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Let "Howard and the Wompoopus" spark your imagination during mid-June special events
POSTED: 05/17/2017
“A little imagination may lead to big adventures. Join Howard and discover the Wompoopus!”

Join local Illustrator Laura Ballard as she reads her newly-released book, “Howard and the Wompoopus,” during an art-related intergenerational special event being presented twice in mid-June by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This program is for all ages and is also called Howard and the Wompoopus. In the wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated book, author Allison Krieger tells a story about an imaginative character from original stories her father, whose name is also Howard, told her when she was a child. The story relates the adventures of a young boy named Howard in a magical world he creates.

Following Ballard's telling of this tale, children will have the opportunity to create their very own imaginative creature during the local special event! Parents are asked to stay for the duration of the program.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “art.”

Howard and the Wompoopus is offered on Tuesday, June 13, and again on Saturday, June 17. Both sessions will take place beginning at 10 a.m. at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located in the former King Louie building at 8788 Metcalf, Ave., Overland Park. The cost for this one-hour event is $10 per person for Johnson County residents or $12 for nonresidents. For more information please call (913) 826-3163 or email

To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at

The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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