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School’s out for summer!

Submitted by on 1, June 12, 2009 – 5:50 amNo Comment

Yeah, I don’t need to tell you: Today is the last day of school. And if any of you are anything like me, you have not. Planned. A single blessed thing. For the kids to do next week.

If your kids are anything like mine, you will be greeted by a chorus of “I’m booored!” at around two minutes after eight Monday morning. But never fear. There are things to do.

I know I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but I’ll say it again: The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex is hosting weekly kids movie showings at 10 a.m. every Monday and Tuesday this summer, starting this coming Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16 with a showing of “The Secret of Nimh” (G). The best thing about this is that you can buy a pack of tickets for all 10 movies for just 10 bucks (single tickets are $2). And the money from the 10-packs goes to support local schools and charities.

Tickets are available at the theater, at Daisy’s on Park, and at the Alameda Education Foundation offices, St. Philip Neri, St. Joseph’s Elementary School, Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Alameda.

Next up: Swim lessons. Alameda’s Recreation and Parks Department offers them almost daily at their Emma Hood and Encinal swim centers. Click here for prices and schedules.

The Alameda Free Library also has a host of summer events, including a weekly summer reading program (looks like it happens on Saturdays), movies and a wealth of neat little activities. They’ll kick it all off with a “Family Fun Day” with games, arts and crafts, a puppet show and more, starting at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, June 13 at the Main Library, 1550 Oak Street.

Other upcoming activities include “Backstage Access: The Magic of Theater,” an interactive magic show, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17; beatbox and body percussion with Bronkar Lee at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20; and a screening of “The Parent Trap” (the original one) at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25. All of these events are at the Main Library.

I also laid out a list of summer camps a few weeks ago, which you can check out by clicking the link.


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