Summer Series for Kids
Specialized events for children, aged 5 through 12. These events are programs designed by local educators, artists and staff members to offer entertaining, interactive and educational experiences for students and adults. The programs are free with paid admission and free to members. Daycare organizations and summer schools are welcome and should call for information and registration. Programs start at noon and last about an hour.
June 7 – An American Indian Trail
Kids will get to see and touch genuine artifacts, many of which were found in the park and surrounding areas. Learn what life was like for Native Americans by exploring a miniature village, using replica tools, and playing customary games. Class size is limited.
June 14 – Hiding in Plain Sight
Join us to Learn about some great animal adaptations. Find out if you can follow the animals’ tracks. Then make your own weird and wonderful animal to take home. Presented by Butler Soil and Water Conservation District.
June 21 – Pollinator Partners
Join us to learn about the importance of pollinators. Figure out how bees communicate, and what catches the eye of a butterfly. To end out the program make your own pollinator artwork to take home. Presented by Butler Soil and Water Conservation District.
June 28 – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
An educational performance that uses junk percussion instruments to introduce musical concepts and illustrate elements of math and physics. An array of buckets, barrels, pans, cans, auto parts, pipes, flower pots, and pieces of wood can make music. Learn how the physical properties of the instruments affect the sounds that they make. Then translating fractions into rhythms that they can play as a group. The show ends with an impromptu percussion performance. Presented by Stan Ginn.
July 5 – Cool Critters
This fun and educational program teaches children about reptiles and invertebrates. Cool Critters is a Cincinnati based organization that rescues and teaches the public about these animals. There will be several animals visiting that may be observed as Cool Critters shares fun facts and teach about the treatment of animals.
July 12 – Spin Science
What do you call a twisting force? A torque! Kids learn they already know the big ideas behind the phenomena of spinning using toys as well as their own bodies! Presented by Crystal Clear Science.
July 19 – Let’s Make Music
Come join the fun creating and playing your very own musical instrument which can then be taken home! Together with everyone there, we will create music!. This interactive program empowers youth in positive and unique ways, building on the Developmental Assets of Empowerment, Constructive Use of Time, and Positive Values. No prior musical experience required. Creativity welcome!! Presented by Coalition for a Healthy, Safe and Drug-Free Greater Hamilton.
July 26 – Springy Science
Spring into action! Spring to life! Spring forward! Fun experiments in elastic energy connect the dots behind language, energy, and everyday life. Presented by Crystal Clear Science.
Take a break from the heat and join us for the coolest art show around! Friday August 4, 5 to 9 pm and Saturday August 5, 11 am to 3 pm. Great food, fabulous music, art demonstrations – and terrific artists who share their work and passion. You’ll see painting, photography, jewelry and other handcrafted items. From traditional to modern, there’s something for everyone! Listen to local musicians and taste homemade desserts and sandwiches at About You 2 Café. Support your local arts community! 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio. Free event, wheelchair accessible, and kid friendly.
Save the Date for the 2017-2018 Fitton Center Season Launch which will be on Friday, August 18th from 5pm to 9pm.
This FREE event allows the whole community to see all the great classes, exhibitions, and events the Fitton Center will offer in the coming year. Light complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. The 25 piece P&G Big Band will also be performing out on the Riverview Terrace!
Tickets to all events and discounted memberships will be available at the Season Launch. Fitton Center members can pre-order performance tickets a week before they become available to the public starting on Monday, August 14th.
The 2017-2018 Fitton Center Season Launch will be on Friday, August 18th from 5pm to 9pm.
This free event allows the whole community to see all great classes, exhibitions, and events the Fitton Center will offer in the coming year. Light Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. The 25 piece P&G Big Band will be performing on the Riverview Terrace.
After party will happen at Municipal Brewworks.
Change is in the air! It’s time to check out new works by our award winning artists. Friday September 1, 5 to 9 pm and Saturday September 2, 11 am to 3 pm at the Pendleton Art Center of Middletown. Great food, fabulous music, art demonstrations. Support your local arts community! Treat yourself to scrumptious desserts and sandwiches at About You 2 Café.
Check out our new works by award winning artists. Unique collection of paintings, photography, jewelry and a variety of handcrafted items. Friday October 6, 5 to 9 pm and Saturday October 7, 11 am to 3 pm. Fabulous music, art demonstrations, and homemade food. Support your local arts community! Free event, wheelchair accessible, and kid friendly. Pendleton Art Center, 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio. https://www.facebook.com/PACMiddletown/
Exhibition through October 20th – November 16th Opening Reception: Friday October 20th 6-8 pm.
Middletown Arts Center presents the annual Area Art Exhibition. This juried competition is open to adult artists working in 2D media. See the best work from artists within a 50 mile radius of Middletown.
Photo – “Yippee!”, by Karen Livingston, 2016 Best of Show