Celebrate and explore your mother-daughter relationship! Through creative expression, engaging activities and a variety of communication tools that emphasize the magic of connection, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their relationship, create long-lasting memories and find a deeper understanding for one another.

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Saturday, February 12, 2021

8:45am – 1pm

Mount Nittany Middle School

Pre-registration required. Registration will open in November.

 2021 Details

While this past year has certainly looked and felt different, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to host our annual Side-by-Side event!  To ensure the safety of all, this event will be held virtually. We also recognize that being on zoom and in front of a screen for long periods of time can be difficult so we are spreading the event over three weekends.  We’ve got a great line up and being in your own home can help foster those relationships even more!

Saturday, February 6 (week 1): Sprinkles with a pinch of love. Yes! You read that right – SPRINKLES!  What could be more fun than decorating cookies with Tastebuds Kitchen!  During this first week we will provide an introduction to Side-by-Side, consider what ingredients we might add into our “mother/daughter recipe,” and spend the majority of our time creating beautiful cookies full of love and sprinkles!


Saturday, February 13 (week 2): The Art of our Relationship. Back by popular demand, Jackie will lead us through a side-by-side paint session that has us collaborating and working together to create pieces of artwork that can be hung together or separate. This day will have us figuring out new was we can support one another and will be sure to make us laugh!  Thanks to Paint with Jackie for helping us create some new memories!

Saturday, February 20 (week 3): Compassion and Connection. Kerry Bestwick has an amazing ability to encourage us to look at new was of connecting with ourselves and others. Through her time with us, we will have a chance to consider ways to increase self-compassion and strengthen our relationships with our family and friends.  This eye-opening and interactive session will leave you wanting more. So grab those comfy clothes and get ready to connect at a deeper level.


This three week series will provide a chance for mothers/caregivers and daughters to craft out time to spend together and make new memories. Participants will be given a supply kit.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  This event is open to Centre County students who identify as female in grades 6-8 and their mother or caregiver.

 Thank you to our generous sponsors:

AAUW-State College, Paint with Jackie, Taste Buds Kitchen, Kerry Be Coaching



Thank you so much for your interest in Side by Side. We are currently full.  Please email if you would like to be added to the waitlist.