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Firefighters Plan Rubber Duck Races

The Oak Lawn firefighters will hold its second annual rubber duck race benefiting the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn.

Tickets can be purchased at the Children’s Museum 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, for $10.

The race will take place on Wednesday, July 4, immediately following the Oak Lawn Fourth of July Parade along 95th Street. The last float in the parade is the firefighters.

The duck race will take place at the north end of Lake Shore Park, located near 54th Avenue and 95th Street in Oak Lawn. Prizes include an iPad II, iPod Touch, galaxy tablet, Droid XY-Board and video game system.

The museum is closed on July 4.

The Oak Lawn firefighters will read stories for children at the museum at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24.

The firefighters will do a show and tell and give safety tips to the youngsters.

The Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Challenge Ñ a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) focused program Ñ supports your museum’s initiatives by recognizing and supporting the l creative potential of children.

The program will be offered at the Children’s Museum. Program dates are at 10:30 a.m. every Friday from June 29 through Aug. 24. Mallory will be the instructor for this class. The suggested age for the class is ages 9 to 16.

To register, contact Tracey at (708) 423-6709, ext. 206.

Art Clay World Classes will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays, July 11, July 18, Aug. 8, Aug. 15 and Aug. 22.

The instructor will be Jen Bethmann, a certified Art Clay instructor. This class if free due to a National Endowment of the Arts Grant.

Adult should accompany child. Register by contacting Tracey at the museum.

Smart Art classes will be held Thursdays, July 26 and Aug. 23. Color, paint and glue will be included in the class. Bernadette will give a hands-on introduction to the visual arts.

This drop-in program is for all museum members and visitors. No additional fee is charged due a National Endowment of the Arts Grant. No registration is required. The sessions will be held in the Art Room at noon. Adult supervision is required.

Music and Story Time is held at 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. Karen will be teaching some songs, reading stories and having some fun.

This program is for all museum members and visitors. No fee is required and registration is not necessary. Those attending should meet in the multipurpose room unless it is reserved.

Volunteers are being sought for the Children’s Museum. Volunteers can range from high school students looking for service hours for graduation, or the unemployed who just want to get out of the house.

A volunteer orientation will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 13. Visitors will learn the basics about volunteering and will be given application forms that need to be completed.

Also, the museum accepts volunteers ages 13-years old and older. The museum does not take court appointed hours.

More information or questions can be directed to Barb McMillin at (708) 423-6709, ext. 203, or by e-mail at [email protected].

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