Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sensory Friendly Movie - Megamind

What: Sensory Friendly Movie -- Megamind

When: Saturday, November 6, 2010 10:00 AM

Where: AMC Loew's Woodinville
1217640 Garden Way Woodinville, WA 98072
(888) 262-4386

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cooking with Food Allergies - Free University Class

Are you concerned about cooking over the holidays for some one that has dietary restrictions? Have you or a family member been recently diagnosed with a food allergy, intollerance or sensitivity? Have you been on a restrictive diet for a while now and are really craving an old favorite, but are at a loss as to how to... convert your favorite recipe? Then this class is for you!

Wednesday, October 27 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Granny Lala's Bakery - Tacoma WA

Created By
Granny Lala

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We will be exploring substitutions to make your favorite recipes safe for yourself or those you cook for with dietary restrictions. We will adress the "top eight" allergens and any other that you need to avoid. Email your recipes to me in advance and it may be chosen as a demo.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Getting Started with GFCF Diet

Topic: Getting Stared with the GFCF Diet:
Living without wheat and milk isn't that scary after all!

Date: Monday, November 1st

Speaker: Angela Fish, Mom of 2 boys with food allergies/sensitivities

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Place: Pierce County Library Processing & Administration Center
3005 112th St E, Tacoma (at 112th and Waller Rd, just off Hwy 512 Portland Ave exit

Don't forget that there will be selected lending library resources available for check out, and new attendees receive a valuable binder of information for free (until they are gone).

Professionals and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Childcare is not available.

Email me with questions -

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Gluten Free Girl from Seattle Cookbook

January 19t, 2011h
Speaker: The Gluten Free Girl from Seattle

Raffle with wonderful prizes and gift baskets

The Gluten Free Girl will have her newest cookbook for sale

Mark your calendars

Peninsula Retirement Gig Harbor6:00

Invite a friend or two!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Homeschool Advocacy Project - Homeschool Admissions Day at UW

Homeschool Admissions Day

I've noticed that some homeschooling parents start getting nervous when their kids hit 9th grade. This is high school--this counts. In my family, the word "documentation" started getting thrown around a lot, and we started a homeschool transcript draft to build on over the next few years. For homeschoolers who want to go on to college, describing our educational experiences in the terms that the colleges want can seem more intimidating than doing all that writing, math, and volunteering for which we're now trying to properly give ourselves "credit."

I want this event to help homeschooled students make their applications represent their educational experiences in ways that are both accurate and accessible to admissions counselors.
Homeschool Admissions Day 2011 will take place on Saturday, April 23, at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. I will be working with my mentor, UW admissions counselor Grant Twitchell, and other former homeschoolers who are students here at UW to make this event a success.

At this point, the event will include:

having a session with a University of Washington Admissions Counselor on how to construct an effective homeschool transcript that gives them the information they need in the format they prefer.

participating in a personal essay writing workshop

a student panel of former homeschoolers who are currently attending college

a small college fair with representatives prepared to speak to homeschool admission requirements at various colleges

Parents (though not younger siblings) are welcome to attend everything except for the personal essay workshop.

During the personal essay workshop, I will arrange for parents:

a session on financial aid and filling out the FAFSA

I chose a weekend so that Running Start students don't have to miss classes, so that parents who work on weekdays can attend, so that the college students involved don't have to miss our classes, and because there was greater room availability. However, I really wanted the event to be on a weekday so that participants could get a real sense of the UW campus when it is populated and bustling, and so we could visit classes.

To accommodate both of these goals, I'm setting up activities for the afternoon of Friday, April 22nd, the day before the main event.

On Friday, we'll:

visit a class

go on a campus tour

have open time to visit specific departments and/or see advisers in the majors students are particularly interested in

(a social event in the evening, to be determined)

The event will be for students who are ages 15 and up. After older kids have registered, 14-year-olds who are in 9th grade may register on a space-available basis. If you have younger students and would like to work on transcripts or other college readiness, you are welcome to contact me. I can work with you to set something up separately.

Registration for this event will begin in January. There will be a small cost to cover lunch and room rentals. If the cost will represent a substantial hardship for your family, please contact us at and we can make arrangements.

I plan to arrange home stays with local homeschooling families for people who want to participate in both Friday and Saturday and who may drive from long distances, to avoid hotel costs. If you are interested in this (either hosting or being hosted), please contact me.
I'm really hoping there will be a lot of interest in participating in this event so that it can become an annual offering to the homeschooling community.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Neurodevelopmental Movement Training Class

Neurodevelopmental Movement Training on Bainbridge Island, Washington,

November 20-21, 2010.

16 Clock Hours/CEUs available.

While good for all ages and skill levels, the Neurodevelopmental Movement Training tools are particularly helpful for those with:

• emotional outbursts, social and behavior challenges

• sensory processing disorders

• learning challenges

• ADD/ADHD, focus challenges, hyperactivity

• Autism

• Anxiety

• Developmental delay

• Speech delay

• Difficulty with handwriting

• Poor Stamina, Poor Posture

Children's brains are starving for movement. We know this because when they get even just 10 minutes a day of Neurodevelopmental Movement, they show improvements in ability to focus, cognitive function, and emotional regulation. Some children find calm in their bodies for the first time ever.

To view a Case Study click on the link here and scroll down to Gabriel's Case Study:

Using potent brain-stimulating movements from infancy, we build the neuro-sensory-motor foundation, filling in missed gaps in development and promoting brain connectivity.

Join us to learn how to integrate key reflexes* and use neurodevelopmental movements for helping children and adults maximize their potential.Professional Development/16 Clock Hours are available for this course.

Class will be held at Bainbridge Island Fire Department, Community Room, 8895 Madison Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island, Washington, 98110. Register by October 22nd and receive a free 2-DVD set: “Get Ready for School” by Robyn Cox ($35 value)

For more information about the Bainbridge Island Neurodevelopmental Movement Training, click on the following link:

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Introduction to Unschooling

An Intro to Unschooling Mini-Conference

Monday, October 11, 2010, 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Floral Hall, Forest Park, Everett-


Kids welcome, please bring something for them to do.

Suggested donation to offset facility rental fees: $3 per adultNo one will be turned away for inability to pay.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Autism & Disability Awareness Event at Tacoma Borders

Autism & Disability Awareness event at the Tacoma Borders store! Granny Lala, Lynne Banki, the Knotty Knitters for Autism, and others will be there! It's free!

BORDERS Books Reading Through Resources
Location: Borders Books & Music
Time: 1:00PM Saturday, October 16th