News & Events

Please click on the webpage below to access our Public Events Calendar.

RAPC Public Events Calendar

Please bookmark this page to see upcoming community events and RAPC Board of Directors meetings dates.

We believe in the possibilities.💛If this week of thanks and giving has you thinking about #GivingTuesday, we invite you to partner with us. Together, we can build healthy and resilient communities in our region. We are so grateful for your contributions. Donate anytime at www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=PL7GFAR9964TE&source=qr#rapcbelieves #rapcimpact #prek #NCPreK #earlychildhooddevelopment #BuildingResilientCommunities ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Family night & 🐻 Sleepover… Polar Express style. 🚂📖#rapcconnections #rapcimpact #parenting #earlychildhooddevelopment #familybondingJackson County Public Library is having a Polar Express and Teddy Bear Sleepover Join us in your PJs and don't forget your teddy for a fun Polar Express-themed night! After a story we will tuck in our teddies for their sleepover - just don't forget to pick them up on Friday! Starting at 5:30 we will have crafts and games followed by a Polar Express Storytime and tucking in our teddies for their sleepover. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Let's WORK TOGETHER to disassemble silos and UNITE AS ONE to support children, families, and each other. 💛If this week of thanks and giving has you thinking about #GivingTuesday, we invite you to partner with us. Together, we can build healthy and resilient communities in our region. We are so grateful for your contributions. Donate anytime at www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=PL7GFAR9964TE&source=qr#rapcbelieves #rapcimpact #earlychildhooddevelopment #BuildingResilientCommunities ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Such a beautiful reminder from board member Teresa Toms-Gillespie. 💛If this week of thanks and giving has you thinking about #GivingTuesday, we invite you to partner with us. Together, we can build healthy and resilient communities in our region. We are so grateful for your contributions. Donate anytime at www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=PL7GFAR9964TE&source=qr#rapcbelieves #rapcimpact #earlychildhooddevelopment #BuildingResilientCommunities ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and families! We hope you have a wonderful day with friends and loved ones. 🤗Our offices will be closed today and tomorrow, but we will open again on Monday, November 28. 🦃 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
We couldn't do what we do without you. 💛 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
We believe in showing LOVE and KINDNESS to ALL. 💛If this week of thanks and giving has you thinking about #GivingTuesday, we invite you to partner with us. Together, we can build healthy and resilient communities in our region. We are so grateful for your contributions. Donate anytime at www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=PL7GFAR9964TE&source=qr#rapcbelieves #rapcimpact #earlychildhooddevelopment #BuildingResilientCommunities ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Hey, EVERYBODY! It is a new week with a new letter....E! 👏We think it is an Especially Exciting Monday because we get to feature one of our favorite friends from Sesame Street: ELMO!! 🥰Every Experience can trigger an Exploration of words, concepts, and ways to Express oneself. Consider these ideas to develop language during Everyday moments: sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/language/?activity=learning-language-everyday-routines #lettere #rapcconnections #rapcimpact #parenting #earlychildhooddevelopment #elmo ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Haywood County friends, be sure to swing by First United Methodist Church of Waynesville this afternoon from 1-3 for FREE lunch and resources at the Turkey Jam! 🦃Today is Turkey Jam day! 1pm - 3pm at 566 S Haywood Street in Waynesville. Free lunch provided by Holy Cow Food Truck! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Looking for a cute book for your little ones? Our early literacy specialist recommends Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. 🤗#letterD #rapcconnections #rapcimpact #parenting #earlychildhooddevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
We love what RAPC Board Member Glenda Hensley has to say about believing in the possibilities with us. 💛#rapcimpact #rapcbelieves #earlychildhooddevelopment #GivingTuesday #givingtuesday2022 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Becoming part of a blended family means big changes for everyone—grown-ups and children alike. Adjusting to—and enjoying!—new family structures can take time. Sesame Street in Communities offers some great strategies to help everyone develop and deepen new relationships as they move through this transition. Just in time for the holidays, there is a downloadable worksheet about creating new family traditions. Access this and other free resources for blended families at sesamestreetincommunities.org/subtopics/blended-families/ #rapcconnections #rapcimpact #parenting #earlychildhooddevelopment #blendedfamily #familybonding ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
We love to see children thriving through literacy! Let’s foster some healthy brain development today. 👏🏼🤗#rapcconnections #rapcimpact #earlychildhooddevelopment #parenting #ThrivingThursdayResearch shows that children who are exposed to more language are given the best chances to succeed academically and develop better language skills. Take time this week to read to the kids in your life to foster healthy brain development!🧠❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Good morning! Today is looking like a great day to practice an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! 🥰Gratitude, or thankfulness, is not just to make other people feel good. Gratitude makes you feel good—happier and more empathetic—too! Gratitude isn’t reserved for just big things, either. Feeling thankful for small things is just as powerful. Check out the resource link below. The article, video, and gratitude scavenger hunt in this bundle will . . . -Give you ideas for how to focus on the positive things in life, -suggest strategies to discover and express feelings of thankfulness, and -offer activity ideas to grow gratitude in your family...and in the classroom for our teachers. 😉Let’s make today great! 💛Access resources: sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health-emergencies/?activity=feeling-gratitude#gratitude #positivemindset #rapcconnections #rapcimpact #earlychildhooddevelopment #parenting ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
We invite you to believe in the possibilities with us. 💛#rapcbelieves #rapcconnections #rapcimpact #earlychildhooddevelopment #GivingTuesday #givingtuesday2022 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Draw, Dance, Dog, Doctor.....Yep! You guessed it. Welcome to the week of Letter D!Have you had a chance to Download any printables yet? Below, is the link to a worksheet where children can help Big Bird write the alphabet. sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/reading/?activity=writing-the-alphabet#letterD #rapcconnections #rapcimpact #earlychildhooddevelopment #parenting ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Taking time to treasure and remember important moments in your child’s life is a special gift for both of you. Reading together can be one of the most memorable parts of childhood- and it supports healthy brain development. Here is a free, interactive storybook from Sesame Street in Communities. Monster Moments is available in three versions: Baby’s First Year, Toddler’s Second Year, and Kids 3-5 Years. View the story at sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/milestones/?activity=monster-moments#rapcconnections #rapcimpact #earlychildhooddevelopment #parenting ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Happy #sesamestreetday! We are so thankful for our friends at Sesame Street in Communities. 💛Happy #SesameStreetDay! Join us as we celebrate 53 years of learning, laughter, and furry friendship—what's your favorite memory from the neighborhood? ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
This 10th annual kids consignment event is happening THIS WEEKEND at the WNC Ag Center (Expo Building) in Fletcher! 🛍Nov 11: 9a-8pNov 12: 9a-5pNov 13: 12p-4pCheck out all the details in the link. 🤗 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook