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Posted on: August 8, 2018

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 5 at two locations

Johnny Appleseed

The new season of Animal Tales Storytime, which is being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department, includes sessions at two locations . The program will include sessions at  both the Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe, as well as at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park.

Animal Tales Storytime invites young children and their parents to come listen and learn during any or all of the 11sessions scheduled on selected Wednesdays , and one Thursday, between Sept. 5 and Dec. 19.
Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This program will feature stories, songs, and surprises. Participants will also get to meet a special animal friend at each session. Animal Tales Storytime was one of the many programs cited when the Ernie Miller Nature Center won an Oracle Award for Organizational Service and Leadership in the South Central Region from the National Storytelling Network a few years ago. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “storytelling.”
Animal presentations at the Ernie Miller Nature Center include:  a  Sept. 5 session called “Monarch Magic;” a  Sept. 19 session called "Johnny Appleseed;" an Oct. 3 session called "Fall Colors;"   an Oct. 17 session called "Night Critters;" a Nov. 7 session called "Forest Peek-a-boo;" a Dec. 5 session called  "Mrs. Claus Reads;" and a Dec. 19 session called, "A Visit with Santa." Sessions at JCAHC include: an encore presentation of  "Johnny Appleseed;" on Sept. 26;  an  Oct. 18 program called  "Fall Sights & Sounds;" a Nov. 14 program called "Turkey Time;" and a Dec. 12 program called "Feathered Friends."

At either location, the cost per 30-minute session is $2 per person, including adults, payable at the event. Advance registrations are not necessary for this program. With the sole exception of the Oct. 18 program at JCAHC, which takes place on a Thursday, all other sessions take place on a Wednesday. Sessions at EMNC begin at 10:30 a.m., while JCAHC sessions begin at 10 a.m.
Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe. The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. For more information about this program, contact the nature center at (913) 826-2800.

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