I’ve had a busy, busy week. We’ve started our music sessions at Covenant Preschool this week, as well as our weekly meet-ups at Bright Horizons, and NEXT week will include the addition of an after-school extracurricular music class, too!
But the reason for all of the exclamation points today is that THIS Saturday, September 13th, I will be taking part in the Austin Diaper Bank’s Family Fun Fest, held at the Northwest Recreation Center from 10am – 1pm.
If your children enjoy their school music classes, and you’ve always wanted to get in on the fun, please join us — after many, many private class sessions, this is “Ms. Kat’s” FIRST open-to-the-public event! And it’s FREE!!!
What else will be happening at the Family Fun Fest? Here’s a quick list of other participants who will be performing, giving free classes, or demonstrating their services:
Snapology Austin, Shirley McPhail School of Dance, PoserKids Yoga, A Child’s Garden of Language, Music Forever Music Together, Austin Aquarium, Maverick the Magician and Balloon Twister, Sole Songs Dance Academy, Art Amore, Foodie Kids, Abercorn International School, Taste & See Baby Food, Zumbini, Jazzercise, Mega Blast Inflatables, CityLights Chiropractic Massage, Dreams Come True Costumes, Beth McKinney Photo Booth, Dougherty Arts School
The latest news is that Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Elsa and Anna from Frozen, and Rapunzel will all be making an appearance! Geez, who can compete with THAT?
And all this is FREE?!? Well, there IS one little addendum: Please bring dollars or diapers to donate! The Austin Diaper Bank provides diapering supplies for many families living below the poverty line. From their website:
Diaper need is real. Diapers are expensive, averaging around $100 a month or $1200 a year for one child. Federal assistance programs, such as SNAP (formerly called food stamps) and WIC, do not cover diapers. Parents are forced to make hard decisions with limited resources. Disposable diapers are typically a requirement of most childcare centers, making them a necessity for working parents. Lack of washing facilities compounds the issue.
I’ll have a little booth set up where the first 18 kids can make a name tag to be included in my original “Ms. Kat’s Hello Song,” as well as coloring sheets that illustrate the lyrics of Charlotte Diamond’s “Octopus Song” (aka “Slippery Fish”), and my original “Crooked Teeth.” And be sure to bring along noisy stuff (keys, pens or pencils, water bottles, cowboy boots with big heels) to click, clack, tap, knock, or bang along to “Spooky, Spooky Skeleton!” Want to hear them ahead of time? You can find them on my MUSIC page…. and there’s even a video for “Crooked Teeth” here:
Come out on Saturday morning, bring the kids, and have a good time for a good cause. I’ll see you there.