Just for Kids

July 08, 1999

Storytelling at Doub's Woods

Washington County Arts Council will present "Stories From Ancient China," with storytelling artist Linda Fang at Doub's Woods Park, 1307 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Thursday, July 15, at 11 a.m.

The program is free and open to the public.

From her unique life experience in China, Fang delights in sharing the knowledge of her culture with her American audiences.

Fang won the National Storyteller of the Year award in 1998, selected from thousands of professional storytellers from around the country.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

For information about this program and to receive a schedule for other storytelling events, call Washington County Arts Council at 301-791-3132.


'Create a Mosaic' in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Edwin Beard will present "Create a Mosaic" for Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts' sixth annual ARTS Express! program Monday, July 12, to Friday, July 16.

ARTS Express! is held daily at six sites throughout Chambersburg.

"Create A Mosaic" will enable children to learn basic design and construction techniques while creating and decorating their own mosaic from materials that will be provided.

Beard is employed by Greencastle-Antrim School District and has created art programs for both middle school and elementary school students.

ARTS Express! will visit Coyle Free Library Tuesday, July 13, and Ragged Edge Library Friday, July 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

These programs are free and open to the public, but due to limited space, register by calling Coyle at 1-717-263-1054 or Ragged Edge at 1-717-264-9663. ARTS Express! will be part of the BOPIC program at Stevens Elementary on Monday morning, First United Methodist Church's Neighborhood Summer Program on Wednesday, the Migrant EvenStart Program at Falling Spring Elementary on Wednesday afternoon and Marion Summer Playground on Thursday.

To receive information or a complete ARTS Express! schedule, call Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts at 1-717-264-6883.


Junior Ranger program at Greenbrier

The Junior Ranger Program, sponsored by Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is being offered for children ages 8 to 14 at Greenbrier State Park Visitors' Center on U.S. 40, 10 miles east of Hagerstown.

Park Naturalist Laura Wetzel will present the program, which is scheduled to start Wednesday, July 14, and will run for six weeks. There will be two sessions. One meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 8 to 10. The other will meet Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and will be for ages 11 to 14.

Participants explore the outdoors and learn about trees, wildlife, plants, insects, rivers, streams, oceans, forests, outdoor living and many other topics through arts and crafts, nature games, hands-on experiences and living history programs. There are several levels of achievement with certificates or patches awarded for each level.

The fee for the program is $5 per child and can be brought to registration on the first day.

Parents should contact Greenbrier State Park to register their children by calling 301-791-4656, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

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