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Sensational Saturdays

Sensational Saturdays are a day of fun and exciting programs that occur one Saturday each month. The programming starts at 10:00 am and lasts all day. Please join us for the entire day, or drop in for part of the festivities. Each month features a themed event which highlights museum exhibits and community experts visit to share their knowledge and craft. Admission is $4 for children 18 months and older and $6 for adults. As always, admission is free for members. For more information, please call the reception desk in the Jeanes Discovery Center at 254-710-1104. Remember to bring your camera and make memories of this fun day with your child!

Sensational Saturdays Schedule

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Jan 13 Song and Dance!
Hula Auana DancersA fun-filled day of music is in store for you on Saturday, January 13th at the Mayborn Museum Complex! Kids will have a great time seeing hula dancers, learning folk songs, hearing children's songwriter/musician Joe McDermott, and making their own music at craft time. The day kicks off at 10:30 am as music teacher Marti Koch entertains all with her folk songs in Kid's Corner. Marti will play again at 12:30 pm and at 3:30 pm so you will have plenty of chances to catch one of her shows!

Joe McDermottParents Choice Award winner Joe McDermott will be performing two shows in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibit Hall filled with his imaginative, award-winning music. The first performance is scheduled for 11:00 am and the second will begin at 2:00 pm. This promises to be a fun experience for parents and children alike, so make sure to be in the audience to hear this nationally recognized performer. Come to the "People of the World Room" to see a group of dancers demonstrate the famous hula! They will perform three shows as well so stop by at 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm for this crowd pleasing event.

All this great music and dance will inspire your kids to experiment with sounds of their own. Visit the upstairs hallway to play with sound tubes, shakers, and bells. They can also make musical instruments like the Clucking Chicken and the Straw Whistle. Remember to bring your camera and make memories of this fun day with your child.

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Feb 10 Let Me Tell You A Story!
StorytellerThe Mayborn Museum Complex is proud to present a Sensational Saturday of masterful storytelling! Three members of the Bluebonnet Scops Storytelling Guild and two storytellers from the McLennan County and Spring Valley Elementary Libraries will demonstrate their talent throughout the museum. In addition to the readings, Baylor professor and puppeteer Rick Strot will perform entertaining puppet shows in the SBC Theater.

Storytelling programs will occur every 30 minutes, with the first round of stories beginning at 10:30am and ending at 12:30pm. The second round begins at 2:00pm and lasts until 4:00pm. Sara Simms will perform in the Pioneers Room, Glenda Nelson in the Weather Room, Liz McDaniel in the Native Americans Room, and Vivian Rutherford in the People of the World Room. You may visit the storytellers in any order that you choose. They will read stories for about 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute break to change rooms.

Rick Strot will perform two puppet shows for your enjoyment in the SBC Theater. Each show is 30 minutes and you can catch him at 1:00pm and again at 4:00pm. We have a large selection of puppets in our museum store if you want to add to your collection, or start a new one!

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Apr 14 Threads That Bind Through Time
Come one, come all! Central Texans are invited to discover the craftsmanship on nine skilled textile artists of many types of handiwork such as quilting, knitting, looming, and weaving on April 14, 2007. Eight regional groups and artists will perform demonstrations and reveal their craft. You will also have the chance to participate and create your own lanyard!

This event compliments the exhibit, A Stitch in Time that runs from April 14 July 17, 2007. By learning about the art of textiles, you will be able to see the similarities in the quilt exhibit which traces the history of the quilting tradition from hand sewing to early use of the sewing machine. Through the focus on the quilting process, the exhibit fosters a new appreciation for the tradition of American quilting.

Sensational Saturday Schedule at a Glance

•Blue Bonnet Rug Hookers Guild demonstrates rug hooking

Homespun Quilters Guild pieces material to create quilts

Heart of Texas Spinners & Weavers Guild demonstrates looming and weaving

•Dorene Osamoa, a native African, dyes fabric to make African clothing

•Doris Gage demonstrates knitting and crocheting

Omilou Miles creates coil baskets

•Texas Star Embroidery Guild Association demonstrates hardanger and stitching

•Waco Knitting Group demonstrates knitting

•Mayborn staff and volunteers will guide visitors through making their own lanyards in the Kid's Corner.

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