Feb
14
8:00 AM08:00

Galentine's Day at Whimsy

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We are opening our doors at 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 14th for coffee and sweet treats. Grab your girlfriends and join us anytime in the morning for food and fun!

If you have little ones and want to stop by at 10:00a.m. we will have a free Valentine's Storytime and activity for the kids.

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Jul
16
3:00 PM15:00

Sew A Softie

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We will be pulling out fabric, ribbon, buttons, needles and scissors for this fun hand sewing project. We will have a few templates for you to choose from or you can create your own!

Register online here or stop by Whimsy on Main to register.

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Jul
9
to Jul 12

Kids Theatre Company Presents Snow White

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More details coming soon for the Kid's Theatre Company's summer production of Snow White. This is a cast of 30-35 kids for ages 5 and up. It is necessary for your child to attend all four sessions of practice from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and the performance will be held Thursday evening.

All practices and the performance will be held in the Milbank High School Theatre this year. This will be an exciting experience for the kids to be on a bigger stage for our performance.

Stop by Whimsy on Main if you have any questions or to get your kid's on the list for an audition. Every child will be given a part in the performance.

The cost of the theatre is $30 for the entire week. This helps us to cover the cost of renting the theatre and purchasing materials for the costumes and set.

 

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Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

Snail Mail Revolution for Teens and Adults

Snail Mail June 12

Everyone loves to receive mail but sending mail is becoming a lost art. We are determined to change that! And getting fun and creative mail makes it even more special. We will be creating mail with fun elements to send to some special people in your lives.

We can't let the kids have all the fun so we are hosting an event for Teens & Adults to create super fun and creative Snail Mail, too!

Preregister for this fun event here or stop by Whimsy on Main to register.

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Jun
11
to Jul 25

Afternoons with Famous Artist

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It is one thing to visit a museum to see art created by famous artists, it is another thing to create in the style of those famous artists.

We will be exploring art from famous artists all over the world. This summer we will have four Afternoons with Famous Artists Sessions. These sessions are open for kids 8 and older. You can sign up for any of the sessions that work in your summer schedule. 

You can register online for each of the artists sessions here or stop by Whimsy on Main to register.

June 11 - James Rizzi: American Pop Artist 

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June 20 - Henri Rousseau: French Post-Impressionist Painter

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July 18 - Heather Galler: American Folk Artist

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July 25 - Georgia O'Keeffe: American Painter

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Snail Mail Revolution for Kids

Snail Mail for kids June 18

Everyone loves to receive mail but sending mail is becoming a lost art. We are determined to change that! And getting fun and creative mail makes it even more special. We will be creating mail with fun elements to send to some special people in your lives.

We will give kids some tips and tricks and then send them home with supplies to keep creating mail and hopefully they will start getting some mail in return.

Any age is welcome but if your child is 4 and under they must be accompanied by an adult. (We will also be having a similar event for teens & adults on the evening of June 12).

Preregister for this fun event here or stop by Whimsy on Main to register.

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Jun
7
to Jul 24

Invitation to Play

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Join us for wonderful stories and art exploration. This is a wonderful opportunity for your toddlers and preschool aged children to explore different creative stations based on books. After story time the children will have the opportunity to move through different areas at their own pace.

Our Invitation to Play time will focus on the Process of creating art.

What is Process Art?

• There are no step-by-step instructions
• There is no sample for children to follow
• There is no right or wrong way to explore and create
• The art is focused on the experience and on exploration of techniques, tools, and materials
• The art is unique and original
• The experience is relaxing or calming
• The art is entirely the children’s own
• The art experience is a child’s choice

You can sign up for any number of sessions. Each session will be different. The cost of each session is $15.00. You can sign up here.

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Jun
4
to Jun 6

Harry Potter Camp

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Harry Potter fans grab your wands and fly into Whimsy on Main for three days of Harry Potter fun!

We will sort you into your house and spend our time wand making, potion making, castle building, paper maché dragons and more.

This camp will be for ages 8 & up and will be based around the original book series and the Fantastic Beasts an Where to Find Them. If you haven't read the series, we hope this will get you excited to try the books. If you have read the books, this camp will help them come alive and you can recreate all of your favorite parts.

Preregistration for this event is required so that we can make sure we have all of the supplies we need for all of the activities we have planned. You can register online here or stop by Whimsy on Main to register.

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Jun
4
to Jun 7

Magic Treehouse Camp

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The Magic Treehouse Camp will focus on the award winning series by Mary Pope Osborne. We will explore like Jack and Annie through the world with science and art.

We will build a treehouse with paper maché and so much more. You will go home with a new Magic Treehouse Journal and activity books and you will learn about different places throughout the world and throughout history.

This event is open to kids ages 5-9. It is okay if they haven't read any Magic Treehouse or every Magic Treehouse, this Camp will get everyone excited about this series. Come ready to get messy!

The Camp will run Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3 pm. We don't want to conflict with the Summer Reading Program at the Library on Wednesday afternoon. Pre-registration is required because limited spots are available for this interactive creative event!

Register Online here or stop by Whimsy on Main to register!

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Whimsy Kids Create: Easter

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Join us on Thursday morning, April 13 for an Easter Event at Whimsy on Main. This event is for school aged kids (or younger with an adult). We will be making Easter Baskets, Peeps Catapults, Sock Bunnies and Easter Egg Rockets. The Cost of the event is $15.00 per child. Register at Whimsy on Main, Call 949-2832 or sign up online. Class will be limited to 15.

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

St. Patrick's Day Makerspace

St. Patrick's Day Makerspace

Are you looking for something for your school aged children to do on their day off of school? We are hosting a St. Patrick's Day Makerspace at Whimsy on Main. The event will be held on Friday, March 17 from 10-12.

We will be making Celtic Art, Leprechaun Houses, Rainbow Weaving and Mini Marshmallow Catapults. The cost is $15.00 (plus tax) per child. We will be limiting this event to the first 12 kids to register. Please register in advance by calling Whimsy on Main, stopping in or emailing whimsymilbank@gmail.com. You can also register online.

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Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

Dr. Seuss Celebration Makerspace

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It's time to get messy, crazy and kooky, Your hands and your clothes might get a little bit gooky. But there's fun to be had, there's things to create. Make sure you are on time, you won't want to be late. Stations of science and art will be set. There is something for every child so don't fret. Join us for a Dr. Seuss Makerspace and when you leave you'll have a big smile on your face.

Join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss with an afternoon of creative and messy fun. The event will consist of stations that will incorporate art and science while focusing on the wacky imagination of Dr. Seuss.

This is an opportunity for your child to stretch their imagination and creativity.

This event is open to school aged children. The cost of the event is $15.00. Call, send a message or stop by Whimsy on Main to sign up your child in advance.

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

October Book Club: All the Pretty Things

The October Book Club Selection is: All the Pretty Things by Edie Wadsworth. We will be meeting on Tuesday, October 18 from 7pm-9pm. Stop by Whimsy to pick up a copy of the book. The cost of the event will be $20. This includes the book and refreshments for the evening. 

About the Book: For a long time, Edie thought she had escaped. It started in an Appalachian trailer park, where a young girl dreamed of becoming a doctor. But every day, Edie woke up to her reality:a poverty-stricken world full of alcohol and violence, where getting out seemed impossible. She taught herself to drive a stick shift truck at twelve years oldso she could get her drunk daddy home from the bar.  She spent Saturdays at Brushy Mountain prison visiting her incarcerated cousin.  She watched adults eat while her stomach gnawed and then there was torching of the family trailer, where she dug through the ashes to try to salvage her most prized possession--her Tammy Wynette album.

And at the center of it all was her charismatic daddy. She never knew when he would show up but when he did he was usually drunk; she learned the hard way that she couldn't count on him to protect her.  So she told herself it didn't matter.  All she wanted was to make him proud. Against all odds, Edie "made doctor," achieving everything that had once seemed beyond her reach. Only, it was too late, because her Daddy died a year before she graduated medical school. She split the cost of his funeral with her sister.  
 
When her past finally caught up with her, it was all too much so she did what her Daddy would have done--she set it all on fire.  
 
 It would take her whole life burning down once again for Edie to be finally able to face the truth about herself, her family, and her relationship with God. Readers of The Glass Castle will treasure this refreshing and raw redemption story, a memoir for anyone who has ever hungered for home, forgiveness, and the safe embrace of a father's love.

About the author: Edie Wadsworth is a speaker, writer and blogger. She has been featured in various media including Better Homes and Gardens. After overcoming her difficult upbringing to become a medical doctor, Edie left her practice in 2007 to raise her family and pursue her love of writing. Visit her online at www.lifeingrace.com.

 

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Oct
16
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Planner October Workday

Join us for another fun event to help organize and document your busy life. 

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The cost of the event is $35.00 and will include the pictured 12 month undated planner box kit. You can choose the date you want your calendar to start. There are also extension packs available so you can start your planner now and continue it through the end of 2017.

The box kit includes:
• 1 - 12 month, undated CLASSIC Happy Planner™
• 4 sheets of stickers that will help you add dates to your Happy Planner™ and tabs
• 2 magnetic bookmarks
• 4 sticky note pads (20 sheets each)

If you already have a planner, you can join us to work on your planner for $10.00. We will have all of our paper and stamps available for you to use.

Register in advance by calling Whimsy on Main to reserve your spot or register online here.

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Dinner: A Love Story

We are hosting our first book club night. This is going to be a unique book club that you can sign up based on the book we will be reading that night. You will sign up at the beginning of the month and pick up your copy of the book. Then we will meet at the end of the month to discuss the book.

The first selection is going to have a fun twist because our first pick is a cookbook. This is a cookbook that shares a story and it has tons of yummy recipes.

Not only will we talk about the book, but we will have a few of the recipes made up in advance for you to sample.

The cost of the book is $29.99 so the event will be $35.00 to cover the cost of the book and the yummy food and drinks.

Join us for a fun night out and take home ideas for family mealtime. 

Registration is required so you can grab a copy of the book. The books have been ordered and we will let you know as soon as they arrive in the shop.

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Sep
11
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Planner Event

Due to high demand we will be hosting another planner event. This event will be a little different than the past events. The $35.00 cost of the event will purchase a 12 month undated planner. In addition to the planner the kit contains 4 sheets of stickers that will help you add dates to your Happy Planner and tabs, 2 magnetic bookmarks and 4 sticky note pads.

You can start your planner on any date. It is very easy to add additional months to your happy planner if you want to start now and have it go through 2017. 

We will have all of our papers and stamps out for your use during the class and there will be additional supplies available for purchase.

If you already have a planner, you can join us to work on your planner for $10.00.

We will only have 10 box kits available with new planners so make sure you register in advance for this class.

 

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Aug
31
9:00 AM09:00

Whimsy on Main Open House

We will be hosting an Open House event at Whimsy on Main all day on Wednesday, August 31. We open at 9:00 a.m. and will have samples and the opportunity for you to sign up for door prizes.

At 5:00 we will be hosting a Sip & Shop with additional samples, wine and prizes.

Stop in to see all of our new products and check out our calendar of events.

 

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Happy Planner Event
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Planner Event

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016
  • 7:00pm  9:00pm

Join us for a fun evening to help organize and document your busy life. We will be setting up your Happy Planner.

This cost of the event is $35.00 and you will take home a planner, washi tape and stickers (retail value of $44.97). Or if you previously purchased your Happy Planner and would like to join us for an evening of planning and use our supplies, join us for $10.

Refreshments will also be provided.

To register for this event, stop by Whimsy on Main, call (605)230-0477 or register online here.

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Sleeping Beauty
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Sleeping Beauty

The first production for Whimsy Kids Theatre will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements are still being made for the location of the performance.

All children ages 5-15 may audition and everyone will be cast in the production. The cost to participate is $25 to cover the costs and a t-shirt.

Auditions will be held throughout the day on Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14 at Whimsy on Main. Your child can stop anytime during business hours (9am-5:30pm) to audition. If these dates and times do not work, please call (605) 230-0477 to make other arrangements. 

Practices will be flexible to accommodate the cast members during the week of July 25-28. Not all cast will need to be at all practices.  Scripts will be given out so children can start to learn there parts prior to the first rehearsal.

Older cast will also have the opportunity to work on the set and costume design the week of the production.

Call Whimsy on Main at (605) 230-0477, stop by the store or go online here to register.

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Gearing Up for Shark Week
Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Gearing Up for Shark Week

We are gearing up for shark week with an afternoon shark adventure. Join us as we focus on shark science, art, snacks and the viewing of the movie Shark Tale.

The event will be from 2:00pm-5:00pm at Whimsy on Main. The cost of the event is $10.00 per child. 

Call Whimsy on Main at 605-230-0477, stop by the store or register online here.

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