Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Family Fun at the StarryTelling Festival
July 18-20, 2008

Look Up!
The StarryTelling Festival
Discover the Galileo in You!

Next year has been proclaimed the International Year of Astronomy --
it's been 400 years since Galileo started to use the telescope to
discover and record the heavens.

We decided to start celebrating a little early in Kensington Maryland
this summer and we invite you to join us in the festivities. It will
take place on July 18, 19, and 20. There is no admission fee. Free
performances and activities for the whole family all weekend. The
Town of Kensington is one of the sponsors.

Friday, July 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- The Festival Launch in the
Kensington Town Hall/Armory Building at 3710 Mitchell Street. You’re
invited to enter the realm of astronomy and space exploration at a
hometown family storytelling festival. In an exciting interactive
performance as Galileo, The Starry Messenger, Mike Francis will
introduce you to all that Galileo discovered four centuries ago. Lynn
Moroney, a skylore specialist and Native American storyteller will
tell stories from many cultures.

Saturday, July 19 from 2-10 p.m. -- Lots of free hands-on activities,
storytelling events, and other fun in indoor and outdoor locations in
Kensington. Features include tales from Tanzania to China,
constellation dancers from India , a magician who defies gravity, an
inflatable planetarium, authors, a space history illustrator,a NASA
scientist who’ll teach to you make a comet, a robot and a rocket
launch. Activities are geared for all ages, including adults!

Sunday, July 20, from 2-4 p.m. -- Workshops on storytelling
techniques, for parents, middle and high school students, and
educators. Plus other interactive workshops -- Mime, Music, and more.

The festival producer is Elizabeth Forbes Wallace

For the complete schedule and details, visit www.StarryTelling.com

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