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Free parenting classes offered at Junior League’s Community Summit

South Sound parenting coach Emily McMason will be the keynote speaker at the Junior League of Olympia’s fifth annual Community Summit on Saturday at South Puget Sound Community College’s Lacey Event Center.
South Sound parenting coach Emily McMason will be the keynote speaker at the Junior League of Olympia’s fifth annual Community Summit on Saturday at South Puget Sound Community College’s Lacey Event Center. Emily McMason

The Junior League of Olympia’s fifth annual Community Summit will tackle the topic “Resilient Children, Resilient Communities: Parenting in Today’s Modern World” this Saturday.

The event will include free classes, workshops and panel discussions for parents, caregivers, educators and community members. It will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at South Puget Sound Community College Lacey Event Center, 4220 Sixth Ave. SE, Lacey.

Parenting coach Emily McMason is the keynote speaker, and breakout sessions will cover fatherhood, nontraditional parenting and co-parenting, managing stress at home and transitioning into the teen years. Lunch and free child care will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

There also will be a resource fair where families can learn about community services.

To register, go to www.jlolympia.com/ community-summit.

Lisa Pemberton: 360-754-5433, @Lisa_Pemberton

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