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Cats and Cacti – Storytime, Garden Tour and Craft

Thursday, August 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Blue cat paper mache craft
The Garden, in partnership with the Contra Costa County Library, presents Cats and Cacti a three segment program for children that will include a cat themed story, a tour of the Garden and a step-by-step video that will show you how to make your own cute cat sculpture with simple items found at home.
Event Schedule:
10:00 am: Cat Story time with Miss Amy of the Contra Costa County Library
10:30 am: Kid’s Tour of the Garden with Children’s Education Manager, Marie G.
11:00 am: Make Your Own Cat Sculpture Demonstration with Marie G.

Join Children’s Education Manager, Marie Gelin, on a special tour exploring some of the Garden’s most unusual plants including cacti and succulents that sometimes look like they came from another planet.  You’ll also see several of the special sculptures, on display until August 31st, that are part of the Garden’s annual Sculpture Show, including a big whimsical yellow cat sculpture that inspired Marie to make a version of her own. Watch the craft video tutorial after the Garden tour to learn how you too can make a cat sculpture, like Marie’s, from easy to find materials at home.

Beginning on August 6th at 10am you will be able to tune in and watch the prerecorded videos on Contra Costa County Library’s Facebook page or on their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/theccclib

No RSVP needed just tune in and enjoy!


Thursday, August 6, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden
(925) 944-9352
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