By Kathy Watson, Youth Services Director
Carriage Towne News
ATKINSON —April vacation week (April 22-27) is just around the corner! Take a peek at what we’ve got coming! Please carefully consider your schedule and register for those activities you can commit to. We have space and supply considerations for most events. Check back next week for the rest of the week’s events. Listed below are only what we’ve got going Mon-Wed.
On Mon., April 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. we are starting our line-up with ‘Reader’s Theater’. Children in grades 2-5 will enjoy being our library 'actors' performing stories from favorite books. Bring a friend and read aloud. Enjoy telling a story reading your script without props or costumes. Just 'ham it up' and have fun. Parents need to stay and be our audience! Registration is required.
On Tues., April 23, from 10:15-10:45 a.m. we are having ‘Bitty Spring Dancers’ for ages 2-3. Join Miss Angie from the European School of Dance for a little music and movement. Our theme will be Spring! Mrs. Birr will be part of the act with a little spring story and snack for tiny dancers. Registration is required. Also on Tuesday morning from 11:00-11:45 a.m. we have ‘Little Spring Dancers’ for ages 3-6. This is similar to the dance class above for children who are just a little older. Please register and do let us know if you change plans. Seats are very limited for this event and the bitty dancers as well.
On Tues., April 23, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. we are hosting ‘Recycled Art Fun’ for grades K-5.
Have fun making a craft, rather recycling a craft- out of all the odds and ends from our closet! There are all kinds of paper crafts to make working together. Come have a blast with paper, paste and scissors! Parents may need to assist the younger ones.
On Tues., April 23, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. it’s time for the teens and tweens in grades 6-12 to come in and get a new look! Join Tina Roux, Independent Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, to 'trade' faces with your friend! Sign up with a friend, and on this 'glam' night you'll be able to pick a face for your friend to wear and she'll be able to pick yours (trading faces). These makeovers will be t/ween friendly. This is a great time to get tips on skincare and how to apply makeup properly so you will look your absolute best! All teens will get individualized attention. ‘Trading Faces’ has limited seats so grab a partner and register soon.
On Wed., April 24, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. we have ‘Watercolor Wonders’ for grades 3 and up.
This is a call for all artists or those who like to dabble in paint. Create artwork using spray watercolors and watercolor resist. Add salt to your work and discover what happens. Register yourself and a friend.
Let’s have a drum roll for Wed., April 24, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. as we host ‘Comic Mime Theater’ which is a family event that is best suited for elementary ages and up. ‘Comic Mime Theater’ highlights the best of Robert Rivest's twenty year career as a master mime performer, comic actor and improv artist. Through humorous mime stories, spoken word, physical comedy, and a zany cast of characters, Robert Rivest transforms an empty stage into pure hilarity! Please register each person as we do have a room capacity number. Preschool children are requested to sit with an adult. Visit www.robertrivest.com to view clips and get your funny bone tuned in advance!
Here is a second chance at ‘Dress Me Up’ on Wed., April 24, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. if you missed the March date.
Young ladies in need of a dress for prom can come and try on free dresses. Please bring a student ID to verify that the dress you want is actually for prom. There are over 60 dresses to choose from in various sizes, colors, and designs! This event is sponsored by Timberlane Regional High School and is run by two students--Emily and Jacqueline. Anyone attending prom is eligible for a dress. You do not have to be a TRHS student.
Feeling lucky? The ‘Friends of the Library’ are hosting a raffle here at the library. There is a golf basket worth $375.00 which includes the following: Atkinson Country Club-round of golf for four (par 3), Brookstone-round of golf for two, and Bradford Country Club-round of golf for four (18 holes). There is also a bird basket that holds: a copper hummingbird feeder, Wild Birds Unlimited bird seed, a butterfly feeder, and more. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The winners will be drawn and notified on Fri., May 18 at the semi-annual book sale. You need not be present to win. The best part is that all proceeds benefit youth programming. Buy now, and buy often!
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