Thursday, September 25, 2008

Big Read Kick-off!!

The Big Read Kick-off
Sept. 27 (Sat.) 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a grant to The Huntington to host a Big Read celebration of Jack London’s The Call of the Wild. Come spend a day at The Huntington celebrating The Big Read Kick-off.

Acclaimed actor Michael Oakes will create a powerful portrayal of Jack London, and The Humbugs, a trio from Nevada City, will perform music of the Klondike and the Gold Rush.

Robert Stradley, of Adventure Quest Institute, will present champion dogs and a dog sled filled with Klondike mushing gear for kids to try out.

After the program, stop by Glendale's booth to learn about Glendale's activities and programs for The Big Read.

The Huntington will provide a scavenger hunt, art projects and other activities for kids.

Also, on display at The Huntington will be Jack London’s Klondike diary, a first edition of The Call of the Wild, and the autographed manuscript of the classic story “To Build a Fire.” These items and more will be on display throughout the Big Read events.

The Huntington, Friends’ Hall and Garden Terrace

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