June/July Valley Parent Calendar
1 Little Sprouts – Little Sprouts is a 30 to 45 minute lesson on a feature of the Columbus Botanical Garden and it’s connection to nature/science. The class is designed as an exposure experience in which kids can learn through a talk, piece of literature or a hands-on exploration. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost: $5 Info: ColumbusBotanicalGarden.org/events/little-sprouts/.
7 – 18 Just Breathe for Kids Summer Camp – This camp is structured much like a mindful yoga class. Each day will be themed with activities and projects specifically aligned with that theme. Children will practice in a nurturing, supportive, non-competitive space where they will be inspired to strengthen their bodies and minds, working individually and within groups to be the best versions of themselves. Classes begin at the Columbus Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $200 Info: JustBreatheforKids.com.
June 7 – July 18 NIM Kids Summer Camp – Kids ages 6-15 can choose from a variety of day camps throughout the summer that best fit their interest in U.S. military history. Each camp session is designed to promote teamwork and instill the distinct qualities of the Army Values. From learning about major conflicts in American history to discovering local terrain at Oxbow Meadows, every camper will develop a deeper understanding of the American way of life and what it takes to protect our freedoms. Cost: $200 Info: NationalInfantryMuseum.org/nim-kids/.
14 – 18 Columbus Museum’s Summer Camp Art Sampler – During this exploratory camp, participants will learn about the many ways to create art. Sculptures, paintings, collages and self-portraits will be just a few of the many projects. Perfect for beginners or for campers who want to learn about a variety of ways to make art. Join fellow junior artists from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $60 for member and $90 for non-members Info: ColumbusMuseum.com.
12 – 27 SAM Shortline with Thomas the Tank -The Party Train Tour offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas, the No. 1 blue engine, and enjoy a day of fun-filled Thomas & Friends themed activities. Passengers will grab their party passes to pick up favors at each stop along the way. Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Railroad at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia., departing every hour from 10:00 am to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, from the state park. Cost: $22 Info: SAMShortline.com.
1 – 24 Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley Summer Feeding Program – The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. Children who are part of households that receive foods stamps, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals. Info: Contact Kimberly Reaves at 706.596.9330.
9 – 25 Springer Opera House presents Winnie the Pooh – Join Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and friends on the adventures with bees, boats and birthdays in the Hundred Acre Wood. Cost: $18 Info: SpringerOperaHouse.org.
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Toddler Tales and Tunes – Join fellow readers at the Phenix City-Russell County Library every Friday at 11 a.m. for stories and music geared toward toddlers. Cost: Free Info: PhenixCityLibrary.com/childrens-corner/.