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Love is in the Air

February 4, 2012 by Megan Parks

February

Love is in the air this month with a lot of free Valentine’s-related activities for the kids.

Valentines keepsake box
Home Depot Kids workshop
9 a.m.-12N, Saturday, Feb. 4

Designed for kids ages 5-12, the workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

For more information or the location nearest you, visit www.homeimproverclub.com/kidsworkshops

Drawing from the Collection
Modern Art Museum
2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5

This exciting gallery program for children between the ages of five and 12 is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the collection.

Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials in The Modern Shop.

Attendance is limited. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk; early arrival is encouraged. www.themodern.org/children

Wonderful Wednesdays
Modern Art Museum
4-4:45 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 8 & 15

This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department.

Both the tour and project focus on a few works in the Modern's collection.

Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the front desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission is free. www.themodern.org/children

Pictures and Pages
Kimball Art Museum
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7

Designed for children ages four to six, this program features a reading of the storybook “Hey Pipsqueak!” by Kate McMullan and Jim McMullan, followed by an engaging docent-led tour and related art activity.

“Pictures and Pages” encourages children to use their imaginations, contribute to group conversations, and participate in simple art activities. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes and is designed to inspire creativity and provide children with an early exposure to works of art.

Advance registration for this free program is required, and space is limited. Maximum two children per adult. To register, please 817-332-8451, ext. 351.

My Funny Valentine
Hulen Mall Kids’ Club
11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9

There will be singing, dancing and a fun make-and-take craft. It’s FREE and reservations are not required, but adults are asked to sign up little ones at the event. Parents/caregivers are required to stay with children.

Reservations are not needed. Adults who are bringing five or more children are asked to call Fara Reid at (817) 294-1205 x7021 so that club organizers will have a giveaway for every participant.

Activities are designed for children ages two to six, but all ages are welcome. Kids Club meets on the lower level in Center Court near the Play Area and lasts 30-45 minutes.

Hulen Mall is located at I-20 (Southwest Loop 820) at Hulen Street. For more information, visit www.hulenmall.com or call 817-294-1205.

Valentine’s Day Card maker
Lowes Build and grow activity
10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11

Everything kids need to make their own Valentine’’s Day Cards this year, the box doubles as a mini-workstation for your little artist www.lowes.com/buildandgrow.com

Ramblin Race Car
Lowes Build and grow activity
10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25

Kids make their own rolling racecar complete with stickers and all the details.
www.lowes.com/buildandgrow.com

ATA Karate
If you are looking for a new way to have fun, work out and lose weight — this is the place for you. You need to try out ATA’s Cage fitness. I am currently doing it and LOVE IT. Tell them I sent you and you will get a FREE 2 week trial. ATA is located at 108 S Ranch House RD #1000 682-438-7626.

Sylvan Learning Center In Weatherford
Tell them Megan Parks sent you and get 50 percent off an assessment test for your child. Call for more information. 817-594-4461

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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