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Kids 4 Harmony Casual Concert, November 20

November 20, 5:15 PM

Morningside Community School

100 Burbank Street, Pittsfield

Casual Concerts provide an opportunity for families and the community to see the children’s progress and prepare them for public performances.  They last approximately 15 minutes long.  Light refreshments will be served follwoing the concert.  For more information please email

Adoption & Foster Care Training


Curious about becoming an adoptive or foster parent? The Massachusetts Department of  Children and Families hosts adoption and foster care information and training sessions each month in Springfield. There is no cost for attending, and no obligation on the part of program guests. Please consider attending:

1st Tuesday of every month @ 4-5:30 p.m.

Department of Children and Families
Western Regional Office
140 High Street, 5th floor
Springfield, MA. 01105
If, after an information meeting, you would like to take the next step, learn more about the DCF training program for prospective adoptive and foster parents by enrolling in a MAPP training session.

Every Tuesday evening from 6-9:00 p.m.

Department of Children and Families
Western Regional Office
140 High Street, 4th floor
Springfield, MA 01105

Registration is required for programs.

Linda Jeanne Mack
Family Resource Coordinator
(413) 584-5690 ext. 132