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Earth Day Celebration at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington

14 Apr

Bring the kids out to the River Legacy Living Science Center on Saturday, April 16, from 10 am to 2 pm, for an Earth Day celebration with nature walks, story times, crafts, activities and more.  Children can create art projects that are totally recyclable, plant eco-pots, and play endangered species musical chairs.  It’s fun for the whole family!

River Legacy Living Science Center is located at 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington.

For more information, visit their website at www.riverlegacy.org.

Story Time at The Yoga Project

28 Mar

Every Wednesday at 12:00, come to The Yoga Project in Arlington for a FREE Kids’ Story Time!  Story times will alternate between the north location (2745 North Collins Street, Suite 109) and the south location (7807 South Cooper Street, Suite 107) – south location on Wednesday, March 30, north location on Wednesday, April 6, etc.

All pre-school age kiddos and their grown-ups are welcome for the FREE story time yoga class.  This is no regular story time … with a new theme every week, we use our imaginations and and playful minds to journey through stories.  In addition to story time, we do a little yoga, dancing, and playing.

For more information, check out www.theyogaproject.net.

Gorbella’s Story Time at Mochalux

24 Mar

Gorbella’s is sponsoring a free Cozy Corner Storytime Mondays beginning at 10am at Mochalux Coffee & Tea Company, located at 1101 east Bardin Road Suite #101 in Arlington (at Collins and Bardin, just south of I-20).  The story time, designed for kids ages 5 and under, includes structured play, a story, and a take-home craft.  Snacks, coffee, and beverages are available for purchase and during the story time, a portion of all proceeds go towards Gorbella’s.

Gorbella’s is a wonderful nonprofit organization whose mission is to help families with young children overcome social isolation by providing support, education and resources, promoting healthier lifestyles, and providing a communal place for families to gather, network, learn, grow, eat, and play.

Gorbella’s is in the process of raising money to purchase property of their own where they plan to open a community resource center to offer support, education, connections, and play for young children.  For more information about Gorbella’s the story time or to donate, please click here:   http://www.gorbellas.org/

I attended the event last week with a friend of mine, her two kids, and my three kids, and it was great!  Mochalux is a family-owned business, and it understands the needs of families.  The establishment itself was impeccably clean.  I let the baby crawl around on the floor and he did not get a speck of dirt on him.  It’s a very open concept, which is divided by a half-wall.  One area is set up like a living room, with large couches and chairs as well as a few tables and chairs.  It’s a great area to meet up with friends and chat while the kids sit on the floor and play.  The other area has tables and chairs.  Mochalux offers free wi-fi and has a drive-thru as well.

The kids devoured the hot chocolate and cookies I ordered for them.  I ordered a decaf lemon ginger tea and it was really yummy.  Mochalux is receptive to feedback about how to make the environment as family-friendly as possible.  They are also a nursing-friendly establishment!

If you have some free time on Mondays, come and check it out.  Gorbella’s needs to raise about $40,000.00 more to be able to open the community center.  Imagine what a difference a place like that would make in your life!  I know I would be there doing mommy and me yoga for sure!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Time at Barnes & Noble

16 Mar

On Saturday, March 19, come to a Barnes & Noble near you for a special story time with Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Click here to find a store near you.

Bloom Into Spring Pajama Time

10 Mar

Come celebrate the coming of spring at the Southwest Library Branch in Arlington on Monday, March 14, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Bring the whole family for an evening of spring-inspired stories, songs and crafts. Children may wear their pajamas and bring along a favorite stuffed animal!

For more information, visit the Arlington Public Library website at www.arlingtonlibrary.org.

Children’s Author at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

4 Mar

Saturday, March 5, 1 – 2 pm:

Join local author Laura Eckroat as she reads her book The Life of Bud and takes children outside to search for “Bud.” After searching for “Bud” and listening to her story, children will make a spring leaf fan book to take home. The Life of Bud won Best Children’s Book at the North Texas Book Festival for 2010. This class is geared for children 4 – 8 years old.

FREE (with paid admission – $5 for adults, $2 for kids 3-12).

For more information, visit the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge website by clicking here.

Target First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center

3 Mar

On the first Saturday of every month, come to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas for “Target First Saturdays” – a day of FREE family activities!

Schedule of events:

10 am – noon  Children’s Art Activity

10 am – 12:30 pm  Art in Action Sculpture Demo

10 am – 2 pm  Art Scavenger Hunt

10:15 am, 11:15 am, and 12:15 pm  Family Tours

11:30 am  Yoga presented by YogaSport

12:30 pm  Story time with the Dallas Public Library

1 pm  NasherKids Live!

11 am – 2 pm  NasherKids Meal Available at the Nasher Cafe

The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street in Dallas.  Visit www.nashersculpturecenter.org for more details.

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