October 2019 Happenings

October 2019

GiGi’s 2019 Superhero 5K, 1 Mile Walk and Kids Dash

Ready! Get Set! Run, Walk or Dash! Build more ACCEPTANCE for kids and adults with Down syndrome! We can’t wait to run, walk, dash and celebrate with you! This family-friendly morning brings together new friends, families, community members and HUGE HEARTS! Don’t miss out!

One Morning – 3 Events
8:30 am 5K Competitive Run
9:30 am Dash for Kids
10 am 1 Mile Inspirational Walk

Click here to Register for October 5th

Shirt/Packet Pick-Up for Superhero Run/Walk

October 3rd  10:00 am – 7:00 pm at GiGi’s
October 4th  10:00 am – 4:00 pm at GiGi’s
October 5th  beginning at 7:00 am at Veteran’s Memorial Park

LMNOP (Birth-5 years)

LMNOP is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language-based activities. The theme will be Fire Safety! We recommend this program for ages birth-5 years.

Click here to RSVP for October 12th 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Dance Me a Story (10-13 years)

Dance Me a Story; Exploring Literature through Ballet is a fun interactive dance program for people of all ages encouraging reading through the vehicle of dance. Dance Me a Story gives the participant a physical and imaginative way of interpreting what is read from a book and translating the words into creative movement. Registration has been reopened for this series. Please RSVP to attend the next session!

Click here to RSVP for Dance Me a Story

Friends, Fun, and Fitness (13+ years)

Our friends get together for physical activity and healthy eating tips, tailored just for teens and adults! Friends, Fun & Fitness is provided in cooperation with CrossFit OC3 and a grant provided by the Scott County Regional Development Authority. This program will run every other Thursday from September 26st to November 21st. Registration is closed.

Teen Tastic (13-17) & Fantastic Friends (18+)

Teen Tastic promotes friendship, social interactions, communication through a variety of social activities, outing, and games for teens. Participants in Teen Tastic gain confidence, leadership skills, and empowerment while working as part of a team or on individual projects and tasks.

Fantastic Friends program supports the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual fun setting. Adult participants participate in the planning of activities so that group activities are based on personal interests.

October 4th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Hy-Vee Superhero Night

Click here to RSVP for Teen Tastic

Click here to RSVP for Fantastic Friends

October 18th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Halloween Party

Click here to RSVP for Teen Tastic

Click here to RSVP Fantastic Friends

Family Speaker Series (parents/guardians)

This Family Speaker Series will focus on YOU. We want to hear from you, the parents/guardians that come to GiGi’s Playhouse! We will focus on what you want for future happenings at GiGi’s (programming, Family Speaker Series topics, and so much more). We will also discuss how you are advocates for GiGi’s Playhouse and how this can help us spread our message. Family Speaker Series touches on a variety of topics, allowing our families to come in and talk with one other, as well as, bringing community members to the Playhouse to provide ideas and strategies to our families.

Click here to RSVP October 17th 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Halloween Party (0-12 yrs)

Join GiGi’s for a Halloween Party! Trunk or Treat at the Playhouse with games and giveaways too!

RSVPs are required. Please RVSP by noon on October 25th so we can plan accordingly.

Click here to RSVP October 26th 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Other Dates to Consider

September 27th – October 6th – Hy-Vee Round Up

October 3rd – Key Cares Fundraiser 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 4th – Hy-Vee Superhero Meal 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 11th – GiGi’s Night at Billy Bob’s 5:00 pm – 3:00 am

October 12th – New Volunteer Orientation 8:00 am – 9:00 am RSVP HERE

October 20th– October 26th – Online Book Fair (more information coming soon)

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