First United Church of Fulton to hold art workshops for children

The Open Doors Neighborhood Center at First United Church of Fulton will present “Summer Arts Explosion!” — a three-day workshop for children ages 5-12 Tuesday, July 24 through Thursday, July 26.

The church is located at 33 S. Third St., Fulton.

The three days of workshops will run from 6 until 8 p.m. each evening and will feature hands-on training in drama, art, music, and creative writing.

There are special activities for children ages five and six.

On-site registration is welcome. Those seeking more information may call 592-2707.

Summer Arts Explosion! is sponsored by the Children & Families team at the Open Doors Neighborhood Center and is aimed at children and families living in the city’s Fifth and Sixth wards, but is open to all children.

“The three day workshops will have a day camp atmosphere for the children,” said Rev. David Nethercott, pastor of First United Church of Fulton. “The children will have several hands on opportunities to explore drama, music, and the arts in general in ways they may have never experienced it before.” There is a fee per child for the three-day event, but  scholarships are available.

The Open Doors Neighborhood Center, which has teams that focus on families as well as older adults, opened in October of 2011 in hopes of offering the community a safe place to gather

to make friends and learn new things.

Carol Dexter, president of the ODNC board, explained that the center continues to work with neighbors and school groups to find out the best ways to meet the needs of the neighborhood and community.

The center will present the outdoor movie, “Dolphin Tale,” Friday, Aug. 17 at 8:30 p.m. on the church lawn. Admission to the movie is free.

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