Fun for kids

City of Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival / https://tinyurl.com/ydx2smyh

The Juneteenth Heritage Festival is June 8-19 in the City of Grambling. The week-long celebration commemorates the end of slavery in the South.

The Juneteenth Heritage Festival was formed after a group of people including "felt the need that as an African-American community, we should always remember what our ancestors went through as enslaved Africans," according to Vickie Jackson, Chairman of the Juneteenth Heritage Festival and PR Chairman of the City of Grambling.

Jenny Burnham / Masur Museum of the Arts

Masur Museum of Art is inspiring young artists to create and build their skills. The museum is hosting one-day art camps in June and July for ages 5-12. 

"Adventures in Art" is a camp for ages 5-8 which teaches drawing and design skills. Artist Jenny Burnham is leading the camp and guiding campers as they use sculpture, painting, and printmaking to create works of art to take home at the end of the day. The camp is June 4.

Ars Electronica / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

ULM is offering fun and educational summer camps for kids and teenagers June 11-August 3. The camps are part of the Continuing Education program at ULM.

"Continuing Education gives ULM the opportunity to reach out and work with the community on courses to 'continue education,'" says Ida Gaines, the coordinator of non-credit programs. In addition to youth summer camps and activities, the Division of Continuing Education works to provide life-long learning opportunities. 

CJ Sartor / OPPL

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is hosting SummerFest Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Branch. SummerFest kicks off the summer reading challenge at the library with a free, family-friendly event.

The Main Branch Library welcomes motivational rapper Big Al Cherry and percussionist Elizabeth "Lady Chops" Vidos. At Summerfest, kids have the chance to make egg shakers and harmonicas so that they can play along with the performers. Registration for the library summer reading challenge is available at the event.

Roxanne Smith / PAWS of Northeast Louisiana

Mardi Gras is coming up, and PAWS of Northeast Louisiana is hosting the 12th Annual Krewe of PAWS Pet Parade Saturday, January 3 at 1:30 p.m.

This year, PAWS is throwing a totally tubular "pawty" with the theme, "PAWS Revisits the 80's." There will be an 80's pet costume and float contest leading up to the parade, in which pets can show off their wild side in some radical threads.