Eat a rock on March break

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Everything from the arts to adventure is available for children during March break. Here, some of the participants from last year’s program at the Capitol Theatre take a break. (submitted photo)
Everything from the arts to adventure is available for children during March break. Here, some of the participants from last year’s program at the Capitol Theatre take a break. (submitted photo)

 

By Raquel Sa, Special to The Voice

If making your own edible rock or auditioning for a television commercial sounds interesting, you can find those activities and more during March break programs throughout Chatham-Kent.

Learning about the basics of acting and theatre, exploring the world of rocks and fossils, expressing yourself through art, or enjoying music, crafts, and games, are all available to keep busy this March break.

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A theatre professional and experienced educator at the St. Clair College Capitol Theatre will be running a fun, fast-paced drama camp, beginning March 14 to 18. Campers will be introduced to the basics of musical theatre, performing and auditioning for film and television.

Children aged six to 12 can enhance their individual talents through scene study, on-camera techniques, mock commercial auditions and improvisation.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a cost of $175 per child plus $5 handling fee. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an extra fee and should be arranged directly with the theatre. Children should bring their own lunch and snacks. Spaces are limited. To register, contact the Box Office at 519-354-8338 or online at www.stclaircollegecapitoltheatre.com.

The Chatham-Kent Museum will be having a rockin’ good time with its new rock exhibit and March Break Program running March 16 to 18.

Children will receive an exclusive tour of the exhibit and focus on the different types of rocks found around the world. Some daily crafts and experiments will include making volcanoes, pet rocks, and even their own edible rocks. Junior geologists from age five to eight are welcome to join the exploration of rocks and fossils.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a cost of $85 per child. Early drop off begins at 8:30 a.m. and late pick-up is available until 4:30 p.m. at no extra charge. Children are asked to bring their own peanut free snacks and lunches.

Spaces are limited. Register online at www.CKtickets.com, call 519-354-8338 or visit the box office at the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William St. N. Chatham.

The Chatham Cultural Centre is looking forward to its Make ART day camp March 14 to 18. Run by professional artists and qualified teachers, students will work with several different types of media.

Students will learn how to use acrylic and watercolour paints, drawing materials, clay and ink. Each media will be presented and demonstrated via a variety of projects designed for students to experience, explore and express themselves.

Classes run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a cost of $125 for ages seven and up. Early drop off time is at 8:30 a.m. Children are asked to bring peanut free snacks and lunch.

Spaces are limited. Register online at www.CKtickets.com, call 519-354-8338 or visit the box office at the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William St. N. Chatham.

Take A Bow Productions is running a dance and drama day camp at the Kiwanis Theatre March 14 to 18.

Activities will include black light theatre, dance, skits and scenes, mask making and more. A one-hour variety show and award presentation will be held on the final day.

Ages five to 16 can register and the camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a cost of $141 per child. Early drop off time is at 8:30 a.m., late pick-up at 4:30 p.m.

Register online at www.CKtickets.com, call 519-354-8338 or visit the box office at the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William St. N., Chatham.

Kintail on the Road is a new day camp taking place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Dresden March 14 to 18.
Activities include music, crafts, drama and games, in a fun and faith-filled atmosphere.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for children in JK to Grade 6, at no cost. Snacks are included, lunch provided on Friday.

Space is limited. Register by calling 519-683-2442, or visit St. Andrew’s located at 265 St. George St. N., Dresden.

Gregory Drive Alliance Church is running a Seussville themed day camp from March 14 to 18.

Singing and dancing, arts and crafts and gym time, are just a few activities children will have fun doing.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children attending SK in the fall to children in Grade 6. The cost is $60 for the week or $15 per day per child. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an extra fee.

Spaces are limited. Register online or view a detailed flyer at www.gregorydrive.com.

The Ridge House Museum is hosting a drop in to see a glimpse of times past March 12 to 20.

What’s Wahoo is a program that includes a tour of the 1875 Victorian home, as well as the opportunity to discover Victorian board games.

The Ridge House Museum is open daily 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information call 519-360-1998. The museum is located at 53 Erie St. S., Ridgetown.

Chatham-Kent Public Library is going to “Build It!” on March break at the Blenheim and Merlin Branches where a variety of crafts will take place.

Attend a program or check out a book between March 15 and 19 in Blenheim or March 14 to 17 in Merlin for a chance to win some great prizes.

The Blenheim branch is having two sessions on an Intro to 3D printing on March 15. The workshop explores the world of 3D printing and design.

The sessions are at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required. Call 519-676-3174 or visit search.ckpl.ca.

Drop-in at any time on March 15 at the Blenheim Branch and put your creativity to the test with the craft of the day or on March 16 for a DIY catapult. Create a cool catapult using popsicle sticks and elastics. Test it by launching marshmallows and pom-poms.

Make a recycled leather journal suitable for writing or sketching on March 17.

The building begins at 2 p.m. Registration is required. Call 519-676-3174 or visit search.ckpl.ca.

Design and make paper airplanes of various styles on March 19. The paper airplane challenge starts at 12:30 p.m. The Blenheim branch is located at 16 George St., Blenheim.

Take part in creating a marble maze on March 14 in Merlin using cardboard, construction paper and tape, and build a LEGO structure on March 15 using a pattern card.

Create a building or a bridge, or something out of your imagination using toothpicks and mini marshmallows on March 17.

For more information about the programs in Merlin, call 519-689-4944. All programs are drop-in. The library is located at 13 Aberdeen St., Merlin.

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