North Bay Shorts New Parents Place classes are beginning for parents, teachers and caregivers

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"Art for Young Children," a workshop for parents, teachers and caregivers, convenes at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 at $15 per person, $25 per couple.

"Mothers of Boys" takes place at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22 and 29 for $30.

"Sibling Rivalry" meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 for $15.

"Parenting a Gifted Child" meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 for $15 per person, $25 per couple.

Pregnant single women and single mothers meet in a support group for eight sessions. Cost is $70 plus $35 for child care. Call (415) 563-1041 for dates and times.

Parents Place Marin programs are held at the Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.

Mill Valley rabbi leads seminar on personal development

Rabbi David White, former leader of Tiburon's Congregation Kol Shofar, will lead a six-week seminar on personal and professional organization and goal-setting starting Friday, Jan. 5. The seminars will take place from 8-10 a.m. at Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon.

White, now part-time rabbi at Congregation Beth Sholom in Napa, lives in Mill Valley and owns his own business, Relationship Resources Unlimited — Partnership for Excellence in the Workplace. Through it, he teaches Jewish values in both secular and Jewish workplaces. Clients have included BASS ticket services, Sloat Garden Centers and Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation in Los Angeles.

Cost for the seminar is $150. For information, call (415) 381-5801.