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Tue
Mar
28
Community Service Event: Mark Twain Special Education Center
The Child Creativity Lab is honored to be able to work with the kids at the Mark Twain Special Education Center within the Garden Grove Unified School District. These inspiring children will be coming to the Depot for a fun filled morning of loose parts play!
Sat
Apr
1
Community Service Event: Empowering Artistic Voices
On Saturday, Apr. 1, from 9-11am, the Child Creativity Lab is partnering up with Save Our Youth (SOY) and Dr. Julie Thompson-Dobkin for a free community workshop geared towards underserved middle school children in the Costa Mesa area.

This will be an "assemblage" class for social justice where the middle school students will use their imagination to create a statement about an issue of importance to them.
Mon
Apr
3
Field Trip - The Open School of OC
The Depot will be welcoming back the Open School of Orange County for a field trip. The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00am-12:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Tue
Apr
4
Field Trip - OC Homeschool Group
The OC Homeschool Group has scheduled quarterly Open Studio Maker Sessions. The Community Makerspace will be closed from 10am-12pm.
Wed
Apr
5
Open Studio Maker Session
Please join us at our Open Studio Maker Session this week from 2pm - 4pm!

This is not an instructor-led workshop. We will have some great proposed projects as inspiration for the kids. However, they are welcome to make whatever comes to mind for them with the materials at our Community Makerspace!

The cost is $6/child.

To RSVP, please email info@childcreativitylab.org with your child's name and age.

Child Creativity Lab Depot for Creative Reuse
1815 E. Wilshire Avenue, #906
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Wed
Apr
5
Field Trip - Julian Charter School
The Child Creativity Lab welcomes the 3rd-8th grader homeschoolers from Julian Charter School!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:30 - 12:30, but the Depot materials will be available.
Mon
Apr
10
Field Trip - Firm Foundation Christian Academy (2 of 2)
This is the 2nd of 2 workshops with the Firm Foundation Christian Academy from Covina. The Community Makerspace will be closer for this Field Trip from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Tue
Apr
11
Field Trip - SoCal Roving (#2 of 2)
Tue
Apr
11
Field Trip - SoCal Roving (#1 of 2)
The homeschooler meetup group, SoCal Roving, will be visiting the Depot for a couple of special workshops as they will be planning, designing, and creating their submissions for 2017 Imaginology.

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public ALL DAY, but the Depot materials will be available.
Wed
Apr
12
Open Studio Maker Session
Please join us at our Open Studio Maker Session this week from 2pm - 4pm!

This is not an instructor-led workshop. We will have some great proposed projects as inspiration for the kids. However, they are welcome to make whatever comes to mind for them with the materials at our Community Makerspace!

The cost is $6/child.

To RSVP, please email info@childcreativitylab.org with your child's name and age.

Child Creativity Lab Depot for Creative Reuse
1815 E. Wilshire Avenue, #906
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Thu
Apr
13
Difference Makers Roundtable
The Child Creativity Lab has been selected to participate in the Difference Makers Roundtable series. Through this event, the organization will get to engage with 10-12 professionals in the community to brainstorm, discuss future plans of the Child Creativity Lab Children's Museum of Orange County, and get much-needed feedback.

Difference Makers OC is community of like-minded professionals who want to make a difference in Orange County. They've help support numerous non-profit organizations in their 5-year existence.
Sat
Apr
15
Private Birthday Party
The CCL will be hosting a private birthday party from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in our Community Makerspace. The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public, but the Depot materials will be available.
Mon
Apr
17
Private Field Trip
On Monday, April 17 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, we have a private field trip being held at the Depot. The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public, but the Depot materials will be available.
Wed
Apr
19
Open Studio Maker Session
Please join us at our Open Studio Maker Session this week from 2pm - 4pm!

This is not an instructor-led workshop. We will have some great proposed projects as inspiration for the kids. However, they are welcome to make whatever comes to mind for them with the materials at our Community Makerspace!

The cost is $6/child.

To RSVP, please email info@childcreativitylab.org with your child's name and age.

Child Creativity Lab Depot for Creative Reuse
1815 E. Wilshire Avenue, #906
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Sat
Apr
22
Field Trip - Brownie Troop 916
The 6th graders from Girl Scout Brownie Troup #916 will be spending the afternoon at the Depot for a fun and STEM-related workshop!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 1:00 - 3:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Wed
Apr
26
Open Studio Maker Session
Please join us at our Open Studio Maker Session this week from 2pm - 4pm!

This is not an instructor-led workshop. We will have some great proposed projects as inspiration for the kids. However, they are welcome to make whatever comes to mind for them with the materials at our Community Makerspace!

The cost is $6/child.

To RSVP, please email info@childcreativitylab.org with your child's name and age.

Child Creativity Lab Depot for Creative Reuse
1815 E. Wilshire Avenue, #906
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Wed
Apr
26
Field Trip - iLEAD Exploration
The Child Creativity Lab welcomes back the 3rd - 6th grade homeschoolers from iLEAD Exploration!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00 - 12:00, but the Depot materials will be available.
Sat
Apr
29
Saturday Drop-in Open Studio
Come CREATE at our Saturday Drop-in Open Studio Session! From 12:30pm - 3:00pm, our Community Makerspace is yours!

This is not an instructor-led workshop, so stop in and leave when you want. Come for a half hour or stay for the entire time! NO NEED TO RSVP.

The cost is only $6/child. Make 1 or many creations using any of the available materials in our Community Makerspace.

Child Creativity Lab Depot for Creative Reuse
1815 E. Wilshire Avenue, #906
Santa Ana, CA 92705

See you soon!
Sat
Apr
29
Field Trip - California Early Childhood Mentor Program
The Child Creativity Lab welcomes the California Early Childhood Mentor Program for a fun training and workshop this fall for their Mentors and new teachers!
Tue
May
2
Field Trip - Lighthouse Education OC
The Inspire Charter Homeschoolers via Lighthouse Education OC will be visiting the Depot for a fun-filled Open Studio Maker Field Trip from 11:00am - 1:00pm. The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public, but the Depot materials will be available.
Thu
May
4
Field Trip - Veeh Elementary (TUSD) (#1 of 2)
The 3rd graders from Veeh Elementary in the Tustin Unified School District will be visiting the Depot for Creative Reuse Center and taking part in our Collaborative STEM Team Challenge.

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00am - 12:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Fri
May
5
Field Trip - Quest Preparatory Academy
The Child Creativity Lab welcomes the children from Quest Preparatory Academy for a S.T.E.M.-based workshop at our Depot for Creative Reuse Center.

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00am - 12:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Sat
May
6
Field Trip - Girl Scout Brownie Troop 973
Girl Scout Brownie Troup #973 will be spending the afternoon at the Depot for a fun and STEM-related workshop!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 1:00 - 3:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Wed
May
10
Field Trip - Ladera Pre-Kinders
The pre-Kinders from Ladera Elementary within the Tustin Unified School District will be coming to the Child Creativity Lab for a fun S.T.E.A.M.-filled morning!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00am - 12:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Thu
May
11
Field Trip - Veeh Elementary (TUSD) (#2 of 2)
The 3rd graders from Veeh Elementary in the Tustin Unified School District will be visiting the Depot for Creative Reuse Center and taking part in our Collaborative STEM Team Challenge.

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00am - 12:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Fri
May
12
Field Trip - Stepping Stones Learning Academy
The Child Creativity Lab welcomes the newly established Stepping Stones Learning Academy of Orange County to the Depot for one of our Open Studio Maker Sessions.

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00am - 12:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Sat
May
13
Field Trip - Girl Scout Brownie Troop 5429
The 1st graders from Daisy Troup #5071 will be spending the afternoon at the Depot for a fun and STEM-related workshop!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00am - 12:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Mon
May
15
Field Trip - Alderwood Elementary 5th Graders (1 of 4)
The Child Creativity Lab is excited to welcome the 5th graders from Alderwood Elementary within the Irvine Unified School District!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00am - 12:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Thu
May
18
Field Trip - Alderwood Elementary 5th Graders (2 of 4)
The Child Creativity Lab is excited to welcome the 5th graders from Alderwood Elementary within the Irvine Unified School District!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 9:00am - 11:15am, but the Depot materials will be available.
Sat
May
20
Community Service Event: Campus Organization Leadership Appreciation Day
As a thank you to the amazing campus organizations that lend helping hands to support our creativity-fostering workshops and programs, the Child Creativity Lab is hosting its first-ever Campus Organization Appreciation Event. We appreciate you for serving as leaders of impactful service! Join us at our Depot for Creative Reuse Center and enjoy a complimentary fun open-studio maker session in our Community Makerspace. This will be a great opportunity for YOU to create something as unique and inspiring as you are!
Mon
May
22
Field Trip - Alderwood Elementary 5th Graders (3 of 4)
The Child Creativity Lab is excited to welcome the 5th graders from Alderwood Elementary within the Irvine Unified School District!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 10:00am - 12:00pm, but the Depot materials will be available.
Tue
May
23
Field Trip - Alderwood Elementary 5th Graders (4 of 4)
The Child Creativity Lab is excited to welcome the 5th graders from Alderwood Elementary within the Irvine Unified School District!

The Community Makerspace will be closed to the public from 9:15am - 11:15am, but the Depot materials will be available.
Tue
Sep
26
Field Trip - OC Homeschool Group
The OC Homeschool Group will be visiting the Child Creativity Lab for their quarterly Open Studio Maker Session. The Community Makerspace will be closed from 10am-12pm.