Special family event scheduled: “Honoring Virginia Lee Burton:
A Family Arts Celebration” on September 25
Cape Ann families and visitors are invited to join in an exciting special event,
“Honoring Virginia Lee Burton: A Family Arts Celebration,” on Saturday, September 25 from Noon to 3 p.m. At this event, visitors will have the unique opportunity to explore the grounds of Folly Cove designer and author Virginia Lee Burton on 1255 Washington Street where she created her timeless children’s books.
Some of the special arts activities planned for the event include: touring the grounds of the beautiful Gloucester home of Virginia Lee Burton; taking pictures with characters Little House Katy the Snowplow, and Mike Mulligan’s Steam Shovel, Mary Anne; blockprinting activities for all ages with Art Haven from noon – 2:30 p.m.; art projects with Valerie McCaffrey, Drama games with JoJo from JoJo’s DreamCart at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; a Family Scavenger Hunt at 1 and 2 p.m.; and the Plum Cove School singers perform children’s music at 1:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and plan a picnic or enjoy light snacks that will be available to purchase. The suggested donation is $5-$10 per family to benefit Cape Ann TV.
The event will be a fun and enjoyable way to celebrate the work of a beloved local author and her life in the City of Gloucester.
The event will be held rain or shine and a CATA shuttle bus will transport visitors from the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington Street, Gloucester to and from the grounds – no parking is available at the site.
The event will benefit Cape Ann Television, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public access television station that offers many educational and training programs and resources to the Cape Ann communities. We invite everyone to share in what should be a very memorable event! For more information, call Cape Ann TV at 978-281-2443.