Jess Day of Midcoast Music Together will offer a Babies Music Together class this fall at the Picker Family Resource Center, located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus off Route 1. The eight-week class, tailored for parents and babies newborn to age 8 months, will be held Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning Oct. 4.

Research has demonstrated that babies benefit greatly from early exposure to music. Music Together is an international research-based early childhood music program. In a typical class, 12 babies and their parents or caregivers meet weekly for 45 minutes to experience new songs, chants, lullabies, movement activities and instrumental play; connect with other families with babies; and learn about their babies’ development through music-making experiences.

All participating families receive two Music Together CDs, an illustrated songbook and a baby parent guidebook to use at home. The cost for this eight-week class is $115, materials included. Classes will be held Oct. 4, 18 and 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22; and Dec. 6. To RSVP for the demonstration or register for the class, call Day at 593-6645 or visit midcoastmusictogether.com. Payment plans are available upon request.

The Picker Family Resource Center on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus is located between the Women's Health Center and Urology Building, 3 Glen Cove Drive; use the parking lot and door nearest the Urology side of the building; call 596-8950 for directions if needed.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.