CSU Happenings for May 17-June 2

MAY 17 – ‘Math FUNtastics’ for Kids
CSU’s Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative will stage its third annual Math FUNtastics event from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Aflac Children’s Room at the main branch of the Columbus Public Library.

Designed for students in grades 1-5, the program will involve three 45-minute sessions of readings from children’s literature followed by a mathematics activity, game or puzzle related to the story. The program is free and participants can take part in any or all of the sessions. For more information, call 706-568-2480.

MAY 26 – CSU to Close for Holiday
CSU classes and offices will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.

MAY 27 – Sports Camps to Open
CSU coaches, athletes and others will direct various sports camps for kids during the summer, starting May 27-30:

• Soccer: ages 7-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., CSU Soccer Complex, $200 or $125 for a morning, half-day session for ages 4-14
• Tennis: ages 5-up, 9 a.m.-noon, Blackmon Tennis Center, $125
• Boys basketball fundamentals: ages 5-up, 9 a.m.-noon, Lumpkin Center, $100

To register or for more information, call 706-507-8070 or go to http://columbus.augusoft.net/.

MAY 30-31 – CSU Theatre to Premiere ‘The Chimes’ at RiverCenter
CSU Theatre will stage the premier of “The Chimes,” an international prize-winning play by Kevin Christopher Snipes, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 30-31 at RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre.

A drama set in a Massachusetts prep school at the outset of World War II, the play earned the most recent Larry Corse Prize for Playwriting, winning the CSU-hosted international competition that drew about 300 entries from 15 countries. Snipes’ plot centers on a group of boys in the school who bond through their love of Shakespeare until the emerging war strains and severs their friendships.

General admission is $10 and $8 for senior citizens, military personnel and CSU alumni and free for CSU faculty, staff and students. For tickets or more information, call 706-507-8444.

JUNE 2 – Continuing Education to Launch ‘Activ8’ Summer Camps
Continuing Education will debut “Activ8,” a series of weekly enrichment camps from June 2-Aug. 1 on CSU’s main campus. Program categories for ages 8-14 are Create-A-Lot, Global, iTech, Scienceologies, Showbiz, Sports/dance, Trendy and UR Life. A separate section of classes will serve ages 5-7. Between the morning and afternoon classes, all Activ8 campers can eat lunches brought from home or purchase a meal during a supervised lunch hour in the Davidson Student Center cafeteria. Also, for a small, added fee, “before care” and “after care” services are available as parents can drop off campers anytime after 7 a.m. and pick them up any time until 6 p.m. For more information or to register, call 706-507-8070 or go to http://www.activ8er.com.

JUNE 2 - Space Camps to Open
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage its annual space camps weekly from June 2-Aug.1 at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. Individual programs are Battlezone, Comet Jumpers, Earth, H2O & Beyond, LightSpeeders, MasterBlasters, RocketBoosters, So You Want to be an Astronaut and Space-O-Rama. For more information, call 706-649-1477 or go to http://www.ccssc.org. To register online, go to http://columbus.augusoft.net/.

JUNE 2-26 – Early Childhood Enrichment Camps: ‘Summer Spectacular 2008’
CSU’s College of Education will host Summer Spectacular 2008, a series of weekly activities themed “Natural History Museum” for ages 4-11, from June 2-26. Participants will research and write about theme subtopics and bring them to life by creating displays. CSU early childhood education students and professors will direct the programs at both River Road and North Columbus elementary schools. Parents can sign up their children for $25 per child, per week for any or all sessions, which run 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 706-568-5392.