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Around the Area: Summer art camp planned in New Douglas

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New Douglas

Enroll now in summer art camps

Summer Art Camp registrations for classes at the New Douglas Rec Plex are currently being held through July 1. The price has been reduced to $25 for the four-day camp, with a multiple-child price of $5 less for each child in the family who signs up.

The camp will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 10-14, and students bring their own lunch. (A refrigerator is available). The camp is for children ages 5 to 14. If a younger child is unable to manage this long a day, then a refund will be given for the cost the first day. An art show will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 14 in the cafeteria of the Rec Plex for students to share their art work of the week. Children need to dress to get messy, with a large, button-up shirt to use as an artist smock for the four days.

Call 217-456-6132 to set appointment to sign up for camp. There are $5 scholarships for the first eight students who sign up.

Glen Carbon

Railroad Club to hold open house

The Metro East Model Railroad Club will hold open houses at the clubhouse located at 180 Summit St. in Glen Carbon, (the old Glen Carbon Firehouse/City Hall) on Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17, in conjunction with the Glen Carbon Homecoming.

On June 16, will open house will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 17, from 3 to 8 p.m. Visitors are welcome to view trains running on the Club’s 18-by-27-foot, multi-level, HO-scale model railroad. Admission is free.

For more information, call Bob at (618)-476-9228 or Bill at (618)-254-6596 or check the website ww.trainweb.org/memrc.


“Drawing and Painting for Kids” class to be offered at KC Center

The Office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College would like to announce that a “Drawing and Painting for Kids” class will be offered through the KICK Program at the Trenton Education Center.

Students will develop skills and techniques that make drawing and painting fun. Included will be an exploration of basic drawing principles, as well as experimenting with different ideas. Students will also learn to use different brushes and color to paint a masterpiece. The class is Monday through Thursday, July 10-13 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for students in grade 4-6. Cost for this class is $35 and the registration number is CKICK 5171 TR01D.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For additional information or to register, call the Trenton Education Center at 618-545-3475. For more information, or for a full list of class offerings, email kick@kaskaskia.edu or call 618-545-3255.


HCE to learn about “super foods”

On Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m., Janet Huene and Priscilla Plocher will present “Super Foods to the Rescue” to the Marine Unit of Home and Community Education. The meeting will be held at the Senior Citizens Building on Silver Street. Hostesses for the evening are Lillian Daiber and Connie Grapperhaus. Future events are the Southeast District Meeting, which is to be held July 25 hosted by the Highland Crafters. More information will be in the next BUZZ newsletter. Anyone wanting more information about the organization can call Connie Grapperhaus at 887-4827 or simply come to a meeting.


Leef Seniors to meet

The Leef Senior Citizens will meet Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at the Leef Township Building, located on the corner of Route 160 and Niggli Road. The evening starts off with a pot-luck, a short meeting and a fun evening of fellowship, playing pinochle and euchre. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 618-488-7254.


Homemakers to meet

The Alhambra/Leef Homemakers will meet Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Alhambra Township Center. The lesson for the evening will be presented by Sarah Volling, a dietitian from Anderson Hospital, on healthy eating. The hostesses for the evening are Vivian Hosto and Gloria Hartmann. Guests are always welcome to join in the fun, learn from interesting speakers on different topics each month, and meet new people.