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Brownie Batter

Who’s hungry? This event will help girls dive into a world of snacks and discover that not all snack foods are created equal. Girls will learn which of their favorite munchies are good for their bodies and good for the earth. They will also learn basic cooking skills such as how to chop safely and how to use certain appliances. Register online.

Date 12/02/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grades 2, 3
Cost $3 for girl members, $1 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location First Congregational Church, 608 W. 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50701
Contact Robyn Smuck / robyns@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-232-6601
Deadline 11/21/2013
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Junior Jewelers

Want more sparkle in your life? Come down to the Phelps Youth Pavilion and dive into the art of jewelry making. The artists at PYP will show girls different styles of hand-crafted jewelry and guide them as they create their own jewelry to take home. Girls will complete all the steps to earn the Jeweler badge. Register online.

Date 12/03/2013
Time 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Grades 4, 5
Cost $12 for girl members, $5 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Waterloo Center for the Arts, 255 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA 50701
Contact Robyn Smuck / robyns@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-232-6601
Deadline 11/21/2013
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Be Prepared: First Aid for Juniors

Help! Meet first responders and learn how to help in an emergency. Girls will make a first aid kit, learn to handle urgent first aid issues and how to take care of people who are hurt or sick. They will complete all the steps to earn the First Aid badge. Badges will be provided at this event. Register online.

Date 12/03/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grades 4, 5
Cost $5 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location American Red Cross, 1100 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265
Contact Emily Droessler / emilyd@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 11/25/2013
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Lifesavers

Save a life. Girls will learn how to perform CPR and use an AED. Training is based on the American Heart Association’s guidelines and will include adult, child, and infant CPR, rescue breathing (with and without a mask), choking for all ages and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator. Girls will take home a book, a participation card and a fun patch. Register online.

Date 12/03/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $2 for girl members, $0 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Town Clock Center for Professional Development, 680 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Contact Korissa Prine / korissap@girlscoutstoday.org / 563-583-9169
Deadline 11/21/2013
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Fashion Frenzy

Fashion Frenzy is all about expressing your great, unique style while spending within your budget. During this event, girls will visit Stage 2 clothing store and will be given a $20 budget to shop, shop, shop! Girls will be able to select whatever fashion items they can find within that budget. Then they’ll model for their Girl Scout sisters, enjoy a snack and take their new clothes home! Register online.

Date 12/03/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grades 4, 5
Cost $25 for girl members, $12 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Stage 2 Consignment Shop, 816 Avenue G, Fort Madison, IA 52627
Contact Peace Smith / peaces@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-752-3639
Deadline 11/21/2013
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Who Done It?

Girls will learn how to follow clues and discover facts while they explore the Science Center and earn the Detectives Skill Builder badge at this fun event. Learn more about observation skills, and communicating in code. Test fingerprints and extract DNA from a fruit. All that and much more while you solve a mystery! Registration is available at www.CRScienceCenter.org.

Date 12/04/2013
Time 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grades 4, 5
Cost $8 for girl members, Free for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Science Center, 4444 1st Ave. NE Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Contact Terry Flaten / terry@crsciencecenter.org / 319-363-7836
Deadline 11/21/2013
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Draw-Doodle-Delight

Use your imagination to make a masterpiece. Learn drawing techniques, experiment with different materials, and create works of art by your own hand.  Join the experts at the Iowa Children’s Museum for a unique hands-on, minds-on learning environment where every child is inspired to imagine, create, discover, and explore through the power of play! Event fee includes admission to the Iowa Children’s Museum for the day – come early or stay to play after your workshop.  Girls will complete all the steps to earn the Drawing badge. Register online.

Date 12/05/2013
Time 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Grades 4, 5
Cost $10 for girl members, Free for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Iowa Children's Museum, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville, IA 52241
Contact Crystal Alft / crystala@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-363-8335
Deadline 11/28/2013
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Home Scientist

Science is everywhere! Bluedorn Imaginarium experts will help girls discover the science all around us every day. Girls will complete all the steps to earn the Home Scientist badge. Register online.

Date 12/05/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grades 2, 3
Cost $10 for girl members, $5 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Grout Museum District, 503 South St., Waterloo, IA 50701
Contact Jordan Walker / jordan.walker@gmdistrict.org / 319-233-8708
Deadline 11/26/2013
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Healthy Habits- CANCELED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Join Hy-Vee’s chef to make some healthy habits. Girls will explore the USDA”My Plate” program and take part in a Nu Val scavenger hunt. They will also make a healthy meal and take home recipes to try at home for their families. Register online.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Date 12/05/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grades 4, 5
Cost $12 for girl members, $0 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Locust Street Hy-Vee, 400 South Locust Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Contact Korissa Prine / korissap@girlscoutstoday.org / 563-583-9169
Deadline 11/21/2013
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Passport to Kenya- CANCELED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

“Jambo!” is the customary greeting in Kenya. Experience the culture of Kenya and other east African cultures at this second in a series of Passport programs. Girls will discover African style drumming and dance, get a taste of Kenya through authentic foods, and try their hand at a traditional African craft. Register online.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Date 12/06/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $20 for girl members,$10 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA 50701
Contact Robyn Smuck / robyns@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-232-6601
Deadline 11/25/2013
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Film Frenzy

Spend the weekend learning from expert film makers. Girls will become part of a team and produce an all-girl-made five minute film. They will work together to write a script, perform, create special effects, edit and mix music. Special guest speakers from the film industry will give girls an inside look at film making as a career. Register online.

Date 12/06/2013
Time 7:00 pm - 12/08/2013 @ 12:00 pm
Grades 6, 7, 8
Cost $50 for girl members, $40 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Camp Little Cloud, 21700 Girl Scout Road, Epworth, IA 52045
Contact Korissa Prine / korissap@girlscoutstoday.org / 563-583-9169
Deadline 12/01/2013
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Dollars and Sense

Girl Scout Daisies will learn about different currency types, basic concepts of saving and spending and how they can set goals for when they earn an allowance. Girls will complete all the steps to earning their Money Counts leaf. Leaves can be purchased at the retail shop in any leadership center. Register online.

Date 12/07/2013
Time 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Grades K, 1
Cost $14 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Junior Achievement, 116 West 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801
Contact Emily Droessler / emilyd@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 11/28/2013
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Draw-Doodle-Delight

Use your imagination to make a masterpiece. Learn drawing techniques, experiment with different materials, and create works of art by your own hand.  Join the experts at the Iowa Children’s Museum for a unique hands-on, minds-on learning environment where every child is inspired to imagine, create, discover, and explore through the power of play! Event fee includes admission to the Iowa Children’s Museum for the day – come early or stay to play after your workshop.  Girls will complete all the steps to earn the Drawing badge. Register online.

Date 12/07/2013
Time 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Grades 4, 5
Cost $10 for girl members, Free for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Iowa Children's Museum, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville, IA 52241
Contact Crystal Alft / crystala@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-363-8335
Deadline 11/28/2013
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Story Sleuths

During this event girls will become Story Sleuths as they earn the Hear a Story Award. This award is the first piece of a Leadership Journey called A World of Girls. At the event, girls will hunt for clues and travel to faraway lands as they read and share stories. They

Date 12/07/2013
Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades 2, 3
Cost $5 for girl members, $12 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location First Christian Church, 1221 Park Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601
Contact Julia Ricciardi / JuliaR@GirlScoutsToday.org / 319-752-3639
Deadline 11/21/2013
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Mystery at the Theater

A kidnapping has occurred at Theatre Cedar Rapids! Who did it? Girls will have to solve the mystery after they get made up and dressed up as characters in the drama. Everyone will need to watch their back; the kidnapper may still be out, looking for their next victim! Girls will complete all the steps to earn a Badge. Cadettes will earn their Special Agent badge and Seniors will earn their Truth Seeker badge. Register online.

Date 12/07/2013
Time 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost 7 for girl members, Free for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Theater Cedar Rapids, 102 Third St., Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Contact Crystal Alft / crystala@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-363-8335
Deadline 11/21/2013
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Scuba Adventure

Get ready to make a splash! Girls will discover the basics of scuba with this introductory class taught by local PADI Master Instructor. Register online.

Date 12/08/2013
Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $25 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact Crystal Alft / crystala@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-363-8335
Deadline 11/28/2013
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Get Moving: Investigate Award Workshop

Get Moving! With the experts at the ATEEC Learning Lab. Girls will explore the lab and learn about energy use in buildings, how to work with their families to make energy improvements at home, and investigate energy use in a community building and suggest ways to make improvements. Girls will also get to explore the exhibits as they learn about energy, biofuels, green energy, solar power, and wind power! Girls will complete all the activities to earn the Investigate Award from the Get Moving! Journey. Register online.

Date 12/09/2013
Time 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Grades 4, 5
Cost $1 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location ATEEC Learning Lab, 201 N. Harrison Street, Suite 102, Davenport, IA 52801
Contact Emily Droessler / emilyd@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 12/01/2013
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Biking Basics

Cycling is a great way to stay fit and have fun! Learn some of the science about bicycles as you tour the store, try on bike fashion (and safety items) and enjoy an energizing snack. After this event, you’ll be ready to hit the bike path! Register online.

Date 12/10/2013
Time 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Grades K, 1
Cost $3 for girl members, Free for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Bickel's Cycling and Fitness, 305 East Agency Road, Burlington, IA 52655
Contact Peace Smith / peaces@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-752-3639
Deadline 12/05/2013
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Green Girls

Girl Scouts always leave a place better than they found it. Girls will meet the naturalists at Swiss Valley Nature Preserve and learn the principles of Leave No Trace with fun, hands on activities. They will explore the preserve and leave knowing they can make the world a cleaner and greener place. Register online.

Date 12/10/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grades 2, 3
Cost $3 for girl members, $0 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road, Peosta, IA 52068
Contact Korissa Prine / korissap@girlscoutstoday.org / 563-583-9169
Deadline 12/05/2013
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Be Prepared: First Aid for Older Girls- CANCELED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

As girls get older, they find themselves in charge more and more. This workshop will teach girls how to look after younger children, how to use everything in a first aid kit and how to help prevent injuries. Girls will complete all the steps to earn their First Aid Badge and will receive it at the program.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Date 12/10/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $5 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location American Red Cross, 1100 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265
Contact Emily Droessler / emilyd@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 12/02/2013
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Draw-Doodle-Delight

Use your imagination to make a masterpiece. Learn drawing techniques, experiment with different materials, and create works of art by your own hand.  Join the experts at the Iowa Children’s Museum for a unique hands-on, minds-on learning environment where every child is inspired to imagine, create, discover, and explore through the power of play! Event fee includes admission to the Iowa Children’s Museum for the day – come early or stay to play after your workshop.  Girls will complete all the steps to earn the Drawing badge. Register online.

Date 12/12/2013
Time 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Grades 4, 5
Cost $10 for girl members, Free for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Iowa Children's Museum, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville, IA 52241
Contact Crystal Alft / crystala@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-363-8335
Deadline 12/05/2013
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Howling Habitat

Are you a night owl? Join the experts at Indian Creek Nature Center to uncover the mysteries of the night. Girls will explore a wild habitat and learn about the plants, animals and celestial objects that come out of the dark. They will do a little stargazing, and talk about Moon Gardens while creating their own midnight garden (on paper). Girls will complete most of the steps toward earning their Night Owl Badge. Register online.

Date 12/13/2013
Time 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Grades 6, 7, 8
Cost $8 for girl members, Free for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd., Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Contact Crystal Alft / CrystalA@GirlScoutsToday.org / 319-363-8335
Deadline 12/05/2013
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Trash to Treasure

Become an Upcycler with the experts at Hartman Reserve! Get into the holiday spirit by creating arts and crafts with an environmentally green theme. Girls will upcycle reusable materials into beautiful decorations for the holiday season. Girls will take home whatever they create. Register online.

Date 12/13/2013
Time 6:30 pm - 11/29/2013 @ 9:00 pm
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $5 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Hartman Nature Reserve, 657 Reserve Dr., Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Contact Natalie Tuttle / nataliet@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-232-6601
Deadline 12/05/2013
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Save and Spend

Save a little, spend at little. Girls will learn how to handle money, make change, and complete banking transactions with the experts at Junior Achievement. They will complete all the steps to earn the Money Manager badge. Badges can be purchased at the retail shop in any leadership center. Register online.

Date 12/14/2013
Time 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Grades 2, 3
Cost $14 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Junior Achievement, 116 West 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801
Contact Emily Droessler / emilyd@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 12/05/2013
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Gizmos and Widgets- CANCELED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math during this high-energy event. Girls will get to learn directly from professionals in a wide array of STEM fields. Girls will get to build gadgets that do all sorts of cool things including a fuel cell car that converts water to hydrogen! Girls should bring a sack lunch to this event. Register online.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Date 12/14/2013
Time 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Cost $8 for girl members, Free for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Great River Medical Center, 1221 S. Gear Avenue, West Burlington, IA 52655
Contact Peace Smith / peaces@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-752-3639
Deadline 12/05/2013
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Garbage to Glitz

Join the experts at Hartman Reserve and go green. Get into the holiday spirit by creating arts and crafts with an environmentally green theme. Make holiday gifts for your teachers, family, and friends out of recycled and reused materials. Girls will take home whatever they create. Register online.

Date 12/14/2013
Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades K, 1, 2, 3
Cost $5 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Hartman Nature Reserve, 657 Reserve Dr., Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Contact Robyn Smuck / robyns@girlscoutstoday.org / 319-232-6601
Deadline 12/05/2013
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The Nutcracker

Join us for a magical holiday adventure as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince battle the Evil Rat King, journey through an icy winter wonderland, and are treated like royalty in the Kingdom of the Sweets. Lavish costumes, beautiful scenery, and spectacular lighting will thrill any age.

There are three shows: December 14 at 1:30 and 7;30 p.m. and December 15 and 1:30 p.m.

Date 12/14/2013
Time 1:30 pm -
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $12 for girl members, $12 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA 52801
Contact Stacy Conforti / stacyc@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 12/07/2013
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The Nutcracker

Join us for a magical holiday adventure as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince battle the Evil Rat King, journey through an icy winter wonderland, and are treated like royalty in the Kingdom of the Sweets. Lavish costumes, beautiful scenery, and spectacular lighting will thrill any age.

There are three shows: December 14 at 1:30 and 7;30 p.m. and December 15 and 1:30 p.m.

Date 12/15/2013
Time 1:30 pm -
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $12 for girl members, $12 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA 52801
Contact Stacy Conforti / stacyc@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 12/07/2013
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The Nutcracker- FULL

THIS EVENT IS FULL.

Experience the magic of The Nutcracker at the Grand Opera House! Girls will be mesmeriized by the beautiful costumes, lavish scenery and outstanding dance performed by the talented Dubuque City Youth Ballet. After the show everyone will be dreaming of sugar plum fairies and mice kings!

Date 12/15/2013
Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $10 for girl members, $15 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location The Grand Opera House, 135 W 8th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Contact Korissa Prine / korissap@girlscoutstoday.org / 563-583-9169
Deadline 12/05/2013
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Super Sitter

The magic age for babysitting is 12, when you can begin a certification by the Red Cross! Whether you’re getting ready to babysit or have already started, this workshop will help you become the best babysitter you can be! Register online.

Date 12/17/2013
Time 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $5 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location American Red Cross, 1100 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265
Contact Emily Droessler / emilyd@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 12/09/2013
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Recycle with Santa

Go Green this holiday season! Join Dubuque’s Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency and Green Iowa AmeriCorps for an evening of the 3 Rs. Girls will earn how to make recycled gifts and how to teach their family to be more green over the holidays. There will even be special guest to join the girls for a snack. Register online.

Date 12/17/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grades K, 1
Cost $10 for girl members, $0 for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location West Minister Church, 2155 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001
Contact Korissa Prine / korissap@girlscoutstoday.org / 563-583-9169
Deadline 12/05/2013
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Chef for a Day

Try out some new techniques and global foods during this cooking workshop with the experts from Hy-Vee. Learn what it means to be a locavore, try new foods and hone your skills so you’ll be ready to host your dinner party at home. One step from each age level’s Cooking Legacy Badge will be completed. Register online.

Date 12/17/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $7 per girl, free for adults
Location Hy-Vee on Agency, 3140 Agency Street, Burlington, IA 52601
Contact Julia Ricciardi / JuliaR@GirlScoutsToday.org / 319-752-3639
Deadline 12/12/2013
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Spa Science

Explore the science of gels, fragrance, and fizzers with the staff at Reusable Usables. Girls will discover the secrets of their favorite spa concoctions. They will create a variety of pampering products using natural ingredients. They will learn everything they need to know to enjoy a pampered spa experience at home everyday. Register online.

Date 12/28/2013
Time 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grades 4, 5
Cost $13 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Reusable Usables, 322 N Cody, LeClaire, IA 52753
Contact Emily Droessler / emilyd@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 12/16/2013
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Woodworker "Pink for a Purpose!"

With the proper tools, tips and techniques girls will be able to tackle basic projects on their own! At this workshop, girls will learn to use a variety of tools designed just for women. They will use their new skills to create a mosaic piece of art. Register online.

Date 12/28/2013
Time 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost $11 for girl members, FREE for adults. Not a member? Join us!
Location Reusable Usables, 322 N Cody, LeClaire, IA 52753
Contact Emily Droessler / emilyd@girlscoutstoday.org / 309-788-0833
Deadline 12/09/2013
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