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There are family events we look forward to each fall, and despite how much our children have grown, the Apple Day celebration at Maine Audubon in Falmouth remains a favorite. CP#1 and #2 delight in making their own cider, listening to live music, and exploring the rolling trails along the marsh.

This year promises to be one of the best celebrations yet, as our Audubon friends have added a special event — the launch of a new board book called, “A Little Brown Bat Story” written by Melissa Kim and illustrated by Jada Fitch. The book, which teaches preschoolers about brown bat behavior and habitat, is the second in the Wildlife on the Move series from Islandport Press and Maine Audubon. What we love most: 10% of the proceeds from the book help fund Maine Audubon’s outreach programs for underserved preschools!

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CP#1 using the cider press at Apple Day 2010.

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It’s May! Finally. Our lawn is becoming greener, flowering trees are in bloom, and there are daffodils sprouting up everywhere. Last year, to celebrate this greening of our landscape, we traveled to Broadturn Farm in Scarborough for a May Day celebration. MP has long admired the farm for its beautiful flowers and farm-based educational programs. She couldn’t wait to visit with the kids and Grandma Cookie.

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We recently received a thoughtful note in response to this post about our nephew, Little J. A mother and reader wrote to tell us her two-year old son also has a rare undiagnosed syndrome. He attends The Children’s Center in Augusta. The center offers kids with disabilities and their families educational and therapeutic support through a variety of programs. The center is hosting a fundraising event called The Chili Chowder Challenge next weekend, and asked if we could post about it. We’re wondering how we missed this incredible fundraiser in the past!

ImageSome call the Children’s Center Chili Chowder Challenge the best in the state, and it’s not uncommon for families to return year after year. Even if you don’t live anywhere near Augusta, you’ll want to make the trip. Where else can you enjoy delicious food from local restaurants and entertain your children for a few hours? You’ll find craft tables, parachute play, live music, storytelling, face painting and donut decorating, to name a few. While the kids are having fun, you can participate in the live auction or check out the goodies at the silent auction tables.

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