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Student Art Exhibit, “Anything is Possible” features art from students K-5th grade at Enos Garcia, Ranchos and Arroyos Del Norte Elementary Schools opened Wednesday (May 2) at the Stables Gallery at the Taos Center from the Arts. A reception for the artists and their failies will be held Saturday (May 5) from 1 to 3 p.m. In addition, performances by music, dance and theater students from the same schools will be held at the TCA from 5:30 to 7 p.m. also on Saturday (May 5). For more information call (575) 770-2670. Kid’s Kirtan with Nikki and friends will be held from 3-4 p.m. Sunday (May 6) at Shree Yoga, 112 Camino de la Placita, Suite C, Taos. $10 suggested donation per family. All children need to be accompanied by a caregiver. Call Kara at (575) 741-0472 or email karajan[email protected] gmail.com.
Come all fairies, clowns, jesters, princes and princesses. Auditions for a new children’s theater/dance production, “Caliban’s Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will be held Thursday and Friday (May 10-11) from 3- 6 p.m. and Saturday (May 12) from 10 a.m. until noon in the Taos Charter School Cafeteria, 1303 Paseo del Cañon East, Taos. Directed by Karen Thibodeau in collaboration with Taos Youth Ballet. All children ages 5-17 are welcome. Perform a story, poem, dance or song. Tuition $70 per week and scholarships are available. For more information, email loui[email protected]mail.com or call (575) 758-0027.
Make a card for Mom on Mother’s Day. Friday (May 4) at the Taos Youth & Family Center, 407 Paseo Del Cañon East, from 1- to 4 p.m. Children under9must be accompanied by an adult. Materials and examples will be provided, just bring your imagination. Children will be working with paints and might get dirty. Please dress them accordingly. Come and have some creative fun. For more information, call Judy Esquibel (575) 751-2037 or contact her via e-mail at [email protected] taosgov.com.
“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is an exhibit of art by students in kindergarten through fifth grade at the Stables Gallery, Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. The exhibit was curated by Tanya and Michael Vigil. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participating schools are Enos Garcia, Arroyos del Norte, and Ranchos Elementary Schools plus Taos Charter School, Anansi School and TISA. Free. Call (575) 758-2052.
Godly Play Montessori for ages nursery through sixth grade, features African musical instruments and visual arts to enhance spiritual direction where critical thinking of biblical stories is promoted. The program is offered Sundays from 9:15-11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago, Taos.
Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St. Kids and youth activities include “Family Guides,” a free program with admission to the museum, but always free to children drew a crowd to Anaya Field Saturday (April 21).
and teens. The guides offer activities to deepen art viewing as a family activity. Call (575) 758-9826.
• Homeschool families are invited to a special art program exploring the Harwood’s diverse collection and creating art in the Museum’s inspiring Fern Hogue Mitchell Education Center. Four sessions are scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m. during the 2017-18 school year that correspond with our Art in the Schools curriculum. This program is designed for kids 4-12. Parent participation required. Email educa[email protected]woodmuseum.org for more information.
• Cub Scouts, for boys grades one through five, meets Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), 235 Camino de Santiago. Call Rachael Mondragón, (575) 770-0705.
• Girl Scouts, for girls in kindergarten to 12th grade. Multiple troops meeting in Taos. Call Carrie (505) 670-1139.
• Boy Scouts, ages 11-18. Troop 98 meets each Sunday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago. Call (575) 224-9268 or check facebook.com/ troop98taos for meeting updates.
Sewing classes for kids and teens (9-18 years of age) offered free, Tuesdays (Tuesdays and Thursdays (4-5:30 p.m.), Mondays (12:30-2p.m.)at Wholly Rags Studio, 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite L. Call Melissa at (575) 751-9862 to sign up.
Summer Therapeutic Day Camps are now accepting children ages 11 to 14 years for summer sessions scheduled for May 29-June 29 and July 9-August 9,9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursdays. Camp is free to those with Medicaid or private insurance. Arts and crafts, outings, physical fitness, wilderness hikes and martial arts at Defendu Academy. Campers will receive daily support to promote social and emotional health. Call Sadie to register (575) 779-1214 or register online at nonviolenceworks.us.
Talpa Community Center. Classes are free. Call (575) 751-1014.
• Ceramic classes for kids ages 7-12 occur the third Saturday of each month year-round from 10 a.m.noon. Snacks are included.
• Pre-teen sewing and quilting classes are the second Saturday of each month year-round from 10 a.m.-noon.
Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Free parking. Call (575) 758-2690, ext. 101 or visit taosartmuseum.org. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
• Treasure Hunt: Pick up clues at front desk, search, win a prize during museum hours.
Taos County Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60- volume set of books ( beginning with “The Little Engine That Could”). Each month, a new book is mailed to the child’s home for free. Preschool children ages birth to 5 years who are residents of Taos County are eligible. To sign up and learn more, visit imaginationlibrary. com. If assistance is needed, call Dr. Caryle Zorumski at (575) 751-0449.
Taos Youth & Family Center,
407 Paseo del Cañón. Call (575) 758-4160.
• Taos Youth Soccer League. Contact registrar Rohm Padilla at [email protected]
• Taos Swim Club, for all ages and all levels of swimmers — beginners to masters. Contact Alfredo Aleman, (985) 709-6456, email taostiger[email protected] gotmail. com. Twirl Play and Discovery Space, 225 Camino de la Placita. Call Anais, (575) 751-1402, or see twirltaos. org. All classes are free.
• Tuesdays, 11-11:45 a.m.,
“Theater Play,” storytelling, puppetry, role playing for 1- 3- yearolds.
• Fridays: 10: 15- 10: 45 a. m., “Family Music,” class for parents and toddlers (18 months-3 years) – singing, percussion and movement; 11-11:45 a. m., preschool ballet, a gentle introduction to the world of dance for 3- to 6- year- olds; 1: 30- 2 p. m., “Baby Music,” class for parents and babies (newborn-18 months). Learn music through singing, percussion and movement.
• Saturdays: 11a. m.- 1 p. m., crafting, upstairs.
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