Baylor's Moen Center to Host 'Creatures and Culture' Oct. 14

Sept. 27, 1995

The Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center, a division of Baylor University's Strecker Museum, will present "Creatures and Culture," an interactive learning day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the center located at 815 Columbus Ave.

Activities will feature performances by ventriloquist, puppeteer, and magician Nancy Jean Gray Goldberg, and there will also be educational talks and exhibits.

Goldberg has been a puppeteer for 25 years. She earned a degree in general theater from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She performs as a ventriloquist, puppeteer, singer, mime, actress and face painter.

Discovery Center Director Jill Barrow said the event can be enjoyed by the entire family.

"This learning day is fun, it is free and it is great for kids," Barrow said.

The bi-annual event will begin at 10:15 a.m. with Goldberg's presentation of the puppet show, "It's Your Planet," which will also be shown at 12:15 p.m. At 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., she will present "Magic Show, " and at 2:15 p.m. "Safari Tales," in which a safari-clad Goldberg will bring tales from Africa as her puppets sing songs and tell stories with her. Goldberg's appearance will be sponsored by Norwest Bank.

In addition, the benefits of recycling and solid waste management will be presented by the City of Waco Recycling Coordinator Anna Dunbar, members of the Waco Recycling Advisory Committee, and Kevin Dyer, Waco Independent School District energy manager. Laura Hancock, a staff member of the Waco Tribune-Herald, will also participate in the day's activities.

Other activities include planting seeds, examining live earthworms, and collecting samples of recycled products. Exhibit areas will present live bees, a tarantula spider, a square bubble blowing booth, and a clothes center with apparel from around the world.

The activities are free and open to the public, but children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Barrow at 757-0922.

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