2017 Summer Montessori Meet-Ups Calendar
The 2017 Summer Montessori Meet-Ups line up has been set. Meet-Ups are opportunities for MMS families and friends to connect and have fun over the summer. This is a great way for new families to meet others and a simple way to keep your children in touch with their friends in the weeks ahead.
While most events have a contact person listed, no RSVPs are needed unless noted…just show up and hang out with your Montessori friends…wear your “M” shirts and look for others wearing their MMS colors!
Please note that this calendar may be updated with additional activities or changes as events and/or weather dictate. Watch your email, social media and the MMS blog for updates. If you have an idea for an additional activity, please contact Hollie Hubbert, the 2017 Montessori Meet-Up Coordinator at Hollie.M.Hubbert@wv.gov; 304/389-3031 (cell).
Montessori Meet-Ups Summer 2017
Sunday, June 4: Symphony Sunday. Meet up in the Artisan Tent on the University of Charleston lawn at 3:40 p.m. for a Japanese culture presentation, including singing “Country Roads” in Japanese and origami lessons. Activity will be under a tent. If raining, the program will continue. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and stay for the WVSO performance and fireworks! Enjoy a variety of great food vendors and music. Contact: Hollie Hubbert, Hollie.M.Hubbert@wv.gov; 304/389-3031 (cell).
Sunday, June 11: Greenbrier Pool Party starting at noon, 5103 Chesterfield Avenue in Kanawha City. Admission is $3 for non-members. Concessions open for lunch and snacks. Bring bathing suit, sunscreen and towel.Contact: Hollie Hubbert, Hollie.M.Hubbert@wv.gov; 304/389-3031 (cell).
Saturday, June 17: FestivALL Art Parade. Celebrate 40 years of Education in Living Color at MMS by participating in this fun and casual parade, which runs from Kanawha Boulevard down Capitol Street ending with a party at the Capitol Market. All ages (strollers, etc.) are welcome. WEAR YOUR M SHIRT. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. Participants should line up on Kanawha Boulevard at Capitol Street no later than 9:30 a.m. at Haddad Park. Please watch for details. Contact: Kari Peyatte, 304/541-2719 (cell).
Saturday, June 24: FestivALL Children’s Art Fair. Join MMS from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for make-and-take creative fun at our booth at the Kanawha County Library, presented annually as part of the the FestivALL Children’s Art Fair. Volunteers needed...please watch for details to sign up. Contact: Jennifer Carriger, email@example.com.
Saturday, June 24: Art for All Reception, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Clay Center. MMS students (and their families and teachers) whose work was accepted for the 2017 FestivALL Art for All show are invited to a reception and awards presentation in the Benedum Grand Lobby. Please watch for details. Contact: JoEllen Zacks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 27: BridgeFest, 6:00-9:30 p.m., Bridge Road Shops in South Hills. Join us for this family-friendly neighborhood festival featuring great food and music. Contact/coordinator needed.
Wednesday, June 28: Tampa Taiko at the Kanawha County Library main location in downtown Charleston at 2:00 p.m. Tampa Taiko is a Japanese drumming group based out of Tampa, Florida. In this program, children will learn how these special drums are made and will have the opportunity to learn to play them together harmoniously. No contact…just show up!
Wednesday, July 12: WV Power vs. Augusta, 7:00 p.m. at Appalachian Power Park. Rain date: July 13. Contact: Abbey Fiorelli, 304/380-6465 (cell); email@example.com.
Saturday, July 15: Magic Island Picnic, 10:00 a.m. (West Side of Charleston). Meet for splash park and playground fun and a picnic. Bring your sunscreen, bathing suits, beach towels, volleyball for sand volley ball, soccer balls and bikes–so much to do on Magic Island. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch and blanket or lawn chairs. Contact: Enybe Diaz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 21: Live on the Levee, Haddad River Front Park, 6:30 p.m. Featuring Qiet and 10,000 Maniacs. Meet at the bottom of the steps, stage left near/around the playground area and enjoy great food vendors, music, playing and dancing! Contact: Hollie.M.Hubbert@wv.gov; 304/389-3031 (cell).
Saturday, July 22: Downtown Streetfest, 4:30-9:00 p.m. on Capitol Street between Quarrier and Lee Streets. Head down to Capitol Street for Downtown Streetfest block party, headlined by classic rock band Chase, and featuring food, beverages, children’s activities, pop-up shops and much more. This event coincides with the Glow Run 5K, an all-age run that will light up the downtown street. The race starts at 9:00 p.m. during Downtown Streetfest, with runners and walkers decked out in glow sticks and neon. Contact: Abbey Fiorelli, 304/380-6465 (cell); email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 26: Activated Story Theatre, Kanawha County Library, Main Library, Capitol Street, 6:00 p.m. In this fun show, Activated Story Theatre will perform two stories about building and making the world a better place. Children who show up 30 minutes early may play featured roles in the show! Contact: TBD or just show up!
Sunday, August 13: Back to School Party at the Greenbrier Pool starting at noon, 5103 Chesterfield Avenue in Kanawha City. Admission is $3 for non-members. Concessions open for lunch and snacks. Bring bathing suit, sunscreen and towel.Contact: Hollie Hubbert, Hollie.M.Hubbert@wv.gov; 304/389-3031 (cell).
Thursday, August 17: Annual MMS Back to School Ice Cream Social at Danner Meadow Park. Details TBA.
Saturday, August 26: Downtown Streetfest, 4:30-9:00 p.m. on Capitol Street between Quarrier and Lee Streets. Meet up with friends and family to enjoy a performance by the Voo Doo Katz (our “Paint the Town” headliners), food and drinks, children’s activities, pop-up shops and much more. The event coincides with the Kanawha River Navy annual “Funeral Parade”. The parade will kickoff at 5:00 p.m. on the corner of Kanawha Boulevard and Capitol Street and parade through to Downtown Streetfest. Contact: Abbey Fiorelli, 304/380-6465 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: This calendar may be updated with additional activities or changes as events and/or weather dictate. Watch your email, social media and the MMS blog for updates.