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April 9th, 9:30am-12:30pm @
Standing Ovation Performing Arts presents a NEW Musical Theatre Production – our first at the BEAUTIFUL Mos’Art Theatre in Lake Park! Auditions are free… rehearsals are Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm and performances will be at the beginning of August. Come check out this beautiful 150 seat theatre, centrally located to Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, and West Palm Beach. Ages 6-14
Learn from our amazing professionals! Bring a song you love to sing and wear clothes and shoes you can move in!
Call Erin @ 561.707.5677 with questions… see you there!
March is Women’s History Month and a great chance to celebrate the freedoms and accomplishments women have earned throughout our history!
Women have been doing great things throughout history. In ancient Egypt, women could own property and inherit wealth. To find out more about women in history, check out our WorldBook Online database. Search for the keywords: WOMEN and HISTORY and get hundreds of great articles that you can use for reports or just read for fun! Don’t miss the Primary Sources section. You can read letters written by women hundreds of years ago!
On top of that, today ( March 8 ) is International Women’s Day. In fact, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of this special occasion!
Please enjoy this article from of our Kids InfoBits online database. Click here for access to the database!
The groundhog handler holds the groundhog in front of the crowd after the animal made his yearly weather prediction.
Some people think a groundhog can tell how long winter will last. Groundhog Day is a holiday all about this animal and this belief.
A groundhog is a rodent. Rodents have big front teeth. They eat leaves, bark, and berries. Groundhogs live in a hole in the ground.
Groundhog Day is February 2. A story says the groundhog comes out of his hole on that day. He looks around. If he sees his shadow, he is scared and jumps back into his hole. This means there will be six more weeks of winter.
Sometimes the groundhog does not see his shadow. He does not jump back down his hole. This means spring will come soon.
The first Groundhog Day was in 1886. A newspaper reporter wrote an article about it. The article was in a newspaper in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Today, Punxsutawney still celebrates Groundhog Day.
Punxsutawney’s groundhog is named Phil. Every February 2, lots of people come to see Phil. They want to know if he will see his shadow. Groundhogs in other cities predict how much longer winter will last. The groundhogs are not always right. But it is fun to see them guess!
Many towns and schools celebrate Groundhog Day. People make paper groundhogs. They listen to stories and play nature games.
Source Citation: “Groundhog Day.” Kids InfoBits Presents: Holidays of the World. Thomson Gale, 2007. Reproduced in Kids InfoBits. Detroit: Gale, 2011. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/KidsInfoBits