Activities for Screen Free Week

 All outdoor programs are rain or shine so please dress accordingly.  Registration is required for the three programs that are held after school at 3:15 pm if the student will be attending without a parent/guardian.  so, if a student plans to stay after school they must register with the Clapp Memorial Library at by Friday, April 26th and bring a note to school the day of the program.  Students are responsible to bring their own water bottle and snack and must be picked up at the ending time of the program.

Monday, April 29th


3:15 -4:00 pm SRE Outdoor games and adventures; SRE Pavilion

Registration required with the Clapp Memorial Library.


4:00 pm 5 pm Alotta Hoopla; near SRE Pavilion

The Dance of the Hoop incorporates mindful activity, dance, exercise, art, community and confidence building. Hoops will be provided. Funded by the Friends of Clapp Memorial Library.


6:00 pm 13 Clues: An Altered States Treasure Hunt; SRE Pavilion

Kara Drake and Carey Douglas will do a reading from their second, newly released book and then there will be a treasure hunt. All ages welcome, book and hunt geared toward 8 to 12 year olds. Rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

Tuesday, April 30th

4:00 pm 5:30 pm Ethiopia for Kids; place to be announced

Adults and one CHCS student will speak about and show pictures of their trips to Ethiopia. Following the presentation there will be crafts, games, and a hands-on table. Every week is Screen Free Week where they visited, come see how much fun kids can have without a screen.

Wednesday, May 1st


3:15pm 4:30 pm CHCS Outdoor games and adventures; SRE Pavilion.

Registration required with the Clapp Memorial Library.

6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Toto the Tornado Kitten Pajama Night ;place to be announced

Jonathan Hall and Toto of Brimfield will read their book and answer questions. You may purchase this book about the true story of Toto's rescue after the 2011 tornado that destroyed parts of Western Massachusetts. All proceeds go to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. During the book signing children will be invited to prepare their stuffed animals for bed. We will end the evening with a bedtime story by Jennifer Whitehead and milk and cookies. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal!

Thursday, May 2nd


4 pm 7 pm Family Picnic and Dance Party; SRE Pavilion and playground.

Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner and join in the fun. Play at the playground, participate in some activities and talk with friends and family. The evening will end with a dance party with Mr. Butler and a bedtime story by Jennifer Whitehead.

Friday, May 3rd

3:15 pm 5:00 pm Exploring Lake Wallace; Signs of Spring. Registration required with the Clapp Memorial Library. Meet at SRE Pavilion and pick up at the Teen Center.


7:00 pm Storytelling program and Ethiopia for Adults; Clapp Memorial Library and Town Hall

For the children Interactive stories and songs with Storyteller Eshu Bumpus accompanied by Ricardo Frota, a Brazilian percussionist and violinist. Lawrence Memorial Hall (Town Hall). Funded by the CSSR PTO, CHCS PTO and Friends of Clapp Memorial Library.

For Adults Experience Ethiopia

Tom and Lori Laughner, Carey Douglas and Myndi Bogdanovich will share their experiences visiting Ethopia and learn what life is like there and what you can do to make a difference. Clapp Memorial Library.



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