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Kids Summer Series: Family-Fun Events at West Acres

Get info on all the exciting events we having going on for kids this summer!

By: Niki | June 4, 2018

Summer is almost here and we’ve filled our calendar with fun events for the whole family! As a part of our Kids Summer Series, we have a variety of activities for your kiddos going on all summer long – from art classes, to movie showings and story time. Get all the details below!

 

In partnership with United Way and Imagination Library, we present Story Squad, a weekly story time. Each week will feature a different story (or two!) read by a special guest from our community and other special events. PLUS, you get a free book to take home every week!

Thursdays in June & July, located in the West Acres Live Lounge (near center court)

June 7 at 9:30am – Daniel Tiger with Guest Reader, Officer Michael Bloom, Community Officer with Fargo Police Department

June 14 at 9:30am – Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete with Guest, Reader, Captain Ron Guggisberg with Fargo Fire Department

  • After storytime kids will be able to learn about all the fire gear firefighters wear and then head out to the parking lot for interaction with a fire truck!

June 21 at 9:30am – Info coming soon!

June 28 at 9:30am – Book Announced Soon with Guest Reader, Zero and the Y94 Playhouse

July 12 at 9:30am – Info coming soon!

July 19 at 9:30am – Book Announced Soon with Guest Reader, Erik Hatch, 2018 United Way Cass-Clay Volunteer  Campaign Chair

July 26 at 9:30am – Book Announced Soon with Guest Reader, Kristi Huber, United Way Cass-Clay President

Mark Your Calendar & RSVP to our Facebook Event Series by clicking here!

Cost: This event is free and open to the public

Escape the heat wave or a rainy day – we are so excited that West Acres Cinema is bringing back their Kids Dream Family Film Series, filled with weeks of the top kids movies at an amazing discount! Also enjoy other great deals such as $2.75 popcorn and $2.75 drinks.

From late June – August at 10am, enjoy a variety of kids movies for just $3! See this schedule for the current film showings, below:

June 24, 25 & 27 at 10am Ferdinand
July 1, 2 & 4 at 10:00amWonder
July 8, 9 & 11 at 10:00amTrolls 
July 15, 16 & 18 at 10:00amLego Ninjago
July 22, 23 & 25 at 10:00amPaddington 2
July 29, 30 & Aug 1 at 10:00amEarly Man
August 4, 5, 6 & 8 at 10:00amDespicable Me 3
August 11, 12, 13 & 15 at 10:00am My Little Pony
August 18, 19, 20 & 22  at 10:00am Peter Rabbit
August 25, 26, 27 & 29 at 10:00amSherlock Gnomes 

Details and showings are subject to change, please contact the theater to see the most recent updates.
For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here.

Want FREE tickets to the show? It’s easy – visit one of their participating agents at American Family Insurance, and you can receive two FREE tickets to your choice of this year’s titles!

Movie Premiere Events

Incredibles 2 Movie Premiere Event

June 16 & 17 from 10am-noon at West Acres Cinema 

Dress like your favorite super hero and join us at West Acres Cinema for make-your-own superhero masks, coloring, and free snacks! Then head into the theater to be one of the firsts to see the new movie!

This event is free and open to the public (movie tickets sold separately).

 

Hotel Transylvania 3 Premiere Event

June 14 & 15 from 10am-noon at West Acres Cinema 

Enjoy Spooky Ghost & Beach Ball crafts, coloring, and free snacks, and then head into the theater to be one of the firsts to see the new movie!

This event is free and open to the public (movie tickets sold separately).

 

We are so excited to welcome Make Room, an interactive art studio, to West Acres! They will be hosting a variety of art classes for kids grades K-12! Get all of the information on how your kiddos can join the fun, below…

DROP+SHOP ART STUDIO FOR KIDS

Drop your kids off for an hour, and get a chance to shop and run errands!

Cost: Drop-Off Art Studio is $15.00 for up to one hour for each child. Siblings are welcome, and the rate for each additional child is $8.00 for up to one hour. No registration is required, just drop by the studio to join in.

Mondays & Tuesdays, anytime from 10:00am-4:00pm

*Kids must be age 5 and up in order to be dropped off at Make Room. Please additional listings for art making opportunities for kiddos under 5!

Click here for more pricing info & to purchase a pass!

 

TINY MAKERS: AGES 18 MONTHS-2.5 YEARS

Cost: from 120.00

Choose from:

Five Wednesdays from 10:30-1:10am:

June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, August 15th

Five Thursdays from 10:30-1:10am:

June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 26th, August 16th

Five Fridays from 10:30-1:10am:

June 22nd, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, August 17th

In Tiny Makers (recommended for ages 18 months-2.5 years), we often create 3-4 different stations for you and your child to visit. Each week, we present a new theme or idea to work with, and lots of different hands-on ways to explore that theme.

Click here to register!

 

MINI MAKERS: AGES 2.5-4 YEARS

Cost: from 120.00

Choose from:

Five Wednesdays from 12:00-12:40pm:

June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, August 15th

Five Thursdays from 12:00-12:40pm:

June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 26th, August 16th

Five Fridays from 12:00-12:40pm:

June 22nd, June 29th, July 13th, July 27th, August 17th

Grown up and child will work together to create a variety projects in printmaking, painting, sculpture and construction, and mixed media. Each week, we present a new theme or idea to work with, and lots of different hands-on ways to explore that theme.

Click here to register!

 

ABSTRACT PAINTING CAMP (K-6TH GRADE SESSION)

Cost: 216.00

Monday June 11 – Thursday June 14, 9:00am-12:00pm

Kids: Join us in our studio for a week of abstract painting!  The goal of the week is to HAVE FUN while becoming a more confident abstract painter.

Price is all-inclusive.  Artists will receive a set of professional brushes to take home, as well as several completed abstract paintings on canvas and other surfaces, with at least one on a large professional canvas.  All campers will receive a Camp T-Shirt.

Click here to register and get more info!

 

ABSTRACT PAINTING CAMP (7TH-12TH GRADE SESSION)

Cost: 216.00

Monday June 11th – Thursday June 14th, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Teens: Join us in our studio for a week of abstract painting!  The goal of the week is to HAVE FUN while becoming a more confident abstract painter.

Price is all-inclusive.  Artists will receive a set of professional brushes to take home, as well as several completed abstract paintings on canvas and other surfaces, with at least one on a large professional canvas.  All campers will receive a Camp T-Shirt.

Click here to register and get more info!

 

STREET ART CAMP (GRADES 7-12)

Cost: 216.00

Monday June 25 – Thursday June 28th, 1pm-4pm

It’s a big world out there.  Let’s make our mark!

Teens in our Street Art Camp will learn about tons of different street artists, both locally and internationally, and become inspired to create their own stickers, spray paint stencils, and more.

Price is all-inclusive.  All campers will receive a Camp T-Shirt.

Click here to register and get more info!

 

SCULPTURE CAMP (K-6TH GRADE SESSION)

Cost: 216.00

Monday July 16th – Thursday July 19th, 9:00am-12:00pm

Kids: Join us in our studio for a week of sculpting!  Students in grades K-6 will create projects throughout the week that will help them realize their 3D potential!

We’ll try new things while exploring both additive and subtractive sculpture.  Materials like clay, plaster, wire, and found objects will be at our fingertips throughout the week.

Price is all-inclusive.  All campers will receive a Camp T-Shirt.

Click here to register and get more info!

 

SCULPTURE CAMP (7TH-12TH GRADE SESSION)

Cost: 216.00

Monday July 16th – Thursday July 19th, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Teens: Join us in our studio for a week of sculpting!  Students in grades 7-12 will create projects throughout the week that will help them realize their 3D potential!

We’ll try new things while exploring both additive and subtractive sculpture.  Materials like clay, plaster, wire, and found objects will be at our fingertips throughout the week.  Grades 7-12 will learn about tools and tool safety while we test the limits of materials.  At Make Room, we believe

Tool Knowledge+Material Knowledge= EVERYTHING

Price is all-inclusive.  All campers will receive a Camp T-Shirt.

Click here to register and get more info!

 

WITCHES AND WIZARDS CAMP (2ND-5TH GRADE SESSION)

Cost: 216.00

Monday July 30th-Thursday August 2nd, 9:00am-12:00pm

Live out your witch and wizard dreams in this summer camp experience like none other!  We’ll transform our studio into a magical place for the week and explore the wizarding world through art and making things!

Price is all-inclusive.  All campers will receive a Camp T-Shirt and take home tons of witchy goodness.  Class sizes are limited. 

Click here to register and get more info!

 

WITCHES AND WIZARDS CAMP (6TH-8TH GRADE SESSION)

Cost: 216.00

Monday July 30th-Thursday August 2nd, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Live out your witch and wizard dreams in this summer camp experience like none other!  We’ll transform our studio into a magical place for the week and explore the wizarding world through art and making things!

Price is all-inclusive.  All campers will receive a Camp T-Shirt.

Click here to register and get more info!

 

PUPPET CAMP (GRADES K-6)

Cost: 216.00

Monday August 6th – Monday August 9th, 9:00am-12:00pm

Kids: Join us in our studio for a week of puppets!  During this camp, we’ll learn about a few different types of puppets (marionettes, shadow puppets, stick puppets, and more) and create a few characters of our own.

We’ll learn a lot about new materials and some familiar ones as well.  Fur, eyes, and beaks may play a role as students make a large marionette puppet that will impress all of their friends!

At the end of the week, invite your friends and family for a puppet performance using your newfound puppetry skills!

Price is all-inclusive.  Artists will take home their completed puppets.  All campers will receive a Camp T-Shirt.

Click here to register and get more info!

 

Stop in and meet our new Artist in Residence, Eric Johnson, and print your own t-shirt with one of Eric’s designs! Please bring your own blank t-shirt.

Tuesday, June 26th from 10:30am-noon (drop in any time!)

Cost: $10

*This event is for kids age 4-12

Join Legacy Toys outside their store where they will be creating a large interactive play area where kids can build and play with a large train set from BRIO!

Enjoy a special offer of 20% off the BRIO classic figure 8 train set during each event.

Thursday, June 28th from 10:00am-2:00pm (drop in any time!)

Saturday, June 30th from 12:00pm-3:00pm (drop in any time!)

Thursday, August 23rd from 12:00pm-3:00pm (drop in any time!)

*This event is free and open to the public 

Click here to RSVP and set a reminder!

Niki

I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.

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