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CAMP EXPO DETAILS WHAT TO PACK FOR OVERNIGHT & DAY CAMP AND MUCH MORE!
MEMPHIS JOINS THE HEALTHY TENNESSEE PROGRAM AND
MEMPHIS PARENT’S FIRST OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD!
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FEATURING at MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN Baylor Summers Bodine School Summer Reading Program Briarcrest Christian School / Briarcamp Bright Horizons Camp Bear Track Camp Manitowa Camp Pinecrest Camp S.A.S.E Hair and Fashion Boot Camp Church Health Cornerstone Learning Center Evangelical Christian School Hallelujah Helen Memorial Fund Kroc Center Lichterman Nature Center
Little Gym Little Medical School Memphis Botanic Garden Camps Memphis College of Art - Community Education Memphis Library Foundation Explore Memphis Summer Program Missouri Military Academy Mud Camp at St. Columba New Ballet Ensemble Orpheum Theatre Summer Camps Pinot’s Palette Cordova Playhouse on the Square / Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory Riverview Camp For Girls
School of Rock Memphis Shelby County Schools Superintendent’s Summer Learning Academy Shelby Farms Park / Woodland Discovery Summer Camps St. Agnes Academy / St. Dominic School St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School / Camp Timberwolf St. Mary’s Episcopal School Summer at St. George’s Tennessee Shakespeare Company The Connection Tutoring Center YMCA of Memphis & the MidSouth ...with more being added!
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Representatives from camps and schools from all over the Mid-South will gather to present detailed information and communicate directly with parents and kids about their upcoming programs. Get all your questions answered and have the opportunity to sign up your child for programs on the spot!
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It Takes a Village In Parkway Summer Camp Ages 4-15 years old
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DEPARTMENTS 6 901 FUN Spring break camps and MLK50 events 10 Health Matters Memphis joins the governor’s healthy living initiative
36 What’s Cookin’ Easy ways to plan a month of meals
41 Calendar and Events Springtime fun for the family
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We will be hosting our first-ever Memphis Parent CAMP EXPO!! (I hope you read that the way that I said it in my head as I type . . . like Oprah!) This free event will be held on March 24th at the Memphis Botanic Garden from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have camp representatives present for overnight and day camps and so much more. Meanwhile, this is an awesome camp guide issue of Memphis Parent. It is chock-full of stories and information. As you peruse the magazine, please take note of all the wonderful ads about where you could possibly send your child for summer camp. Also, I hope you enjoy and find helpful the numerous stories in our camp guide section beginning on page 18 introducing you to new camps in Memphis and ways to aid in helping make that transition to camp even smoother, like what to pack for overnight and day camps. But before we get to summer, we have to make our way through spring. We have a list of some spring break camps to keep the kiddos busy for a few days; look for it in our #901Fun section starting on page 6. And of course, as always, check out our award-winning calendar and events section for great family fun all month long. Also, meet our first-ever reader-nominated Memphis Parent Outstanding Teacher, featured on page 38. Please come to the Memphis Parent Camp Expo, tell your friends, and come by our booth to say hello! MP staff members and I would love to meet you. Our camp guide is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg of what you’ll be exposed to at the 2018 Memphis Parent Camp Expo. Happy Parenting!
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NIGHT LIGHTS CAMPFIRE PARTY. 6-8 p.m. Memphis Botanic Garden. Families will get the chance to discover the wonders in the stars and marvel over what can glow underfoot. MBG will provide hot dogs, s’mores, and cider. Advanced tickets required, limited space available. MBG members, $10; non-members, $15. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for tickets. MEMPHIS ZOO SPRINGS INTO ACTION. Everyone’s favorite seasonal exhibits are returning this spring. Be sure to check out the Giraffe Feeding Adventure, where you get up-close and personal with the zoo’s tallest residents. It’s $5 per feeding. Don’t forget about the camel excursions, near the Outpost Restaurant, which are $5 per ride. Swing by Stingray Bay, which allows you to interact with stingrays and sharks (members, $2; non-members, $3). Plus, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! also opens, and is free, included with general admission. HEAD WRAPS WORKSHOP BY GIFT WRAPS. 2-4 p.m. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art opens its new exhibit African-Print Fashion Now! All ages can be a part of an interactive learning experience teaching how to wrap and wear different head wrap adornment styles. Free. For more info visit brooksmuseum.org or call 544-6200. CHALKFEST. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Join local artists in transforming the Brooks Plaza into a colorful canvas at this exciting annual festival. Invite your friends and bring the whole family for a fun day of chalk art, music, gallery exploration, and more! Bring your
own chalk or buy a box on location for $3. Cash only please. Free. Visit brooksmuseum.org for more info.
PB&J: MARIO THE MAGICIAN. 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Germantown Performing Arts Center. As seen on Sesame Street and the Sprout Channel, NYC's Mario the "Maker" Magician is making his way to GPAC in his 1971 VW bus! More than just a performer, Mario is also an inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEM initiatives and the integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Price: $8, includes one child and up to two adults. Visit gpacweb.com for more information. FAMILY EGG HUNT. 1-4 p.m. Memphis Botanic Garden. Spring wouldn’t be the same without the Garden’s annual Egg Hunt, complete with age-friendly crafts, games, magic, and a 96-acre hunt with prizes for the adults as well! Bring the little ones to the 2-andunder Bunny Hop area for a mellow, hunt-at-your-own-pace space, from 1 to 4 p.m. Toddlers 3-4 years old will have their own hunt at 2:30 p.m.; 5- to 7-yearolds at 2:45 p.m., and 8- to 10-year-olds at 3 p.m. Family prize egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m., or when all eggs are found. Photos with the Easter Bunny and concessions available at additional cost. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/ egghunt to purchase tickets in advance. MBG members, $6; non-members, $8. Under 2, free. Tickets $10 at the gate, based on availability. Call 636-4100 for information.
#901FUN SPECIAL EDITION: MLK50 The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated next month, 50 years after his assassination in Memphis. In the lead-up to honoring King, there are events taking place in March designed with families in mind to help children learn and understand his legacy and the mission behind the Civil Rights Movement.
I AM: MLK 50 PRESENTATION Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. Ballet Memphis is proud to present its "I Am" series of works — I Am A Man, I Am A Woman, I Am A Child, and I Am — as part of the MLK50 series of commemorative events. All performances are family-friendly; all tickets are $15 each. Performances at Ballet Memphis, 2144 Madison Ave. For tickets and more information contact balletmemphis.org or 737-7322. IMAGINE THAT! HONORING THE LEGEND OF DR. KING Saturday, March 3, 4-6 p.m. Ballet Memphis will host a special workshop in movement and words for middle school students and older. Free but advanced registration is recommended. Ballet Memphis. To register visit balletmemphis. org or call 737-7322. REMEMBERING THE DREAM, CONNECTIONS EXHIBIT 2018 March 10, 2018, through January 27, 2019. Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Included with museum admission prices: adults, $12.75; seniors, $12.25; children, $9; under 3, free. This exhibit will tell a chronological story of the Civil Rights Movement, as covered by the Ernest Withers I Am A Man portfolio, including Dr. Martin Luther King’s involvement in the sanitation workers’ strike. Museum will display its original I AM A MAN sign. The murals will be a focal point exhibit and aim to make visitors feel as if they are surrounded by marchers.
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STEM CAMP. Lichterman Nature Center. March 12-16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Before-care: 7:30-9 a.m. After-care: 3-6 p.m. Grades 3-6. Grab a lab coat and “experiment” nature at this spring break camp at Lichterman. Campers get to meet a scientist from a different STEM field every day. $180/week. Reservations required. 636-2221.
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SPRING TO ART CAMP. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. March 12-16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Children ages 6-10 enjoy a week of adventures in art-making and outdoor exploration. $175/week. Supplies and snack included. Bring a sack lunch and dress for a mess! Reservations required. 761-5250. SPRING BREAK CAMP: AROUND THE GARDEN IN 5 DAYS. Memphis Botanic Garden. March 12-16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Ages 6-9. Campers explore the beauty and mysteries of nature by investigating a new garden each day. $40/day or $200/week. Snack provided, bring your own lunch. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/camps to register online.
SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES AT THE LIBRARY SPRING BREAK AT THE MOVIES. Frayser Branch Library. Monday, March 12, 2-4 p.m. Children ages 6-12 enjoy a family movie. Free. 357-4115.
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SPRING BREAK – GAME DAY. Cherokee Branch Library. Tuesday, March 13, from 11 a.m. until noon. Children enjoy games at the library. Free. 743-3655. SPRING BREAK – ARTS AND CRAFTS. Poplar-White Station Branch Library. Tuesday, March 13, 2-3 p.m. Children take part in creative activity. Free. 682-1616. SPRING BREAK – MOVIE DAY. Cherokee Branch Library. Thursday, March 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Children enjoy a family movie at the library. Free. 743-3655. SPRING BREAK – GAME DAY. Parkway Village Branch Library. Thursday, March 15, 2-3 p.m. Children enjoy games at the library. Free. 363-8923. SPRING BREAK – GAME ESCAPE. Frayser Branch Library. Thursday, March 15, 3-4:30 p.m. Children enjoy games at the library. 357-4115.
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HERE’S TO A HEALTHY START! Take small steps with Healthier TN for building a better tomorrow By MEENA VISWANATHAN
Did you know that Tennessee is one of the best places in America to live and work but for the past two decades it has been ranked among the 10 least healthy states? This is because preventable behavior-related chronic diseases in our state are at record highs. Studies indicate that one in four adults smoke, about 31 percent of our population is classified as obese, and nearly one-third report not engaging in any regular physical activity. Leading a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to spend too much time, money, or effort. All it takes is small, simple, affordable steps. The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness launched the Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative in 2015 with a three-fold objective — to encourage Tennesseans to be more active, eat healthier, and not use tobacco.
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Memphis Parent spoke to Syrena Flowers, West TN director of Healthier TN Communities, to learn more about this program.
MP: How has the Healthier TN Communities program grown to improve the health trends of the state? It was expanded recently with the launch of Healthier TN Neighborhoods in Memphis. How is this urban program different from the Communities initiative? We started our Healthier TN Communities program with nine pilot communities across the state. These pilots were tasked with forming a wellness committee in their communities, having three initiatives around
nutrition, three encouraging physical activity, and one around sustaining from using tobacco. Three years later, we now have 105 communities all working toward the same goals. We have seen obesity levels in the state go down and physical activity among residents increase. The Healthier TN Neighborhoods program is very similar to the community effort, but scaled to a neighborhood approach. Participating neighborhoods form a wellness committee and implement two nutrition, two physical activity, and one tobacco initiative through their neighborhood. Recognizing that change happens at the local level first, approaching Tennessee’s biggest cities neighborhood by neighborhood is likely to have the greatest impact in our metropolitan areas. Out of the 105 communities taking part in the program, 46 have received the Healthier Tennessee designation. What does it take to gain this recognition? Once a community fills out the initial application, they have one year to work toward designation and complete the program requirements. In addition to the ones mentioned earlier, we are looking for communities who also engage workplaces, places of worship, and area schools in these efforts to truly make it a community-wide effort. Once their final application showcasing their work throughout the year is received and reviewed, the community is invited to a ceremony with the governor where they are recognized as a Healthier TN
Community. Something new for 2018 is the Tier Designation Model. Now communities will have to opportunity to not only be designated but designated at a bronze, silver or gold based on specific measures. Once one level is achieved, the community can then work to achieve the next level. What are some of the programs available through the Healthier TN website? How can the Streaks for Small Starts app help individuals get healthy on the go? Through its website, the foundation is offering Small Starts, Small Starts @Work, Small Starts @Worship, and Small Starts for Families. Streaks for Small Starts is our free app made to help you make easy, healthier choices every single day. You can choose to work on nutrition, physical activity, cutting tobacco, or a combo of all three. And the app is now more social than ever. Find Facebook friends, challenge them, and play your way to a healthier state. Small Starts for Families was launched as a free, web-based wellness tool two years ago. How does this addition to the online suite of Small Starts wellness resources help families lead a healthier lifestyle? Families can answer a few simple questions and once an account is created, they have access to more than 60 small starts to browse, save, and come back and implement in their lives. Our primary target is families with children from birth to early childhood,
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DON'T LET YOUR CHILD STAY HOME & DO NOTHING!!!
If a family is looking to make health a priority, what would be your top five tips to get started? 1. Don’t skip breakfast. Plan tomorrow’s breakfast tonight. Three healthy ideas: 1) Greek yogurt + berries, 2) Whole wheat toast + peanut butter and sliced banana, or 3) Oatmeal with cinnamon + honey or dried fruit. 2. Drink more water. Make water your family’s drink of choice. Add a splash of lemon, lime, orange, or other fruit juice for healthy flavor. 3. Try for five. Try eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Make the “Family Five” a game: See who eats their five servings first! 4. Spend time together outside. Find outdoor activities you and your family can enjoy together. Hit the parks and community centers to take a walk or play. 5. Keep distractions away. Keep TV, computers, and other distractions out of the bedroom. A room used for sleeping should not be used for play. The Healthier Tennessee Week is scheduled for March 25-31. During the week, we will be celebrating Healthier TN Communities on our social media outlets, hosting a “Day on the Hill” on Tuesday, March 27, to raise awareness among our state lawmakers, and requesting communities to join the efforts in spreading the word using the hashtag, #HealthierTNWeek. Go to healthierTN.com or call (615) 610-1880 for more information.
GET OUTSIDE! FITNESS PROGRAMS AT SHELBY FARMS PARK Whether you are taking the first steps to a fitness journey or aiming to maintain, there are programs available for the whole family to meet all activity levels. Beginners are welcome, and classes are always free! KIDS KARATE: Meets on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. @ Yurt Learn skills such as kicks, punches, and blocks to improve balance, discipline, and coordination. Classes are taught by a certified karate instructor. FAMILY ZUMBA: Classes resume in spring This dance-based fitness class unites families by incorporating rhythms such as salsa, merengue, cumbia, bhangra, and other world music. KIDS YOGA: Meets on Saturdays at 11 a.m. @ First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center The class introduces children to yoga basics with music and movement. Learn a different sequence and a peak pose every week. Visit shelbyfarmspark.org/get-outside-fitness-programs for a complete class schedule or call 222-7275 for details.
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MAKING A MUSEUM VISIT EDUCATIONAL Q During spring break our family is taking a driving vacation. One of our stops is a living history museum where the children can see how people in this country lived 100 years ago. How can we make this visit as educational as possible? – Learning about History
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Awaken their enthusiasm about the visit by getting informational brochures about the museum. Looking at the museum’s website should also boost your children’s interest in this visit. It is also important that your children understand that they will be seeing real people in period costumes doing the work of blacksmiths, shoemakers, quilters, farmers, school marms, and others. Explain that they can ask questions of these "characters." Once they are at the museum, encourage them to use their cameras to make a "modern day" record of history and to make videos. They may be able to use their pictures for reports when they return to school.
CAN RETENTION HELP A POOR READER? Q Q The teacher just told me our third-grader could be
retained because she is reading below grade level. The teacher says she will need better reading skills next year in order to handle subjects like social studies and science, where she will be reading to learn. Will retention help her? – Solution Needed
Starting in 2004, only two states — Florida and Ohio — used third-grade reading level as the gatekeeper to promotion. Today, 16 states and the District of Columbia are now requiring schools to retain students who are not reading on grade level by the third grade. Tennessee doesn’t mandate retention, but the state’s Read to be Ready program, started in 2015, seeks to identify struggling readers before third grade. It is hard to say if retaining your child in third grade next year will truly make any difference in her reading level. What has caused her to read below grade level? Was there a problem in first or second grade? Can she use phonics and context to decode words? Before deciding on retention (if you have this choice), you definitely need to ask the school district to test your child so you are able to find out if she has any learning problems that can be addressed now, this summer, and next year in fourth grade. Without the testing information and ruling out specific learning problems, no help to improve her reading skills will be
effective. If the school district is not willing to do the testing, you need to see if the local university does testing in their educational psychology department, because outside testing agencies may cost several hundred dollars. Whether the outcome is retention in third grade or off to fourth grade, you want to get her reading issues addressed as soon as possible with help at school and/ or private tutoring. You can do your part in this by making a commitment to read to and with her every evening. The more she reads, the better a reader she hopefully will become. Practice, practice, practice, and more practice should be your mantra. It would also be helpful to visit our Dear Teacher website, dearteacher.com, and use "Find your child's reading level" on the home page. This will give you a quick idea of your child’s reading level. Plus, we have material in the Skill Builders section showing how parents can help their poor readers at home to become better readers.
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Two summer camps in the River City put a different spin on weeklong fun for kids.
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“That’s exactly what our camp kids looked like,” says Sylvia Crum, executive director of Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op. “At school, STEM is theoretical. At the Revolutions Bicycle camp, you don’t just think about the mechanical aspects of riding a bike. Our camp is a chance to use science in action.” Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op is a Memphis nonprofit aimed at building an inclusive community by getting people on bicycles. They believe that by making bicycling a desirable transportation option, a healthier, more connected and livable community is created. As Memphis becomes a more bikefriendly community with its miles of bike lanes, Revolutions is focusing on the next generation of riders and is now in its third summer of teaching kids how to bike around town. “It’s fun to watch them look at a route on a map, a real map,” Crum says. “At the
beginning they don’t have a clue, but by week’s end they connect where they are on a two- to three-mile ride. They see that they can move around the neighborhood on a bike.” Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op invites children of various ages to join the day camp this summer for weeklong sessions of the Wrench & Ride Bicycle Camp. Wrenching is exactly what it sounds like: getting a wrench in hand and learning how to change a flat tire. Other bike-riding necessities beyond recreational biking are also taught. FOUNDATIONAL BIKE CAMP The foundational camp covers essential skills for riding safely in a neighborhood setting, including proper road etiquette, rules of the road, and route planning. Rides during this week will focus on taking safe routes and highlight the accessibility of
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On a warm morning in Memphis, a lively bunch of kids take to the streets, rolling down Cooper Avenue in the CooperYoung District. They’re putting into action what they’re learning in the classroom during the school year.
Memphis’ destinations to bicyclists using the current transportation infrastructure. Children should bring their own bikes and a lunch, and be prepared to ride a couple of miles.
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ADVANCED BIKE CAMP The Advanced Wrench & Ride Camp builds on the information learned in the foundational Wrench & Ride Bicycle Summer Camp. Campers are allowed to join both the foundational and advanced camps, but it is not required to participate in the foundational camp before signing up for advanced if you are solid bike rider. In the advanced camp, Revolutions will be teaching the process they use for fully overhauling a bicycle. This covers the multiple types of bicycle components and their many variations. Each day will have a specific topic addressing a portion of the bicycle and how to overhaul and adjust it. Each camper should possess the ability to ride consistently for about eight miles with minimal rest.
PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
Another different and new camp this summer will bring kids from all over to the birthplace of rock-and-roll. Elvis Presley’s Graceland has announced its first-ever performing arts camp, to be held July 18-22, 2018. It’s an immersive theater arts and music experience for kids and teens ages 6 to 15. But what makes this
camp unique is that parents can tag along, too. The Graceland team has created a fun experience for campers, all of whom will learn acting, music, and dance techniques alongside new friends from around the world. Participants will learn from local and Broadway professionals as they explore their creativity in workshops at the Graceland Soundstage, on stage at the Guest House at Graceland Theater, and on actual production sets. Over the four days of activities, campers will develop their own showcase, culminating in an evening of stage performances at The Guest House Theater for family and friends. During the camp experience, each participant will also get a chance to follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley throughout their stay as they explore the Graceland campus, including the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex and The Guest House at Graceland resort, tour Elvis’ legendary home, and learn how he became the greatest entertainer of all time — in the studio, on stage, and on the big screen. Movie screenings, pool parties, and other camp activities will take place over the four days, in addition to the performing arts workshops and creative sessions. While participants are having fun during the day, parents and other family members will keep busy with Graceland activities, Memphis city tours, movies in the theater,
and relaxing poolside at The Guest House, reuniting with their children in the evening for family dinners and activities. This is a one-of-a-kind experience for the entire family as talented kids and teens have the unique opportunity to perform live on stage at Graceland. Visit graceland.com for pricing and additional camp info.
WRENCH & RIDE BICYCLE SUMMER CAMP WEEK 1 June 11-15, 2018 (Foundations $200/week) Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Grades: Rising 5th, 6th, and 7th graders WEEK 2 June 18-22, 2018 (Foundations $200/week) Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Grades: Rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders WEEK 3 June 25-29, 2018 (Advanced $250/week) Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Grades: Rising 8th through 12th graders Foundations camp not required to participate in Advanced camp Visit revolutionsmemphis.com for more details and to register for the bike summer camps.
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By KERRIE McLOUGHLIN
TOO OLD FOR CAMP? NOT A CHANCE. By OLIVIA IVEY
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Since I was a little girl, I have always loved to hang out with my friends for hours at a time. I have had many sleepovers and have stayed at many overnight camps with my closest friends. Now that I am 15 years old, I still love to hang out with my friends and go to camp. I have been to overnight church camps, soccer camps, taekwondo camps, and dance camps. Those times were some of the best experiences in my life. I made a lot of memories that I will forever cherish in my heart. Being with old and new friends and in new environments helped me learn a lot of life lessons that are necessary for all children to learn. Things like social skills, being kind, sharing, and respecting others were things I tried to use every day, but at overnight camp you have to practice these in a new environment. It is not structured like school and there are no parents. I think that it is very important for children to go out of their comfort zone and participate in activities like overnight camps and sleepovers because these kind of activities help build
character. The experiences helped me become more mature and more respectful of others because I became more aware of the things around me. Attending overnight camps also helped me become more independent. I learned how to make my own conversations with strangers that I had nothing in common with except our camp. I learned to problemsolve without my parents, but, at camp, I was still with adults my parents trusted. Kids can also get introduced to new kinds of foods and games and new cultures. It lets them step out of the box and learn new things about others and themselves. And making new friends is always fun. But at camp I learned that it’s possible to love people that I didn’t think I was going to like at the beginning!
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Summer camp is often a place to send elementaryage kids so they aren’t sitting around the house bored and so they’ll make friends and learn new things while having fun. But as kids grow out of their “little kid years” we sometimes forget that they still need those kinds of experiences they had when they were younger, just in a different form. Maybe you don’t think your teen needs summer camp. Your teen should be babysitting, mowing lawns, working at the pool, and hanging around with friends, right? Well, sure! But why not send them off for a week or more of summer fun and learning this year for a break? Here are some great benefits of teens attending summer camp: 1. Learning how to give back. Community service camps offer a great chance for your teen to make a difference and help out in the community while also learning skills that will carry them through their life. Kids get to spend their days helping others, which just feels good to everyone involved. Maybe your teen will learn how to pack food for the homeless, teach kids how to read, or work on a project that will benefit the community, like cleaning up a playground or fixing equipment. They
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different backgrounds. Learning how to get along and work as a team is a huge life skill that will be reinforced at camp. Some camps even have kids do teambuilding and trust activities to help kids get to know each other. 7. Staying active. Forget sitting around doing “screen time” all day long during the summer! When a teen attends summer camp, they often forget all about those things and focus on having fun with their friends going on hikes, paddle boating, swimming, and more, depending on the camp they choose. Bonus points for activity if your child chooses a camp targeted to a sport they’re passionate about.
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2. Making new friends. It’s important to continue to grow and change, and adding new friends to one’s life enriches it at any age. Some teens attend the same camp or camps every summer and might find the same friends there year after year. Many are attending for the very first time and need to hone their social skills to make new friends and get to know other kids in their age range outside of a school setting. Being in close proximity for days or weeks helps kids get closer, faster. 3. Learning new things. Whether your teen attends a camp to learn more about horses, adventure, or a specific sport — or any other type of camp — they have an entire day, week, or longer to focus on that one activity and really immerse themselves in it. Who knows? Your teen might find a new passion that he never thought of before that could be helpful in his educational or work life later on down the road.
4. Deepening their faith. If your teen enjoys activities with youth groups at a church, synagogue, or mosque, an organized religious camp might just be the ticket. The day might begin with a service, followed by breakfast, a hike, and then some time spent in the cabin with friends memorizing scriptures for a competition at the end of the week. Later they could be singing songs around a bonfire while roasting s’mores. The point is that making connections based on their faith can create strong bonds. 5. Developing a hobby. When your child is unplugged from the TV, video game player, smartphone, etc., they can really focus on developing a hobby in a creative way. It seems like these days there’s a camp for pretty much any interest your kid has. There are camps for horse and other animal lovers, sports lovers of all types (think developing soccer skills, swimming, football, volleyball, baseball — anything!), Boy Scout camp (covers so many different hobbies and topics), Girl Scout camp (also covers so many great skills) … the list goes on! 6. Working as a team. Your child will be meeting kids of different ages and from
8. Standing on their own. Let’s face it: As our kids get older, they start to grow away from us. They are simply preparing to head out on their own, and they are also preparing you for that by perhaps being a little distant. They are stuck in between childhood and adulthood, and it’s a confusing time. Going away to camp for even a short period of time helps teach independence. There is a daily structure at camp that’s already in place that teens need to follow. Parents aren’t the ones doing the nagging, so teens don’t tune it out and they learn to respect and learn from other adults. 9. Appreciating everything. Away from screens (yes, I keep focusing on this one), it’s easier to focus on nature, learning, forming relationships, and more. Being away from parents, kids will come home with a new appreciation for what it takes to be in a family and what it takes to help out in the running of the household. Your teen will probably also appreciate funny things, like a full pantry that’s open all day, their comfy bed, and privacy! Teen summer camp has so many benefits that cover all the bases, from physical, social, mental, and spiritual. As for the rest of the summer? Well, your teen can spend plenty of time doing those odd jobs to help pay for camp next year!
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How to handle bedwetting at sleepaway camp By TIFFANY DOERR
Sleepaway camp is a childhood ritual that every child should be able to enjoy. But for children who wet the bed, sleeping away from home can be a scary prospect. Kids who suffer from this condition are often worried that other campers will discover their secret, or that camp staff won’t be supportive. But the truth is that most camps are well-prepared to help kids with this common childhood issue, and camp staff are committed to making sure every child has a great experience. Bedwetting beyond the average age of toilet training is called nocturnal enuresis. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 3 percent of boys and 2 percent of girls are still wetting at night by age 10. Some kids won’t be dry at night until they are into their teens. The good news is that with some planning and preparation, kids who wet the bed can enjoy sleepaway camp just like their peers. Read on for tips for preparing camp staff and your child for camp.
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There are a variety of disposable nighttime pants on the market. For smaller children, there are Pull-Ups, which can be pulled on and off like underwear. For bigger kids, a product called GoodNites offers disposable bedtime pants for kids who weigh up to 125 pounds. Pull-Ups or GoodNites are best for heavy wetters and kids who wet every night. GoodNites also makes disposable, absorbent mats which are placed on the fitted sheet. These have adhesive tabs to keep the mat in place during sleep. GoodNites Bed Mats are good as a “backup” for kids who wet only rarely, or for those who sometimes leak out of nighttime pants. Another product by GoodNites is Tru-Fit underwear. These are cloth underwear that have a pocket inside. You place a disposable pad inside the pocket to catch the urine. The pad gets thrown away and the underwear can be machine washed. These work for kids who wet rarely and don’t flood the bed when they do wet. Although the above products are listed by brand name, there are many equivalent generic products on the market as well. With any of these products, try them at home before camp to figure out what works best for your child. GET A DOCTOR’S ADVICE
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There are medications that can help children stay dry. If your child’s doctor recommends trying medication, do a trial run at home before camp to make sure it works — these don’t work for all kids.
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Call the camp ahead of your child’s session to discuss the problem and to ask about procedures the camp may already have in place. You will most likely find that camps are well prepared for bedwetting. If the camp doesn’t have a plan, create one together. CHOOSE THE RIGHT PAJAMAS
Choose sleepwear wisely so that the bulk of disposable bedtime pants aren’t visible under the clothing. Pair loose sweatpants or pajama pants with an oversized shirt that hangs low, to cover the bum area. PACK PLENTY
Pack extra PJ pants, in case the camp isn’t able to launder clothing for campers. While discussing laundry, ask if the sleeping bag can be washed if necessary. Some will do this for you. Ask about sending an extra sleeping bag. This can be placed on the bunk while the wet bag is in the wash, so other kids won’t notice your kiddo’s sleeping bag missing from his bed. Consider packing a package of wet wipes for your child to clean up with after taking off the pull up in the morning. GET YOUR KID ON BOARD
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Discuss the plan with your child and make sure they are comfortable. Reiterate that they are not the only kid with this condition and that camp staff is there to help.
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No kid wants their whole cabin to know they are wearing bedwetting garments! There are plenty of ways to keep this private. Change in the bathroom. At bedtime, go into a stall and put on the disposable pants under PJs. In the morning, change in the stall again. You could even pack plastic bags for the child to wrap the disposable pants in before tossing in the garbage so that kids don’t see the soaked pants in the trash can. Some counselors will wake your child up a few minutes earlier than the rest of their cabin so the child can get to the bathroom first and clean up unobserved. Hide disposable underpants inside the sleeping bag. You can easily fit a week’s worth in the foot of a sleeping bag! After the child climbs into their sleeping bag at bedtime, they can shimmy into the disposable underwear inside the bag, so no one is the wiser. In the morning, take it off in the same way, leaving it inside the bag for a counselor to dispose of later. If your child is a heavy wetter who often leaks out of a pull up, or wets very rarely, try disposable bed mats. Before camp, adhere the mat inside the sleeping bag, then roll up as usual for bringing to camp. Pack extras in case they need replacing, and make sure you have a plan for your child or the counselor to take away the wet mat and replace it with a new one.
Even if you have made a plan with the camp director, it is a good idea to directly speak with the counselor who will be in charge of your kid. Pull them aside for a quick private conversation to make sure they This may seem like a daunting are aware of the situation, just task, but it’s well worth the in case. This is also a good time effort for your child to to show your camper which staff experience the joys of are available if they need help. sleepaway camp.
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Sending your children to sleepaway camp, especially for the first time, is hard enough, but not being able to call or text? How will you make it through the summer?
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It’s true that most camps, including day camps, ban cell phones. It is listed among the items NOT to bring. Your fears and concerns are understandable, but you will still be able to connect with your kids. We are so used to being able to call or text anyone in seconds that the thought of not being able to do that with your kids over the summer can be truly frightening. How many times have you texted your child and then start to panic when they don’t respond right away? We all need to know that our children are safe and being cared for. Well, you can do it without a cell phone. Here are a few tips and reminders that will hopefully ease your concerns:
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You will be able to talk to your kids – Day campers will tell you all about it as soon as they get home. You will also have access to their schedule so you know what activities are planned. If they are away, you can call the camp. You can speak with their counselor or the camp director if you need to. Your children will also be able to call you if they want to get in touch.
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Check the camp’s website for photos – Many camps post pictures daily on their website. When choosing a camp, add this to the list of questions you ask.
Write letters to each other – Sleepaway camps encourage campers to write home. They will tell you about what they have been up to and the friends they have made. You can also write letters to tell them that you love and miss them. If you are worried that they may be homesick, tell them it will be okay, have fun! Speaking of fun, that’s why they are at camp – It’s important to remind yourself why you wanted them to go to camp in the first place. You want them to have fun! You want them to make new friends and have the experience of a lifetime. You are fortunate
to have the ability to do this for your children. Help them take advantage of this opportunity by letting them play outside and interact with other kids without a screen in front of them. They will improve their social skills and increase their self-confidence. Do your homework – Deciding which camp to send your children to can be overwhelming. There are thousands to choose from. Take the time to figure out what you want for your kids in a summer camp before you start searching. As you begin to narrow it down and look at different camps, write down any concerns and questions that need to be answered. Camp directors and owners are happy to talk to you and tell you how they will address your concerns. They have heard it all and should already have plans and procedures in place. It’s me, not them – Do your kids want to talk or text with you all day? You probably need it more than they do. Let them be kids. Let them unwind and unplug. Summer is for escaping the demands of school and peer pressure. Camp allows them to be in a place dedicated to helping kids feel good about themselves.
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Tips on packing and gear for summer camp By ALEXANDRIA ROBINSON
June 4-28, 2018 Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-12:00PM Grades 1-6
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You’ve picked the summer camp your child will attend and paid the deposits. Now it’s time to figure out what your child should bring to camp. This can be a fun process to begin long before your child heads off to camp. Make them a part of the experience and take them shopping with you for items they may need to help build their excitement, whether it’s a day camp or overnight camp.
WHAT TO BRING
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Plan ahead — Determine how you’ll get all their stuff from home to camp. Will your child live out of a backpack, duffel bag, suitcase, or trunk? If it’s day camp, they will probably only need a backpack, but if it’s a two-week stay or longer, pack accordingly. Review camp packing lists to ﬁnd out anything that is speciﬁc to the camp that will be needed and items that are on the “do not bring” list. Label everything — with classic iron-on/stick-on clothing labels, dishwasher safe vinyl labels, and laundry pens. Be sure to ID your camper’s belongings. Break in shoes and boots before camp begins. Check with the camp on policies for electronics, musical instruments, sports equipment, and special gear.
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St. Mary’s offers boys and girls, ages three through college prep, the chance to dream, do, and explore with our popular summer day camps.
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DAY CAMPS – Pack for a full day of comfort LUNCH This is probably the single most important thing on the list. Pack a nutritious lunch with ice packs to help keep it fresh. Avoid sweets and focus on food that will give them energy throughout the day. Suggestions include a turkey sandwich, strawberries, yogurt, and nibbles like carrots and/or pretzels. 1-2 bottles of water Hand sanitizer Sunscreen Sunglasses Lip balm Insect repellent Medicine (check with a camp
counselor about who administers it) Hat/baseball cap Swimsuit/goggles/swim shoes/ flip-flops Extra clothes
OVERNIGHT CAMPS – Pack from the top down HEADGEAR Scarves Bandanas Baseball caps Sun hat Eyeglasses Sunglasses Swimming goggles CLOTHING T-shirts/tank tops Shorts Long pants Jeans Jacket Raincoat Sweater Sweatshirt/sweatpants Swimsuit Dress clothes (check with camp) Pajamas and robe Polos Fleece outerwear Underwear
Frisbee Reusable water bottle or canteen Seat Sharpie, pen, and pencil Writing paper, envelopes, stamps BED AND BATH Towels: bath, hand, and beach Mattress pad Blanket Pillow and pillow cases Sheets Sleeping bag Laundry bag Lint roller
FOOTWEAR Boots Tennis shoes Sandals/flip-flops Dress shoes (check with camp) Socks
BATHROOM KIT Shower caddy Brush and comb Shampoo Soap and soap container On-the-go hand sanitizer Toothbrush and holder Toothpaste Deodorant Anti-itch ointment Insect repellent Feminine products Sunblock Shaving gear
GEAR Bags/duffels/totes Books and magazines Compass Fan Flashlight and batteries
FOR THE COUNSELOR Emergency contact sheet Information about your child’s medications, allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions; Disinfecting wipes
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• Explore nature trails • Meet live animals • Discover Mid-South habitats •Engage campers and encourage a love of nature
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PL AN A MONTH OF MEALS THAT YOUR FAMILY WILL EAT By PAM MOLNAR
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Springtime gives us all a chance to hit the reset button to start anew. For me, it is the time of year that I tell myself that I will make time to plan out our dinners in advance, shop for everything at one time, and serve a healthy meal every night. That usually lasts a week before I am throwing my hands up and ordering a pizza. I know I am not alone when I say I am both intrigued and aggravated by the bloggers who share their monthly meal plans. In theory, they are amazingly planned out with a shopping list and sometimes a nutritional chart. However, when I start looking at some of the recipes, I realize that my family of picky eaters will only eat half of the dinners suggested. This year I decided to come up with a meal plan that my family would actually eat. Here are some suggestions to plan a month of meals that your family will eat as well. Start by making a list of the family go-to meals. How many times do you make the particular meal each month? For my family, I found I make eight family favorites two times a month, which satisfies 16 days. Next, make a list of meals that you make only once a month, like a ham, roast, or something that takes several hours to cook. Then, add in simple, quick meals that can be cooked in 15 minutes like paninis or omelets. Finally, choose a few crockpot meals, or bag
and dump dinners, that your family enjoys. Create a calendar of sorts on your table or countertop using Post-it notes. Write each dinner on a separate note and start putting them in order on the calendar. As you put your days together, be realistic about your family’s schedule. If you will be occupied from 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock, don’t plan to start a dinner that takes hours to prepare. When you lay out your calendar, plan meals with similar ingredients in the same week to avoid waste. For example, if two recipes use ½ can of tomato paste, put those meals next to each other on the calendar. Make a shopping list for the month. Shop for all non-perishable items at one time and shop weekly for fresh produce or dairy. Meat can be purchased and frozen or purchased fresh weekly. As you see a pattern forming for your staples, pick up a few extra ones at the store. With the unpredictable schedules of my teenagers and their friends, I like to keep extra items
like frozen burgers or extra packages of rice or pasta to supplement a meal if we have extra guests. Leave some flexibility in your schedule. If you know one of the nights will be too busy to cook, plan a leftover night by making a double batch the night before. If your son has karate lessons that end at 6:00 and the dojo is right next to the take-out Chinese, plan that into your menu. Also, if there is a great sale going on at the store one week, feel free to adjust your plan. For example, this summer the cost of eggs dropped drastically in my area. As a result, we had breakfast for dinner a few nights in place of our regularly planned meals. Consider cooking a week of meals one night. While I have yet to master this, many busy moms spend one long afternoon chopping, mixing, and cooking their family dinner for the whole week. It is a great time-saver to make dinner when you have the time instead of during the busy afterschool rush. You can put more than one kind of meat on the grill, chop all veggies for the week’s menu, or make soups, casseroles, and sauces to freeze for later. With dinner plans already taken care of, you will now have time to help with homework, play a game with the kids, or just put your feet up and relax.
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MEMPHIS PARENT OUTSTANDING TEACHER
ANGEL A ROBERTSON
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Teachers are amazing! They shape the lives of students from the time they enter school to when they graduate. We at Memphis Parent want to honor the people who parents depend on to help their children learn.
That’s why we are introducing a new monthly column where we will name a Memphis Parent Outstanding Teacher submitted by readers like you. Our very first teacher to receive the Outstanding Teacher of the month award is Angela Robertson. Ms. Robertson teaches second grade at Riverdale Elementary in Germantown and is loved greatly by her students and admired by their parents. The parent who nominated her said that she is so selfless with her time with the children. Upon presenting Ms. Robertson with the award, another parent who happened to observe the presentation commented how Ms. Robertson even goes the extra mile to attend her son’s games. Ms. Robertson has been teaching school since the fall of 1997. This is her third year at Riverdale. She says she was inspired to become a teacher by a former teacher of hers, Mrs. Lee, who taught at Delano Elementary.
Robertson says, “She inspired me to become the teacher I am today. I wanted to create the environment where kids couldn’t wait to come to school the next day, just as Mrs. Lee did for me.” Her secret sauce is no special recipe; she simply gives her students all of her time and attention when she is with them, and they know that she is fully invested in helping them succeed. And reading is a big source for how she likes to guide the future of her students. Ms. Robertson likes to share her favorite quote with her students, one she says will guide them for the rest of their lives. It’s from an author they are familiar with, Dr. Seuss: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Memphis Parent presented Ms. Robertson with a gift card, a few classroom supplies, and treats for her students.
Favorite food? Chocolate Where do you like to travel? Beach! Do you have a hobby? Traveling with my family. My husband Sam and I have been married for 21 years. I have two daughters, Kaley (18) and Loren (15).
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WHAT CAN YOU DO AS A PARENT TO HELP YOUR CHILD BECOME PROFICIENT IN THE LISTENING SKILL? There are many types and degrees of listening but for the purpose of developing listening as a skill, I will key in on three types: listening to our environment, actively listening to a speaker, and conversational listening. I’ll discuss each type and give examples of activities you can do with your child to develop that type of listening. LISTENING TO OUR ENVIRONMENT Listening to our environment involves paying attention to the sounds around us, identifying them, and assigning importance to them. Children do not automatically focus on different sounds. Help them to identify sounds by listening. By focusing on what they hear, they are learning to pay attention to specific sounds which will also help him/her pay attention to the details of language when someone speaks.
BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS
Listening is an essential tool for success in school By GRACE COPELAND
This is the fourth article in our Study Guide series designed around three basic questions: “Where Am I now?”; “Where do I want to be?”; “How do I get there?” The first article gave students a chance to look at their current study skills by taking a short inventory to discover learning strengths. Are they a visual, auditory, and/or kinesthetic learner? The second, looked at their goals and objectives. The third article introduced the definition of a study skill — an ability that comes from training and practice (adapted from the American Heritage Dictionary) — and taught “time management” as a skill they can develop to add strength to the foundation of “learning.” In this fourth article, the emphasis is on practicing a new skill — listening. WHAT IS LISTENING? Listening involves focusing on what we hear. We know that hearing is one of our five natural senses. Sound waves come into our ears and are registered in our brain as
“hearing something.” However, listening — really listening — is paying attention to the sound and interpreting it with meaning, interest, emotion, intellect, and curiosity.
Activities: • Take a walk in the woods or your neighborhood. Listen to the wind in the trees, the birds chirping nearby, children playing, the sound of your footsteps in the leaves, etc. Let your child describe what she hears. Her skill in listening is enhanced as she interprets what she hears. • Attend a musical event together. Listen to instruments individually before you go. Help her/him identify the sound of a violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, guitar, drum, etc. When you attend the event, encourage her to listen for the individual sounds of the instruments and to “hear” the music as the sounds of the instruments combine. ACTIVELY LISTENING TO A SPEAKER Your child has to spend a lot of his/her time listening to teachers in the classroom and small group settings. Give them the skills needed to be an active listener. 1. Look at the speaker. Acknowledge the message by nodding, taking notes. 2. Focus on what the speaker is saying. Watch for speaker cues — how they use their voice and body language to emphasize a point. 3. Listen for signal words such as
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“WHEN YOU TALK, YOU ARE ONLY REPEATING WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW. IF YOU LISTEN, YOU MAY LEARN SOMETHING NEW.” — DALAI LAMA XIV
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“therefore” — a summary is coming; “however” — an exception; “there are four main points” — a list. Use these signal words to understand the message and to indicate what you should write in your notes. 4. Be patient. When the speaker stops for questions, show your interest by asking questions and listening to the questions your classmates ask. Activities: • Attend a lecture together or watch a documentary about a subject that interests your child. Encourage her/him to take notes, and to describe the speaker’s delivery. Discuss the content of the talk. • Go to a play together and point out how the actors use their voices and body language to emphasize their words and message.
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CONVERSATIONAL LISTENING Conversation involves taking turns talking and listening — sharing ideas, emotions, and thoughts. As when listening to a speaker in a lecture, watch for non-verbal cues during conversation. When your child talks, listen completely with focus and attention. By listening completely to your child, you show that you value them and you are interested in what they have to say. By respecting and responding to her/his ideas and sharing your own, you are modeling how to have a conversation.
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S U M M E R CA M P Come join Cornerstone Learning Center this summer as we explore the Wonders of the World from Ancient Egypt to the Great Wall of China! Explore natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier, Reef, and Victoria Falls! Your child will be inspired by the power and might of our Lord, and know that all things are possible through Him! • Cost $125 per week • Morning and afternoon snacks included • • 2 field trips per week • Daily Bible lessons • Daily arts and crafts • • Weekly splash times • Bi-weekly sno-cones/ice cream •
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• When your child draws a picture or does a project, rather than asking “what is that” say “tell me about your picture/ project.” Turn her/his answers into opportunities for a conversation. • Read a book with your child. Stop occasionally and ask them to predict what will happen next. When you finish the book, talk about it. Listen to her thoughts and opinions and share yours. Next month’s skill: Test taking! Grace Copeland is a retired Memphis educator and education consultant. Visit studyskillssystem.org for more information on study skills.
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1 ∙ THURSDAY
Sprouts. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. This new interactive program for toddlers and their caregivers helps build social and motor skills and encourage creative play. $8. Reservations required. 761-5250. Wild Lunch at Lichterman. Lichterman Nature Center. Tuesdays through Saturday at noon. Free with admission. 636-2210.
2 ∙ FRIDAY
Magevney House Tour. Magevney House. Free Friday admission during Lent through March 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Also open ﬁrst Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m. Visit the oldest home in the city constructed circa 1837 and considered the “cradle of Catholicism” in Memphis. Free. 523-1484.
Night Lights Campﬁre Party. Memphis Botanic Garden (MBG). 6-8 p.m. Come discover the wonder in the stars and enjoy hot dogs, s’mores, and cider. $15. Reservations required. 6364100. Little Shop of Horrors. Hyde Chapel @ Memphis University School. Through March 6. 7 p.m. Ages 12 and up. A rock-and-roll show about space-alien plants bent on world denomination. $15/person. 260-1416. I AM: MLK50 Presentation. Ballet Memphis. 7 p.m. Ballet Memphis presents its “I Am” series of works — I Am A Man, I Am A Woman, I Am A Child, and I Am — as part of the MLK50 series of commemorative events. $15/person. 737-7322.
3 ∙ SATURDAY
MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN.
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
At this first annual Memphis Parent Camp Expo, parents get a chance to talk to area camp representatives and plan for their children’s camp schedule. Free. Includes complimentary admission to MBG and My Big Backyard. Go to memphisparentexpo.com for details.
Family Studio. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. 10 a.m. until noon. Free. 761-5250. Chucalissa Family Days. C. H.Nash Museum at Chucalissa. Saturdays at 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Family programs and craft activities change weekly. Mar. 3: Sports & Hunting /Pottery. Mar. 10: Stone Tools & Weapons/Talking Sticks. Mar. 17: Trash Talks/Snake Painting. Mar. 24: Mystery Box/Beading. Mar. 31: Music/Coloring Book. $6/adult. $4/child (ages 4-11). 785-3160. Get Outside! Fitness: Free Yoga for Kids. Shelby Farms Park. Through March 24. Saturdays from 11 a.m. until noon. Introduces children to yoga basics with music and movement. Free. 222-7275.
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Seasonal Exhibits Open. Memphis Zoo. 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Check out your favorite seasonal exhibits at the zoo including Giraffe Feeding Adventure, Camel Excursion, Stingray Bay, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Giraffe feeding: $5/ bundle. Camel rides: $5. Stingray Bay: $3. Ripley’s Believe it or Not!: free with admission. 333-6500.
CALENDAR Free Family Art Workshop: Spring Art with Anna Craig. Memphis College of Art. 2-4 p.m. Open to all ages and experience levels. Free, donations go toward youth scholarship fund (recommended donation is $10 per family). Walk-ins are welcome on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrstserved basis. Visit mca.edu/community to register online. Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (2D repertory ﬁlm). CTI 3D Giant Theater @ Pink Palace Museum. Weekends in March. Also during Spring Break Week (March 16-20) and Good Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m. $10/adult. $8/child ages 3 and up. 636-2362. Imagine that! Honoring the Legend of Dr. King. Ballet Memphis. 4-6 p.m. Special workshop in movement and words geared for middle school students and older. Free. Advance registration required. 737-7322.
4 ∙ SUNDAY
Memphis Riverfront Soccer Tournament. Tom Lee Park. Through April 15 on Sundays (excluding Easter Sunday) from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Soccer teams take the ﬁeld for the third year to battle it out for the Memphis Riverfront Cup. Bring a picnic basket and cheer on adult, co-ed teams. Free. Go to memphisriverfront.com for details. Camp Carnival. Memphis Jewish Community Center. 1-3 p.m. Enjoy the moon bounce, carnival games and prizes, face painting, and popcorn! Camp staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Free. 761-0810.
$28/adult. $20/child. 537-1483.
5 ∙ MONDAY
Tea & Toddlers. Universal Parenting Place @ Christ Community Health Services. Mondays from noon until 2:45 p.m. Parents are invited for a weekly parenting topic while tots enjoy toddler time over refreshments. Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 7012871 for details. Singing in the Spring! Saint John’s Episcopal Church. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Memphis Boychoir & Girlchoir present this Singing in the Spring event. Free. RSVP required. 323-8597.
6 ∙ TUESDAY
24 ∙ SATURDAY
Mini Masters. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Tuesdays from 10:30-11:15 a.m. $8/child. Call 761-5250 to pre-register and pre-pay by noon the day before class.
Memphis Parent Camp Expo. MBG. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. At this ﬁrst annual Memphis Parent Camp Expo, parents get a chance to talk to area camp representatives and plan for their children’s camp schedule. Free. Includes complimentary admission to MBG and My Big Backyard. Go to memphisparentexpo.com for details.
Caterpillar Club. MBG. On select Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Choose Tuesday or Wednesday session. March 6 or 7: Garden Friends. March 20 or 21: Green Grass Grows. Semester theme: “Let’s Get Growing.” Sixclass semester fee: $75. Call 636-4122 to register.
7 ∙ WEDNESDAY
Toddler Time. Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Meets Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Discover the joys and challenges of parenting toddlers through meet & greet, play, and activities. Free. 227-9558. Music for Aardvarks. Universal Parenting Place @ Christ Community Health Services. On select Wednesdays (March 7 & 21), from noon until 1 p.m. Early Childhood Music Class. Free. RSVP to email@example.com or call 701-2871 for details. Godspell. Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC). Through March 11. Friday and Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. BPACC Youth Theatre presentation based on the Broadway musical features songs including “Day by Day,” “All Good Gifts,” and “Light of the World.” $15/ adult. $10/child. 385-5588.
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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. 2-4 p.m. Inspired by the African-Print Fashion Now exhibit, learn how to wrap and wear different head wrap adornment styles. Free. 544-6200.
Cashore Marionettes. Buckman Arts Center @ St. Mary’s School. 7 p.m. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind puppetry show set to music of Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. 42
16 ∙ FRIDAY
Laser Show. AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium. On select days in March (March 16 & 17 and 23 & 24). Beatles at 7 p.m. Classic Rock Vinyl at 8 p.m. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon at 9 p.m. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. The legendary Pink Palace Laser Shows are back with state of the art lasers and sound. $9/adult. $8/child ages 3-12. Call 636-2362 for details.
9 ∙ FRIDAY
HEAD WRAPS BY GIFT WRAPS WORKSHOP.
Community Library. 2 p.m. Features an interactive concert and instrument petting zoo where children get ﬁrst-hand experiences with the instruments. Free. 751-7669.
10 ∙ SATURDAY
ChalkFest. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Watch local artists transform the Brooks Plaza into a colorful canvas at this annual festival. Enjoy art-making, music, and gallery tours. Free. 544-6200. Library Tunes & Tales. At area libraries including Central, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, and Germantown. 11 a.m. The musical families of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra present a story set to music. Free. 537-2500. IRIS Orchestra Family Concert. Germantown
PB&J: Mario the Magician. Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC). 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. As seen on Sesame Street and the Sprout Channel, NYC’s Mario the “Maker” Magician makes a stop at GPAC to entertain young audiences. $8/child. Includes up to two adults. Reservations required. 751-7500.
Peter Pan Community Day. Ballet Memphis. 1-2:30 p.m. Families are welcome to take part in arts & crafts, costume displays, professional rehearsal, and movement stations, and kids get a chance to ﬂy like Peter Pan. Free. 737-7322. Easter Eggstravaganza. YMCA at Schilling Farms. Ages 3-5 at 2 p.m. Ages 6-9 at 2:15 p.m. Ages 10-14 at 2:30 p.m. Bring your baskets and collect ﬂoating plastic eggs at the indoor pool. Parent must accompany child in the water. $5. Reserve your spot by March 22. Call 850-9622 for details.
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Tenebrae, A Service of Darkness. Saint John’s Episcopal Church. 7-8 p.m. A service of darkness for Holy Week with the Memphis Boychoir. Free. 323-8597.
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Family Egg Hunt. MBG. Family prize egg hunt, 1-4 p.m. (one prize egg per family, please!) Also bring the little ones to the 2-and-under Bunny Hop area for a mellow, hunt-at-yourown-pace space from 1 to 4 p.m. Ages 3-4: 2:30 p.m. Ages 5-7: 2:45 p.m. Ages 8-10: 3 p.m. Activities include photos with Easter Bunny, kids crafts, lawn games, outdoor activities, and concessions. Tickets are $10 at the gate based on availability. Advance discounts available. Free for kids under 2. Photos and concessions are available at additional cost. 636-4100.
CTI 3D Giant Theater. Dream Big 3D. Through May 25. The ﬁlm celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. 636-2362. AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium. Perfect Little Planet. Through March 29. Follow along with a family of visitors as they explore the planets of our solar system. From Earth to the Universe. March 30 through June 1. The show takes you on a celestial journey exploring everything from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s telescopes. Seasonal Stargazing. Ongoing. One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Until further notice. 636-2362. Morton Museum of Collierville History. The Volunteers: Americans Join WWI. Through March 8. 457-2650.
Ag Day Student Art Contest. Agricenter International. Open to Shelby and DeSoto county students in grades 3-12. 2018 Theme: “Farm of the Future.” Artwork can be submitted by virtually any media. First Place Winners: $100. Second Place Winners: $50. Third Place Winners: $25. Teachers of all First Place Winners receive $100. Deadline is March 9. Call 757-7777 for details. Mallory-Neely House Tour. Mallory-Neely House, 652 Adams Avenue. Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $9/adult. $5/child (ages 3 and up). 523-1484.
3rd Annual Memphis Women’s Summit. Rose Theatre @ The University of Memphis. Thursday, March 22, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Junior League of Memphis presents this summit featuring Erin Brockovich as keynote speaker. This one-day event includes breakout sessions with local leaders, a luncheon discussion about the MLK50 celebration, “Where Do We Go from Here?,” and vendor booths focused on women’s issues and interests. Breakout sessions follow four track areas: Leaders of Tomorrow, Entering the Workforce, Emerging Leader, and Established Leader. $150. Go to memphiswomenssummit.org for more information.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Breastfeeding Class. Baptist Women’s Hospital. Thursday, March 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $30. Call 226-5764 to register. Saturday Childbirth Class. Baptist Women’s Hospital. On select Saturdays (March 3 & 17), from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. $75. Call 226-5764 to register. Breastfeeding Basics Class. Women’s Pavilion at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. Monday, March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $30. Call 516-6645 to register. Kaleidoscope Club. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Ages 5-9. $8. Snack provided. Call 761-5250 to register. Mid-Day Mindfulness in Motion Yoga. Universal Parenting Place @ Christ Community Health Services. On select Fridays (March 9 & 23), from noon until 1 p.m. Features simple dynamic movement, gentle balance exercises, deep breathing, and guided relaxation. Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701-2871 for details. Saturday Sketch. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Saturday, March 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. Ages 15 and up. Free with admission. 761-5250.
Dyslexia Symposium. Bodine School. Saturday, March 3, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Allison Webster with DuBard School for Language Disorders speaks on the topic, Positive Outcomes: Success for Students with Dyslexia and Coexisting Conditions. $20. Lunch provided. Visit bodineschool.org for more information and to register online.
Sibling Class. Baptist Women’s Hospital. Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. until noon. $20 for ﬁrst child. $25 for two or more in same family. Call 226-5764 to register.
Tour: African-Print Fashion Now! with Andrea Fenise. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Wednesday, March 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join for a guided tour of African-Print Fashion Now! with special guest Andrea Fenise, a local professional stylist and creative entrepreneur. Free. Limited to 30 participants. 544-6200.
African Family Drum Circle. Universal Parenting Place @ Christ Community Health Services. On select Tuesdays (March 13 & 27), from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. A creative family engagement activity to enjoy through the spirit of African Music. Free. RSVP to brittany.hart@ christchs.org or call 701-2871 for details.
Grandparents Class. Baptist Women’s Hospital. Saturday, March 10, 1-3 p.m. $30. Call 226-5764 to register.
The Art of Paper Workshop. Morton Museum of Collierville History. March 14-16, 1-4 p.m. Ages 13-18. Discover the history and art of paper in this workshop series that explores a new paper medium art form each day. Free. Registration required. 457-2650. Expectant Parents Class. Baptist Women’s Hospital. Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. until noon. $30. Call 226-5764 to register. Dynamic Dads Workshop. Baptist Women’s Hospital. Saturday, March 24, 12:30-4 p.m. Free. Registration required. 227-9873. Make Your Own: Metal Embossing. Metal Museum. Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. until noon. Ages 7 and up. Make a copper embossed tile and have your design cut out in relief. $10/ project. Adult must be present with children 17 and under. Registration required. 774-6380.
HOME SCHOOL CLASSES
Home School Days – Who is hatching? Memphis Botanic Garden. Wednesday, March 7, 2-3:30 p.m. Children ages 5 and up join for hands-on learning. $5/child. Garden admission not included. Call 636-4100 to pre-pay and register. Home School day: African-Print Fashion Now! Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Thursday, March 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This session focuses on the spring exhibit. Free. 544-6200. Discovery Days: Beneath the Surface. The Pink Palace Museum. March 22 & 23, from 9 a.m. until noon. Children in grades kindergarten through 8 and their families can check out three teacher activity carts in Bodine Hall exhibits exploring activities on archeology and anthropology. Free with admission. Standard fees for school and general admission. Call 636-2437 for details.
Agape HeartLight featuring authors Bryan Stevenson and Brian Fikkert. Hope Church. Friday, March 2, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Explore justice, mercy, and healing in this annual event featuring authors Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy) and Brian Fikkert (When Helping Hurts) This year’s theme is “HeartLight: Do Justice’” and the event explores where Memphis has been, where we are, and where we need to go from here. $15, $20, & $30. Call 323-3600 for details. Inaugural “Walkin’ In Memphis” Celebration for World Down Syndrome Day. Tom Lee Park. Wednesday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. Sponsor Joshua Greer’s walk starts at the crack of dawn at the Big River Crossing Bridge with a ﬁnal stop at the Peabody where there will be a surprise
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The Pink Palace Museum. Remembering the Dream, Connections Exhibit 2018. March 10 through January 27, 2019. Exhibit shares the chronological story of the Civil Rights Movement covered by Ernest Withers’ I Am A Man portfolio, including Dr. Martin Luther King’s involvement in the sanitation workers’ strike. Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama. Through May 6. 6362362.
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River Bluff Clan on the Memphis Made-Center Stage. Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School. Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m. $15/ adult. $10/child. 537-1483.
TAO: Drum Heart. Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC). Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. Performances showcase the ancient art of Taiko drumming. A pre-show Japanese cultural demo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Reservations required. 751-7500. Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School. Sunday, March 25, at 7 p.m. $30/adult. $27/child. 5371483. Wicked. The Orpheum. March 7-25. This Broadway musical looks at what happened in the Land of Oz before Dorothy, but from a different angle. $53-$129. Call 525-3000 for tickets. March Madness Comedy Explosion featuring “The Greek Comedy Tour.” Halloran Center at the Orpheum. Saturday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. $30-$45. Call 525-3000 for details. Pat Hazell’s The Wonder Bread Years. Halloran Center at the Orpheum. March 17 & 18. Saturday at 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $45. Call 525-3000 for tickets.
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honorary duckmaster for the 5 p.m. procession of ducks. The fundraiser ends in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day with a candlelight vigil at Tom Lee Park, which begins at 6 p.m. Event includes food trucks and live music by Michaela Compton and local songwriter Leah Rose. Shelby County Commission Chairman Heidi Schaefer is the guest speaker. Call 547-7588 for details.
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Southern Literary Arts presents Nikole Hannah Jones. Halloran Centre at the Orpheum. Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. MacArthur Genius Grant fellow and New York Times magazine staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones joins for a conversation led by Wendi C. Thomas, founder of MLK50: Justice through Journalism. $15/ person. 525-3000. The Mountaintop. Halloran Centre at the Orpheum. March 28
through April 1. Wednesday through Friday, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Katori Hall, the artistic director of Hattiloo Theatre, presents this play as a MLK50 event. $35-$50. Call 525-3000 for tickets.
STORY TIME AT AREA BOOKSTORES AND MUSEUMS
Barnes & Noble Booksellers The Avenue Carriage Crossing Mall, 853-3264 Saturdays at 11 a.m. Ages 1-6.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., 386-2468 Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Ages PreK-6. ★ Mar. 3 & 6: The Very Hungry Caterpillar. ★ Mar. 10 & 13: The Magician’s Hat. ★ Mar. 17 & 20: The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School. ★ Mar. 24 & 27: Little Blue Truck’s Springtime. ★ Mar. 31: The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration. Friday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday with special story time, games, and activities. Free. Costume Story Time: Biscuit the Dog. Sunday, March 18, 3-3:30 p.m. Meet Biscuit and join for a special story time. Free. Story Time at Morton Museum of Collierville History 196 N. Main St., 457-2650 On Fridays (excluding Good Friday), 10:30-11 a.m. Ages 5 and under. Enjoy a new story theme each week with songs, related craft, and snack. GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY 1925 Exeter Rd., 757-7323 Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party. Friday, March 2, at 4 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America with stories, crafts, and photo booth. Free. Refreshments served.
MEMPHIS LIBRARY EVENTS
Stop by your local branch or go to memphislibrary.org for a complete listing of library events.
CENTRAL 3030 Poplar Ave., 415-2700 CLOUD901 Classes & Events.
★ Kids on the Block Puppet Show. Wednesday, March 14, 1-2 p.m. Les Passez entertains children with a puppet show and a craft. ★ Hattiloo at the Library: Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth. Saturday, March 17, 2-3:30 p.m. Performance focuses on responsibility and nutrition and then children take part in fun activities. BARTLETT 6382 Stage Rd., 386-8968 ★ Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party! Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. until noon. Celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday and Read Across America with a special story time and activities. ★ Transformations Early Access. Thursday, March 8, 9-10 a.m. Library opens early for a special story time for the Transformations Autism Treatment Center and families with special needs. ★ Transformations Outreach. Thursday, March 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 5 and under. Outreach program at the Transformations Autism Treatment Center. CORDOVA 8457 Trinity Rd., 754-8443 ★ International Story Time: Poland. Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. until noon. Discover the country of Poland with stories, crafts, music, and food. ★ Calligraphy for Kids. Saturday, March 17, 11-11:45 a.m. Learn how to make a bookmark from letter artist Ann Rabinovitz. ★ Early Opening Sensory Story Time. Tuesday, March 27, 9-10 a.m. A special sensory story time for children and teens with special needs. CORNELIA CRENSHAW 531 Vance Ave., 525-1643 ★ Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration. Friday, March 2, 9:30-11 a.m. The library hosts this birthday celebration with local Day Care Center as guest and includes story time and activities. EAST SHELBY 7200 E. Shelby Dr., 751-7360
★ Social Justice Book Club for Kids. Thursday, March 22, 4-5 p.m. As part of the 50th commemoration of Dr. King’s death, this club teaches children ages 9-12 the value of standing up for what you believe. GASTON PARK 1040 S. Third, 942-0836 ★ Dr. Seuss Story Time. Friday, March 2, 4-5 p.m. ★ Hattiloo at the Library: Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth. Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Performance focuses on responsibility and nutrition and then children take part in fun activities. ★ Spa Day. Wednesday, March 14, 1-2 p.m. Girls get an opportunity to do manicures with nail polish and art design. ★ Easter Eggstravaganza. Saturday, March 31, from noon until 2 p.m. Features Easter story, coloring sheets, and egg hunt. HOLLYWOOD 1530 N. Hollywood St., 323-6201 ★ Tying Ties. Saturday, March 3, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Community leaders speak to young men about dressing for success and teach how to tie a tie. ★ Hattiloo at the Library: Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth. Saturday, March 3, 2-3:30 p.m. Performance focuses on responsibility and nutrition and then children take part in fun activities. POPLAR-WHITE STATION 5094 Poplar Ave., 682-1616 ★ Kids and Crafts: Sunshine, Rain, and Rainbows. Wednesday, March 7, 4-5 p.m. Ages 3-7. Step inside your library to make and take home crafts based on a monthly theme. Aprons provided. ★ STEAM Build Day. Wednesday, March 14, 2-3 p.m. Program challenges children to build towers and bridges using simple household items. RALEIGH 3157 Powers Rd., 386-5333 ★ Dr. Seuss Party! Saturday, March 3, 1-3 p.m. RANDOLPH 3752 Given, 452-1068 ★ Art to Grow. Thursday, March 15, from noon until 1 p.m. Dixon Gallery and Gardens teaches children to create their own art.
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