A Cuban story about a heron that has been adapted for United States audiences will be told in a unique combination of art and drama that is being sponsored by the American River Conservancy, 348 Highway 49 in Coloma.
The story telling is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Shadows on screens, sound effects, and storytelling are combined to make this folklore story come to life. Participants will learn all eight bird sounds and the name of each species correctly.
There will also be a sketching contest during the break. The performers are include Mary McGrath, experienced storyteller and birdwatcher, who teaches storytelling at Sacramento City College, and produces a monthly Straight Talk storytelling series at the Avid Reader Bookstore.
Additionally, Robin Aurelius is a musician, researcher and general techie. He matches bird songs in the wild with his Android, and sometimes lures them in for a closer look.
Bring a mess kit and side dish and join the potluck lunch between acts. There is a pre-registration fee fee due by Monday, Oct. 8. Admission is $5 for children, $10 for adults and $30 for a family.
For more information, contact ARC at 530-621-1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and for meeting location in the Coloma area.