events

Little Grievers In The Library – Preschool Life Lessons

October 1, 2019 Click here for event flyer

The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation will present a four part educational series on life lessons geared towards both grieving and non-grieving preschool aged children and their caregivers. We will read books, sing songs, play games and create art. Life lessons include: Lifetimes, Grief Feelings, Remembering and Pet Loss. This program will be held in three local libraries. Please RSVP to the specific library or to the DMTF Center for Grieving Families at 717-532-8922 or [email protected] Coyle Free Library, Chambersburg, PA (Mondays in October from 1-2 p.m.), Grove Family Library, Chambersburg, PA (Tuesdays in October from 10-11 a.m.) and Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library, Waynesboro, PA (Mondays in October from 10-11 a.m.)

Our Family Tree grief workshop

October 20, 2019 Event flyer

Grieving children and families are invited to join the DMTF for Our Family Tree – a free, creative grief workshop.  We welcome children (recommended age 4-12) and their caregivers for a time of exploring family connections and learning how families can support one another in times of grief.  We will create a variety of tree-themed projects.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited.  Contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or [email protected]  by Thurs. Oct. 17.  Funding for this workshop is provided through a generous grant from Partnership for Better Health, Carlisle, PA.

Blue Butterfly Ball

November 16, 2019 Event flyer with ticket info.

Many people are familiar with Daddy/Daughter dances or Mother/Daughter teas, but since relationship-specific events can be major grief triggers for grieving families,  we want to offer a different event, one where families of all shapes and sizes are welcomed.  So, here it is!  The 2nd Annual Blue Butterfly Ball will take place on Sat. Nov. 16 from 6-9 p.m. at The Orchards, 1580 Orchard Dr., Chambersburg, PA.  See the event flyer for more details.  Contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or [email protected] for tickets.  Special thanks to Mike Kalathas of The Orchards, DJ Jenergy, the Heather Rose Dance Studio Ambassador Performance Team and all of our fabulous table sponsors and volunteers for making this event possible!