Summer filled with activities
by Courtney Stevens
May 31, 2013 | 1369 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With summer’s beginning, Cleveland organizations have filled their schedules with activities for adults and children alike.

There will be several events hosted by the Delta Arts Alliance, the Bolivar County Library, the Bologna Performing Arts Center and Delta State University's Okra Camp.

The Delta Arts Alliance will host several workshops for participants of any age, ranging from dance, crafts, adult ballroom dancing, and a sidewalk chalk and pizza party.

For more information on these activities, contact Rorie Herbison of the DAA.

The Bolivar County Library is hosting its annual summer reading program titled "Dig Into Reading."

This program is a part of the Mississippi Library System.

"For this year's theme we will be discussing anything beneath the earth's surface, from things such as gardens to animal that live underground," says Bobbie Matheney, head of Youth Services at the Bolivar library.

The BPAC is planning its annual arts camp with the Mississippi Summer Arts Institute.

There will be two sessions with the first being a residential camp, lasting two weeks, for ages 12-18.

This camp will focus more on the techniques of creating different types of artwork and will last from June 16 to June 29.

The second session will take place on July 15 to July 20, for ages 5-11, and will focus on art appreciation and history.

The BPAC will also be showing three recently released movies throughout the summer on June 18, June 25, and July 9.

"We hope to make this an annual thing. People seem to really enjoy it and last year we had over 200 people attend showings," said executive director Laura Howell.

The movies will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $5. Concession’s will be available for sale.

For more information on these movies or camps contact Laura Howell at 662-846-4625.

Okra Camp, standing for Outdoor + Kids=Recreation and Activity, is in full swing at Delta State, with the first session for children ages six to nine already underway.

Activities for the children range from archery and golf, to kayaking and canoeing.

"The main focus here is to create a fun environment.

We're trying to get kids excited about different activities and nutrition," said camp director, Todd Davis.

Registration is still open for children ages 10-14 and is free to all participants.

This year's camp will operate from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information on Okra Camp contact Todd Davis at 662-846-4570.