Come celebrate the second birthday of the opening of the Coastal Children’s Museum at 75 Mechanic St. on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be lots of wonderful activities for the whole family, including hula hooping workshops, magic shows by magician Rick Bernard, face painting, art activities, bubbles, free ice cream and much more. Admission will be free all day, but with donations gratefully accepted.

The hula hoop workshop will include making and decorating a hula hoop. This workshop, presented by C.J. Wong, was one of the favorite workshops of last summer. Because of the cost of materials, space is limited to 10 children per session. To sign a child up in the hula hoop workshop please reserve a spot by emailing the museum at, calling at 385-1105 or stopping by the main office during opening hours (Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.)

Bernard is a local magician who has been working in the local school district as a kindergarten to eighth-grade counselor for the past 34 years and is now devoting himself to his wonderful magic shows. It should be a great show for young and old.

The day will also be a celebration of the entire Sharp’s Point South community with a giant flea market music, Model T rides and a firing of the Lime Kiln at the Sail Power Steam Museum.

This is a great way to celebrate the local children’s museum and also a wonderful opportunity to bring friends and relatives and to spread the word about the Coastal Children’s Museum. More information about the Coastal Children’s Museum can be found at their website at, and email them at or phone during opening hours on 385-1105.