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June 26, 2014

July hails month of adventures at museum

COMMERCE — July is set to be the “Month of Adventure” at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum.

Activities during the month vary on a daily or weekly basis.

July begins with Spa Day on July 2 at 1:30 p.m. The pampering begins as young girls make bath salts, get manicures, have their hair done and receive foot massages courtesy of Fire ‘n Ice.

Celebration of Independence Day is on July 3 at 11 a.m. Dr. Wendell and Linda Edwards present a program, Children in Colonial Times. The Edwardses appear in Colonial dress to show how children in Colonial times entertained themselves. Then Bettina Zvanut continues the experiences as she demonstrates how to make soap. Homemade soap will be available for the children to take home.

“Making soap was so important to families in Colonial times, and it is fun to show the children how that was done,” said Ms. Zvanut.

The “Month of Adventure” continues with a week of Friends on Wheels on July 8-11. Special guests appear at 11 a.m. each day. Guests include fire trucks on Tuesday, police cars on Wednesday, trains on Thursday and Gus the Garbage Truck sponsored by Republic Services on Friday.

The Texas Bubble Lady, sponsored by the 10-2-4 Ranch, presents a bubble show on July 17 at 2 p.m. Her appearance will highlight the week of Things That Go Pop on July 15-18. Other presentations of Things That Go Pop will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

There must always be a time for books in the summer. Puppet Productions presents Three Billy Goats Gruff on July 22 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the appearance of Mary Casad, author of “Bluebonnet the Armadillo,” on July 23 at 11 a.m.

As July ends, the Critterman Show comes on July 25 at 6 p.m. This presentation, sponsored by Dixie Turman State Farm Insurance and McDaniel Dentistry, reminds children of the adventure found in animals

“We are pleased to bring quality entertainment for families to the Children’s Museum,” said Sharline Freeman, executive director. We appreciate the sponsorship of our local supporters in bringing the Texas Bubble Lady and the Critterman to Commerce.”

CSI Police Camp on July 23, 24, and 25 from 10 a.m. to noon provides more adventures. Officer Chad Ballard of the TAMU-Commerce Police Department and Officer Alex Suarez of the City of Commerce Police Department will direct children through the adventure of crime-solving.

From Spa Day to the Bubble Lady, and from Friends on Wheels to the Critterman, the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is the place to find a summer adventure.

For additional information on any of the activities, call the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum at 903-886-6055.


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