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The STARS ministry offers many special activities and events throughout the year. There are adult and family retreats, square dances, baseball games and many other fun activities. Be sure to check back here regularly to see what is coming up next!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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                                                                                                                                              • pARENT SUPPORT GROUP

                                                                                                                                                FRIDAY, March 3, 6:30-9 P.M.


                                                                                                                                                While Friday Night Fun (FNF) and Buddy Break square dancing are underway, we invite parents and caregivers to join us for dessert and special guest speaker Dr. Kathleen Murray, author of Count It All Joy: Life's Lessons from a Child with Special Needs.

                                                                                                                                                Each family in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of Kathy's book.


                                                                                                                                                Register your attendance below when you sign up your STAR for Buddy Break or Friday Night Fun square dancing.
                                                                                                                                                Questions? Contact Julie Clemens.

                                                                                                                                              • BUDDY BREAK square dance

                                                                                                                                                FRIDAY, march 3, 6:30-9 P.M.

                                                                                                                                                Buddy Break (BB) is a free respite program provided by College Church in partnership with Nathaniel's Hope Buddy Break. Kids with special needs (ages 14 and under) make new friends and enjoy all kinds of activities while their caregivers get a break. This time, we have our annual STARS Square Dance. In addition to the usual Buddy Break activities, kids will be able to participate in square dancing with a professional square dance caller.

                                                                                                                                                Click here to register beginning February 15.
                                                                                                                                                Registration closes Sunday, February 26 or when full.

                                                                                                                                                Questions? Contact Shelley Swanson.

                                                                                                                                              • FRIDAY NIGHT FUN square dance

                                                                                                                                                FRIDAY, march 3, 6:30-9 P.M.


                                                                                                                                                Friday Night Fun (FNF) is a free respite program provided by College Church for teens and adults with special needs (ages 15 and older). This time, we have our annual STARS Square Dance. Fun activities include square dancing with a professional square dance caller, crafts and music. If this is your STAR's first visit to FNF, we request a parent or guardian stay with their STAR for the evening.

                                                                                                                                                Click here to register beginning February 15.
                                                                                                                                                Registration closes Wednesday, March 1 or when full.

                                                                                                                                                Questions? Contact Julie Clemens.

                                                                                                                                              • steve green benefit concert for stars family services

                                                                                                                                                saturday, MARCH 4, 7 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                Edman chapel at wheaton college


                                                                                                                                                Invite your friends to join you as STARS Family Services presents a special benefit concert with Christian artist Steve Green.
                                                                                                                                                The STARS Choir will also participate in the concert. Seating is first come, first serve and tickets are not required.
                                                                                                                                                For more information about the show, visit the STARS Family Services website or call them at (630) 206-0243. 

                                                                                                                                              • STARS DADS

                                                                                                                                                THURSDAY, march 9, 6:30 P.M.

                                                                                                                                                STARS dads meet for dinner, activities and prayer. 
                                                                                                                                                Contact Doug Linhardt for location details.

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                STARS DADS

                                                                                                                                                THURSDAY, april 13, 6:30 P.M.

                                                                                                                                                STARS dads meet for dinner, activities and prayer. 
                                                                                                                                                Contact Doug Linhardt for location details.

                                                                                                                                              • bUDDY BREAK 

                                                                                                                                                FRIDAY, april 21, 6:30-9 P.M.

                                                                                                                                                Buddy Break (BB) is a free respite program provided by College Church in partnership with Nathaniel's Hope Buddy Break. Kids with special needs (ages 14 and under) make new friends and enjoy all kinds of activities while their caregivers get a break. The first hour includes group activities in the gym, snacks from home and puppet Bible stories. During the second hour, kids can choose from four different stations/rooms: music activities, table-top games/puzzles/crafts, large motor skill physical games (ie. beach balls) and a quiet sensory room. Every child with special needs has their own buddy for the evening.

                                                                                                                                                Click here to register beginning April 5.
                                                                                                                                                Registration closes Sunday, April 16 or when full.

                                                                                                                                                Questions? Contact Shelley Swanson.

                                                                                                                                              • FRIDAY NIGHT FUN 

                                                                                                                                                FRIDAY, april 21, 6:30-9 P.M.


                                                                                                                                                Friday Night Fun (FNF) is a free respite program provided by College Church for teens and adults with special needs (ages 15 and older). FNF always lives up to it's name! Participants choose between recreation in the gym, crafts, table-top games and activities like Karaoke and Bingo. The evening closes with Bible skits, singing and prayer. If this is your STAR's first visit to FNF, we request a parent or guardian stay with their STAR for the evening.

                                                                                                                                                Click here to register beginning April 5.
                                                                                                                                                Registration closes Wednesday, April 19 or when full.

                                                                                                                                                Questions? Contact Julie Clemens.

                                                                                                                                              • stars talent show 

                                                                                                                                                FRIDAY, may 5, 6:30-9 P.M.


                                                                                                                                                Join us for our last Friday Night Fun (FNF) and Buddy Break (BB) of the year: the annual All STARS Talent Show. This event is for the entire family and features 10 talent acts from our STARS. Dessert will be served.

                                                                                                                                                Click here to register beginning April 19.
                                                                                                                                                Registration closes Wednesday, May 3 or when full.

                                                                                                                                                Questions? Contact Julie Clemens.

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