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March 2016 Summer Camp Preview

I’m loving the spring-like days we’ve had this month though I’m bracing myself for the colder temps and snow potential that’s heading our way as I write this letter. My family and I are going to Colorado for spring break so I’ll get my fill of cold and snow while there! Even if you’re a cold weather person, I’m sure you’ll agree that consecutive outside play times have been a VERY welcome change.

The good news about being snow bound is that you’ll have this issue in hand to start spring and summer planning for your kiddos. Look to pages 2-22 to fill their days with camps and programs to suit every child’s interests. And be watching for even more opportunities in our April Summer Camp Guide.

We’re excited to partner once again with Champions for Kids for their biggest event of the year…RazorFest! This year’s event is April 23, 9-11:30 am at Razorback Stadium. RazorFest is a free, family-friendly event held prior to the annual Red-White game (12 pm kickoff) and includes games, inflatables, concerts, performances, autographs, mascots, healthy tips, giveaways, and more. They also host a food drive to benefit NWA Food Bank and UA Full Circle Pantry. If you’ve never been, we strongly encourage you to come and stop by our booth for some fun! Visit championsforkids.org/razorfest for more information about this amazing organization.

Our special thanks this month to Rhea Lana’s for providing our cover models with adorable game day gear! Their spring sale is March 6-12 at 1106 N. Old Missouri Rd, Springdale (previously National Home Center). They offer high quality, name brand children’s clothing, furniture, toys, baby equipment, maternity clothing, video game systems, books, DVDs, nursing items, sporting equipment, and more. Join them as a  Shopper, Consignor or Volunteer Worker. Learn more at nwa.rhealana.com.

Remember to set your clocks forward on March 13th and enjoy an extra hour of sleep. Ahem…that’s if your kids comply! Happy Spring NWA!

March 2015

This month, we hosted a 5K Facebook Fan Contest as a thank you for helping us reach our goal of 5,000 fans before the end of 2014. From your responses, it’s obvious that many of you greatly value the community calendar. We appreciate knowing what you like best about Kid’s Directory!

Speaking of giveaways, one of our most frequently asked questions is, “how do I get my child’s picture on the cover?” Every year we sponsor a Cover Kid Contest in September but this year we’re adding another one for our June cover! To register your child, visit one of our booths at The World’s Largest Baby Shower on March 28th or Champions for Kids RazorFest on April 25th AND submit your child’s picture to artwork@nwakd.com by April 30, 2015. A winner will be drawn & announced on May 1, 2015. We’ll also have fabulous giveaways at these events!

March’s issue features Spring Break Camps, a preview of Summer Camps & Programs PLUS lots of spring fundraisers & events. Clearly, it’s time for us to come out of hibernation & enjoy what NWA has to offer in the spring! We thought we’d give you a snapshot here.

Spring Break Camps &/or Summer Camps & Programs:

Above Grade Level, Academic Math & Language Therapy, ALOHA of Bentonville, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Arts Live Theatre, ATA Martial Arts, B Sew Inn, Brick by Brick, Camp Invention, Central Children’s Academy, Club iNFiNiTi, Community Creative Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Elizabeth Richardson Center, Fast Lane Entertainment, Favorite’s Dance Academy, First School, Girl Scouts Diamonds, Hopes & Dreams Gymnastics, Lucky Seven Training Center, NWA Naturals, Razorback Aquatic Club HawgStart & AquaHawgs, The Little Gym, The New School, Trike Theatre, Trucks & Tiaras Learning Center, Tutus & Tap Shoes

Spring Fundraisers & Events:

Butterflies & Blooms (Saving Grace), Champions for Kids RazorFest, Father-Daughter Princess Ball (NWA Mercy Family YMCA), Dogwood Walk (Humane Society of the Ozarks), Glow Run (Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton Co.), National Safe Place Week (Youth Bridge), Spring Open House (Hull Dermatology & Aesthetics), Rhea Lana’s, Sunshine Gala (Sunshine School & Development Center), The Art of Creation (The Pineapple Tree Dance Co.), Touch-A-Truck (Junior League of NWA), World’s Largest Baby Shower

Lastly but certainly not least, we want to acknowledge & thank Amber Lanning for taking new staff pictures! She has exceptional talent & is the one of the most fun-loving people you’ll ever meet. We love you, Amber!

Be sure to spring forward on March 8th for Daylight Savings Time and be looking for our April Summer Camp Guide & May Moms in Business Guide!