|"Sock It To Me" is subject of next museum storytelling program|
A new season of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set to begin in mid-January.
Titled simply Jo Ho Storyteller, this series of stand-alone programs is for ages three to five. These programs take place beginning at 10 a.m. on one Wednesday each month at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each one-hour program is $2 per person, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration for these programs does not include admission to the Johnson County Museum or to KidScape.
To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under fine & performing arts. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “storytelling.”
The first program in the series is called “Sock It To Me” on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Now that it’s officially winter, it's time to bring out the warm footwear - winter woolies! In this “it’s cold” storytelling program, Jo spins hilarious stories of socks guaranteed to warm your toes and tickle your funny bone too. Wear your favorite pair of socks!
For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online, visit the district’s website at www.jcprd.com, click on Activity Registration and perform a barcode search for 42013.
Other upcoming Jo Ho Storyteller programs this season will include: “Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You Sense?” (barcode 42014) on Feb. 21, “Rabbit Season, Duck Season” (barcode 42015) on March 21, and “Seeds, Weeds, Bugs and Slugs” (barcode 42016) on April 11.
These programs are also eligible for credit in the Mindfulness dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U call Nathan at (913) 826-2950.
The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.