Family Connection Announces October Calendar

Columbia, S.C. - Family Connection of South Carolina, a parent-to-parent network for families of children with special needs, hosts a number of monthly events and meetings to keep families connected and provide a fun outlet for their children. Family Connection has some exciting and fun events planned this October including:

"Teens ROCK"
Monday, October 3 at Gamecock Lanes starting at 6:00 p.m. For children 12 and up and their parents; address is 817 Broad Street, Sumter SC. Price is $1.50/game, $1.00/shoes

Boy Scout Troop Meeting
Monday, October 3 and 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Family Connection office. This troop strives to accommodate boys and girls with special needs, their siblings, and friends. For more information call (803) 252-0924.

Asthma Connection
Tuesday, October 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Family Connection Offices (2712 Middleburg Dr. Ste 103, Columbia).

Lego Club
Thursday, October 6 from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Family Connection Offices. Bring your child and legos. Everyone is welcome!

Asperger/ADHD Connection
Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Family Connection Offices. Come connect with parents who are raising a child with Asperger's Syndrome or ADHD.

Down Syndrome Playgroup
Saturday, October 8 from 1:00 to 3:30 at the Family Connection Offices. All children affected by Down Syndrome and their siblings are welcome.

Morning Coffee
Thursday, October 13 at 9:00 at Cracker Barrel (Sandhills, NE Columbia). Tell the hostess you are with Family Connection.

Autism Connection
Monday, October 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Family Connection Offices. Come connect with parents who are raising children with Autism.

Lego Club
Thursday, October 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Family Connection Offices. Bring your child and legos. Everyone is welcome!

Scrapbooking
Saturday, October 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Family Connection Offices. Bring your own supplies.

Buddy Walk
Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 at Saluda Shoals Park. This is an awareness walk for Down Syndrome. Call (803) 252-0914 for more information and registration.

SMILES Mom's Night Out
October 24 at 7 p.m. Call Darlene (803-894-5371) for location.

Sumter Connection
Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. Will be held at the McDonald's on Broad Street in Sumter.

Monkey Joe's
Wednesday, October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Monkey Joe's (109 Park Place Ct., Lexington AND 171 Newland Rd in the NE at Clemson Rd and I-20) Free to children with special needs and their siblings.

* Family Connection's office is located at 2712 Middleburg Dr., Ste 103, Columbia, SC 29204.

For more information about Family Connection, please visit www.familyconnectionsc.org.