The Family Center of Washington County will host Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 15th, from 10am to 1pm at Union Elementary School, 1 Park Avenue in Montpelier. The event is free and open to the public. This family-oriented event encourages strong connections between parents and children through play, networking opportunities for parents and caregivers, increased access to community family support resources, as well as socialization and play opportunities for children through the on-site playgroup and group physical activities.
This year’s entertainment on the main stage at 11:30am is Troy Wunderle’s One Man Circus. The show features, but is not limited to: circus-style ball, ring, and club juggling routines, intricate diablo manipulation, fast-paced rhythmic ball bouncing, unicycle skits, plate spinning, teetering rolla bollas, clown antics, rolling globe stunts, ladder balancing, audience participation, magic and tricks for all. Wunderle will also present two circus workshops in the large gym at 10:15am and 12:30pm.
In the large gym people can come and listen, sing, jump, romp and shake to the crazy beats and sounds of Christopher R. and His Flying Purple Guitar. Christopher performs children’s songs that rap, rock and roll. The audience can grab a shaker or microphone and literally get into the act. He’s a unique and funny one-man band that has entertained and delighted area children and adults for years.
A Child Passenger Safety Technician will staff an informational table and show a video on car seat safety and sample car seats. She will also be available to answer any questions. Other scheduled activities include story yime presented by Kellogg-Hubbard Library, arts and crafts, face painting, baby playgroup and more. Pizza, subs, baked goods, and beverages will be available for a nominal fee in the cafeteria.
Family Fun Day is sponsored by Central Vermont Building Bright Futures; National Life Group Foundation; Cody Chevrolet-Cadillac, Noyle Johnson Group; VSECU; Woodbury Mountain Toys; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont; Bond Auto Parts; Community National Bank; Denis, Ricker & Brown Insurance; Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence; rbTechnologies; Onion River Sports; and True Colors Home Decorating.
The Family Center of Washington County, one of 16 parent child centers in Vermont, is a non-profit organization fostering the positive growth and development of young children and their families. For more information on Family Fun Day or the programs and services of the Family Center, call 262-3292 or go to www.fcwcvt.org.