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The 2017-18 Season will be a transitional time for WSPS. Children's Friend, a local non-profit that provides child welfare, family support, mental health, and child development services, received a grant from the federal government to expand their services and infrastructure, and will be leasing the Asa Messer Annex (our home for the past three years.)  A complete renovation of the space will begin in December and WSPS will need to vacate the building.  The WSPS Leadership Team is working hard to secure another location so that we can finish out the season while work is being done at 245 Althea St. When the project is complete next year, WSPS will have brand new, longterm digs in the totally refurbished basement!

What this means for you: WSPS will operate as usual for the month of November and families may become members for $10 (sliding scale memberships also available.)  Each family is still required to fulfill one volunteer shift per month (2 hours). There are cleaning shifts as well as free play shifts. Any registered adult member of a family can fulfill the shift after they have done an orientation. Volunteers will be responsible for opening/or closing the space, basic cleaning, and registering new members.  Returning members may request a refresher on procedures, however, new members WILL NOT be officially oriented since we will only be in the space for November. As a co-op, relying on volunteers, we ask that all new members make every effort to volunteer to help pack up the space and move all our equipment and materialswhen the time comes.

Upcoming programs at WSPS:


OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 4, 1-4pm

Come out to help us kick-off the new season!  We'll have snacks, music*, and other fun activities; free and open to the public, bring your friends!

* From 2:15-3pm, the fabulous Kirsten Murphy of Foxtrot Music will be on-hand and kids of all ages (but especially our littlest friends) will have a blast singing and dancing along.   

If you have ideas or want to offer workshops or coordinate events for members please email us at info@westsideplayspace.com