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Fall fun is FUNdamental at the Bonifas

September 19, 2012
Daily Press

ESCANABA - FUNdamentally FUN monthly fall series will soon be underway with four sessions scheduled for Saturdays, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Nov. 17, and Dec. 8.

The monthly hands-on sessions in the Arts Center studio are designed for elementary students and their friends of all generations to enjoy together. Participants will experience music, studio arts, and performing arts, and leave with great memories and a completed project.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Poopeck the Clown
(Laurie Mold)

FUNdamentally FUN series will kick off on Sept. 29 from 1-2:30 p.m. with Laurie Mold, aka "Poopeck the Clown." Wife and mother of two, Mold will share the history of clowning and how she prepares for her role as "Poopeck the Clown."

In her role as "Poopeck," she will invite youngsters to get involved in the show with lots of audience participation. Magic, dancing and an abundance of props from Clown Town will be offered.

"Poopeck" will wrap up by teaching the group how to make simple balloon animals to take home.

The fee of $2 for members or $8 for a family includes all materials.

FUNdamentally FUN II is entitled "Kid Designed Stuffies" with Jill Harris. Scheduled for Oct. 13, the session will run from 1-3 p.m. Participants will create their very own "Stuffie," choosing from a variety of pre-cut felt owl forms, wings, buttons and thread. They will fuse on wings, sew on button eyes, overcast the front and back together, stuff with poly-fil, and glue on the beak. All that remains is to give the new critter a name. This project requires the use of a sewing needle.

The cost is $2 per student or $8 per family.

Musical Acoustical Instruments with Kirk Cooper is the FUNdamentally FUN III program scheduled for Nov. 17 from 1-3 p.m. Participants will join the fun and learn about sound from Cooper, music instructor and luthier (someone who builds acoustic instruments) from Jim's Music. He will let the youngsters in on some cool facts about the science of sound, demonstrate how it works with acoustical instruments, and participants will have the opportunity to try some hands-on music making on the ukulele. He will also demonstrate how guitars are made and played.

Each child will be given a coupon for a free kazoo.

The cost is $2 per student or $8 per family.

The ever popular, "Gingerbread House Workshop" with Eddie Moritz will be the program for FUNdamentally FUN IV on Dec. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m.

This is a sweet deal as youngsters will use industrial-strength frosting, graham crackers, and lots of candy to create a marvel of a house, a celebration of the holidays, and a decoration that will be treasured through the holiday season.

Miss Eddie will lead the participants through a process that fun and easy.

Cost is $10 per kit and $8 for Arts Center members.

The Arts Center is located at 700 1st Ave. South in Escanaba. For more information, call 786-3833.



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