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Leisurely Arts for the Close of Summer

The onset of August is time not looked happily upon by many children. It means the tolling of bell for summer fun and leisurely activities. It marks the imminent arrival of textbooks, class bells, and school teachers calling roll. The vacations will quickly end and normality return to the lighthearted nature of summer. In spite of this, there is still some fun to be had here in Midland, TX.

Every week this summer the Museum of the Southwest has hosted Family Fridays at the Museum. Aimed at elementary school ages, the entire family is welcome to join in on various activities such as learning about the stars and planets or solving a mystery based on clues for everyone to discover. The last Family Friday at the Museum will be August 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Aptly named the So Long Summer Party, this event will constitute myriad art techniques for each participant to create something unique to take home as a token to fondly remember summer 2014. More information may be found at
For those more inclined to the literary arts, the Midland County Public Library will be hosting book club on the second Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm called the Unabashedly Bookish Club. Meeting at the Centennial Library branch of the Midland County Public Library, this 21 and over adult book club will focus on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise. Those who wish to attend will need to register by calling Joy at 432-698-0158.

As the days grow shorter and the ringing of school bells grows louder in every child’s and parent’s ears, enjoying the last days of summer vacation will help ease the transition back into tests and tutoring. All good things must come to a conclusion, but it can still be an enjoyable time!

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