Two weeks of fun activities for kids
Discovery Days activities at the West Kern Oil Museum are scheduled to begin July 5, featuring four special sessions for area youth. The programs are Free. Pre-registration is required by contacting the West Side Recreation & Park District, 500 Cascade Way or by phone at 765-6677.
California Indians Discovery Day on July 5 will feature the native people of California with an emphasis on the Yokuts, who lived in the Buena Vista Lake area.
The day will include music, craft activities and a guest entertainer. The program is for grades 4-5, and will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The deadline for registration is Monday, July 3.
The Let’s Draw With Maggie session on Thursday, July 6 will feature local artist Maggie Blackwell, who will give participants instructions on basic drawing techniques. They will have an opportunity to draw a picture of an item at the Museum, and the drawings will be put on display. The program will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 am for ages 6-8. Deadline for registration is Wed. July 5.
On Wed., July 12 participants will enjoy Game Day at the Museum. They will play games that were popular before electronics took over, such as marbles, jacks, board games, hopscotch, jump rope and more. This activity is for grades 2 and above, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. You must register by Tues. July 11.
Discover and Share the Museum will be held on Tues. July 18. This is a two-day activity. Day 1 will include a tour of the Museum and will feature a scavenger hunt. Kids will then select special exhibits to concentrate on and learn more. On Day 2 they will learn to create a storyboard and film a video about the Museum. Kids from grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend. The activity will be Tues., July 18 from
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, and Wed., July 19 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Deadline to register is Mon. July 17.