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Birding Basics

Wednesday, April 1 11:00 AM

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March 30, 2015 - April 06, 2015

  • Bricks 4 Kidz - Pirates Quest
  • When:

    Monday, March 02, 2015 at 12:00:00 PM - Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Four Mile Community Center

  • What:

    March 2, 9, 23 and 30 from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m
    Registration ends February 26

    Registration is now open for “Bricks 4 Kidz,” a building series with an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands on learning experience. During each class, participants will build a LEGO model using Bricks 4 Kidz unique project kits and model plans. With a new model each week, these simple machines are sure to excite your budding builders as they spin, roll and turn. Everything is provided for this 60 minutes of learning, building and playing.

    Designed for ages K-5, the cost is $39 for our 4-week session and $29 for our 3-week session. Online registration is now open at www.dmparks.org. If you live in the 50317 zip code, a reduced rate is available, sponsored by the Black Tie Foundation. In order to receive the discount, registration must be completed in person at Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Boulevard) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker at 248-6330 or blbaker@dmgov.org

  • Performing Arts Kids Club Registration
  • When:

    Friday, March 06, 2015 at 11:00:00 AM - Friday, April 03, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus Community Center

  • What:

    Do you have a budding actor or actress in your household? The inaugural Performing Arts Kids Club will be held Mondays at Pioneer Columbus Community Center (2100 SE 5th street) from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, April 6 through May 4. The program ends with a student performance Friday, May 8, 5:30 pm and families are encouraged to attend. Registration is open through April 3 for this 5-week program, designed for kids in grades 4 - 6 and the cost is $19.

    Join us for the basics of theatre and performance through games, acting and crafts. Enhance your child’s creativity by exploring with us: onstage acting, costuming, scenic design, props and makeup through various stories from around the world.

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker at blbaker@dmgov.org phone 248-6330.

  • GPS Egg Hunt
  • When:

    Friday, March 06, 2015 at 6:00:00 PM - Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 4:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Witmer Park, 1610 34th Street, Meet at the pond.

  • What:

    Each registered participant will use a hand held GPS unit that has been programmed with the location of prizes hidden in the park. After a brief introduction and some directions on how to use the GPS, participants will go out on a “GPS Egg Hunt” in the park. For each correct location that they find, they will get to pick up a small prize to take home with them. More than one person may walk along on the search but only the registered participants are allowed to pick up the prizes.

  • Contact:

    For more information, contact Joel at 248 6369 or jmvanroekel@dmgov.org.

  • Birding Basics
  • When:

    Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 11:00:00 AM

  • What:

    Get to know the water fowl and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel on their journey north during spring migration when you attend Birding Basics. The lunch time sessions will meet at 11:00-11:45 am at Gray’s Lake, Feb. 25 through May 20. Bring binoculars – we have a few extra pairs if you forget yours. New this year, each week we will introduce one specific bird at the start of the program and then go birding in the park. This program is free and open to all ages.
    Feb. 25 through April 1 the focus is on water birds such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, mergansers, pelicans, and herons. The public will meet in the beach parking lot on the north side of Gray’s Lake. April 8 through May 20 sessions will meet in the southeast parking lot for viewing of songbirds such as warblers, vireos, thrushes, and sparrows.

  • Contact:

    Joel VanRoekel

  • Magic Camp - April Early Out Session (April 1 AND April 8)
  • When:

    Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 3:00:00 PM - Wednesday, April 08, 2015 at 3:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Boulevard)

  • What:

    Dates: April 1 and 8 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Boulevard)
    Registration ends March 26

    Hocus, Pocus! Magic Camps were created for anyone who likes to have fun. Participants will spend two days learning from professional magician Lee Cole on how to entertain and amaze your friends, family and classmates. Designed for ages 8-15, cost is $40 for each 2-day class location. All magic materials are provided. The two sessions will be held at two different locations.

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker at 248-6330 or blbaker@dmgov.org

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