Education briefs for June 21, 2014: Boys & Girls Club offering summer fun for all ages
Boys & Girls Club of Craig is featuring multiple activities during the summer. The building is open for members from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekday, with the exception of June 30 to July 4 and Aug. 18 to 22.
Regular daily events include outdoor excursions such as bike rides, rollerblading, tennis and swimming at Craig City Pool, as well as the array of things for kids to do already at the club.
Programs such as 4-H arts and crafts and Torch Club for those wanting to volunteer in the community are also available, as is the new feature, Education Imagination, classes on subjects such as art and science with limited registration and a $10 fee for materials, with sessions July 7 to 10 and July 14 to 17.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks are also available and free of charge.
Those entering middle school grades in the fall also can participate in the free Thursday Thrills series from 6 to 8 p.m. each week, with events either at the club or locations like the pool or Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.
Membership costs $1 per hour in the summer in addition to the annual dues. The organization offers scholarships for families with financial difficulties.
For more information, call 970-826-0411 or visit http://www.bgcnwc.org.
Summer reading program underway
The Moffat County Libraries’ summer reading program will run through Aug. 9. There are numerous prizes and drawings involved for participants in the free event.
Youth Club for ages 8 and older will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, with story-times at 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays in Craig. Weekly programs known as Boredom Busters also will be available.
The program is available at the Craig, Maybell and Dinosaur branches, though not all features will be at each location.
For more information, call Craig at 970-824-5116, Maybell at 970-272-9919 or Dinosaur at 970-374-2700.
Denver to host national educators meeting
Nearly 9,000 educators from every state will come together to address the pressing issues facing schools, students and the teaching profession during the National Education Association’s 152nd Annual Meeting and 93rd Representative Assembly from Thursday to July 6 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
The assembly is the top decision-making body for the nearly 3 million-member NEA, according to a press release from the organization, and it sets association policy for the coming year.
This is the first time the NEA convention has been held in Denver since 1962. The theme for this year is “NEA: We Educate America.”
Among the events are “Action Now: Unleashing the Power of Diversity,” as part of the Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women; “Outreach to Teach,” a community service project; a read-in at Denver Public Library as part of NEA’s Read Across America program; and more activities.
For more information, visit http://www.nea.org/annualmeeting.