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7/3/2013 - Asheville area family friendly activities
by Asheville Citizen Times

Wednesday

CREATIVE SUMMER BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m.-noon July 3, Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville. Read and discuss books and have fun. Kids should come in play clothes and ready for fun in the sun (think sunscreen, hats and water bottles). Meet at Pack Place main entrance; book club meetings will take place in Pack Place and outside. $15 per club, cash or check. Books appropriate for students in fourth-seventh grades. Book is "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia. Students should read book before attending, or expect spoilers. Visit www.creativesummerbookclub.com.

DIG INTO MUSIC: 10:30 a.m. July 3, Leicester Library. Free. Special story time with the Moozic Lady. Visitwww.buncombecounty.org/library.

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE ROBOTICS: 3-5 p.m. July 3 at 94 Coxe Ave., Asheville. Design, build and program NXT First LEGO League robots. For ages 10-14. Classes meet second and fourth Wednesdays (with extra class on July 3). This is a STEM educational activity. Parental participation encouraged. To learn more, call 258-2038.

MICROWONDERS: 2-4 p.m. July 3, Hands On! A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. $16 nonmembers, $10 members. Must register to attend. Ages 7-12. Examine the world at the microscopic level using traditional and digital microscopes. Call 697-8333 or visit www.handsonwnc.org.

PARADE OF PUPPETS: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 pm. July 3, Hands On! A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. $16 nonmembers, $10 members. Must register to attend. Ages 7-10. Learn the history of puppet making, create your own puppets and perform a puppet show. Call 697-8333 or visit www.handsonwnc.org.

SCIENCE OF SOUND: 10:30 a.m.-noon July 3. $16 nonmembers, $10 members. Must register to attend. Ages 3-6. Learn about sound. Call 697-8333 or visit www.handsonwnc.org.

WILD OAKS SCHOOL-AGE LIBRARY CLUB: 3:30 p.m. July 3, South Asheville/Oakley Library. On Wednesdays in July for ages 6-12. Space is limited. No groups please. Visitwww.buncombecounty.org/library.

Thursday

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Find a calendar of July 4 activities and celebrations throughout Western North Carolina on Page B8.

Friday

EXPLOSION-PALOOZA: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 5, Hands On! A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. $16 nonmembers, $10 members. Must register to attend. Ages 8-12. You've seen the fireworks on July 4th, now spend some time with other explosions safely conducted in an explosion-palooza. Call 697-8333 or visitwww.handsonwnc.org.

Saturday

HALOTHERAPY STORY TIME: 10-10:30 a.m. July 6, The Salt Spa of Asheville, 473 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. $8. Storytelling during halotherapy for children in a unique salt room with tons of Himalayan salt on the walls and floor. Halotherapy can support respiratory health and offer relief for allergies, asthma, cystic fibrosis and more. Adult must accompany children. Call 505-1838 or visitwww.saltasiawellbeing.com.

Sunday

OVERCOMING ANGER: 7-8:30 p.m. July 7, Rainbow Mountain Children's School, 574 Haywood Road, Asheville. Discover a better way to deal with anger. Learn how to respond to difficult people and challenging circumstances with a patient, relaxed and "cool" mind. Everyone welcome. Drop-in classes. Includes guided meditation,talk and discussion. $8, $5/students/seniors. Visitwww.meditationinasheville.org or call 668-2241.

July 8

ANIMALS THAT LIVE UNDERGROUND: 2 p.m. July 8, Henderson County Main Library. Presented by Henderson County 4-H. For ages 5 and older.

CLAYING AROUND WORKSHOP: 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 8, Claying Around, 1378 Hendersonville Road, Suite D, Asheville. $32, includes materials and snacks. Ages 6-12. Kids will be hand-building wind chimes with clay. Reserve a spot online at www.clayingaround.com or call 277-0042.

POSTPARTUM CLASSES: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays starting July 8, CarePartners, Seymour Auditorium, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville. $120. Series of six classes for women who are six weeks to one year postpartum. Classes are designed to provide a supportive educational experience for a woman's transition to motherhood by emphasizing wellness, injury prevention and return to self. The classes will also help improve a mothers' ability to care for her baby through the toddler years by caring for her body. It will be taught by physical therapists and a certified yoga instructor. Call 418-1050 to register.

July 9

ANIMALS THAT LIVE UNDERGROUND: 11 a.m. July 9, Fletcher Branch Library. Presented by Henderson County 4-H. For ages 5 and older.

CREATIVE SUMMER BOOK CLUB: July 9, Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville. Read and discuss books and have fun. Kids should come in play clothes and ready for fun in the sun (think sunscreen, hats and water bottles). Meet at Pack Place main entrance; book club meetings will take place in Pack Place and outside. $15 per club, cash or check. Books appropriate for students in fourth-seventh grades. Session from 10 a.m.-noon reads "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." Session from 1-3 p.m. reads "Midnight Magic." Students should read book before attending, or expect spoilers. Visit www.creativesummerbookclub.com.

 

 

 

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