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Healthy Habits Kitchen Holiday Trunk Show

Healthy Habits Kitchen (http://www.healthyhabitskitchen.com), a company dedicated to helping busy families eat healthy,  announced that residents can purchase their products and others that are produced locally at their Holiday Trunk Show on November 10 & 11, 2010 in Wellesley. Individuals will be able to score gifts for everyone on their holiday gift list, as well as products and services to start the new year off on a healthy note, and will enjoy Thanksgiving-themed hot appetizers and wine.

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, individuals will be able to shop for holiday gifts, as well as the things you need to make your holiday more enjoyable and stress-free, including beauty products, jewelry, beverages and services. On Thursday, November 11, 2010, moms will be able to shop for kids’ gifts, toys, accessories and much more. In addition, American Girl will be on hand to book complimentary in-store personal shopping appointments for this holiday season.  Attendees will also be eligible for a chance to win a My American Girl Doll. At both nights, individuals will be able to cross Thanksgiving meal planning off their to-do list by pre-ordering Healthy Habits Kitchen’s Thanksgiving meal package.

Healthy Habits Kitchen creates and sells healthy meal kits that contain everything that is needed to cook a nutritionally balanced meal easily in less than 30 minutes. The kits contain ingredients like pre-chopped vegetables and fruit, a protein, sauce and spices, depending upon the recipe. Individuals follow the directions on the box, making dinner entrees like Pumpkin Turkey Chili, Cranberry Salsa Chicken and South of the Border Meatloaf.

Healthy Habits Kitchen’s Holiday Trunk Show will take place on November 10 & 11, 2010 from 5-9 pm at 36 Washington Street, Suite 2 in Wellesley. The cost to attend is a $5 donation to The Julie Fund, an organization dedicated to funding cancer research, non-medical expenses incurred by families of cancer patients and educational programs. RSVP is required by Monday, November 8, 2010 and space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://www.healthyhabitskitchen.com/events.htm.


Wellesley Dental Group Halloween Party

It’s about treats and not tricks at the free Halloween Party hosted by Wellesley Dental Group on Thursday, October 28 from 3 pm to 5 pm. All children, their parents, and friends are invited to celebrate the spooky season at Drs. Ali and Ali’s office, 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley. There will be fun activities such as “Mummy Wrapping,” pin the tooth on the Jack o’Lantern, Halloween goodies, and a costume contest. Allegro Photography will be on hand taking candids and costume photos. Everyone is welcome. 

The Halloween spirit continues from November 1 through November 12 with Wellesley Dental Group’s third annual Halloween candy buy-back program. Each child will receive $1 for making a donation of candy at the dental office as part of the “Keeping Cavities off the Streets” campaign. Last year, over 900 pounds of candy were donated. All candy is donated to Special Kindness in Packages, a local non-profit that sends care packages to troops overseas. More information on S.K.I.P. is available at http://www.skipcares.org

 Local schools are also benefiting by hosting in-school drives, including Chickering Elementary in Dover and Sprague Elementary in Wellesley. Wellesley Dental Group is making donations to participating schools. Any school or P.T.O. interested in participating in 2010 is encouraged to call Danica at 781-237-9071 or email her at danica@wellesleydentalgroup.com

Candy may be dropped off at Wellesley Dental Group between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Thursday, and between 9 am and 1 pm on Fridays during the drive dates. For more information about the Halloween party and to RSVP, please visit www.wellesleydentalgroup.com/blog or www.facebook.com/wellesleydentalgroup.

Wellesley Centers for Women Lunchtime Seminar Series

Linda Charmaraman, PhD is presenting a free lunchtime presentation called “The Overlap between Bullying and Sexual Violence in Middle Schools: Perspectives from Students and Educators” as part of the Wellesley Centers for Women Lunchtime Seminar Series.
The event will be held on October 21st from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm at the WCW Cheever House Library located at 828 Washington Street (Route 16) on the Wellesley College campus.
For more information visit  www.wcwonline.org or call 781.283.2500.
This lecture is free and open to the public.

Middle school youth and their teachers are seldom the focus of research explaining the bridge between bullying and sexual violence. Through interviews with middle school students and focus groups with their teachers, Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman has explored and will discuss the following questions: (1) What are student and teacher perceptions of bullying (including cyberbullying) and sexual harassment, including why it occurs, where, when, and to whom? (2) From student and teacher vantage points, what factors in the school environment influence the occurrence of bullying and sexual harassment and what are the consequences? (3) What types of support do teachers need to help them address issues of bullying and sexual harassment? (4) What recommendations do students provide for effectively addressing bullying and sexual harassment?

Since 1974, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force—both behind the scenes and in the spotlight—promoting positive change for women, children, and families. Work at WCW addresses three major areas: the status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional well-being of families and individuals. Issues of diversity and equity are central across all the work as are the experiences and perspectives of women from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.