June 4th is the last day of school for Friendswood ISD students, and opportunities for summer fun and learning aren’t far away.
At the Friendswood Library, the Summer Reading Club kickoff takes place, with an Arts Alive! Performance at 10:30 a.m.
For younger children, the library will host a Petting Zoo by Sweetie Pies from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 9, a “Crazy Scientist” presentation for all ages at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 and “Olaf” from the movie, “Frozen” at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12. A Science Magic Show is set 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. June 17 and “Planet Hunter” will be presented by the Space Center on Thursday, June 19. Back Porch Productions will present “Willy Wonka Jr., The Musical” at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24. Blast Off with Commander Astro is June 26 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
For tweens aged 8 through 10, programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and include “Fizz, Boom Eat” June 11, “Gross Out Day” June 13, “Dissolving Rocks” June 18, “Balloon Rocket Cars” June 20 and “Einstein’s Megatronic Cafe and Movie” June 26.
For older students ages 11 through 18, the library is hosting a Dr. Who marathon June 3-4, “Gross Out Science” on June 11, “Monster Slaying Kits” June 13, “Crime Scene Techniques” on June 13 and “Balloon Rocket Cars” on June 20. These program begin at 3:30 p.m. A science fiction trivia day is scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 28.
Educational entertainment continues at the library through July. The library is closed July 4th. Click Here for times and listings.
The City of Friendswood also is offering summer programs for families with school-age children. A 9 a.m.-to-4 p.m. day camp for children 6 through 13 begins June 5. The camps are split into two-week sessions, with the final session ending Aug. 22. The cost for residents is $190 per two-week session, and $160 for each child in the same household.
The camps will include indoor and outdoor activities including crafts, nature studies and scavenger hunts, and will take place at Leavesley Park Hanger, 901 Buckingham. Extended care will be available.
Centennial Park will be the place to be for families on Friday evenings beginning July 11. “Movies in the Park” will provide free G or PG-rated films, and visitors need only bring blankets or lawn chairs. Shows begin at 7 p.m. The schedule of movies is: “Frozen” on July 11, “Kicking and Screaming” on July 18, “The Lego Movie” on July 25, “Despicable Me 2” on Aug. 1, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” on Aug. 8 and “Jaws” on Aug. 15. The final film will be a “dive-in movie” and will be shown at Stevenson Park Pool.
For information on day camps or movies, call 281-996-3220 or email [email protected]