Lady Bug Release and Story Time

August 6, 2010

Quick! Get out there, you folks in the Washington DC area!!
Friday, August 6, 2010 | 10 – 11 AM — or plan to participate in the August 20 release!!

Please join the staff of the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian’s Horticulture Services Division as they release native ladybugs in the Native Croplands on the south side of the museum. These natural pest controls are an eco-friendly and fun way to control pests in the landscape.
Time Detail: (weather permitting)
Categories: Demonstrations, Kids & Families
Venue: American Indian Museum
Event Location: Outdoor Croplands (near Maryland Ave. entrance, south side) (weather permitting)
Cost: Free
Continues: Repeats Friday, August 20

There is A LOT going on today at both the New York and Washington DC locations of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Hok-noth-da? (Did you hear?)—Listen! I Have a Story to Tell
Friday, August 6, 2010 | 11:30 AM – 12 PM

(for ages 5-9) A Native staff member reads books by or about Native Americans. “Hok-noth-da?” means “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language.

June through August 2010:
• Most days: 11:30 AM

– Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Categories: Kids & Families
Venue: American Indian Museum
Event Location: Resource Center, 3rd Level
Cost: Free; walk-in

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by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!

Victoria Burnett’s Stories That Sing Storytelling Event Jan 28, 2010

January 25, 2010

Grandpa Ron & I saw a full color ad in the Orange County Register and we thought to share it with those of you in the San Juan Capistrano vicinity. If you are available on Thursday, January 28, there is an event called “Stories That Sing! Storytelling Event” at St Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano. Nationally reknowned storyteller Victoria Burnett will give a special storytelling performance: 10 am for 2-4 year olds and 11 am for 5-10 year olds.

From the ad:
“Through stories and song Ms. Burnett captures the imagination and creativity of children by transporting them on a memorable journey. Ms. Burnett is St Margaret’s Lower School librarian and storytelling artist in residence. She has been a featured teller at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and received the 2003 Telly Award for outstanding children’s programming.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact
Sherry Wagner,, or 949.66.0108 ext. 248.

31641 La Novia, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 | 949.661.0108 | | Celebrating 30 years”

Now that I typed it all, I found it on-line!

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Once Upon A Story Books

June 2, 2009

Last Sunday Uncle Jake told us about his Storytelling at Once Upon A Story Books as their last storyteller at that location in Belmont Shore in Long Beach, CA. I am sorry to hear they are closing – because I can walk there!) but their website says they will reopen – with their on-line store still going in the meantime.

Uncle Jake deserves his own paragraph and I will do so properly soon. Here is his Mother’s Day wish

One of the photo/drawings in my book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! is from the Belmont Shore/Alamitos Bay area and one is from the Seal Beach beach at the pier, which is not far from Belmont Shore.

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