Kids kick off Festival of the Arts
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For one day only, the lower park at George Rogers Park turns into a place for childrens creativity to come out and play. The Kids Get Creative Kickoff at the Park a free family-friendly event for all takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Friday.
Visitors, young and young at heart, are encouraged to don wings, fairy-tale finery or any imagination-inspired attire for a costume parade and contest to take place at 2:45 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the most creatively clad youngsters.
Missoula Childrens Theatre returns with an original adaptation of Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland. More than 60 Lake Oswego children will act and sing in this classic story.
The story begins with Alice and her older sister Margaret reading together. Margaret becomes frustrated, as Alice is curious about absolutely everything. Suddenly, a White Rabbit appears from nowhere and Alice follows the rabbit to a strange and wonderful place.
In the course of her adventures, Alice meets the King and Queen of Hearts, the Knave and the rest of the suit of cards, a giant Caterpillar, Frog, the Cheshire Cat, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and the rest of the favorite characters in this nonsensical tale.
Two performances cap a weeks worth of rehearsals for students in grades one through 12. The first performance at 4 p.m. Friday, is free. There is a $5 admission to the second performance at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Other events planned for Friday in the lower park at George Rogers include:
Noon: White Noise Youth Band
Noon to 4 p.m.: face painting, craft booths and Radio Disney
1 p.m.: BJ the Clown
2 p.m.: Academy of Ballet and Dance Arts
2:45 p.m.: costume parade and contest
3 p.m.: Johnny and Jason
4 p.m.: Alice in Wonderland on the Mainstage at George Rogers Park
From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday children are welcome to create and play with clay with Lakeridge High ceramics teacher Mike Helle or work with watercolors and oil pastels with Jamie Charlton and high school art students. The hands on art events take place adjacent to the KeyBank Pavilion tent next to Lakewood Center for the Arts.
Lakewood Center for the Arts is located at 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park is located one block south on State Street from the center between Ladd and Green streets.Add a comment