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SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR MAY
Saturday, May 23: Kids Choice
This is a new workshop time to use extra projects that were leftovers from previous workshops and weekly projects. Projects will be on a first come first serve and will be available from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Monday, May 25: Summer Sun Visors
Get ready for the summer sun by making a sun visor from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26: Rainbow Fish
Create a colorful rainbow fish using tissue paper, foil and a paper plate. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children each.
Thursday, May 28: Tiki Masks
Start summer vacation by making your own tiki mask. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children each.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR JUNE
Monday, June 1: Finding Nemo
Join us for “Movie Mondays” this summer. The movie “Finding Nemo” will be the first movie featured at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2: Pasta Octopus
Create a fun pasta octopus using yarn, pasta, and a paper plate. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 24 children, ages 4 and up.
Thursday, June 4: Meet the Dr. Dogs
Join us at 11:30 a.m. and meet the Dr. Dogs Pet Therapy Team! These therapy dogs have wonderful temperaments that provide comfort & affection to people in stressful situations. The therapy dog group volunteers at retirement & nursing homes, hospitals, McNeese State University, Calcasieu Parish schools, counseling centers and various community events.
Saturday, June 6: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
Join us at 11 a.m. for CyPhaKids and discover Doctor Who! Kids will explore the solar system while doing a galaxy painting and creating a paper fez.
Monday, June 8: Mary Poppins
Join us for the showing of Mary Poppins at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9: Wiggly Snakes
Paint your own wiggly snake in the ArtSpace. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children, ages 3 and up.
Thursday, June 11: Story Time with Rachel Windham
Join us for story time with Rachel Windham at 11:30 a.m. She will read her book “I Pray.” A book signing will follow.
Saturday, June 13: Sasol’s Second Saturday Science Show
Sasol continues its 5S Project with “Exploring the Human Senses” at 11:30 a.m. Rebecca Sanders will perform demonstrations that include tasting, touching, hearing, seeing and smelling.
Monday, June 15: The Little Mermaid
Join us for the showing of The Little Mermaid at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16: Butterfly Wind Chime
Make a butterfly wind chime to hang on your porch. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children, ages 4 and up.
Thursday, June 18: MAD HATTER SCIENCE
The famous MAD HATTER, Joan Vallee Rettke, will present “Science at the Beach,” at 11:30 a.m. Hands-on activities include the density of salt water and fresh water, the nature of waves, the importance of sunscreen and glow in the dark sea creatures.
Saturday, June 20: Father’s Day Ties
Make your dad a special tie he will always cherish for Father’s Day. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children each.
Monday, June 22: Mulan
Join us for the showing of Mulan at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 23: Ceramic Robot Banks
Paint your own ceramic robot bank to store your savings. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children each, ages 4 and up. There is a $1 fee for non-members for this new workshop.
Thursday, June 25: Gardening with Greengate
Greengate Garden Center will join us at 11:30 a.m. to teach us about the importance of plants, how to care for them and will help us plant one to bring home.
Saturday, June 27: Kids Choice
This is a workshop to use extra projects that were leftovers from previous workshops and weekly projects. Projects will be on a first come first serve and will be available from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Limit one project per child.
Monday, June 29: Frozen
Join us for the showing of Frozen at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30: Beaded USA Necklaces
Get ready for the 4th of July by making a USA beaded necklace. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children each.
Saturday, July 4: CLOSED for Independence Day
Saturday, August 29: Imagination Celebration Fundraiser
Join us at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum for the 13th annual Imagination Celebration! This evening is just for the grown ups... and will be "the cat's meow!" We will celebrate the rip roaring 1920's with our Celebrity Karaoke Contest and sample fabulous food from 20+ area restaurants! Come dressed in your "bee's knees" 1920's attire! We're hoping the bids for the unique, must have items in our live and silent auctions will bring in a lot of "clams." There will be dancing to follow and you might take home a fabulous prize as we draw winner's names throughout the night! "Hot diggety dog!" Reserve your table today.
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