Dear Families of “Wee-Folk”,
At Church of the Redeemer in Dublin we are getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day. The Arts Program is offering a 6 week class on St. Patrick and his life in Ireland. Pastor Jeff Van Orden will share about the life of St. Patrick and the shamrock symbol that he used to explain our relationship with God. Your child will also experience music, dance, folktales, and art of the Emerald Isle. Robert Black, The Gaelic Piper, will share his heritage through playing the penny whistle and bag pipes. Deanna Graham of Graham Irish Dance, will share the traditional costumes of step dancing and teach jigs, reels, and ceili dancing. Rebecca Shorter, The Leprechaun Queen, will share stories of the legendary wee folk of Ireland. The children will create works of art throughout the entire 6 week class, from creating a leprechaun home to decorating shamrocks for our big party on March 10. This program is designed for preschool-5th grade students.
On March 10 we will host the Irish Family Fun Fest for the third year. We will begin the day by participating in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade. At. 1:00 we will return to the church for an afternoon full of Irish Fun. The children will perform the folktales they have studied, Robert Black will entertain with the penny whistle and bagpipes, Deanna Graham and her school will perform step dancing. This performance includes the students of the Irish Arts Program. Throughout the day there will be a silent auction. Retailers from the area have donated items or services for this event. This auction helps fund this program and all the other art programs for the children at Church of the Redeemer.
Download the registration form here.
Please contact Rebecca Shorter with questions.