KIDZ ZONE, Creative Arts for kids ages 5-12, meets every Thursday at The Salvation Army, 437 Inman St. A meal is provided at 6 p.m., and the activities begin at 6:45 p.m. Kidz Zone is a Bible-based, hands-on, character building interactive program. For more information, call Gina Ballinger at 308-3467.
“Groundbreaking Reads,” the library’s adult summer reading program, and all books read beginning in May will count to your summer total to complete your reading log and get a chance to win some great prizes in the end-of-summer drawing.
“Dig Into Your Treasures” will be presented at the library beginning at 7 p.m. on July 16 by Walter Presswood, antique dealer. He will appraise and value treasures brought in.
Ducktown Basin Museum will present a program on July 22 on “Mining: Environmental Impact and Remediation in the Basin Area.”
A Mid-Summer’s Dig Day will be held for children ages 3 through 11 on July 9, from 3 until 4:15 p.m. Meet in the library parking lot to dig for treasures and explore construction machines. This is a floating program; come and leave whenever you like just as long as it’s between 3 and 4:15 p.m. Kona Ice will be available as part of a Children’s Room fundraiser.
The Creative Discovery Museum program on fossils and rock (ages 11-13) will be at 4:30 p.m. on July 16 in the Community Room at the library. Reservations are required for this event. Just call or stop by the Children’s Room Desk.
The Chinese Class offered by the library will begin on July 23. It will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and continues through Oct. 10. There is no fee for this class. Registration continues at the Non-fiction desk or by calling the library at 472-2163. The class will be taught by Wie Chen, a former translator in Germany for Volkswagen.
A class in Japanese is offered this summer at the library each Monday and Wednesday through July. There will be two classes offered, at 10 or 11 a.m. The classes will be taught by Yumi Nomura, who was born in China but has been a Japanese citizen since she was 16. To register for this class, call the library at 472-2163, ext. 126. The classes will be limited in size and minimum age will be 16.
Summer is almost here and for many kids that means it’s time for camp. The Salvation Army is preparing for its annual summer camp which benefits children from disadvantaged circumstances. Children ages 7-12 are eligible to go to The Salvation Army’s Division Camp located on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. The fun-filled week will offer crafts, fishing, swimming, sports, songfests and campfires with a focus on learning about God’s love. Certified camp instructors supervise all swimming and waterfront activities and there is a nurse on duty at all times. For more information, call Gina Ballinger at 308-3467.
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