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Kids' Stuff, April 16


Monday, April 16, 2018

Really Rosie

ECU's Family Fare series will present “Really Rosie” at 7 p.m. Friday in Wright Auditorium. Maurice Sendak (“where the Wild Things Are”) and Carole King (“Tapestry”) bring Rosie and the Nutshell Kids to life in this classic musical adventure. Individual tickets are $11 for adults and $8 for children. Visit ecu.edu/arts or call 328-4788.

Arts festival

The 14th annual Community Youth Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Town Common. The event combines ECU’s Youth Arts Festival with the Celebration of Expressions for an event that includes visual and performing arts. Artists will introduce participants to their crafts, and there will be performances by area youth. For more information, contact coordinator Dindy Reich at 328-5749 or email reichd@ecu.edu.

Festival of Flight

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Festival of Flight from 2-3:30 p.m. April 21. Explore the biology and physics of flight through activities such as arts and crafts, games, story time Free. Kites will be available for sale at the Nature Center. Call 329-4560.

Library events

■ Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., will host Bedtime Story Hour at 7 p.m. Thursday. Children may wear their pajamas.

■ The puppet show “What's in Fox's Sack?” will be presented at 10:45 a.m. April 24 and a 9:45 and 10:45 am.. April 25-26. The show is designed for ages 5 and younger.

■ A Lego program will be held from 3:3-4:30 p.m. April 25.

■ Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville, will host Tail Waggin' Tutors from 11 a.m.-noon April 21. To read with one of the certified therapy dogs, call 753 3355 or email cwidney@farmvillenc.gov.

Arts and crafts classes

The city’s Recreation and Parks Department will offer the following classes for children at the Center for Arts and Crafts, 2000 Cedar Lane:

■ Flowers and Bugs Clay, Tuesdays from April 24-May 22. Classes for ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult, will be held from 3-4 p.m. Classes for ages 6-12 will follow from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $40 for city residents and $60 for others.

■ Mother's Day Clay Workshop, ages 6-12, 10 a.m.-noon April 21. Participants will create gifts for their mothers. Glazing and kiln firing included. Cost is $20 for city residents and $30 for others.

Register at the Center for Arts and Crafts or any city recreation facility. Visit www.greenvillenc.gov or contact Sara Caropreso at scaropreso@greenvillenc.gov or call 329-4546.

Emerge classes

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, 404 Evans St., will offer the following classes for children and youth.

■ Potter's Wheel family class, 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 29 for ages 3 and older, accompanied by an adult, Cost is $30 for members and $45 for others (includes one adult and one child). Cost for additional family members is $10 each.

■ Young Artist Exploration, ages 3 and older (potty-trained), 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays from May 2-30 The class includes ceramics, sculpture, painting and drawing. Cost is $95 for members and $135 for others.

■ Handmade and Wheel-turned pottery class, ages 5-9, 4:15-5:45 p.m. Thursdays from May 3-31. Cost is $63 for members and $103 for others.

■ Art Fundamentals, ages 5-9, 4:15-5:45 p.m. Wednesdays from May 2-30. Cost is $63 for members and $103 for others.

■ Art Medium Exploration, ages 10-14, 4:15-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays from May 1-29. Cost is $63 for members and $103 for others.

■ Mother's Day workshop, jewelry, 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 6 for ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult. Participants will create gifts. Cost is $30 for members and $45 for others (includes one adult and one child). Cost for additional family members is $10 each.

Call 551-6947, visit www.emergegallery.com or email info@pittcountyarts.org.

Story hours

Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St.

■ 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Toddler Story Hour

■ 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Preschool Story Hour

■ 10 and 11 a.m. first and third Monday, Baby & Me @ the Library for ages 18 months and younger.

Farmville Public Library, 4276 W. Church St., Farmville.

■ 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5

■ 11 a.m. Monday, Babies and Toddlers Story Time, for ages 2 and younger

Carver Branch Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. Call 329-4583.

■ Preschool Story Hour, ages 2-5, 10 a.m. Thursday

East Branch Library, 2000 Cedar Lane. Call 329-4582.

■ Preschool Story Hour, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday

Winterville Public Library, 2613 Railroad St.

■ Preschool Story Hour, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday

Martin Pitt Partnership for Children, 111-B Eastbrook Drive.

■ Preschool story hour: 3:30-4 p.m. Wednesday

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3040 Evans St.

■ 11 a.m. Monday

■ 11 a.m. Saturday


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