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Love is in the Air

February 4, 2012 by Megan Parks


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

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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