Families can learn more about alternative education strategies at a FREE screenings of “Class Dismissed to be held at the Carbondale Public Library at 405 W Main on February 22nd at 5:30 PM. and on February 24th at 3:00 pm/ This 90 minute film about learning outside the classroom” targets parents and showcasing a growing trends in alternate education and Instruction. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Renee Schwartz, M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. More information about the film can be found at: www.classdismissedmovie.com
For more information call 618-457-0354.
Carmi Elks Lodge #1652 in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation, will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Wabash Christian Therapy & Medical Center, 1112 Oak Street, Carmi, with Dr. Justin Miller as the clinician in charge. The clinic is from 8:30-9:00 a.m. and is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the Illinois Elks Children’s Care office at 1-800-272-0074 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. There are no charges for any services at the clinic. No medical referral is necessary for the clinic but physicians are welcome to refer patients to the clinic for a specific reason or second opinion. School nurses are welcome to refer children and families to the clinic.
The Elks organization has been working with physically challenged chidlren sincce 1928, and this is one of the 17 clinic locations throughout Illinois. The clinic is an ideal time to have a child reviewed for bone and joint development. A child that has feet pointing out or in; complains of back, knee, leg or ankle pain; or has a back curvature can be seen at the clinic. There is no charge for any diagnostic services at this clinic. The Elks will provide financial assistance to the best of their ability for children needing further treatment or specialty equipment when the family lacks sufficient resources to do so. In the past, the Elks have purchased therapy services, corrective shoes, braces, wheelchairs, and augmentative communication devices to help children overcome a variety of physical challenges.
BY MELODY BRYANT
SIC MEDIA SERVICES
HARRISBURG - Fathers wanting to know tips and tricks on how to get their little girl out the door looking her best are in luck. Southeastern Illinois College's cosmetology program has come up with a solution for a father's hair woes.
From 9-11 a.m. this Saturday, the cosmetology program will host its second annual Daddy/Daughter Hair School. During this event, cosmetology students and instructors will teach fathers how to do simple up-dos and braids among other fun hairstyles for their daughters.
"Now that many mothers are working outside of the home, we are seeing a lot of
fathers step up and help with morning routines," said Renee Boots, SIC cosmetology instructor. "Our hope for Daddy/Daughter Hair School is to give dads a fun new way to spend time with their daughters and teach them basic hair styles that will help make mornings a little easier." This event is free to the public, but space is limited. To register for this event, call 252-5400 ext. 2213. Students interested in enrolling in Southeastern's cosmetology program should inquire early, as this program fills quickly and registration begins March 26. For more information or for the SIC Cosmetology Clinic hours, visit www. sic.edu/cosmetology or call 252-5400 ext. 2213.
Touch of Nature invites children to How Sweet it is Winter Mini Camp
by Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Valentine’s weekend is a great time for children to enjoy a fun mid-winter camping experience courtesy of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.
The How Sweet it is Winter Mini Camp will run from 5 p.m. Feb. 16 to 2:30 p.m. on Feb.17. Children ages 7-12 are welcome.
What’s in store
This overnight camping experience, a great first overnight camp experience or a preview of summer camp, features a wide variety of activities. Participants will learn about maple syrup production, explore animal tracks and trees, enjoy games, music, crafts, a campfire and much more.
The cost is $70 for the overnight camp excursion. The camp is located about eight miles south of Carbondale off Giant City Road. There is a $10 discount for those who have previously participated in an eco-camp at Touch of Nature. Additional siblings within the same immediate family also pay $10 less. A day camp option on Saturday is also available for $40.
Register and find a packing list for the camp online.
For more information, call 618/453-1121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is still time to register your child for the Saluki Cheer and Shaker Kiddie Clinic being held on February 3rd. at SIU The clinic is a hands-on learning opportunity for Pre-K through 6th grade (ages 4-12). During the clinic, participants will be taught a three-minute demo routine, which will include a dance, cheer and stunts.
The Clinic to learn demo routine will be held on Feb. 3 from 9 am to noon in the SIU Arena. Performance of demo routine will be at halftime of the men's basketball game on Feb. 11 in SIU Arena.
Participants will receive a t-shirt and pom-poms upon registration, and families of participants will have access to the group ticket rate for tickets to the men's basketball game against Bradley.
Online registration on or before Feb. 2 will be $40. Registration in person on Feb. 3 will be $50. Group ticket rate is $10/ticket or $16/ticket with concessions.
Kre8ive Fine Arts Academy is a non profit organization developed for children and their families to be able to discover, enrich and broaden their talents! With support from Heartland Regional Medical Center, local talent will be highlighted in this weekend's presentation of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka! The presentation will be held on the Marion Cultural and Civic Center stage
Tickets are $15 and are available at marionccc.com or at the door starting an hour before each performance. But hurry, this is an event you don't want to miss! Get your tickets now! For more information, contact us at email@example.com or visit our website, getkre8ive.com,
The Night's Shield's new program, The Children's Crisis Shelter, is now open in West Frankfort, according to a news release from The Night's Shield.
The Children’s Crisis Shelter program serves families from the entire state, especially Southern Illinois. According to the news release, the program is a temporary emergency child care shelter that provides short-term care for children from birth to age 18, and for families who are experiencing a severe disruptive crisis.
Also, with cold temperatures, homes that are unexpectedly without heat or flooded because of broken pipes, are also crisis situations. The Night's Shield can provide a warm, dry, safe, and cozy place temporarily for their children.
Children receive 24-hour quality crisis care for 24 to 72 hours, depending on the needs and goals of the family.
For more information, call 618-932-6400.
If holiday preparations have you anxious and overwhelmed, University of Illinois Extenson Educators, Susan Sloop and Alicia Kallal are here to help! Enjoy an evening of learning tips for tackling holiday stress & relieve tension while making an aromatic & festive pomander balls for you home. This is a free event available to anyone, but advanced registration is required to reserve your spot and ensure crafting materials. The workshop will be held on December 12th from 6:00pm- 7:30 pm at 206 S Market in Marion. For more information please contact Susan Sloop at (618) 993-3304 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Alicia Kallal at (618) 687-1727 or email@example.com. Call to register or go to website
If your kids like Christmas lights, they won't be disappointed by a drive through the lighting displays at the DuQuoin Lights Fair. In its 16th year, there are 3 miles of colorfully lighted displays. Admission to the extensive lights display, presented by the Du Quoin Tourism Commission, is $10 per vehicle. Hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each evening.
There is even more fun on the weekends when FREE activities and entertainment are offered in the Exhibition Hall. Entertainment will run for the next two weekends at the Exhibition Hall, which also features visits with Santa, train rides, a kids corner, model trains and entertainment. Activities at the Exhibition Hall run Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through Dec. 17.
See the entertainment schedule below.
Friday, Dec. 8
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kali Lynn Saturday, Dec. 9
7 to 8:30 p.m., John A. Logan CommunityBand
Sunday, Dec. 10
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Chris Slone Friday, Dec. 15
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Southern Illinois Concert Band
Saturday, Dec. 16
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Great Romance
Sunday, Dec. 17
6:30 p.m., Little Egypt Barbershop Chorus
7:30 p.m., Chesney Allen
The Southern Illinois Children's Choir (SICC) invites everyone to come and enjoy the "voices of angels" as children Pre-K through eighth grade present a FREE concert of traditional and contemporary carols. All are welcome! The concert will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 220 N Tower Rd in Carbondale.
The Southern Illinois Children’s Choir exists to enhance children’s lives through choral music education and performance, while building a world-class choir.
The SICC , now in its second decade is organized for the musical enrichment of area children and the enhancement of the musical life of southern Illinois. The choir is open is open to girls and boys with unchanged voices. The community-based organization consists of four treble choirs, each based on the skill levels and ages of the children. Auditions take place at the SIUC School of Music at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and rehearsals take place
each Tuesday evening of the academic school year at Altgeld Hall on the SIUC campus.
For more information or to schedule a child for an audition, please call the School of Music at 53M-USIC (536-8742) or e-mail Alice Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org.