We realize the blog has been a little dead lately, but that could not be a more inaccurate reflection of RCBW's latest activities. I don't have any pictures for you at the moment, but check out our facebook page and there is some on there!
Courtney got on yesterday and posted the upcoming meeting details, so scroll down for those, but we do have some other exciting community events coming up! First up is our 5k at Washington Henry Elementary School in Hanover, on March 3rd. The deadline for registering and getting a t-shirt is tomorrow, but you can register after that with out a shirt. We are not registering as a team, but we are meeting up at 8:30 that morning so that we can all walk together. Babywearing and RCBW attire is encouraged, but certainly not required. Strollers are also fine- we will walking through a neighborhood that is close to the school. Registration is $15 per walker, but you do not have to pay for your rider :)
Also coming up April 28th is Richmond's March Of Dimes 5 Mile walk. River City Babywearers IS registered as a team, but you register your own page and then link it to us. We are also babywearing at this event, and they are SO excited to have us. If you would like to walk with us, or donate, here is our page: http://www.marchforbabies.org/s_team_page.asp?seid=1771516
ANOTHER exciting event that is coming up in late June/early July is the 2012 International Babywearing Conference! This is being hosted in Washington DC by one of our sister groups (more on that in a minute :D), Babywearing International of DC-MD-VA. There will tons of classes, a fabulous speaker, Rachel Coleman of Signing Time, and on Saturday there will be a free day open to the public with basic babywearing classes, a fashion show, and a vendor fair. Come venture with RCBW and check it out!
Sister Group, you ask? Why yes. River City Babywearers is EXCITED to be joining a large organization of babywearing groups called Babywearing International. This will allow us more resources and greater access to carriers, as well as a sense of community to bring into light the awesomeness that is babywearing. This change should be finalized any day now, and we will be picking up an AKA, Babywearing International of Central Virginia. Our blog address will not change, our facebook address will not change (but you might notice a page title change, if facebook is still allowing such. They change ALL THE TIME.) It will still be the same group you know and love, but with more support than ever before.
Recently we've had some great meetings, so I won't touch on them all, but most recently was a tandem class that had a great turn out, with lots of moms asking awesome questions. If you would like another topic-specific class, just ask us! We'd love to work it in. Two of our VBEs also taught a Babywearing 101 Class at Franklin Goose not too long ago, which was a great opportunity for them, and has brought us some fabulous new members. Welcome to all our newbies! We're so glad you've joined us!
That's all for now, but thanks for checking in with us, and we'll trying to stop by more often and keep you in the loop :)