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EKU Campus Recreation is hosting a day-camp Monday as many students will be off for Presidents Day. Kid-a-Palooza is a day mixed with playing and learning, according to Brittany Fuson, of EKU Campus Recreation.
Fuson provides more details.
1 What is Kid-a-Palooza?
Presidents Day Kid-a-Palooza is an opportunity for members of the Richmond and Madison County Community to get out of the house and socialize for a day full of activities at EKU Campus Recreation. This is a day camp for children who are in Kindergarten to 6th grade. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to explore history, create goals, and play through recreation.
2 Why did Campus Recreation decide to put this on?
Since Madison County schools are closed for Presidents Day, EKU Campus Recreation wanted to create an opportunity for the Richmond and Madison County community to celebrate Presidents Day and let their child spend the day playing and learning with us! This creates more options for those parents that still have work when their child is out of school.
3 What type of activities can kids expect?
There are many activities that we will be including in this day camp. Activities include but are not limited to indoor and outdoor games/sports, arts and crafts, group fitness classes, educational sessions and lots of fun!!
4 What is the cost and when is the event happening?
Presidents Day Kid-A-Palooza is Feb. 18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with drop off starting at 7:30 a.m. and pick up starting at 4:45 p.m. The cost of the event is $25.
5 How can folks sign up or get more information?
There are two easy steps to register 1.) Fill out the registration form and 2.) Payment. Registration form is at https://goo.gl/forms/UtRzno9t3ojOEltp2. For Registration Payment, you can pay over the phone (859-622-6751) or in person at the EKU Fitness & Wellness Center. Visit https://campusrec.eku.edu/kid-palooza for more information.
Five more for the weekend, week ahead:
• Far Far Away Party, Saturday, Feb. 16, 12-1 p.m., Madison County Public Library, Richmond. Join us in the Children's Area for a magical meet-and-greet with Sleeping Beauty, the Little Mermaid, and the Frog Princess. Take pictures with one of our visiting princesses, and join us in the Community Room to enjoy a chocolate fountain and a royal craft. Princes and princesses of all ages are welcome to attend!
• 'For the Love of Baby Bumps', Saturday, Feb. 16, 1-3 p.m., Purdy's Coffee. This event is a safe place for pregnant and new mothers to get encouragement and information in their mothering journeys. Attendees also will enjoy a complimentary maternity or mothering photo. More information can be found on Facebook.
• Reading Your Writing: An Interactive Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m., Madison County Public Library, 319 Chestnut Street, Berea. The workshop will be led by John Bolin. If you are nervous about reading your poetry or prose at Open Mic, this workshop offers you a friendly place to learn how you can become a better interpreter of your work. Choose a short piece of prose or a couple of poems to read to the group and Bolin, retired chair of Berea College's Theatre Department, will offer tips and suggestions to improve your delivery. Don't want to read? That's okay. Come listen and spend time with other creative folk. The workshop will be in the Community Room.
• Introduction into Raised Bed Gardening, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Madison County Public Library, Berea. Will a raised garden bed work for you? What makes a good location for a bed and what grows best? How do you get the most out of reading a seed catalog? There will be a presentation on the 2019 Berea Victory Garden Blitz and beds will be available for order that night. This program is a partnership between Berea Urban Farm and the Madison County Public Library. All attendees will have a chance to win a free Sustainable Berea Victory Garden Blitz raised bed!
• Documentary Dialogue Series, Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Berea College Forestry Outreach Center, 2047 Big Hill Rd., Berea. The center will be screening A Man Named Pearl, which follows the life of African American topiary artist, Pearl Fryar. Discussion about the film will be led by local environmental activist and photographer Jim Embry. Embry is the founder and director of Sustainable Communities Network and believes in the need for big ideas to connect humans in a sacred relationship with the Earth. Admission is free. Snacks and drinks provided. All are welcome to attend. For more information about the monthly Documentary Dialogue Series, contact Nina Verin at 651-230-5225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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