Birth Roots Events
Birth Roots hosts and participates in many events throughout the year. Because the early years of parenting are often a huge shift in identity, we work to provide activities that support your family’s social growth and development. We are especially enamored with fueling the development of new traditions or new ways of experiencing old traditions. The best way to stay in the loop about fun activities, impromptu flock gatherings and cool events is to friend us on Facebook or check back to this page for event updates!
Home for the Holidays….with a Toddler
A free event to get some fresh approaches and ideas for working with the big feelings that come with toddler life…especially around the holidays.
Little Monsters Ball – A Sweet Fall Festival – October 31st – Reinvented…
It’s happening!!! Just a little differently.
Join the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Birth Roots, and Maine Audubon
at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth for some simple, nature-themed, Halloween fun!
Bring your Little One (birth to age 4) in costume
for a toddler oriented costume frolic OUTDOORS!
6 different Activity Stations thoughtfully designed for the age group
by the Maine Audubon, The Children’s Museum and Birth Roots
most importantly, its a no candy and nothing scary celebration of Halloween!
2020’s event is compliant with current Public Health best practices…
1. a limited number of participants
2. wearing masks
(12 families per one hour session means no more than 2 families per Activity Station at a time)
Please purchase a ticket for your toddler and the adults in your party, pre-mobile babes-in-arms do not need a ticket (just their grownups).
Example: a family with 1 parent, 1 grandparent, a 2-year-old and a 2-month-old would purchase 3 tickets @ $9pp.
Note: This program is completely outdoors, so please plan accordingly.
There are port-a-potties available, but no indoor restrooms or access to drinking water at this time.
Family Photo Booth Fundraiser – September 20, 2020
The family landscape changes so dramatically throughout the early years of parenting. While we take a million photos in the first few years there is something special about the professional photo booth. Capture the magic of the moment by participating in the sweet and silly fundraiser for Birth Roots. These 2 minute photo booth sessions have resulted in priceless images for participants. Bring your sweet, silly, and sassy best.
EVENT LOCATION: Birth Roots, 16 Vannah Avenue
Please email us at [email protected] if you have questions or would like to be added to our Wait List for a ticket.
This event sells out every year. Please watch closely to see for details about ticket sales and location
Birth Roots Baby Booty Resale Fundraiser
~On Pause for Now~
Our one-of-its-kind Baby and Maternity indoor resale fundraiser is currently “on pause” during COVID. Thank you to all those who supported us during our COVID Online Booty Sale this year.
Thanks! Team Birth Roots
Pollinator Parade – A Collaboration with Maine Audubon at Deering Oaks Park – June
Birth Roots and Maine Audubon invite you to attend this very special parade! Assemble a costume, pack a picnic, and head to Deering Oaks Park in Portland. Children AND adults are invited to dress up in butterfly, bee and bird costumes for the PARADE!
The Pollinator Parade seeks to bring attention to the critically low numbers of Monarch butterfly and the plight of many pollinator species. Educational activities will emphasize the steps we can take to help rescue the disappearing monarch. The event will conclude with a community picnic in the heart of Portland at Deering Oaks Park.
Little Gnomes’ Winter Garden – A Sweet Festival of Winter – March
Join Birth Roots for a Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, RIE inspired festival of winter and love and hidden folk! Designed for the youngest among us and their parents and grandparents.
Look for this event to resume in 2021!
Our baby oriented Little Gnomes Winter Garden party is Birth Roots’ second creative endeavor to bring more fun and attention to early parenting. Local businesses and organizations have come out in a huge show of support for this idea, partnering with Birth Roots as “activity sponsors”, providing either a toddler activity station or tabling on topics of interest to parents. The intention is to create an event that specifically & successfully supports and acknowledges the unique developmental window of the youngest among us, crawling and newly toddling babies, and newly established parents.