Spencer Doll and Toy Museum plans events through summer
Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer. Visit www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com or call 704-762 9359.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10: Celebrate Mom. Children come in and make a card for mom. All moms will be entered into a contest to win a special prize. Light refreshments. On this day, all moms are eligible for a 50 percent discount on one item in the museum gift shop.
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7: Bodacious Birthday Bash – SDTM turns 2. Come help the museum celebrate. Drop in and see new exhibits and help celebrate. Don’t forget to sign the birthday card. Light refreshments, door-prizes and special gift shop discounts all day.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14: Celebrate Dad. Children come in and make a card for dad. All dads admitted for free. Light refreshments.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, June 19: SuperHero Day Camp for boys and girls. Cost, $35. Limited to 10 campers. Look up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane! Superheroes of the world unite and help us save the world SDTM style. Come dressed as your favorite superhero. Create your own comic book and more. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided. Ages 6-12 welcome. RSVP by Wednesday, June 18.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,Thursday, June 26: Passion for Fashion Day Camp. Cost, $35. Limited to 10 campers. Come be a supermodel for the day. Learn about fashion, the beauty walk and public speaking while participating in an afternoon fashion show. Discover how to make your own lip gloss and hair pins. Bring a white T-shirt for lots of design fun. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided. RSVP by Wednesday, June 25.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, July 10: Paper Dolls: Timeless Appeal in a Modern Age. Cost, $35. Limited to 10 campers. This day camp begins with a short tour of the extensive modern fashion dolls which illustrate the extravagance of fashionable ladies and gentlemen throughout time. Children will be inspired to create their own fashions in a paper doll workshop using a variety of quality decorative papers and colorful trimmings. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided. Ages 6-12 welcome. RSVP by July 9.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 17: Trains, Planes and Automobiles Day Camp. Cost, $35. Limited to 10 campers. All aboard! Campers will put their transportation knowledge to the test as they explore the world of planes, trains and automobiles while making crafts and enjoying games. Take a turn at driving one of five model trains, build a model train with scenery to take home. You’ll even get to meet a real railroader and learn about his job. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided. Ages 6-12 welcome. RSVP by Wednesday, July 16. .
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, July 24: Under the Big Top. Cost $35. Limited to 10 campers. Step right up for a day full of circus fun and games. You’ll learn to juggle and how to form balloon animals. Explore the museum’s vintage Schoenhut Circus toys and figures and the artistic designs that made them fun. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided. Ages 6-12 welcome. RSVP by Wednesday, July 23.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26: NC Dollhouse Exhibit Sale. Held at the South Iredell Lions Club, 630 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. The Charlotte Area Dollhouse Clubs of North Carolina will host the first Mooresville Dollhouse Exhibit and Sale. Admission is $1. Door prizes will be given hourly and there will be free classes for children on the half hour. The Lions Club is located just off I-77 at exit 35 on Brawley School Road West just after the traffic light at Williamson Road. Dealer tables are $10. Space is limited so call early for a reservation. Contact Maria Cannizzaro at 704-230-0569 for reservations and questions. Donations will be made to NAME and the Lions Club. Show your NAME card at the door for a free gift.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, July 31: Alice In Wonderland (Down the Rabbit Hole). Cost, $35. Limited to 10 campers. Participants will enjoy a Mad Hatter Tea Party. Costume encouraged but not required. We’ll make top-hats or rabbit ears. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided. Ages 6-12 welcome. RSVP by July 30.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7: Journal It. Cost, $35. Limited to 10 campers. Nettie Wells, a Kansas City girl born in the 1880s, left behind a charming dollhouse and journals recording her play. Hear her story and make a miniature journal just like Nettie’s and write your own adventures. We’ll have a party to celebrate her birthday. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided. Ages 6-12 welcome. RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Sunday, Aug. 16: Dolls and Dogs inaugural 5k Hot Dog Challenge. The Spencer Doll And Toy Museum will sponsor a 5K run which is the first of its kind in the area. This run is a one-of-a-kind dine and dash competition for all competitive and recreational runners. All participants will be required to eat six hotdogs before they cross the finish line. Walkers and strollers welcomed. All proceeds will be donated to the Spencer Doll And Toy Museum. For more information spencerdollandtoymuseum.com or salisburyrowanrunners.org
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23: Antiques Appraisal Fair. Antiques dealer Michael Hanson will take a look at visitor’s items and will offer advice and information regarding a broad spectrum of general merchandise, including toys. Bring in family heirlooms and yard sale bargains to find out the truths about these finds. Cost is $5 per item, limit two items per person.