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Help your child acquire the skills needed for lifelong success this SUMMER! Diagnostic educational assessments help identify your child’s learning challenges.

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SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE VALERIE MAHABIR ACADEMY OF BALLET & PERFORMING ARTS Dance with princesses and fairies, explore the possibilities within and discover the magic of ballet. SUMMER SCHOOL DATES Aug. 19th - 23rd Aug. 26th - 30th Price: $375 per week New Students Only Free full day trial on Aug. 19th or 26th.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE 9:30-11:00 AM Ballet & Stretch 11:00-12:00 PM Performance Class 12:00-1:00 PM Lunch & Dance Film 1:00-2:00 PM ! Jazz & Modern Lyrical 2:00-3:00 PM ! Trapeze/Dance Routine

Minimum of 10 Students Required. Sign up a friend and receive a 10% discount.

For more information, please call 760.341.0122 Email: valerie@desertyouthballet.org or Visit: www.idance2.org 71-711 San Jacinto Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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Family Events Calendar 1-5 Mon-Fri - Kids Summer Series at Ultra Star Mary Pickford Cinemas Madagascar 3 $.50 with $5 10-movie package or $1 at door. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. www.ultrastarmovies.com 2 Tuesday - Pottery Painting Drop-In Workshop at the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert. Painting pottery is so cool! Pick from a wide selection of pre-fired ceramic pieces, grab your paint brush and let your creativity be your guide. All materials & paint products are provided. Additional fees apply -see instructor for more details- No Reservations are Needed! 760-321-0602 www.cdmod.org 3 Wednesday - Summer Reading Club the Rancho Mirage Library Mark Wenzel: Mime Whether riding a unicycle, juggling, or fighting an imaginary duel, Mark’s rubber face and body make each moment a frenzied fantasy. Delighting both adults and children, his antics create laughter wherever he performs. FREE. 2:00 p.m. (760) 341-7323 www.ranchomiragelibrary.org 3 Wednesday – Movie Day at Palm Springs Library! Wreck it Ralph Come watch it with your friends! Palm Springs Library at 3:30 p.m. FREE. www.palmspringslibrary.org 4 Thursday - Independence Day Celebration Palm Desert Civic Center Park Save the date for fireworks, live music, and fun at the City of Palm Desert’s Independence Day Celebration at Civic Center Park! Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets, and chairs to enjoy the show. 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (760) 346-0611 4 Thursday - Fourth of July Parade and Community Celebration La Quinta is a wonderful place to plan your 4th of July Day Celebration! Activities are held throughout the day to entertain families and visitors of all ages! The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with our 4th of July parade! Chili cook-off, beer garden, food and entertainment in the La

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Quinta Park also FREE swimming at Fritz Burns Park! It all concludes late that evening with spectacular fireworks display! (760) 564-3199 www.lqchamber.com 4 Thursday - Summer Reading Program at the Cathedral City Library Youth, Teen, Family. Start Time: 3:30 p.m. Programs for the junk food junkies as well as health food gurus! For Tweens and Teens! Community room. FREE. www.rivlib.info/cathedral-city-library/ 5 Friday – Dive-In Movies at Knott’s Soak City Despicable Me Grab a tube & catch the movie from inside the Wave Pool or on the Wave Pool beach! Slides and Attractions open from 7 p.m. until the start of the movie! $14 Regular & $10 Jr./Sr. Free Parking or Preferred Parking for $5. www.soakcityps.com 8-12 Mon-Fri - Kids Summer Series at Ultra Star Mary Pickford Cinemas The Lorax $.50 with $5 10-movie package or $1 at door. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. www.ultrastarmovies.com 10 Wednesday - Summer Reading Club the Rancho Mirage Library The Wildlife Company: Animals The Wildlife Company brings the zoo to the library! Be educated and entertained as you meet a monkey, parrot, alligator and many other exotic mammals, reptiles, bugs and birds! 2:00 p.m. www.ranchomiragelibrary.org (760) 341-7323 10 Wednesday – Ken Frawley presents Sourdough Biscuits Around the Campfire! at the Palm Springs Library. 3:30 p.m. www.palmspringslibrary.org 11 Thursday - I Love Animals! Summer Reading Hour at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Animal stories and healthy snacks! Bring a sweater or small blanket. For ages 4-7* 4575 E. Mesquite Ave. Next to Demuth Park (760)416-5718. *Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

The Events Calendar is a guide to family-oriented events and is provided as a community service. Desert Kids’ Directory strives to provide families with as much information as possible about upcoming events that may be of interest to them. As event details may change, we suggest you call ahead to verify in order to avoid disappointment or inconvenience. For more events, go to www.DesertKidsDirectory.com.

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72-980 Fred Waring Dr., Ste. C, Palm Desert

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FREE TRIAL CLASS 760.343.1999

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Summer Camp Spots Still Available! PowerKids Center is a 14,000 square foot fitness and activity center JUST for kids! Our facility has THREE trampolines, one of which is a full 40 feet of bouncy fun!  We've built our trampolines to be flush with the ground, so parents can rest easy knowing there are absolutely no raised surfaces to worry about. Speaking of fun, your kids will be raving about our two Ask us about our in-ground foam pit systems!  It's a huge pool of soft SPECIAL OFFER foam blocks that kids love to jump into... ours is directly connected to our trampolines. Have a high-school cheerleader wanting to learn a backhandspring for tryouts?  We have two full spring-floors and training mats galore!

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Have a toddler just starting out?  We have safe padded surfaces all over the gym along with kid-sized equipment to roll on, climb up and swing on. Want to be a gymnast?  We have all the best equipment to teach you vault, bars, beam and floor.

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Emmaus Family Counseling Center Building Healthy & Happy Families

Interventions for behavioral/emotional problems of childhood and adolescence Crisis Response: in your home, school or our office Se Habla Español

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Desert Sands Unified Shool District

Choices for Learning Carrillo Ranch Elementary Magnet Academy for the Arts

John F. Kennedy Elementary Math & Science Magnet School

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Indio’s Carrillo Ranch Elementary Magnet Academy for the Arts dynamic curriculum engages K-5 students in rigorous academics as well as music (vocal, instrumental and band), dance, drama, art and audio/visual engineering.

John F. Kennedy Elementary school boasts a variety of integrated math and science theme-based classes. Students are provided the opportunity to learn through inquiry and investigation. The curriculum is enhanced by the faculty and staff’s hands-on, highly visual instruction.

Students learn to read music, play a variety of instruments and compose their own musical pieces.

Our Math and Science Program Features:

In addition, there is a dedicated state-of-the-art keyboard lab, as well as the latest in audio/visual equipment, including wireless microphones.

Singapore Math Science Labs LEGO Lab Robotics Team Gardens

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Jumpers & Water Slides! Balloons for All Occasions-Free Delivery! All Size Parties • Fundraisers • Special Events

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Your Child’s Success in Life ...

Begins with a Great Education! Our goal is to provide your child Now Enrolling! the foundation to become a

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