Our Upcoming Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

In case you missed it… Our Lift Off After School Program will be on pause until January 12, 2016, but there are still lots of events and programs to sign up for in the meantime. We hope you’re enjoying your winter holidays!

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program
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We’re hosting a Parent-Child Mother Goose Program to help parents, relatives, and caregivers bond with the babies in their lives using rhymes, songs, and stories. Participants gain the skills and confidence to use rhythm and oral storytelling to help interact with and soothe their babies and forge strong bonds. If you’ve got some of your own, you’re welcome to share traditional rhymes and stories with the group.

This FREE program runs Monday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. from Monday, January 11th to Monday, March 7.
Doors open at 9:15am.
The program is open for adults and babies (newborn to 18 months old).
Email Michelle at volunteer@storyplanet.ca to sign up.

We hope to see you there!

Play in a Day Workshop with Judith Thompson and Our Next Story Planet Afterlight Book Club Meeting

Thanks to your support, ALL of our upcoming Adult Colouring and Wine events are SOLD OUT.

These events help us raise money to support our awesome literacy programs for kids like our Lift Off After School Program, so we’re over-the-moon grateful to everyone who’s been coming out to draw and place bids on our silent auction items. If you haven’t managed to get a ticket in time for one of our past events, don’t worry! We’ll host more similar events in the new year. Keep checking back to our blog, Twitter, and Facebook page for announcements!

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Play in a Day Workshop with Judith Thompson
Judith Thompson is coming by this Tuesday, December 22 to write a play in a day with students in grades 3-7. Participants will write an entire play and find out what it takes to put on such a production!

The workshop will run from 10-4 p.m. on December 22. We can’t wait to see what the students come up with!

Our Next Story Planet Afterlight Book Club Meeting
Looking for a last-minute holiday gift for the reader on your list? The Quick by Lauren Owen is the gift that keeps on giving. The book is a great read AND it comes with a sweet hangout with the Story Planet Afterlight Book Club crew!

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. Click here to find out more about the book and to RSVP on our Meetup event page!

An Update from Our Lift Off! Program, and News about Our Upcoming Adult Colouring and Wine Event and Twisting the Folktale Workshop

Space travellers, don’t forget! Starting next week, our Lift Off! after-school programming will be pausing for scheduled maintenance over the holidays. We’ll get back on course on Tuesday, January 12, 2016!

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Adult Colouring and Wine
Are you a creative type looking for a different night out? Come to our upcoming Adult Colouring and Wine event on January 15, 2016, and let loose with some colour therapy! We’ll have art supplies for you to use, and there will be wine, beer, coffee, and lots of snacks available at the Intergalactic Travel Authority. Take a load off, mingle, colour, and support our awesome children’s programming all at the same time!

This fundraiser starts at 7:30 p.m. The cost of admission is $11. Follow this link to get your tickets before they sell out!

Twisting the Folktale with Sage Tyrtle
Starting Saturday, January 23rd, kids in grades 4-6 are invited to get creative and twist their favourite folktales into their very own stories! With the help of storyteller, Sage Tyrtle, students will learn a whole new approach to storytelling by using high-energy activities to help spark their imagination. At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to perform their original stories in front of an audience. The workshop runs every Saturday starting from Saturday, January 23rd until Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The cost of the event is pay-what-you-can. Contact Sage at sagetyrtle@gmail.com to sign up!

Our Upcoming Adult Colouring and Wine Events and Play-in-a-Day Workshop with Judith Thompson

Hey space travellers, thank you so much for supporting our Adult Colouring and Wine fundraisers! Our first two events were a blast and the tickets for the next three are already sold out.

We’ll keep you posted on future events. If you can’t come but want to donate to Story Planet, follow this link to send an online donation.

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Play in a Day Workshop with Judith Thompson
Judith Thompson will be coming by our space on Tuesday, December 22 to lead a playwriting workshop for students in grades 3-7. Spend the day writing a play from start to finish with an award-winning Canadian playwright and find out what it takes to put on such a production!

The workshop will run from 10-4 p.m. on December 22. Click here to sign up!