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!
Little Gnomes’ Winter Garden – A Sweet Festival of Winter – March 9th, 2019
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.
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.
A huge Thank You to our 2018 SPONSORS
Event Partner: Benchmark Real Estate
Bronze Sponsor: Encompass Health
Media Sponsor: Maine Magazine
Baby Booty Benefit Yard Sales
Our next Baby Booty is scheduled for April 27th, 2019
Location: 631 Stevens Avenue, in the (former) Maine Girls Academy School Atrium
Details are on Facebook. PARKING and MORE SPACE!
9:00-9:30 – $10 Early Bird Entrance
9:30-11:30 – Open to all
11:30-12 – Switch to Fill a Bag for $10 (clothes, books and small toys)
12-12:30 – Community Organizations receive remaining loot (FMI email [email protected])
The Baby Booty resale has become a favorite way for families to pass along gently used clothing, toys, gear, and maternity items they no longer need and to find new loot for Baby’s next stage. Connect with us on Facebook and look for the Baby Booty event page for information about our Booty sales. Find out how to donate, volunteer and participate in this spectacular community event.
“A Booty isn’t just a fundraiser it’s also loving parents handing loved and cherished things onto new parents. I imagine that each item is imbued with best wishes and good mojo. The Birth Roots version of pixie dust“
DONATIONS: We will continue to accept donations at Birth Roots, 101 State Street through Sunday, April 17th. We have a new Rubbermaid Bin near the back door of Birth Roots where you can leave your donation any time 24/7.
YES: We gratefully accept donations of maternity clothes and baby-kid (up to size 6x). We welcome clothing, cloth diapers, gear, supplies, toys, small furniture, and books in good condition.
NO: We cannot accept cribs and mattresses, car seats, broken/un-repairable or known recalled items. We do accept breast pumps but they may be recycled with the manufacturer if they aren’t sold.
Family Photo Booth Fundraiser – APRIL 2019
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: TBD
Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested in joining our Photo Booth wait list.
$70 PRE-SALE Fundraiser Tickets will go on sale early
$40 Standard Tickets will go on sale before the event
This event sells out every year. Please watch closely to see for details about ticket sales and location
Pollinator Parade – A Collaboration with Maine Audubon – May 19, 2018
Birth Roots and Maine Audubon invite you to attend this very special parade! Assemble a costume, pack a picnic, and head to Gilsland Farm-Maine Audubon. Children AND adults are invited to dress up in butterfly, bee and bird costumes for the 11:30 PARADE!
**Pre-registering for a $5 parking pass is the only way to guarantee a parking spot.
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 one of Cumberland County’s most beloved wildlife sanctuaries.
Little Monsters Ball – A Sweet Fall Festival – October 26, 2019
This one-of-a-kind, snoozing-crawling-toddling-
Huge Thanks to our 2018 Event Partner, Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry
Our Activity Station Partners
Book Fairy Pantry Project, The Children’s Nursery School, Camp Ketcha Montessori, Two Rivers Lactation and Midwifery Clinic, West End Village School, Wild Feather Woodworks, Portland Nannies, Love Lab Studio, Pear + Thyme, Music Together of Greater Portland, East Coast Nannies, La Petite Ecole, Portland Nursery School