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Raising Responsible And Resilient Children: A Women Of Wellness Event, May 2

DARIEN — Women of Wellness of CT (WOW) will host “Building Our Future,” a Fairfield County Community Event, on Thursday, May 2, designed to bring parents in the community together for a night of fun, learning and connection.

Mothers are invited to gather for an evening of wine, light bits and a special presentation by parenting expert Michael Thompson, PhD.

Dr Thompson, author of best-sellers Raising Cain, The Pressured Child, and others, will speak about raising responsible children to build stronger families and communities. Dr Thompson is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He travels approximately 80 days a year to speak to groups of parents and educators around the world.

The event will be at Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road. Doors open at 6:30, and the presentation will begin at 7. Wine and light bites will be served, and door prizes will be awarded during the evening.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $40 at the door, and proceeds will be donated to HealingNewtown Arts Space (www.healingnewtown.org). Space is limited, so reservations are being strongly encouraged.

Door prizes for May 2 have been donated by Vintage Virtuosa, Barnum Publick House, The Developing Eye Fine Art Photography, Babee Covee, San Diego Bebe Nursing Pillow, Woombie Baby Swaddle, Time IN Dolls, Sleep Buddy System, Little Toader Appeteethers, eOil, 8 to the bar, Mouse Calls Disney Planning, Arte Zia Jewelry Design, My Cupcake Party, Smart Playrooms, Gourganics, Jewelry by Raquel Garcia Jewelry Collection, DFM Stationery, and more.

WOW of CT is a network of female health and wellness practitioners dedicated to supporting women and their families throughout Fairfield County. As healers and caretakers for women and families, members feel a special sense of responsibility to help further resilience and recovery in the area after the events of 12/14. To that end they created an event they hope will encourage and empower local parents who attend, while also supporting what they see as a very worthy organization dedicated to recovery for Newtown families.

For additional information or reservations visit www.wowofct.org.

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