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Week of the Young Child 

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Friday, April 20

Breastfeeding Awareness. 3-6 p.m. Green & Gold Room, Founders Hall HSU. Art, videos, sculpture and information advocating for a woman’s right to breastfeed in public. FREE.  

 

Saturday, April 21

Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival (SLAM Fest)
10 a.m.-11 p.m. HSU. Music, food, workshops, speakers, vendors, educational booths and art.  Children of all ages are encouraged to come join the fun and celebrate Earth Day weekend! (Saturday 4/21=10 AM-11 p.m. & Sunday 4/22=10 AM-4 PM)

Adventure Afternoon. 1-3 p.m. Discovery Museum  special activities in addition to exhibits. One Saturday every other month, with a different theme each month. Free . Call 443-9694.

Calendar Contest! Young Artists Workshop. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Eureka Library. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to enter drawings in the Friends of the Redwoods Library calendar contest. Do not have to attend the workshop to enter, but it can be part of the fun! Twelve drawings are chosen for the calendar, all entries are posted on the Friends website. Fundraiser for the Humboldt County Library. Call 269-1995.

 

Sunday, April 22 

Earth Day. 12-4 p.m. WOYC Family Fun Day sponsored by KEET in Scotia. Live Super Why! Characters in the Winema theater and entire Flit Fantasy Land Activity Area in the Scotia Inn Dining Room. $5 donation, nobody will be turned away. Call 469-6712/

Beach Cleanup at Mad River Beach. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Be part of the solution to marine pollution! Cleaning up our beaches is a great way to join together, take care of our shared natural resources and have fun! Join Humboldt Green Week, Humboldt Baykeeper and the Tobacco Free Education Network. Bring your own 5 gallon bucket and work gloves. Los Bagels is sponsoring.

Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival (SLAM Fest)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. HSU. Music, food, workshops, speakers, vendors, educational booths and art.  Children of all ages are encouraged to come join the fun and celebrate Earth Day weekend!

 

Tuesday, April 24 

Kids’ Yoga with Artemisia Shine at Om Shala Yoga. 4-5 p.m. 858 10th St., Arcata, 825-9642 (YOGA). Ages 6-8, $7 drop in. Dynamic fusion of stories, songs, games, and meditation to create a fun, centering, active class!  Have child wear comfortable, flexible clothing, bring a yoga mat and bottle of water.  Mats available $1 rental fee.

 

Wednesday, April 25 

Discovery Museum Playgroup. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Children ages 0 to 5. Great opportunity for parents to meet other parents and for your child to play with other children in a fun atmosphere. FREE, but space is limited, please call 443-9694.

Rhythm and Stories at Eureka Library. 6:15 p.m. Anita Punla and Nancy McQuillan combine talents in this program that features music, stories and a video. Bring your attention, imagination and small rhythm instruments. There are drums and other instruments to share as well.

 

Thursday, April 26 

Bring flowers and “love notes” to your child’s teacher or a teacher who you value, not only early childhood educators. Teachers of all ages and fields should be recognized and appreciated!

Kids’ Yoga with Artemisia Shine at Om Shala Yoga. 4-5 p.m. 858 10th St., Arcata, 825-9642 (YOGA). Ages 8-12, $7 drop in. Dynamic fusion of stories, songs, games, and meditation to create a fun, centering, active class!  Have child wear comfortable, flexible clothing, bring a yoga mat and bottle of water. Mats available $1 rental fee.

Mommy/Daddy & Me at Om Shala Yoga. 10:30-11:30 a.m., 858 10th St., Arcata, 825-9642 (YOGA). Ages 0-4; $5 per child – A playful mix of yoga poses, songs and activities to lay a good foundation for yoga, increase flexibility, body awareness and stimulate imagination.

Young Discoverers. 10:30-noon. Discovery Museum, Eureka. 90 minutes of thematic activities, stories, crafts, songs and dance. Program promotes social and motor skill development to prepare three to five year olds for their next level of education. $2 per child. Space limited, please call 443-9694.

 

Friday, April 27

Eureka Library. 10 a.m Weekly Story hour.

WOYC Children’s Party. 3-9 p.m. Native American Forum, BSS Building Room 162 at HSU. Performances, mingling with parents, teachers and children. Bring a potluck dish to share. Free.

Ya Habibi Dance Company Decadent Dessert Belly Dance Party!? 7 p.m. Redwood Raks, 8th & L Streets, Old Creamery Building, Arcata.?Join the dancers of Ya Habibi Dance Company for chocolate fondue, desserts, dancing and silent auction. Tickets $15 advance/$20 at door. Children under 12  half price. Proceeds for Ya Habibi’s Costume and Travel fund. 616-6876 or dance@shoshannaland.com.

 

Saturday, April 28

Steam Donkey Days. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Humboldt State Park, Eureka. Free ride on the steam locomotive, picnicking and museum.

Humboldt Math Festival. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bayshore Mall.
Teachers and students are invited to participate as organizers, presenters or submit work for Art and Poster Show. Visit the Math Festival website at www.humboldtmathfestival.org or call Ken Pinkerton at 725-6980.

Arcata Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Arcata Plaza. Open April to November. Live music starts at 10 a.m.

 

Sunday, April 29

Humboldt Math Festival. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bayshore Mall.
See Saturday, April 28.

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