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TIP SHEET   Week of July 14, 2003
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The 26th annual Summer Institute begins this week in Eau Claire. The program offers a variety of summer enrichment courses for children in the Chippewa Valley. Numerous classes will be offered in a variety of topical areas. Examples include: "Folk Toys and Games," where students will make toys such as whirligigs, tops and buzzers; "Yucatan Adventure," where students will make piñatas, play, games, dance, make tortillas and wear traditional clothing while learning Spanish; "Puppets Live Here," where students will make their own puppets and put on a puppet show; and "Exploring Entomology," where students will collect and learn about insects as they travel to streams and fields. Classes are offered at various times throughout the day, Monday-Thursday, July 14-24. Groups meet at Lakeshore Elementary School and on the UW-Eau Claire campus. For a complete schedule of Summer Institute activities, contact the UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education office at (715) 836-3636. The classes are interactive so they'll provide many interesting photo and video opportunities.

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Middle and high school students are taking a variety of art classes this week as part of the SmArt program. Participants in the two-week summer program get hands-on experience in several areas of art. Silk-screen printing, jewelry making and painting are among the sessions being offered. Various sessions run from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 14-24. Classes are held in the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. For details and a schedule, you can contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at (715) 836-3636.

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School-age children attending UW-Eau Claire's Children's Center this summer will perform a series of plays beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, in Kjer Theatre. Plays include "Giants," "Lion in the Zoo," "Wild Flowers" and "Old Mother Hubbard." School-age children include children who have finished first grade through age 10. Some participants in the National Youth Sports Program being held on campus this week are working with the children on their production. The children and NYSP participants have been rehearsing the plays for several weeks.

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Updated: July 14, 2003