It’s hot. Stay indoors. Or do something cool outdoors. Either way we’ve gotcha covered with this week's edition of Seen & Heard, our weekly family-friendly events listing.
Tuesday, June 30th
Lil’d Summer Gardening Camp | Calhoun Middle School Garden | Free | 9am
Explorium Denton hosts this twice-a-week program for children ages 5-11 at the CMS Garden. Come to any or all sessions, but please let them know you’re coming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
David Chicken | Emily Fowler Library | Free | 3pm
David Chicken is an Emmy award winner, and he’s got a great show planned for kids ages 5 and up. Arrive an hour early to nab a ticket.
Wednesday, July 1st
School’s out, Scrap’s In | Scrap | $20 | 1-4pm
Seriously this is probably the best deal in town, y'all. A hump-day treat to break up the monotonous week now that the kids are all at home for the summer. You won’t regret signing your child(ren) up for every session-yep, it’s EVERY Wednesday afternoon!
Open Art Lab | North Branch library | Free | 2-5pm
Got teens? The library has you covered. Check out this cool art program EVERY Wednesday through July 29.
Cinemark Summer Movie Camp | Cinemark Wind River | $1 | 9:30am
A dollar for a movie? What a great way to beat the heat! For families with children of all ages, this week’s feature film is Penguins of Madagascar. Cheap kids combo makes for a nice distraction for those kiddos who just won’t sit still. This program continues through August 13. This event is also happening on Thursday.
Thursday, July 2nd
Friday, July 3rd
Splish Splash Story Time | Waterworks Park | Free | 10am
The library continues this every-Friday series loved by all little children. Be sure to bring sunscreen and be prepared to extract your offspring when the clock strikes 10:45, or pay for readmission into the park.
Home Run Class | Painting with a Twist | $35 | 1-3pm
This class is for baseball fans ages 8 and up. Parents may drop off or stay. Either way you’ll wind up with a treasured piece of art for your home.
Saturday, July 4th
Fourth of July Jubilee | Denton Square and Civic Center | Free | 6:30am
As always, this Independence Day begins with the Liberty Run at 6:30. Don’t run? Stand along the route and cheer! Save some voice for the parade which starts at 8:30, then follow the last parade entry to the huge celebration at the Civic Center.
Workshop | Home Depot | Free | 9am
Crowds not your thing? Home depot will help make this 4th of July memorable for your little person. Just make sure you register in advance. Besides, you really need a Minions scooter.
Anyah Martinez is the mother of three busy boys and the founder of Explorium Denton, an emerging children's museum taking shape in Denton.