Give a second life to unneeded items by turning them into useful objects or creative works of art. We'll provide all materials and lots of suggestions on how to use them. Grades 6-8.
Celebrate Earth Day by creating crafts from recyclable materials. All you need to bring is yourself and your crafting talents. All ages. Kids, please bring a parent.
Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the U.S., having spent more than 40 years in a 6'x9' cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. When Herman meets artist Jackie Sumell, he finds a remarkable expression for his decades-long struggle. In this documentary by Angad Singh Bhalla we see the transformative power of art. This screening is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov ). Learn more and watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.
Boone County Project LAUNCH is offering free developmental screenings for children who are 2 months to 5 years old. Parents will complete an "Ages & Stages" questionnaire and then meet with a specialist who will explain more about childhood developmental stages. Results can help you monitor your child’s motor skills, language development, problem solving ability and social-emotional skills. Developmental screening can help ensure that a child is on-track for school success. Children from 2 months to 5 years old and parents.
In honor of Arbor Day, plant a native Missouri tree. Stop by anytime during open hours to get a free tree seedling from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Horticulturalist Alan Helland will be on hand to teach you how to select, plant and care for your young tree.
Card enthusiast Margaret Gonzalez will demonstrate techniques that will ensure each card you make is a work of art. Birthday and thank you cards will be featured. Please bring scissors; all other supplies provided. Adults or age 16 and older. Registration begins Friday, April 4.
In honor of Arbor Day, plant a native Missouri tree. Drop in to get a free tree seedling from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Members on the Callaway Master Gardener's will be on hand to proivide information about planting and caring for your tree.
Dietitian Kristin Eiffert will show kids how to make healthy roll-up sandwiches and salads using homemade dressing. Co-sponsored by the Central Missouri Dietetics Association. Ages 4-9. Parents and siblings welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, April 15.
This documentary written and directed by Ann Fessler (author of "The Girls Who Went Away") combines footage from educational films and newsreels to trace the history of what happened to over a million young women who surrendered their children in the '50s and '60s, and kept it secret. The film will be followed by a panel discussion including an adoptive parent, an adoptee, birth parents involved with an open and closed adoption and a social worker. Co-sponsored by the Adoption Triad Connection of Mid-Missouri.
Come learn the art of decoupage. Using Mod Podge to paste down a collage of images, you can challenge your inner artist and take home a creation of your own making. Supplies provided. Ages 9-14. Registration begins Tuesday, April 15.