Great finds for kids classes

Soccer for kids who are-get this-only 18-months old. A nonprofit in San Francisco recently started offering a program for toddlers and is growing in popularity with moms and dads who want to give their kids a chance to burn off extra energy while they mix and mingle with the other parents.

Classes are held at Telegraph Field, one of the few fields in San Francisco which is run by a nonprofit with a mission of introducing kids to soccer. It is located right on the waterfront, has easy access to downtown and a great view of the Coit Tower.

The Crucible is the Bay Area's only fine and industrial arts education facility where thousands of adults and children come to explore their own creativity and learn specialized skills. In Fired Up!, The Crucible's age-appropriate summer classes, youth 8 to 18 learn about welding, blacksmithing, glass art, kinetics and more in a summer program they'll not soon forget. Special half-day classes make it easy to choose a full or half day experience. Four sessions available this year: June 15-19, June 29-July 3, July 27-31, August 17-21.

Marsh Youth Theater (MYT) is the youth arts component of The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance. MYT provides high quality theater arts instruction to youth ages 2-18 with ongoing classes taught by professional artists in drama, music, visual art dance, and creative movement. Our musical theater ensemble program offers performance opportunities throughout the year for students in elementary, middle and high school. Financial aid is available to all classes and workshops. High school and college interns welcome.

Coming up at Marsh Youth Theater:

MainStage Performance Ensemble presents Ciribirbin, a story of an Italian American family's struggle with discrimination and internment during World War II. May 9-16 2009.

MYT Summer!
Two programs for summer theater fun:
Theater Creations (grades 1-4) July 6-17, 2009

MainStage Summer: Novio Boy (grades 5-9) July 27- August 16, 2009

Visit for details on classes, performances and summer workshops.

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