THE PE Express First Choice Kids and Baby Expo will continue its strong family and community focus this year with the launch of a new workshop, Parenting 911, and the support of two non-profit organisations, Zanethemba Charity Foundation and Greencycle, in its Care Zone.The expo, which is set to take place at the Boardwalk Exhibition Centre from September 29 to October 1, will once again be a platform not just for fun, but also to help local charities.“Community is at the heart of the event,” event organiser Linda Harwood said. “Annually we strive to create a platform of unity and giving to encourage all visitors to support the Care Zone with a small gesture or donation towards their inspirational causes.”The Zanethemba Charity Foundation is a baby haven that will be raising funds with their Sponsor-A-Cot campaign, selling nappy bags and adorable Mops and Bash mermaid blankets and beanies. Greencycle is a non-profit organisation that provides a convenient and inexpensive recycling collection service to the homes and businesses of Port Elizabeth. They will be promoting this lifestyle decision to families and educating children via our daily stage puppet shows.This year will also see the launch of a new collaboration with early Childhood Business Forum (ecBF), the Parenting 911 Workshop, which will be hosted by the PE Express First Choice Kids and Baby Expo.The workshop will be aimed at busy parents, au pairs, nannies and preschool teachers working with children between the ages of 0 and 3 years, and will be held at the Boardwalk Conference Centre on Saturday, September 30, from 9am to 12:30pm.The Parenting 911 Workshop, presented by ecBF, will cover a range of topics presented by field experts. The topics include Musickin through mothering – influence of music on learning and mothering, de-stressing parent and child, sensory behaviour, and discipline with love. The delegate fee is R150 which includes a light snack and entrance to the expo.Pre-registration online is essential and can be done via www.harwoodevents.co.za/parenting911. For more info contact Seugnet on firstname.lastname@example.org.Tickets to the First Choice Kids and Baby Expo will be available at the entrance. Entry is R40 for adults and R25 for kids and pensioners, while babies under 12 months attend for free. The all-day indoor action starts at 9am each day and will continue until 6pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5pm on Sunday. All action zone entertainment is free inside! Follow the Kids and Baby Expo Port Elizabeth Facebook page for updates. Remember to lookout for the entry form in the PE Express every Wednesday including and up to September 27, to stand a chance of winning one of the wonderful family prizes valued at R72 000!Limited stands are still available. Contact event organiser Linda Harwood on 083 310 0750.