Children's Museum announces July events

Children's Museum announces July events

The following activities have been announced by the Children's Museum for June:

Thursday, July 2: Bird Feeders

Make a bird feeder to hang outside using bagels, peanut butter and bird seed. The class begins at 11:30 a.m. and is limited to 20 children, ages 4 and up.

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Saturday, July 4: Independence Day

The museum will be CLOSED.

Monday, July 6: "Beauty and the Beast"

Join us for the showing of “Beauty and the Beast” at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 7: Knight Shields

Create large shield of armor and pretend you are a knight. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children, ages 4 and up.

Thursday, July 9: Story Time with Tommie Townsley

Join us at 11:30 a.m. for story time with local children’s book author and publisher, Tommie Townsley. She will read some of her favorite books. A book signing will follow.

Saturday, July 11: Sasol's Second Saturday Science Show

Sasol continues its 5S Project with “Magnetism and Electricity” at 11:30 a.m. Presenters Joe Pawela and Artistle Villery will perform demonstrations that include static electricity, rare earth magnets, “Ferro-fluid” and magnetic magic tricks. They will also demonstrate how magnetism and electricity can be used together to make a small motor.

Monday, July 13: "The Rescuers"

Join us for the showing of “The Rescuers” at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 14: Dumroo Drums

Make a Dumroo drum in the ArtSpace. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children, ages 3 and up.

Thursday, July 16: Tae Kwon Do

Master Carla Prejean and her Black Belt Academy, Karate for Kids, will give a tae kwon do demonstration at 11:30 a.m.

Monday, July 20: "Pocahontas"

Join us for the showing of “Pocahontas” at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21: Plate Fish Bowls

Create a pretend fish bowl using a paper plate, construction paper and beans. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children, ages 4 and up.

Thursday, July 23: MAD HATTER SCIENCE

The famous MAD HATTER, Joan Vallee Rettke, will host a science program at 11:30 a.m. It is limited to 20 children, ages 5 and up.

Saturday, July 25: Kids Choice

This is a workshop to use extra projects that were leftovers from previous workshops and weekly projects. Projects will be on a first come first serve and will be available from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Limit one project per child.

Monday, July 27: "Brave"

Join us for the showing of “Brave” at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28: Wooden Chalkboards

Paint your own wooden chalkboard to write notes, homework, etc. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 20 children each, ages 5 and up. There is a $1 fee for non-members for this new workshop.

Thursday, July 30: Heckhaven Wildlife Rescues

Ms. Suzy from the Heckhaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be here at 11:30 a.m. with some of her wildlife animals and birds that have been rescued. She will talk to the children about animals found in the wild and what to do if you ever encounter one that is injured. (Because of the nature of these species, children will not be allowed to hold them.) If you would like to bring a donation of cat, dog or jarred baby food (fruits and vegetables) the center would appreciate it.

Saturday, August 29: Imagination Celebration: A Night at the Speakeasy!

Join us at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum for the 13th annual Imagination Celebration fundraiser! This evening is just for the grown-ups... and will be "the cat's meow!" We will celebrate the rip roaring 1920's with our Celebrity Karaoke Contest and sample fabulous food from 20+ area restaurants! Come dressed in your "bee's knees" 1920's attire! We're hoping the bids for the unique, must have items in our live and silent auctions will bring in a lot of "clams." There will be dancing to follow and you might take home a fabulous prize as we draw winner's names throughout the night! "Hot diggety dog!" Call 433-9420 to reserve your table or buy tickets today. (Volunteers and sponsors are needed.) The museum will be closed.


The Children's Museum is located at 327 Broad Street downtown Lake Charles. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $7.50 for children and adults.

Call 337-433-9420 or visit www.swlakids.org for more information.