Sibshops series is offered by Arc

Kids in the northwest metro who have a brother or sister with an intellectual or developmental disability can have fun and make friends at Sibshops from The Arc Greater Twin Cities, starting in October at the Anoka-Hennepin Learning Center cafeteria, 2740 Wingfield Ave. N., Anoka.

Sibshops help kids ages six-12 express their thoughts and feelings about having a brother or sister with a disability.

Participants connect with other kids who share similar experiences and explore sibling issues through games, activities and discussion.

Sibshops meet during the school year on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Meeting dates for 2012 are Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. Meeting dates in 2013 are Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13 and May 11.

Sibshops are free for members of The Arc Greater Twin Cities and $10 per child (each meeting) for non-members.

The Arc also offers Sibshops at five additional locations across the metro area.

Participants should register in advance. For registration or more information, call 952-920-0855.

The Arc was started 65 years ago by parents determined to ensure the most full and independent lives possible for their children.

For more information and volunteer opportunities, call The Arc Greater Twin Cities at 952-920-0855 or visit