Popular Creatures and Culture Set for Oct. 3

Sept. 17, 1998

The Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center will hold its popular Creatures and Culture family fun day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

In conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, the day's activities will focus on world cultures. The Japanese Society will teach calligraphy and origami and will perform Japanese folk dances, and Native Americans will share their heritage with exhibits and activities. Children also can learn about other countries' crafts at the international market place.

Additionally, Nancy Jean Goldberg will present a magic show at 10: 30 a.m. and storytelling at 1:30 p.m., and Rick Strot will perform a puppet show at 12:30 p.m. Lt. Robert Slaughter of the WISD-PD will display his Drug, Alcohol and Gang Violence Education marked police race car and will talk about drug prevention. Other activities include painting an Egyptian temple, investigating optical illusions, blowing bubbles and interacting with snakes, turtles, birds and rabbits.

Admission is free, and children must be accompanied by an adult. The Discovery Center is located at 815 Columbus Ave. Creatures and Culture is sponsored by Baylor University's Strecker Museum Complex and the City of Waco. For more information, call 757-0922.

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