Fun Activities for Your Family or Playgroup

Kim Soucek sent in these activities which are great for families, or creative ideas for playgroups! Kim was one of the organizers of the first playgroup I attended with my first daughter. Her husband, Dan is also running for the State Senate. Check out his events, photos, and stance on the issues at

June 12 (TH) Watauga Library

Insects 2:00 / Mini Fossils 3:30

**Sign Up Requested** 264-8784

June 14 (S) Lowe’s Home Improvement 10:00 – 11:00

Kid’s Class making a wooden measuring tape

June 17 (T) Watauga Library

Meet the Owls 11:00

30 min. program with owls being brought in

June 28 (S) Lowe’s Home Improvement 10:00 – 11:00

Kid’s Class making a mini baseball game

June 30 (M) Watauga Library

BugFest 11:00

FYI: BR Pool Hours:

M-F 11-5 / 6:30 – 8:30

SAT. 11:00 – 7:30

SUN 12:00 – 7:30

(Best chance to avoid day campers are on Mondays and anytime EXCEPT 1:00-4:00,

also, I have found that evenings and Sat. mornings are the least crowded)

Magic Mountain Mini Golf

265-GOLF (265-4653)

Mon – Sun. 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Located on 105 S. just past WHS

Catawba Science Center (Hickory)

Tues. – Fri. 10:00 – 5:00 / Sat. 10:00 – 4:00 / Sun. 1:00 – 4:00

$5 adults / $3 ages 3 +

calendar highlights:

“Get The Message” exhibit begins June 7

“Stopping Time” exhibit now open

“Daddy and Me Flying Science” pre-school workshop June 14

($20 non-member, accompanying adults free)

“Laser Hypnotica” laser show June 20 7:00 & 8:00 p.m./ $8

So what are some creative things you’ve done with your playgroups? Leave a comment!


  1. I like the CVSC, it great! It has lots of hands on activities for the kids young and old to do! It is easily found too! (You cant miss it, if you get lost the people there referr to it as the SALT Block.)