2006-03-23 / News

There's lots on tap for TV turn off week

TV Turn-Off Week is now underway through Tuesday, March 28, with events being held at Melrose school and the Jamestown library.

All events are funded by the Friends of the Jamestown Library, the Jamestown PTO, and the Jamestown Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force.

+ Friday, March 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: PTO Game Night will be held at the Melrose school multipurpose room. Participants who bring a game night coupon get their first slice of pizza and a drink free. There will be fun for the whole family and children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

+ On Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to noon: Gardening for Children will be held in the library meeting hall. Kids can plant their own mini-garden. All participants, ages 5 and up should bring a clean, empty two-liter soda bottle. Registration is not required.

+ Sunday, March 26, from 1 to 3 p.m.: Knitting for all Ages will take place in the children's room of the library. This class is open to all levels of expertise. Participants should bring their own needles and yarn. Registration is not required.

+ Monday, March 27, from 3 to 4 p.m.: an Electricity Workshop will be in the library meeting hall. Insulators, conductors, light bulbs, and light-bulb sockets will be used to design circuits and an on-off switch. Participants will be using the award-winning Young Scientists Club kits designed by biologist Esther Novis of Jamestown. The program is open to children ages 8 to 11. Registration is required. Call 423-7280.

+ Tuesday, March 28, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.: A Visit with Thomas Edison will take place in the library meeting hall. Children in grades 3 through 6 are invited to come meet Thomas Edison, the scientist and inventor, as portrayed by Todd McLeish. Time-travel back to the year 1889 and find out about Edison's many inventions, of which he patented some 1,093 during his lifetime. In 1847, when Edison was born, society still thought of electricity as a novelty, a fad. By the time he died, entire cities were lit by electricity. Registration is not required.

+ Tuesday, March 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: a panel discussion on underage drinking will be held at the Melrose school multipurpose room. The panel features members of the local police department, liquor store owners, other professionals, and teens. Refreshments will be provided. For additional information, call Laura Hosley 965-8167 of the Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force.

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