Kids: FSPL Wonderful Wednesdays
Special guests will use unique performances to help library visitors “Build A Better World.” All at 2 p.m. Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue. 479-783-0229
Singer-Songwriter Shannon Wurst
This gifted singer-songwriter will delight all ages. While staying true to the musical traditions set forth by those from so long ago, Shannon adds a modern twist. By pairing old with new, her music has a truly timeless sound. Growing up in a musical family in Alma, Shannon is no stranger to picking parties and house concerts. She is a true artist: an entertainer, a storyteller and a songstress. In 2009, many took notice of this rising star as Shannon was a finalist in the 2009 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting competition, Folk Alley Best Artist, and was named the winner of the Walnut Valley New Song Contest at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield, Kan. Garrison Keillor of “A Prairie Home Companion” radio program picked her as semi-finalist for his program’s Talented Twenties contest. She also has had the distinct honor of being invited to open for Robert Earl Keen, Yonder Mountain String Band, Carlene Carter and Railroad Earth.
June 21: Concert with Brian Kinder & Ms. Terri
Stop by for a kid-friendly, lively and interactive afternoon concert. Combining guitar and banjo playing talents and whimsical song writing skills, this show will amuse and entertain children of all ages. Kids of all ages will laugh and sing, dance and clap along with the music. Treat your children, as well as yourself, to a wonderful 45-minute performance of original good time music for kids, written and performed by Brian and Terri Kinder.
July 5: Build a Magical World with Tommy Terrific
Back by popular demand, Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic will present a new magic show called "Build a Magical World." The show will feature magic tricks representing great architectural structures from around the world, such as the Great Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China and more. With the help of the Magician's Handbook, the kids guide Tommy Terrific through a worldwide, magical adventure where these great structures are explored in fun and interesting ways. Along the way, the kids will be inspired to explore how they can "Build a Magical World" at their library.
July 19: Community under the Canopy
Special guests will be the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth. Get set to build a better world by learning how you can protect its unique habitats. Community under the Canopy will feature live animals from the world’s rainforest and jungles. Wildlife educator Shawna Adams with the National History Education Company of the Midsouth (NHECM) will bring a White-nosed Coatimundi, a Yellow-naped green Amazon parrot along with some other jungle adventurers to help us learn.
July 26: Young Actors Guild presents Uncle Pirate: The Musical
Talented Young Actors Guild will preview their summer production. Will Wilson survive the fourth grade? Maybe, just maybe, with help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, he will. This fun production is based on the book “Uncle Pirate” by Douglas Rees and features music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola.
This information appears in the June 2017 Kids Issue of Entertainment Fort Smith Magazine.