many research studies.

Posted: 11 March 2008

Mothers Club Informational Meetings

Did you know that the Mothers Club hosts a monthly Informational Meeting? If you’re new to the club and want to find out more about what we do, or if you’ve been a club member for awhile but just haven’t gotten to any events yet, or you’re just in the mood for a yummy latte and a chat with some other parents—all excellent reasons to join us!

We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. (look for us in the side room) at Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro. If you’ve never been to Open Eye, click here for directions. Parking is available on the street, or in Carrboro’s free public parking lots (the lots marked 1a and 1e are closest to Open Eye).

Bring your kids (or not!), the atmosphere in Open Eye is very relaxed. See you there!

Posted: 16 January 2008

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