Baby-themed classes kick off next week in Truckee |

Baby-themed classes kick off next week in Truckee

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Cindy Bansen, R.N., uses a puppet to communicate with babies during her "Baby and Me" class series, which has been running for 20 years.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Brighten up your winter with classes and events at the Family Resource Center of Truckee that will bring fun and great benefit to you, your little ones and your whole family.

“Baby Massage” with Linda MacKenzie Park, RN, BCI, CIMI, begins Wednesday, Jan 7, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This class is for parents and little ones, from birth to crawling.

Join other new parents and infants and experience the bonding, attachment, relaxation and health benefits for you and you baby by learning massage techniques taught by a gifted instructor with 32 years of experience. Tuition for the series of four classes is $48.

The “All I Want for the Holidays is a Good Night’s Sleep!” infant-toddler sleep seminar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 10.

Join San Francisco Bay Area perinatal educator and sleep coach Karen Schwarzbach, CSC, CWP, and founder of the “Babies to Sleep System” (, for her popular seminar for parents and caregivers of babies and toddlers, ages birth through 3. Tuition is $25 per person or $40 per couple.

Lastly, join Cindy Bansen, RN, IBCLC and Lactation Consultant, for “Baby and Me,” a popular six-week series featuring fun and educational classes for parents and babies 3 months to 1 year.

Enjoy organized activities, music, speakers and informal discussions led by Truckee’s “Baby Friendly” Ambassador, and find out why this class is still going strong, 20 years later.

The series begins on Friday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuition is $72.

Scholarships are available for all the above classes. The Family Resource Center of Truckee offices are located at 11695 Donner Pass Road (next to the KidZone Museum).

To learn more, visit or contact Ruth Jackson Hall, early learning consultant at FRC, at or 530-587-2513.

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