On the second Saturday of each month, Lowe's hosts a building workshop for children, free of charge. I believe it starts at 10 a.m. and lasts one-hour.
On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot offers the same sort of workshop between 9 a.m. and noon. (It only lasts that long if there's enough interest.)
These are free programs and great for both genders. Free aprons and eye protection are usually included and available for take-home. Certificates are personalized and offered at the end for successful completion of the project. Lowe's gives a patch and a sticker. Home Depot gives a pin for clothing. These are fun to collect and/or scrapbook. Take your camera . . . it's a hoot!
January 20th at the National Atomic Museum 1905 Mountain Rd. NW 245-2137
Lil' Al's Lab Grand Opening!
The lab host is an animatronic robot! The purpose of the lab is physical science hands-on experiences. "Breakfast with Albert Eindtein for the first 75 children." They're having a contest: kids dressed as Einstein get in free with prize for the best look-alike. $4 children, $5 adults,
The Lowe's Kids workshops have been so successful at the Juan Tabo location, that they're going to offer them TWICE a month now! (effective immediately) Kid's workshops are available on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. They are unsure if the project will vary, though.