North Platte Kids Academy will celebrate its 50th anniversary Friday with a family barbecue at the child care center, 1210 S. Ash St.

The 6-8 p.m. event will feature games and face painting for children, Kids Academy staffers said in a press release.

The Kids Academy serves children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years, according to its website. Operating hours are 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

For information, call 308-534-9222, email or visit

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