Archive for Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fair aims to broaden children’s interests

July 7, 2012


A kids fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday July 14 at Lawrence Montessori School, 5005 Legends Drive. The fair, which is free, is hosted by the school as well as other area businesses that specialize in children’s activities such as music and athletics.

Ongoing events during the day include a tumbling room and open gym, pottery painting, face painting, taekwondo demonstrations, a fireworks chemistry presentation and music activities such as song performances, dances and instrument instructions.

Events also include a concert by Rockin’ Rob at 10:30 a.m. and an 11:30 a.m. interactive cooking class by a Montessori School chef and Hy-Vee. After the food demonstration, a free lunch will be served for all in attendance.

The fair will also have a raffle with more than $500 in prizes from the fair sponsors, including a shopping spree at The Toy Store, 936 Mass.

Lawrence Montessori School hosts children’s fairs and events twice a year to help broaden kids’ interests.

“It’s nice to bring kids together and expose them to a wide variety of activities,” said Parendi Birdie, assistant head of Lawrence Montessori School. “(The fair) is an alternative activity that can engage kids and helps them develop and gives them a solid foundation to grow their interests.”

The event and all activities are free and open to the public. People can park in the school’s parking lot and enter through the front of the building.


Christina Hoffman 5 years, 11 months ago

SOOO what Saturday? next saturday? two saturdays from now? yesterday? How hard is it to put the date in the article? This is not the first time i have come across something fun for my family to do and the journal world has failed to list a date. Not that i cant just look it up but it would be nice not to have to scour the net for a date of something you have written about and should have the information listed!

chocolateplease 5 years, 11 months ago

+1 I didn't see this online yesterday, so am wondering if this is an after-the-fact story, or what?

Lawrence Morgan 5 years, 11 months ago

I am glad the Montessori school is sponsoring such an event. I hope that as many kids and their parents can go as possible, whether or not they are enrolled witih the Montessori school!

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