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River Walk and Talk is a book club in midtown for progressive parents and their tween/teen-age kids who want to read thought-provoking articles, build a sense of community, and spend time in nature all at the same time. The intent of the group is to include parents *and* their tween or teen-age kids who would like to walk by the river while discussing that week's reading.

This book club will focus on reading articles about current, progressive topics (including topics related to parenting teens and tweens, current events, and social issues). The article/link/info will be sent out ahead of time to members who have RSVP-ed so we can talk about the reading while walking along the river in midtown. This group is intended to be inclusive and respectful of all--families of all types are warmly welcomed.

The details: We will meet at 7 pm on the first and third Tuesday of every month near the river in midtown, and walk for 45 minutes along the river, allowing informal conversation about the reading to take place among group members. The terrain along the river is not good for strollers and the walking pace will be better suited for older kids (as opposed to little kids or toddlers). Friendly dogs are always welcome!

The inaugural meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16th at 7 pm with subsequent meetings every first and third Tuesday of the month. **NOTE** with Daylight Saving time in effect, we will be meeting at 7 pm instead of 6:30 pm as originally posted.

The first article will be on “lawn mower parenting," which looks at what happens when parents “mow down” every difficulty or obstacle facing their kids. Join us!

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