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February storytellers share tales at Aquarium of Niagara

by jmaloni
Thu, Feb 2nd 2012 08:00 am

Looking for something for the kids to do in February? How about bringing them to the Aquarium of Niagara, making yourself comfortable (and warm) as you and the kids listen to a story, or two?

"Storytelling Saturdays" will be available Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Storytellers on those dates, in order, are Anne Marie Jason, Mr. Beau the Clown, Denise Chapman-Acosta and The Wondermakers. Each has a unique way of telling a tale. Jason, for example, has shared her stories with aquarium visitors for years. She combines her tales with music, action, puppets and rhymes. Mr. Beau the Clown puts on his clown makeup as the children watch him juggle, perform magic, puppetry and make balloon animals he gives away at the end of his performance.

Chapman-Acosta, new to the storytellers, brings variety to her storytelling. Her stories are directed toward adults and children, various ethnic groups and are accompanied by drumming and song. The Wondermakers have shared their participation-type tales for many years, as they involve the audience.

All the storytellers will be in the second level community room. Aquarium members are free and regular admission rates will be in effect for non-members; adults, $10; $6 for children ages 3-12; and free for 2 and under. No reservations are needed.

For more information, call 285-3575, ext. 206, or visit the aquarium's website at www.aquariumofniagara.org.

Storytelling is sponsored by Target.

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