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Garden Explorers

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Garden Explorers is a ten-week interactive parent/child activity. Each week features a notable community figure who reads two children’s books (10 – 15 minutes). Storytime is followed by a children’s music performance or an educational program led by a local organization. Garden Explorers is age appropriate for four to six-year olds, but children of all ages are welcome.

June 9
Reader: Joey Zakrzewski, Manager of Broadcasting, Rockford IceHogs
Program: Rockford IceHogs

June 16
Reader: Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine
Program: N'Spired Yoga

June 23
Reader: Brent Pentenburg, CEO, YMCA of Rock River Valley
Program: Rockford Dance Company

June 30
Reader: City of Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara
Program: Scribble Monster

July 7
Reader: Discovery Center
Program: Discovery Center

July 14 
Reader: Cathy McDermott, Executive Director, Rockford City  Market
Program: Zack Percell - TnZ Magic

July 21
Reader: Whitney Martin, Morning News Anchor, WTVO
Program: The Golden Apple Foundation

July 28
Reader: Jay Sandine, CEO, Rockford Park District
Program: Hoo Haven

August 4
Reader: Chris Brady, Producing Artistic Director, Starlight Theatre
Program: Cast and crew members from Starlight Theatre

August 11
Reader: Steve Shannon, Morning Show Host, WZOK
Program: Burpee Museum

Subarea:Rockford Northeast

Garden Explorers