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Arts & Literacy Event Promises Family Fun at Virginia Park:

The Arts & Literacy Festival for children and families presented by Virginia Avenue Park and the Pico Branch Library Saturday, April 30, with music, fun, reading and games for all.

Info from the City

What:  A free Family Arts & Literacy Festival where books come to life! Interactive activities include Storyville where participants can meet and interview beloved book characters. Attendees can get active with the Santa Monica Police and Fire Departments as part of the “Active Zone”. The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market will hold a cooking demonstration and a food treasure hunt will take place. Swap a book, Make a book, Write a book with reDiscover Center. Learn about promoting your child’s health & development and even sign up for pre-school with SMMUSD.  Spend the day in the park reading, moving and crafting!     

Bring a picnic lunch, refillable water bottle and blankets or chairs for you and your family to enjoy performances by Rhythm Child, Blackstreet USA Puppet Theater, and Baila Baila! 

Where: Virginia Avenue Park Campus, 2201 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica

When: Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The festival promotes the Santa Monica Cradle to Career Building Blocks to Kindergarten Campaign, a project involving parents, educators, nonprofit partners, and the Child Care and Early Education Task Force,  working together to make sure all Santa Monica children start kindergarten ready to learn and thrive.

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