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Tune into the Saturday, July 30th Arts in the Valley where Host Kim McMillon will interview Board Certified Lactation Consultant Emily Lindsey about the Birth, Baby, and Bonding Fair on Sunday, August 7th from 11 AM – 2PM at Courthouse Park in downtown Merced. Kim’s second guest is Bay Area author Rebecca Foust, who will discuss her writing on autism. Finally chess champion Trevor Showalter will discuss Merced’s Chess Club, which meets every Friday at 6:30 PM at the Merced Mall.
Emily Lindsey is the Chair Person for the Merced County Breastfeeding Coalition and Board Member at large for the California Breastfeeding Coalition. Her program Merced B.E.S.T. assists families, healthcare providers, and service organizations in assisting families with infant bonding and nutrition information and training programs. She has helped thousands of families with feeding and behavior concerns and works to improve policies and standards to help improve maternal-child health within organizations and government. http://www.beforeandafterbaby.org
Rebecca Foust is a bay area writer, teacher and free lance editor who got her start in writing at the year she turned 50, in 2007, by taking a class in a local bookstore. In prior career incarnations, she worked as a criminal defense lawyer and also as an advocate for students with autism and other learning disorders. Her most recent of four books, God, Seed: Poetry & Art About the Natural World, was collaboration with bay area artist Lorna Stevens. Last month God, Seed won First Place in Poetry in the 2011 Foreword Book of the Year Award awarded at the ALA conference in New Orleans. Earlier this year, it was awarded gold medals in Poetry and Art in the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards, and the book is currently a 2011 Massachusetts Book Award finalist. Two books, Dark Card and Mom’s Canoe, were recipients of the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prizes in 2007 and 2008. http://www.rebeccafoust.com
Come join Merced Chess Club every Friday evening in the Merced Mall Food Court ~ 6:30 pm till closing.
Fine-tune your game with seasoned players and friendly competition.
First Friday of the month. Registration at 6:30 pm. First games start at 6:45 pm.
Bring your own board and, if you have one, a chess clock. Tournament is not rated. US Chess Federation rating not required, but will be used as player strength.
For more info on the Merced Chess Club, call Hassan Golbad at (209) 658-9927 or email info@MercedChessClub.com.