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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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Oh so yummy kourabiedes

Oh so yummy kourabiedes

The Greek Heritage Festival starts in Portland tomorrow, and all of us at Cute Potato are ready to drown ourselves in pastries. Don’t miss the kourabiedes – yummy butter cookies covered in powdered sugar. They’re very messy, but who cares? You’re at a party where eating takes precedence. Or bibs. You choose.

There’s also live music, so if you’re little ones are anything like Cute Potato #1 and #2, they’ll be tearing up the dance floor.

Best of all, the rain or shine festival takes place under a tent. Opa!

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