Jun
17
11:00 am11:00

Ice Cream Social

Our annual outdoor social for all members, past and present, and friends of Nido. Activities include a kiddie swimming pool, making ice cream sundaes with ice cream made by the children in the Children's House, and Father's Day card-making. 

May
22
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Community Meeting

Our spring community meeting - come with questions, comments, feedback, and ideas! A survey for topics to discuss will be send out 2 weeks prior to the meeting, and an agenda will be sent out a few days in advance. 

Members only. Childcare will be provided for a limited number of attendees. 

May
18
7:00 pm19:00

WE Collective Mingle

An opportunity to meet other women entrepreneurs in Durham and to learn how you can be a part of the WE Collective community. 

More information: WE-collective.com. 

 

May
6
5:00 pm17:00

Parents' Night Out

Drop your kiddos off to play with their Nido friends and teachers, and enjoy a night on the town with your partner! We will have activities for all ages, and dinner is included in the price.

At this time, the Night Out is only available to members. Tickets will becomve available for non-members on April 24.

All proceeds from this event go toward improvements in our classroom. 

Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

Sip Snack Swap

A members-only get-together to swap clothes and toys. Maternity, women's and men's clothes, and children's clothes of all sizes are welcome! Shoes, too! 

This is an adults-only evening. Wine and snacks and a space to try on clothes will be provided. 

Legal Matters for Small Businesses
Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

Legal Matters for Small Businesses

Attorney Sophia Chase will discuss the legal basics that small business owners need to be aware of. Topics to be covered include: 

  • Sole proprieter vs LLC vs Corporation - pros and cons and who each type of structure is right for
  • Bylaws and Operating Agreements
  • Do you need a contract? (especially appropriate for businesses that work one-on-one with clients)
  • Liability
  • Trademark applications
Writing Spaces: A Memoir-Writing Workshop on Starting Where You Are
Mar
11
Apr 15

Writing Spaces: A Memoir-Writing Workshop on Starting Where You Are

In this community writing workshop, we'll do short readings and exercises in class designed to loosen us up, access our creativity and writing voices, and jumpstart a writing practice. Toward the end of the class, each participant will share a short personal essay that has emerged from our in-class exercises. Our theme will be"writing spaces," allowing us to examine the intersections among life stories, memory, the body, and place (home, rooms, towns, spaces dreamed or imagined). We will read excerpts by some of the following writers, and produce our own writing inspired by them: Abigail Thomas, James Agee, Sandra Cisneros, JoAnn Beard, David Sedaris, Jamaica Kincaid, Lynda Barry, Paul Auster, Luci Tapahonso. 

The class will meet on Saturdays March 11-April 15, 3-5pm. Early bird tickets (purchased by March 1st) are $200 + Eventbrite fee. Regular tickets (after March 1st) are $250 + fee.

 

 

Joanna Penn Cooper 

Organizer of Writing Spaces: A Memoir-Writing Workshop on Starting Where You Are

Joanna Penn Cooper is a writer, editor, and teacher of literature and writing.  Joanna has published a book of short prose pieces (prose poems and micro-essays), The Itinerant Girl's Guide to Self-Hypnosis (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014), and a book of poetry, What Is a Domicile (Noctuary Press, 2014).  Joanna holds a Ph.D. in English (American literature) from Temple University and an MFA in Poetry from New England College, and in her teaching career, she has held full-time visiting positions at Marquette University and Fordham University.  For more information, seejoannapenncooper.net.

 

Business 180- Productivity Hacks That Impact Your Bottom Line
Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Business 180- Productivity Hacks That Impact Your Bottom Line

Are you confused on what you need to do every day to hit your business goals? Do you run your business or does your business run you?
If you can answer these questions confidently, then you're probably moving (pretty quickly) in the right direction. If you can't and want to, then Lori Bruhns' Business 180 Workshop is an effective and enjoyable way to do it.

Sign up today If you are ready to:

  • Create repeatable efficient marketing, administrative and task management systems that help you focus on high priority tasks that are directly connected to the results you want to see in your business.
  • Develop a daily, weekly and monthly structure that allows you to focus on high priority tasks and annihilate time suckers that don't produce results
  • Tune-up your business in a way that will impact your bottom line in 2017 and beyond
Dec
7
5:30 pm17:30

Cookie Swap & Community Meeting

Bring a batch of cookies and a container to gather some new favorites. We'll exchange cookies, and then we'll settle in for our Winter Community Meeting. Agenda will be sent out one week prior to the meeting.

This is a members-only event for Nido families. Childcare will be provided for a limited number of attendees. Please register in advance. 

Nov
30
5:30 pm17:30

Parent Orientation and Education Night

Great for new and old members alike. This will be a time to go over the details of the daily schedule for your child, ask questions about classroom routine and curriculum, and meet other Nido families. 

Childcare provided for a limited number of attendees. Please register in advance.

 

Nov
17
5:30 pm17:30

Thanksgiving Potluck

Come celebrate food, family, and friends with your extended Nido Family! We'll have a kids table and an adults table, and plenty of food and drinks to share!

This is a members-only event for Nido families. 

Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Nido Halloween Party!

Come in costume and bring the whole family! Healthy treats and activities for the kiddos, witch's brew for the adults.

This is a members-only event for Nido families. 

Writing Spaces: A Special 2-Day Memoir Workshop
Oct
22
Oct 23

Writing Spaces: A Special 2-Day Memoir Workshop

2-day Memoir Workshop with Joanna Penn Cooper

Oct 22 + Oct 23    2-5pm   

In this weekend course, we will do short readings and exercises in class designed to loosen us up, access our creativity and writing voices, and jumpstart a writing practice.   Our theme will be"writing spaces," allowing us to examine the intersections among life stories, memory, the body, and place (home, rooms, towns, spaces dreamed or imagined).  We will read excerpts by some of the following writers, and produce our own writing inspired by them:  Abigail Thomas, James Agee, Sandra Cisneros, JoAnn Beard, David Sedaris, Jamaica Kincaid, Lynda Barry, Paul Auster.   

Author of The Itinerant Girl's Guide to Self-Hypnosis and What Is a Domicile, Joanna Penn Cooper has taught writing and literature at the college level for fifteen years.  For more about Joanna, visit joannapenncooper.net.

Oct
11
6:00 pm18:00

Money Mindset with Business Coach Kelsey Belta

Don't let old or inherited beliefs be the reason why you hate looking at your bank account! Money is a subject that we sometimes go out of the way to avoid talking about, but what if talking about it were the one thing that would allow more of it in your life? In this Money Mindset Workshop we are breaking the taboo; talking all about money and the role your mindset plays in more of it coming into your life. In this workshop you will learn the most common beliefs about money that hold people back from earning, explore what hidden belief or habit  might be keeping you from achieving your own money goals, and strategies that allow you to find ease in your ability to cultivate financial stability. 

Music Discovery (ages 2+)
Oct
9
Oct 30

Music Discovery (ages 2+)

Class meets on 4 Sundays: Oct 9, 16, 23, & 30; 10-11am

In this Music Discovery series for ages 2+, our children will be introduced to a different family of instruments each week. They will have the opportunity to play the instruments, enjoy original music, and will complete a take-home instrument craft project. Each workshop will be energetic, engaging, and interactive - a great way to start your Sunday. Come with your child and open their eyes to the possibilities of music!

All classes are led by Amy Glaser (aka Dr. Fruit!), a local musician who writes and performs children's music in and around Durham. Amy is also a graduate student, currently engaged in a study of the philosophy of childhood. 

You can read more about Amy at kidsforpresident.com/about/.

Meditation for Parents
Oct
8
Oct 15

Meditation for Parents

2 classes: Oct 8, and Oct 15, 10-11:30am

Attend one workshop or both - the material in the second class will complement the material in the first, but you don't have to attend both to reap the benefits!

For all the parents who wish there were a few more hours in the day, a couple more hands or eyes in the back of your head, or that your toddler could somehow  magically understand logic and reason, this is the class for you. Meditation and mindfulness may seem like a luxury, a far away dream, something other people can do but you simply don't have the time for. In this Modern Meditation Mastery course, you will not only learn tangible meditation techniques, but also how to implement them into your busy schedule and easy ways to teach these same principles to your kids. In just ten to twenty minutes you can reclaim your schedule and reduce tantrums.

Each lesson will include meditation information and activities for you and your children, a demonstration of the meditation techniques we learn, ways to integrate what we learn into busy schedules, and q&a.

As a bonus anyone who takes this course is also eligible for a private one hour at home lesson at a significant discount. 

Presented by Kelsey Lynn Coaching. 

Montessori Parent Education Night
Sep
26
5:30 pm17:30

Montessori Parent Education Night

Color tablets? Broad stair? Pink tower?

Does the Montessori lingo have you scratching your head? Children's House teacher and long-time Montessorian Jeannene Schnell will demystify these terms and more at our Parent Education Night. You'll learn about the structure and routine of the classroom and what you can expect from you child's experience at Nido. We'll also discuss ways of replicating Montessori concepts in your home environment. 

This event is open to Nido members only. Childcare is available for a limited number of attendees. 

Sep
22
6:00 pm18:00

Mindful Work/Life Balance with Rachel Galanter

Join Rachel Galanter from the Exchange Family Center and Nido for an exploration of what mindful work-life balance could look like in your life. Most working parents are very busy; we don’t have a magic wand to take away a single one of your responsibilities. We'll discuss systems to put in place that can free up mental space and alleviate some of the burdens in your life. We'll troubleshoot specific situations relevant to the lives of the attendees and help you find the points of leverage that can make your day-to-day more enjoyable, peaceful, and worry-free.

 

Sep
16
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Reception for Katie Ree

“Each painting, sculpture, or other work I create is a both a meditative experience and a way to push myself to notice more. What colors are really in a sky, a field, a river, a mountain? What lines and spaces make up a tree? How do you express the gentle breeze, the whispering of trees, the sound of a peaceful sky? How do you be still and one with yourself and the world around you?”

Come to Nido to see the nature-inspired work of Katie Ree. Katie starts many of her paintings while observing nature by the Eno River, and finishes them in her studio.

Sep
14
6:30 pm18:30

Pregnancy & Postpartum Nutrition

Toby Helmstetter will be at Nido to discuss the nutritional and health needs of pregnancy and the postpartum period. She will talk about how to replenish your body after having a baby, and how to prepare for having another child if that is your goal. She will also discuss how to support your child’s health.

Childcare available for a limited number of attendees. 

 

May
12
6:30 pm18:30

Babywearing International

Come learn about the benefits of babywearing for you and your child. There will be demonstrations and opportunities to try out different carriers with the assistance of trained babywearing educators. Members of BWI can check out a new carrier each month from the babywearing lending library.

No RSVP needed. Occurs the 2nd Thursday of every month. 

May
11
6:00 pm18:00

Leading Your Business by the Numbers, with Alan Fenwick from SCORE

  • Nido Durham: Coworking + Childcare

You built your income statement back in March - now it’s time to use it. Alan Fenwick will show you how to let the financial health of your business guide your decision-making.

Alan served for four decades in the aerospace industry. His career has also focused on business operations, diversification, strategy and M&A, including the acquisition of businesses in the US and Poland. Alan currently serves as a SCORE mentor and is the Mentor in Residence for the UNC Campus Y CUBE Incubator. He also chairs a non-profit board and heads the Advisory board for another for-profit business.



May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Cultivating Mindful Work/Life Balance

Celebrate Mother's Day with this interactive workshop on mindful work/life balance! 

Join Rachel Galanter from the Exchange Family Center and Nido for an exploration of what mindful work-life balance could look like in your life. We'll discuss systems to put in place that can free up mental space and alleviate some of the burdens in your life. We'll troubleshoot specific situations relevant to the lives of the attendees and help you find the points of leverage that can make your day-to-day more enjoyable, peaceful, and worry-free. 

childcare available for a limited number of attendees.

Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Understanding Cultural Competency for Ourselves and Our Children

Johnavae Campbell is an educator and researcher in the field of curriculum evaluation, specializing in diversity in education. She will be speaking to us about how to talk to our children about race and ethnicity and how to expand our own competency in the context of different cultures.

This will be an interactive discussion, so please come with questions!

childcare available for a limited number of attendees

Apr
14
6:30 pm18:30

Babywearing International

Come learn about the benefits of babywearing for you and your child. There will be demonstrations and opportunities to try out different carriers with the assistance of trained babywearing educators. Members of BWI can check out a new carrier each month from the babywearing lending library.

No RSVP needed. Occurs the 2nd Thursday of every month.