Thursday, April 28, 2011

YMCA of El Paso Announces New Schedule

The YMCA of El Paso has announced its new schedule for youth sports sessions through August 12. All programs are held at the Church of the Nazarene, 2520 Silver Avenue (Silver or Gold and Alabama) - just blocks away from our Newman Park Neighborhood.

There are also monthly Free Family Fun Nights (games, exercise, open gym time for the whole family) beginning tomorrow evening, Friday, April 29th.

For more information, call Clarence Court at 915-203-0956.

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Register Your Child Now for Archaeological Summer Day Camp

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology has announced their schedule for children's summer day camps. It is best to register your child as quickly as possible. You can find a registration form by clicking here.

Dear Friends of Archaeology,

Our archaeology summer day camp dates for children age 7 to 12 are now set. I have attached the registration form. Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.

We have only twelve spaces per camp.

We must receive payment and completed registration form to hold a space for a child.

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology Announces:

2011 Archaeology Summer Day Camp

9 am to Noon, Tuesdays through Fridays on the following dates:

Ages 7 to 9 years/

Grades 2-4:

Ages 10 to 12 years/

Grades 5-7:

June 28 to July 1

July 12 to 15

July 26 to 29

August 9 to 12

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology will hold their annual archaeology day camp for children seven to twelve years old this summer. Children must have completed first grade and be at least seven years old. Camps fill quickly; those interested should contact the museum as soon as possible. The choice of dates is subject to availability.

The camp registration fee is $55 for El Paso Museum of Archaeology members and $70 for non-members. Registration is accepted on a first-come first-served basis as attendance is limited to twelve students per camp. For information and the camp registration form contact the museum at 915-755-4332 or guidamr@elpasotexas.gov.

Archaeology Summer Day Camp is an interactive, hands-on course held on the museum’s grounds and in the galleries with a field trip (to be announced). The program is designed to educate participants about the science of archaeology, its tools, and the prehistory of the Americas, especially the El Paso-Ju├írez region, from the Ice Age to European contact. Campers will learn respect and appreciation for prehistoric, historic and contemporary Indian people.

The museum is seeking volunteers with experience teaching elementary and middle school students to assist with archaeology summer camp. Training for volunteers will be held in early June.

To download a registration form and to see camp photos, visit our website:

http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/kids_corner.asp and

http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/daycamp.asp

For more information contact Marilyn Guida at 915-755-4332 or guidamr@elpasotexas.gov.

All the best,

Marilyn

My work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday

Marilyn Guida

Curator of Education

El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain Road

El Paso Texas 79924

915-755-4332

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Another Great Easter Egg Hunt

Toddlers started the egg hunt.

Event leader, Christina Estrada, greets children and parents.

Children pass the hot potato - a big, inflatable Easter egg.

Children sort candy and get their prizes.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday

Kids are ready to hunt Easter eggs.

Bring your kids and your Easter baskets. It's time for the annual Newman Park Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt. This year's event is scheduled for this Saturday, April 16, from 10 until Noon at Newman Park. There will be games, prizes and even a bunny hop dance!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ho Baron Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday

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People know that the Ho House on the corner of Piedras and Aurora is a special place. The native landscaped yard guarded by "future gods" and gargoyles invites passer-bys into a timeless world of imagination and awe.

This weekend everyone is invited. Surrealistic sculptor and Newmanista, Ho Baron, is having a studio tour this Saturday and Sunday at his home from 10 to 5 both days.

"I imagine a lot of people wonder what I'm doing," Ho Baron told me. "I have most of my work in the basement and side yard, so that's what I'll have open for viewing. I'll have the upstairs closed."

Ho looks forward to seeing so many people at his home. "The more the merrier," he says.