KIDZMANIA Will Have Entertainment From Across The State At The Crossroads Mall In Fort Dodge, Iowa On Saturday, October 15th

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Linking Families and Communities will host KIDZMANIA for the 4th year at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The event is filled with family fun that is free to the public and includes popular attractions like the Super Heros from the Iowa League of Heros, ISU Mascot Cy, Science Center of Iowa, ISU Insect Zoo, North Central Iowa STEM and the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium.

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“We have packed in family friendly fun that will entertain everyone for the 4 hours of KIDZMANIA,” says Elizabeth Stanek, Executive Director of Linking Families and Communities

Balloon animals and art by balloon artists, face painting, airbrush tattoos and Iowa Central Community College Automotive Tech’s Nascar Tire Change are just a few of the very popular activities at this year’s Linking Families and Communities KIDZMANIA 2016. The event is free to the public from 10 am to 2 pm at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge, Iowa this Saturday, October 15th.

A large painting canvas that kids will be able to contribute to will be hosted by The Blanden Art Museum and there will be other booths that bring out creativity and problem solving in kids. The center stage will include performances by the Hollingsworth School of Dance and Gymnastics, Vicky’s Dance and Tumbling Academy, Comedia Musica Players and Stage Door Productions. No one can pass up a hot dog from the Golden K Kiwanis.

Iowa Central Community College will be bringing out interactive programs that include the CNC Machining Center and Robotic arm where children can practice actually using the Robotic arm to perform tasks. Other departments will provide experiences in 3-D printing, photography, welding and nursing.

Pets play a big role in the family unit Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica will be talking to the children about how important vet check ups are for their pets.

Big draws to the event are the “Hair Raising” exhibits from the Des Moines Science Center of Iowa, tarantulas and other creepy creatures will be on-hand from the Iowa State University Insect Zoo and the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium from Waterloo will have race tracks set up for Hot Wheel racing competition.

New this year, are booths that promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). There is sure to be something for all from circuit bending and interactive virtual reality to building clay boats and mapping genes.

“We have packed in family friendly fun that will entertain everyone for the 4 hours of KIDZMANIA,” says Elizabeth Stanek, Executive Director of Linking Families and Communities. “Providing entertainment at the same time we are educating children and families on community resources has been a perfect match during this free event.”

With over 50 organizations participating at KIDZMANIA, the variety of activities and entertainment is sure to delight all ages as they make their way around the Crossroads Mall.

Linking Families and Communities is located at 822 Central Avenue, Suite 340, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Additional information is available by calling 515-955-5437 or visiting the website at #ThisIsFortDodge

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