Mentor Safety Town

(sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of Mentor)safety town

The JWCM sponsors the Mentor’s “Safety Town” program. For over a quarter of a century, Mentor Safety Town has helped to keep preschoolers safe while providing parents with peace of mind.

Safety Town Dates for 2019 are June 3-7 and June 10-14. Location: Garfield Elementary/Memorial Junior High School on 7090 Hopkins Road in Mentor. Click here for the application. Click here for a flyer.

Teen Aides: Volunteering as a Safety Town Aide provides local teens the opportunity to earn 40 service hours.  Click here for the teen volunteer application.

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On Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 PM, bring the whole family for an afternoon movie! We will show a family movie and provide popcorn. All movies will be rated G or PG. This event is for families with children 13 and younger. Ages 8 and younger must have parent supervision. No registration required.

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On Tuesday, March 12 at 1:00 PM, try your hand at painting some famous masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso and more! Children ages 7 – 12 can join us. Wear an old shirt and get ready to get creative. Registration is required, and starts here on February 26.

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March is National Craft Month so it’s time to get crafty! On Monday, March 11, join us and learn to sew a pillow that you can take home! You can select one of two exciting patterns to make. Supplies will be provided. Ages 8 – 12. Registration is required. Call 440-255-8811 ext. 221 to register starting February 25.

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Off school for the day? On Friday, March 8 at 1:00 PM learn how to make a few non-cooked snacks. Don your chef hat and concoct a few edible marvels. Open to kids ages 6 – 12. Registration is necessary and begins here on February 15, and ends March 5.

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On Friday, March 1 celebrate over 20 years of Read Across America! There will be birthday cake (while it lasts) for Dr. Seuss’s birthday as well as crafts and activities based on your favorite Dr. Seuss books. This is an all day celebration. No registration is necessary.

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On Tuesday, February 26 at 4:00 PM join us for a STEAM program that will focus on math activities that will enhance STEAM development. Open to children in Grades 1 – 5. Registrations starts here on February 12.

Preschool Dance Party: Dinosaur Stomp

Picture2There’s a rumble in the jungle! It’s time to snap those jaws and move those claws for the Dinosaur Stomp! Join us on Monday, February 25 at 1:00 PM for a preschool dance party. Open to kids ages 2- 6, with their parents. Registration is required, and starts here on February 11.

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It’s not your birthday? That’s ok! We’re going to celebrate it anyway! On Monday, February 18 at 1:00 PM join us for a birthday celebration for all of our guests. Pizza and cake will be served. Children ages are 3-12 welcome. Registration is required and begins here on February 4.

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On Monday, March 4, stop by the Children’s Department throughout the day and get creative with one of our monthly crafts (while supplies last). Open to all ages. No registration required.

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Is your child gearing up to enter kindergarten?

Our Kindergarten Readiness program helps prepare little ones for their transition into the school environment by practicing essential skills with fun challenges and activities. Each Saturday, during our story time session, we will offer a different set of activities for children to try. The activities focus on key areas including language and early literacy, math skills, shapes and colors, gross motor skills, and essential life skills.
Children who attend six sessions receive a congratulatory prize.

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We’ve got a new club starting up in the new year! Get creative at MPL with our Masterpieces at Main Art Club for kids. You don’t have to paint like Picasso or sculpt like Michelangelo. All you need is a desire to learn something new, fun, and creative. Kids ages 8-12 can join us! In order to fully enjoy this club, we ask that you are able to work independently. And please dress for mess. Registration is required. Sign up here for the first session of the new club, to be held on Thursday, January 10 at 4:00 PM.



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