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The Ray School is contacted by local businesses and non-profits to make our parents aware of upcoming opportunities. We publish information that directly supports or enhances our K-5 population. Please note that these are not school sponsored events.

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Week of Apr. 13 - Apr. 19, 2024

First Annual Springtime Spectacular on Allen Street! 

April 19 & 20, Save the Date!
Are you looking for something…SPECTACULAR to do with your family on Saturday, April 20, 2024? Swing on by Allen Street at 11 AM to experience an entertaining and heartwarming musical puppet show by the incredible Tom Knight and his crew of puppets! This show will be followed by a series of spring make and take crafts, a baby lamb meet and greet, and FREE cotton candy! To check out the full lineup of Springtime Spectacular on Allen Street, view the flier on our website here.
 
Can’t wait to see you there!
 
- Hanover Parks and Recreation
 

Science Day at Dartmouth

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2024
Time: 10am-3pm (drop-in style event)
Location: Life Sciences Center (LSC) on Dartmouth College campus
15 Dewey Field Road, Hanover, NH 03755
Cost: FREE
Pre-registration: Preferred but not required (see link below)
 
Attention all scientists!! We are thrilled to announce the return of Science Day at Dartmouth, taking place on Saturday April 13th, 2024 from 10am - 3pm on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH! Come join us for a day filled with fun interactive experiments and demonstrations led by current Dartmouth students and staff, learn about their work, and find out about what they love to do. Students and families will have a chance to meet researchers training across various scientific areas including but not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Math. Activities are geared towards students ranging from 5th to 10th grade, however all are welcome (note: all students must be accompanied by an adult). More details on Science Day events and pre-registration can be accessed via the link below. We look forward to an exciting day filled with scientific exploration with you all!
 
Website:
 
Registration:
If you have any questions, feel free to email scienceday.dartmouth@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!
 

Hanover Nursery School Enrollment

Hanover Nursery School is now currently accepting enrollment for the upcoming school year. 
We believe that young children learn best in a hands-on environment. Our class small sizes enable our teachers to recognize each child as an exceptional and creative individual. Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify. 
Check out our website for more information: visit https://www.hanovernursery.com/ Or give Lisa a call at 603-643-3315

CCBA Event

Camp CCBA is now hiring high school-aged counselors at Camp CCBA. Good pay! Great resume-builder! Apply at the Welcome Desk!
 
April Break Day Camp 
Join us for 4 days of non-stop fun and adventure! From sports and swimming fun, to creative crafts, there's something for every child at CCBA's April Break Day Camp at the CCBA Witherell Recreation Center. Register using Club Automation, and scholarships are available!
For information contact: joanna.graber@joinccba.org
 
Aces Volleyball Club – Join our growing volleyball club that meets every Tuesday and Thursday for practice in April.  This Middle and High School program is built for all skill levels!  Contact Blendon.Salls@joinccba.org for more information. 
 
Little Longhorns – These Sunday practices for Pre-K to 4th grade students are all about having fun and learning the basics of basketball.  Kids and parents love our fun and fast paced practices with experienced coaches.  Practices are held every Sunday (10-11AM) in April.  Contact Blendon.Salls@joinccba.org for more information.
 

CraftStudies Studio and School in White River Junction

Offering classes in ceramics, metals, and mixed media for children, families, tweens and teens. Lots of classes for adults too including Date Nights and Parents Night Out!
 
Check out your options here. 
 
 

Etna Library Events

Universal Yums at the Etna Library
Gatherings every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4-4:45pm. 
Each month we'll open a new 'Universal Yums' subscription box and will learn about a different country by sampling some of its delicious snacks and sweets!
These gatherings are for tweens and teens ages 10 and up.​
Visit www.etna-library.org or contact etna.library@hanovernh.org for more information!
 
The Etna Library's After School Craft Club
Gatherings every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm. Each gathering, we'll create a new craft that you can bring home with you. Completely free, with no registration required. Hang out with friends at the library, have fun, and create something cool!​
Visit www.etna-library.org or contact the Library at etna.library@hanovernh.org for more information!
 
LEGO Builder's Club
Gatherings every Monday at 3:30pm at the Etna Library. All ages welcome.​ Join a community of LEGO builders and use the library's collection of thousands of LEGO bricks to create anything you can imagine!
​We'll have free pizza available at the first club gathering of each month!
​Contact us at etna.library@hanovernh.org for more information!
 

Winter at the Hood Museum of Art

All programs are free and open to all! Family programming at the Hood Museum combines play, exploration, and creativity through games, conversation, and art making. Learn together through interactive programs inspired by the exhibitions for kids of all ages and their parents/caregivers.
hoosmuseum.dartmouth.edu
 
Maker Drop-ins
Board Games: 2 May, Thursday, 3:00-6:00pm
Give yourself a break, meet new folks, and create! Stop by anytime during the program. All materials provided and no experience necessary.
 
Community Day
27 April, Saturday 1:00-4:00pm
For all ages. Be inspired by the contemporary artists in the exhibition Gilded who rework older artforms to reflect on the present and use gold to highlight the ordinary. Try your hand at upcycling everyday materials in your own creative activity. rePlay Arts will join us at the event with a lightly used craft supply giveaway. No registration required.
 
Storytime in the Galleries
2 May, Thursday, 3:00-3:45pm
Introduce your little ones to the museum with stories and play in the galleries. Look at art together and engage in hands-on activities inspired by the contemporary artists featured in Gilded. For children ages 4-5 and their adult companions. Space is limited. Register for free online.
 
SPECIAL PROGRAM: Multilingual Day
18 May, Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm
Celebrate the many languages of our community with an afternoon at the art museum! Drop in with a friend or meet new folks to speak shared or different languages. Join one of the two guided bilingual close-looking experiences in Spanish and Mandarin or try the self-guided printmaking activity. Language speakers of all ages, whether fluent or working on it, are 
welcome. No registration required.
 

AVA Gallery and Art Center

2024 spring youth classes. AVA family members receive 10% off all youth classes and camps. Financial assistance is available for all classes and camps. For more information please visit https://avagallery.org/youth/
 

Summer Camps at CraftStudies! 

Enrollment is open and we'd love to have you. 
 
Week-long camps run three hours each, mornings and afternoons in clay, metals, fiber arts, and mixed media. Find us at https://www.craftstudies.org/camp
 
We also have after school classes for grades 1-5, tweens, and a new teen night. Parents, maybe you want to try a date night class for yourselves!
 

New England School of Arts Summer Camp

Registration for New England School of the Arts summer camp is open! They will be running 6 unique, 1 week performance focused camps for grades K-4 and 5-8 at their homebase in Lebanon, NH. Camp starts July 1st and runs through August 9th. Learn more here: https://www.nesarts.org/about-summer-camp

Echo Summer 2024

Join us for 2-week long, half day camps from June 24-June 28th and July 8th-July 12th! Camp will be held at the CCBA in Lebanon, NH from 9 AM-12 PM and is open to boys and girls grades k-8. Kids will be provided excellent coaching from current college lacrosse players and will learn many great skills, while enjoying lots of summer fun!
 
Register TODAY!
 
 

Classicopia Summer Music Camp 

August 5-10 at the First Congregational Church in Lebanon and the Upper Valley Music Center. Camp will run from 9 to 3 every day with the final concert on Saturday from 10 - 12. This is for pianists, instrumentalists and singers aged 8-18. All levels welcome, but must be able to read music. Visit our website for more information https://classicopia.org/summer-camp/
 

AVA Gallery’s 2024 Winter Afterschool Courses

AVA, the alliance for visual arts is a non-profit Gallery and Art Center with wide ranging visual arts education opportunities for the whole family. We are located just off the Coburn Park Rotary in Lebanon. Our education programs serve as a solid foundation to nurture future artists and cultivate an enthusiastic audience. Learn more here: https://avagallery.org/youth/