Spring Family Day:
Things Worth Writing
Sunday, April 17th, 1 - 5 pm
Poetry and Art Making Activities, 1 - 4:45 pm, Great Lawn
Celebrate the art of the written word with several poetry writing activities. Frame and decorate your final written work of art.
Nature and Object Scavenger Hunt, 1 - 4:45 pm, Rienzi Gardens and Galleries
Search Through Rienzi´s gardens and galleries to find flowers, plants and animals. Prizes will be given at the registration booth.
The Non-Toxic Band, 1:30 - 4:30 pm, Rienzi Terrace
Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the lively, original music from The Non-Toxic Band. These former Sesame Street song-writers engage every audience member through kid-friendly music and lyrics.
Storytime Tours, 2 - 2:45 pm, Rienzi Ballroom
In honor of poetry month, join our Storytime Docents as they read children´s poems from English poetess, Christina Rossetti and other internationally celebrated writers.
Mural Making, 1 - 4:45 pm, Rienzi Gardens
Participate in creating a group mural reflecting on the many themes of family day. Artist Judy Malone-Stein will lead children in this colorful and energetic activity incorporating several different mediums and techniques for a one-of-a-kind project.
Refreshments, 1 - 4:45 pm, Rienzi Terrace
Cool off all afternoon on the terrace with some cookies and lemonade overlooking Rienzi´s sparkling pool and grounds!
Houston Brass Band - The Songs of Stephen Foster, 2:30 pm, Diana Terrace
The Houston Brass Band is a traditional "British Brass Band," but they´ll be performing a distinctly American program of songs by the legendary Stephen Foster ("Camptown Races,", Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair," "My Old Kentucky Home").
Julian Franklin - Tribute to Chris Van Allsburg, 3 pm, Bailey Room at the Kilroy Center
Bayou Bend favorite Julian Franklin combines magic and puppetry into a show honoring Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Polar Express, Jumanji, and other popular children´s book titles.
Dan Gordon - Adventures in Storyland, 2 pm & 3:30 pm, East Garden Terrace
Popular storyteller Dan Gordon takes the audience on a journey through the magic of story.
Storytime in the Library with Serena Newmark, 2:30 pm, Kitty King Powell Library
Word-of-the-Day Game, 1 - 4:30 pm, pick up your game card at the KUHF table on the Diana Terrace.
"Mix and Match" Poems, 1 - 4:30 pm, Diana Terrace
Cut out words and phrases from magazines, newspapers, and more to create your own poem!
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