Hants County

Special Events for July and August

JULY OFFERINGS

PlaygroupTuesdays from 10-11:30am at Findley Park – bring your bathing suit!

Baby Walk and TalkWednesdays from 10:30-12noon at Findley Park – Public Health will be visiting too!

Outdoor AdventuresThursdaysJuly 6, 11-1 at Victoria Park. Bring your own picnic. July 13, 10-11:30am at Kennetcook District School. July 20, 10-11:30am at Walton Lighthouse. July 27, 10-11:30am at Cobequid District School.

Babysitter’s CourseJuly 13, 9am-4pm at Kennetcook Firehall.

Food Box Delivery – Food boxes are delivered the second Friday of each month. The next delivery date is July 14, 2023.

Great Beginnings Cooking WorkshopJuly 28, 9:30am – offered virtually

AUGUST OFFERINGS

PlaygroupTuesdays from 10-11:30am at Findley Park.

Baby Walk and TalkWednesdays from 10:30-12noon at Findley Park.

Summer SwimThursday, August 3 from 11-12noon at East Hants Auquatic Centre (registration required).

Outdoor AdventuresThursdaysAugust 10, 10-11:30am at Blast from the Past. August 17, 11-1pm at Anthony Park (bring your own lunch). August 24, 10-11:30am at Rawdon District School. August 31, Milford Rec Site (bring your own picnic)

Call Ashley at 902-790-1077 for more information or to register for programs.

Programs & Services in Hants County

Play Group

Tuesday’s: Playgroup @Kids Action Program Centre in Kennetcook 10-11:30am: Join Diane & Ashley in our playgroup. We will enjoy some free play, do crafts and have a snack!  To find out more, call Ashley 902-790-1077 or Diane 902-222-3741

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Baby Walk and Talk

Monday’s (until end of October): Baby Walk & Talk @ Findlay Park 9:30am. Join Ashley and other caregiver’s with their babies as we walk the trails, getting some fresh air and social time!  For more information call Ashley 902-790-1077 or Diane 902-222-3741

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Cooking Workshops

Cooking Workshops are offered bi-monthly. It is for those who are interested in basic food preparation, food safety, nutrition and budgeting. Focusing on getting the most “bang for your buck”, we prepare a meal to share, to take home and to freeze. For more information contact: Kings County: Donna at 902-670-3689 Hants: County: Ashley at

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Emotional Discovery

Emotional Discovery is meant to help children who are experiencing strong emotions and are being impacted by them. The program is designed to help them verbalize their feelings positively so communication and sharing can happen at a young age and continue throughout their lives. This unique program is designed for children ages 6-11; however, children

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Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy (ROE) – is an international, evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. At the heart of the program our certified instructor visits the classroom every week and every 3rd week they are joined by a baby and

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Support Dealing with Complex Systems

Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation that is so unfamiliar and confusing that we have no idea where to go, who to talk to, what resources are required, or how to find them. In some situations, Kids Action Staff can act as a guide or support person as you try to find your way

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Prenatal Classes

Are offered on an as needed basis, typically four group sessions per year. The program provides pregnant women and their support people the opportunity to learn about pregnancy, birth and their newborn in a safe and supportive environment. Limited transportation is available and healthy snacks are provided. For more information: Kings County: contact Suann at

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Circle of Security

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure

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AMPed Up! (formerly Anger Management)

Have you ever regretted the words that have come out of your mouth before you are even done speaking?  Have you wondered why you become so sad, or excited, or angry sometimes? Or, is that something you’ve never thought about?  This course covers much more than dealing with strong emotions.  It explores emotions, particularly anger

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