Friday, May 24, 2013

Dakota County Library hosting musicians, authors during Rhythm & Words event

Dakota County Library is hosting musical guests, author meet-and-greets, workshops and more during Rhythm & Words from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville.
 
The event's musical lineup features The Bazillions, Grammy award-winning The Okee Dokee Brothers, Paul Spring and New York-based Gustafer Yellowgold. Authors Cori Doerrfeld (Little Bunny Foo Foo), Sarah Forss (Alphabeasties), Michael Hall (Cat Tale) and Stephanie Watson (Elvis & Olive) will give book presentations. Rhythm & Words workshops enable families to interact in a music class by Kindermusik of the Valley, stretch their bodies with The Adventures of Super Stretch, test a variety of instruments from Schmitt Music and create their own instrument with ArtStart's reused and recycled materials. The Saturday Morning Submarine Adventure Show will entertain all ages through interactive improv, puppetry and comedy.
 
Complete with food vendors and booths by local arts and cultural organizations, families will find enough variety to keep them entertained for hours. There is no cost to attend.
 
For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library and search Rhythm & Words.
 
This program is funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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