June 2012 Teen Schedule of Events

Silhouettes as Art [11–18 years] Come learn and create your own life-size silhouette for display in The Edge hallway as part of Summerfest. Will you be skateboarding, dancing or just hanging out with the other “shadows”? You are only limited by what you can imagine. Registration required. Call 580-4565.
■ Marvin Auditorium
Mon    Jun 4    2:00–4:00 pm

Double Dueling: Yu-Gi-Oh [11–18 years] Magic: The Gathering [14+ years] Bring your cards and pit your wits against other Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic players in tournaments for both games.
■ The Edge
Mon    Jun 4, 18    4:00–6:00 pm

Teen Board Game Night [12–18 years] If you’ve never been chased by zombies, escaped from a haunted house or triumphed at world domination, here is your chance. Play some of our board games to curb your appetite for perilous exploration and world conquest. They’re more fun than the real thing.
■ The Edge
Fri    Jun 8    7:00–8:00 pm
Fri    Jul 13    7:00–8:00 pm
Laughing Matters Junior [all ages] The youth off-shoot of the popular Laughing Matters Improv Comedy Troupe from Topeka Civic Theater offers comic sketches and games based on audience suggestions. Laughing Matters Junior has humor that appeals to everyone. Bring your whole family for some fun with these super-talented comedians.
■ The Edge
Mon    Jun 11    2:00–3:00 pm

Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Become acquainted with the night. Explore the dark through creative writing as we tackle new styles, forms and genres.
■ The Edge
Mon    Jun 11, 25    7:00–8:00 pm

No Couch Potatoes Needed [11–18 years] Physical Therapist Natalie Sykes leads you in stress-relieving aerobics, martial arts or meditative exercises. Learn to make or choose healthy snacks at each program.
■ The Edge
Thu    Jun 14, 28    3:30–4:30 pm

Murder Mystery Event [11–18 years] A dead body has been discovered at a construction site, and it’s up to you to find the murderer. Examine clues and inspect the crime scene and other locations to eliminate suspects and identify the killer. Bring your deductive powers to the library to nab the offender before he or she strikes again.
■ Marvin Auditorium
Mon    Jun 18    2:00–3:00 pm

National Smash Brothers Tournament [12–18 years] Gamers get ready! Let’s Smash our way to the top in this series of national tournaments set against libraries across the country.
■ The Edge
Sat    Jun 23    12:00–3:00 pm

Glow Science [11–18 years] See how chemical reactions can turn everyday ingredients into amazing glowing creations.
■ Marvin Auditorium
Mon    Jun 25    2:00–3:00 pm

Country Pop Singer Megan Leigh [all ages] No tickets required to see Megan Leigh, a music artist who is often compared to country superstars Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. Megan pulls inspiration from her own life experiences to bring songs to her fans that they can relate to. Check out her music at meganleighofficial.com.
■ The Edge
Wed    Jun 27    4:00–5:00 pm

 

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