SAN DIEGO, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- All month long local children are invited to come out and enjoy different activities at The Salvation Army Kroc Center for free in October. Tiny Tikes welcomes children and parents alike to participate in recreational and art activities. After-school Swim is a program that encourages children to become comfortable in the water in the 86-88 degree recreation pool. The Climbing Tower is another favorite on campus, tucked away on the recreation field, which has six tracks of varying difficulty.
"We think it is important to give back to the community and allow for families to enjoy some of our different programs for free," said Major Rick Peacock. "Not everyone has the means for extra-curricular activities but that doesn't mean every child deserves to have fun."
- Free Ice Skating is a unique offering happening on October 11 at 10:30am for children under the age of 8.
- Family Read & Play Day is a monthly free event for children 5 and under to encourage their love of reading with a free book; this month on October 17 at 10:30am the book is "The Monster Who Lost His Mean" by Tiffany Strelitz Haber & Kirstie Edmunds.
- Kroc Fit Kids, on October 17 at 6:00pm, is a program that highlights the benefits of a healthy lifestyle – this month rock climbing and a healthy snack.
- Family Arts & Literacy Night brings Indian culture, art, music and dance to center-stage on October 26 from 6:30-8:00pm to celebrate Diwali. The book "My Dadima Wears a Sari" by Kashmira Sheth will be given to the children.
FREE OCTOBER EVENTS
Tiny Tikes. Mondays at 10:00-11:00AM
After school swim. Wednesdays 3:30-4:30PM
Climbing tower. Thursdays 4:00-6:00PM. Climbers must be 40lbs. or over and a minimum of 2 adults must be present at all times. Helmets and closed-toe shoes are required.
FREE Ice skating on Wednesday, October 11 10:30AM-12:15PM for children under the age of 8.
Family Read & Play. October 17 10:30-11:30AM
Kroc Fit Kids. October 17, 6:00-7:00PM
Family Arts & Literacy October 26, 6:30-8:00PM
About the Kroc Center
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center. The facility is open to members and the general public, and serves residents of East San Diego, La Mesa and Lemon Grove with a variety of quality programs for individuals of all ages. Development of the Kroc Center was made possible by a $90 million combined capital and endowment grant from a bequest to The Salvation Army by the late Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. For more information about The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, please visit www.sd.kroccenter.org
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