DECEMBER 2, 2015

Festival of Tales

Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free Admission
Paradise Valley Community College
Event Registration: Kranitz Student Center (KSC)

Festival of Tales is a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children and families that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and much more!

In its eighth year at PVCC, Festival of Tales brings books to life through the art of storytelling and provides FREE books to children who participate in the activities. PVCC's Art of Storytelling classes, Education Program, the Divison of Fine & Performing Arts, the Commercial Music Program, the Science Division and other college student clubs and organization present this free event for children in the community. Storytelling sessions are at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m.

In addition, will provide LEGO building stations that focus on STEM principles (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Beginning at 10 a.m. the festival also features live musical performances by Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band (children's music), PVCC Jazz and Latin Jazz Combos, Benchmark School Show Choir, Valley Academy Choir and much more!

Festival of Tales engages community college students in the teaching and learning process through storytelling. Since its inception, the festival has grown from just 250 participants to more than 2,000, with more than 100 volunteers at each event.

In the past seven years, more than 35,000 new books have been given away to children, many of whom come from low-income families.

Festival of Tales is FREE and open to the public. Advanced online registration is suggested. Day of event registration will be available on the north side of the Kranitz Student Center (KSC).

For registration and information, visit: Festival of Tales Preview Video