O C T O B E R 

NEW this month:

Wed. Oct. 4 Walk to School Day Meet at the High St. Village in Lakeport at 7:30am Volunteers & school staff will be available to lead students to school.  Students will be treated to a breakfast of muffins & juice.  For more info call Sue Stout at 263-2191 or email her at sstout@lakeport.k12.ca.us.  Parents can also sign up to walk so call Sue :)

Wed. Oct. 4 9am-3pm Health Day Lake County Tribal Health 925 Bevins St Lakeport 263-8382

Fri. Oct. 6 10:15am  Little Read: Storytime Explore themes of art, music & theater for toddlers and elementary age children.  Part of the Big Read Initiative Lakeport Library, 1525 N. High St. Lakeport

Sat. Oct. 7 11am-7pm Oktoberfest Downtown Lakeport  Fun for all ages!

Sat. Oct. 14 10am-3pm Heroes of Health & Safety Fair (sponsored by Sutter Lakeside Hospital) - Lake County Fairgrounds, free admission, health screenings, vaccinations, health and safety info, bike raffle   

Sat. Oct. 14 - Sun. Oct. 15 10am-5pm Steel Wines Harvest Fair  Crafts, music, Kid's Corner, BBQ and a pie eating contest! 4350 Thomas Dr. @ Hwy. 29 in Kelseyville 279-9475

Sat. Oct. 14 9am-1pm 1st Annual Parent Summit  Free lunch, childcare (ages 2-10)   Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St. in Lower Lake  RSVP: konoctiusd.org

Tues. Oct. 31 from 2:30 to 4:30pm Trick-or-Treat Downtown Main Street, Lakeport  lakecounty.com

WEEKLY in October:

Tuesdays 1-3pm, Mother-Wise Mom's Group in Lakeport

Thursdays 11:00-11:45, Story Time for Preschoolers at Redbud Library Clearlake

Fridays 2:00, Drop-In Tours at Bodega Marine Laboratory

Fridays 3-4pm, Mother-Wise Mom's Group in Clearlake

Fridays 3-4pm, Story Time at Lakeport Library 

Fridays 5-7pm FREE Museum Family Fun at Historic Courthouse Museum in Lakeport 

Saturdays 8:15am Docent-led, family-friendly hikes at Anderson Marsh in Lower Lake




First 5 Kits for New Parents

includes the following:

  •  Celebrity hosted DVD
  •  Advice for new parents booklet
  •  Parents Guide
  •  "What To  Do When Your Child Gets Sick"
  •  "Puppy and Friends" (Baby's First Book)
  •  Obesity prevention guides
  •  Healthy Families leaflet
  •  Poison control magnet
  •  "Healthy Teeth Begin at Birth" brochure
  •  Local resource materials

Call 1-800-KIDS025 to order

or call First 5 Lake at 707-263-6169


Read from the Start, Read for Life

Q. When should I start reading to my baby?

A. It's never too early!


You may wonder whether you should refrain from reading to your baby until he is old enough to understand all the words. In fact, reading aloud is an important way for a parent to help a baby learn vocabulary and to stimulate a baby's brain cells to grow stronger and develop more fully. Studies show kids whose parents frequently read to them know more words by age 2 than children who have not been read to regularly.

Grad _cap _iconBenefits of Reading Aloud from Day 1:

  • Builds a baby's language awareness, listening, and memory skills.
  • Introduces concepts such as stories, letters, colors, and shapes in a fun way.
  • Promotes bonding and closeness - especially because babies are soothed by the sound and rhythm of their parent's voice.
  • Gives babies information about the world around them.
  • Instills a lifelong love of books and learning.