Annual Kids' Day at Tufts offers fun for children in grades K-3

"Jumbo-opoly" theme for this year's April 16 event
April 1, 2011

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Kalimah Redd Knight

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Medford and Somerville children in grades kindergarten through third grade are invited to attend this year's Kids' Day at Tufts University on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the Medford/Somerville campus.

More than 400 kids typically attend this free, fun-filled day of activities, including kiddy carnival rides, entertainment by Tufts student organizations, game booths, lunch and more. Tufts health services and public safety staff will be on hand to help ensure the safety of participants.

This year's theme, "Jumbo-opoly," will feature various games and sports, as well as a chemistry presentation and other fun competitions.

Kids' Day is presented by the Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS), Tufts' largest undergraduate, student-run organization. Founded in 1958, LCS oversees approximately 40 community service groups at Tufts, focusing on issues concerning children, the environment, hunger and homelessness, and health. For almost 5 decades, Kids' Day is the largest community service event at Tufts.

To read more about the event online, please visit http://ase.tufts.edu/lcs/kids_day/. For more information, please e‑mail lcs.kidsday@gmail.com or call 617-627-3780, the Tufts Office of Community Relations, a supporter of Kids' Day.

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Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.