I have been contacted by Irina Zadov, who is director of programs at the Zeum, the kids museum that is at Yerba Buena Gardens, across from the Metreon. They are having a clone wars event in Sept and would like our help. They have a target age range of 3-12 years old. This is a hands on museum which allows kids to do editing, tv producing and other projects. They are working with LFL but right now they are just getting the use of some digital images. Irina needs two things. She is looking for ideas for progams and workshops that we can do with the kids. She suggested a possible costuming workshop. She had also mentioned lightsaber training. I did let her know that LFL does not allow us to do that due to liability issues but if anyone would want to do a lightsaber demo for the kids, that might work. If anyone has any ideas for programs, let me know and I can either pass them on or give you her contact info so you can talk to her. She is also looking for costumed and non-costumed volunteers to help with the event. She said for a large event like this she needs 10-20 volunteers each day so everyone is needed. I put her in touch with Kathy and Ed DeSilva regarding the costuming groups so if you want to come in costume, it would be best to go through the RL or 501st. However, there is also a need for general volunteers so everyone who wants to help is more than welcome. Bring your family and friends. This could be a great event that could include all three clubs where there is a role for everyone so I hope everyone who can help, will. Below is the email Irina sent me that has some more details regarding the event. I know it's a long way off but its nice that they are including us in the planning process. Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum is a hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experience for kids. We envision a world where the 3Cs of 21st-century literacy - Creativity, Collaboration and Communication - inspire new ideas and innovative solutions. We believe that the success of the next generation will hinge not only on what they know, but also on their ability to think and act creatively as global citizens. Our mission is to nurture these 3Cs in all youth and families. Clone Wars Weekend: September 10-12, 2010 Activates: clay animation, music video production, digital graffiti, film making, graphic design, costume contest, presentations and workshops by Lucas staff and Star Wars fans! Volunteer Time Slots: Friday, September 10 12:30-5:30pm Saturday, September 11 10:30-2:30pm 2:00-5:30pm Sunday, September 12 10:30-2:30pm 2:00-5:30pm Please let me know if you have any additional ideas for workshops or programming!