Starlab Portable Planetarium
Where: TCU Lonsdale Elementary School
1000 Idaho St SW, Lonsdale, MN 55046
When: 1:00, 2:15 or 3:30
How to register: Go to https://www.tcu2905.us/page/4231 and register online. Be sure to choose Lonsdale as your location and take note of the session time you choose.
The event is free. All ages are welcome!
The STARLAB program features an inflatable planetarium to showcase 3,000 stars of different colors and sizes, as well as the constellations. Whether it’s telling the stories behind the stars or focusing on the stars of the seasons, this program is great for all ages and addresses Minnesota K-8 academic standards.
Wednesday, June 28 at 1:00 pm
A perennial favorite, local reptile expert Jim Gerholdt, will be back to visit with some of his friends. And his friends are snakes, lizards and turtles! Kids will learn about these fascinating creatures, and maybe even get to pet a boa constrictor! All ages are welcome.
And you may want to stick around afterwards, because we’re making crafts at 2:00.
Tuesday, February 7th
Taha Muhammad will talk about his book, We Survived Iraq and Turkey: Long Road to Freedom: A True Story of an Iraqi Kurdish Family’s Escape to America, and describe his Kurdish family’s escape from Saddam Hussein’s regime, and journey to the United States. After his family arrived, Taha was able to resume his teaching career, including as a substitute at Tri-City United, and served as a translator for four years, assisting U.S. troops in Iraq.
Books will be available for purchase.
The event will be free. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, June 15th at 1:00 pm
Next up on our summer reading adventure is a return visit by the Domácí Czech Folk Dancers! This local group of young dancers will demonstrate some traditional dances and maybe even teach one to the kids. All ages are welcome!
Our first craft session will follow at 2:00 pm.
Minnesotans who do not have a high school diploma can take the GED tests for free until the end of June. The Minnesota Department of Education has a website with more information on the tests and how to prepare. For more help getting ready, visit the High School Equivalency Center, available through the Electronic Library for Minnesota.