Baby Gala set for April 24

Birth to age five is a critical time in a child’s life, as the brain is rapidly developing to build the foundation for your child’s future.

Together, many area agencies have joined forces to help give parents some tools in giving babies a happy, healthy, bright future by presenting the annual Building Blocks Baby and Child Gala on Tuesday, April 24, from 5-8 p.m., at the STEAM Academy, 725 Clarks Run Rd. in Maysville,the former Jockey Building.

The event will focus on healthy living, positive parenting and tips for a healthy pregnancy. All expectant parents and/or families with children birth to age five are invited and encouraged to attend. A free dinner will be provided from 5-6 p.m., for families attending. The YMCA will be offering free childcare for ages 3-7 from 6-8 p.m.

The goal of the Building Blocks Baby and Child Gala is to help provide the parents of the Buffalo Trace region with plenty of educational resources to assist in being a successful, positive parent and to help build a strong foundation for the children of this community. Throughout the event there will be educational booths presented by community agencies, plus various learning sessions including topics on infant and child development, fatherhood, breastfeeding, healthy meal planning and overall concepts that lead to raising healthy children. There will also be lots of great door prizes given away to those who attend the learning sessions! The schedule of events includes:

— 5-6 p.m.: Light meal and educational booths open for participants to visit.

— 6-7:30 p.m.: Learning sessions.

7:30-8 p.m.: Closing and door prizes.

Make plans to join us for the annual Building Blocks Baby and Child Gala on April 24. Expecting parents and/or families with children birth to 5 are eligible to attend.

This event is hosted by First Steps of Comprehend, Inc., Mason County Cooperative Extension Office, Buffalo Trace District Health Department, Mason County Schools, PrimaryPlus and the Regional Prevention Center of Comprehend, Inc.

For further information contact the Regional Prevention Center of Comprehend, Inc. at 606-759-7799.