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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Compassion

Join The Strong in celebrating the memory and dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. to create a world of compassion. Enjoy Grace and Grin Puppets performing “Kind Heart”, a show teaching kindness, friendship, and how actions speak louder than words. Delight in a performance by the local YMCA’s Dreamseeds program and design a peace sign using watercolors in the Play Lab.



January 16
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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dots image Portrait photo of Fred Rogers holding a puppet of a king.
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When children pretend, they’re using their imaginations to move beyond the bounds of reality. A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet. A small child can be a superhero.

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Fred Rogers, American television personality, 1928–2003

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