'Kidfest' at art center
ASHTABULA -- The Ashtabula Arts Center will have its annual summertime fun day, Kidsfest 2005, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, featuring a parade theme. The event is free. Kids can see a demonstration by a stilt-walker and try walking on stilts. They can make a mask and a costume, make noise with their own instruments, make a banner to carry and learn to juggle. There will be a parade around the AAC grounds. The concession stand will be open, offering hot dogs and popcorn for 50 cents each and pop for $1 a bottle. You are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the art center's grounds. Teen and adult volunteers are needed. No craft experience is necessary. Volunteers will be shown how to help the children with the crafts. Volunteers can sign up by calling the art center at (440) 964-3396.
"I'm not crazy out there partying all the time. I go out to clubs sometimes, but I also like to hang out with my friends and do something low-key."
-- Actress Hilary Duff, in J-14 magazine.
"Don't rush your teenage years! Sometimes you forget how much fun it is to have your friends there -- and to have that kind of support."
-- Actress Mischa Barton ("The O.C."), in Twist magazine.
"She is, of course, my biggest supporter. She's so sweet, she loves anything I do."
-- Actor Oliver Hudson, discussing his mom Goldie Hawn, in Twist magazine.
"I think the slower and more romantic and safely you go, the better. Also, if you like somebody, it's safe to express it. There's nothing wrong with taking that risk."
-- Actress Drew Barrymore, on her dating advice to teens, in Teen People.
Annual Family Series
Original musical theater, floating and fluttering blacklight puppetry, stage adaptations of 11 well-known children's books, theatrical clowning and circus acts, riotous comedy and more are part of the Pittsburgh International Children's Theater's 36th Family Series, running from October through March at multiple area venues. The five-show season, designed for ages 3 to 12, features professional theater troupes from California, New York and Canada. Subscription packages offer the complete Family Series at $35 per person. Single tickets are $8 to $10 per person and are available starting in August by calling (412) 321-5520. Group rates are $8 per person for groups of 15 or more.
The series includes: "The Adventures of Curious George," the "Tweaksters," "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & amp; Other Story Books," "Cirkus Inferno" and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's black light puppetry from Eric Carle's best-selling books.
A special add-on presentation of "Aga Boom," a new show created by two Cirque du Soliel alumni, will wow audiences Nov. 20 at 3 and 5 p.m. only. The performances are not included in subscription packages.
A limited number of ticket donations are available by calling Tickets for Kids at (412) 781-KIDS. Eligibility rules apply.
For more information, call (412) 321-5520 or visit www.pghkids.org.