This year, the newly formed Bangor Area Food Council joins us with a great activity outdoors, the One Tomato project! They will challenge kids to grow one tomato plant this summer, help them transplant tomato seedlings into pots, and share information on how to grow those plants into delicious, nutritious tomatoes for their families. Each participant will be able to take their new transplanted tomato home with them. Additionally, parents can talk with Food Council members about what they are up to and how to get involved.
Starting at 10:00 AM
Martial Arts Academy
Free sample classes in Karate and Capoeira from he oldest continuously operating martial arts academy in Bangor. Karate starting on the hour and lasting 30 to 45 minutes. Capoeira starting on the half-or and lasting for 30 minutes. Ages 5 and up.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tie-Dyeing – with Teachers from the Maine Educators Association
BYOT! “Bring Your Own T-shirt” (…or bandana, or pants, or socks)! Got an old t-shirt that needs a little sprucing up? Maine Education Association members help you tie-dye some new life into it! (There will be a VERY limited supply of white t-shirts available to purchase if you forget to bring one.) Also, we’ll have materials for making “Thank You” notes for YOUR teacher and we’ll deliver them – just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th through 8th !
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Make Your Own Trail Mix
Make your own GORP – more than just “Good ol’ Raisins & Peanuts!’ at the Trail Mix Making Station. Kids and parents can select various ingredients and create their own trail mix to enjoy. All ages (with teeth).While supplies last!
Kid Central Symphony
Maine Discovery Museum
Join a quartet from the Bangor Symphony Orchestra for a FREE kid-friendly concert and instrument petting zoo at the Maine Discovery Museum. Featuring familiar classics by Mozart and Vivaldi, fiddle tunes, and recent hits, kids will discover the full range of the string quartet in a fun and relaxed setting. Ideal for children ages 3 to 8; all ages welcome. Instrument petting zoo to follow approximately 30 minutes of music.
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Body Painting with Henna
The art of body painting with henna has been practiced for over 5000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa, and the Middle East. Because henna has natural cooling properties, it originally was applied as a paste to soothe overheated hands and feet. When the stain then faded away, it naturally left patterns on the skin surface. This eventually led to the idea of using henna to make designs for decorative purposes, which is how we usually rock it today! Ages 5 and up.
1:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Join Blaze for some pizza poem fun as kds try to recreate the order of pizza toppings in the Jack Prelutsky poem “A Pizza the Size of the Sun” with a giant pizza made out of fabric with fabric toppings!