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June 2017

Friends and Family Night: Olympic Games

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Sometimes grief can feel like running a marathon... it's exhausting and takes a lot of hard work. Join us for a time of fun, outdoor games, and friendly competition for our Friends and Family Olympic games!

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July 2017

Amanda’s House CLOSED

July 4
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Amanda's House will be closed today.

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Growing Through Greif Summer Support Group

July 10 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED** Support groups are held seasonally, four times per year, for six consecutive Monday evenings. Children (Kindergarten and above), teens, and adults are welcome to attend Amanda the Panda’s support groups. Each support group starts with supper, and everyone then divides into smaller peer groups based on age, where they do a variety of age-appropriate activities to facilitate discussion sharing. Childcare is available for children preschool-aged and below upon request. Our theme for summer support group will be…

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Growing Through Grief Summer Support Group

July 17 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED** Support groups are held seasonally, four times per year, for six consecutive Monday evenings. Children (Kindergarten and above), teens, and adults are welcome to attend Amanda the Panda’s support groups. Each support group starts with supper, and everyone then divides into smaller peer groups based on age, where they do a variety of age-appropriate activities to facilitate discussion sharing. Childcare is available for children preschool-aged and below upon request. Our theme for summer support group will be…

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Growing Through Grief Summer Support Group

July 24 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED** Support groups are held seasonally, four times per year, for six consecutive Monday evenings. Children (Kindergarten and above), teens, and adults are welcome to attend Amanda the Panda’s support groups. Each support group starts with supper, and everyone then divides into smaller peer groups based on age, where they do a variety of age-appropriate activities to facilitate discussion sharing. Childcare is available for children preschool-aged and below upon request. Our theme for summer support group will be…

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August 2017

Volunteer Facilitator Training

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Those interested in volunteering as a Camp Counselor or Support Group Facilitator are required to complete this training. Teske Vance, Program Coordinator, will lead volunteers through a training that meets the following goals: Volunteers will be equipped to lead support groups of all ages. Volunteers will learn the dynamic of dealing with grieving individuals, children, and families. Volunteers will know the proper steps in dealing with crises that occur during services. Volunteers will gain a general understanding of grief camp…

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September 2017

Amanda’s House CLOSED

September 4
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Amanda's House will be closed today.

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Volunteer Facilitator Training – Part 1

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Those interested in volunteering as a Camp Counselor or Support Group Facilitator are required to complete this training. This is part one of a two part training. The will be held on September 5 & 7 from 6-8:30p.m. Teske Vance, Program Coordinator, will lead volunteers through a training that meets the following goals: Volunteers will be equipped to lead support groups of all ages. Volunteers will learn the dynamic of dealing with grieving individuals, children, and families. Volunteers will know the proper…

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Volunteer Facilitator Training – Pt. 2

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Those interested in volunteering as a Camp Counselor or Support Group Facilitator are required to complete this training. This is part two of a two part training. The will be held on September 5 & 7 from 6-8:30p.m. Teske Vance, Program Coordinator, will lead volunteers through a training that meets the following goals: Volunteers will be equipped to lead support groups of all ages. Volunteers will learn the dynamic of dealing with grieving individuals, children, and families. Volunteers will know the proper…

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October 2017

Fall Camp Amanda the Panda

October 14 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 2:00 pm
Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center, 10896 Nixon St.
Indianola, 50125 United States
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At Camp Amanda the Panda, children (Kindergarten and above), teens and adults find a place of comfort and support as they connect with others who have experienced the death of a loved one. Together, with the companionship of trained volunteer camp counselors, campers gather to honor, remember, learn, and grow in their grief journey. Campers are grouped with peers their own age and enjoy an overnight at the scenic Camp Wesley Woods in Indianola, Iowa. Amanda the Panda camp counselors…

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