Events For Kids

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Here’s a list of upcoming Local Celebrity Readers who’ll be sharing their stories with you soon!

February 4: Capri Williams, Membership/Development Director, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

February 11: Dr. Al Brothers, Engineer, Community Advocate reading “The Terrible Plop” by Ursula Duborosky

February 18: Luther Whitfield, Pastor, New Covenant Worship Center, reading “From Acorns to Oak Trees” by Charles Cush

February 25: Lou Ann Homan, Storyteller/Teacher, Trine University, reading “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz

Here’s a list of  of Local Celebrity Readers whose stories you can see on our Facebook Page by clicking this Link!

Jack Hammer, Executive Director, Three Rivers Festival: reading “Somebody Love You Mr. Hatch”  by Eileen Spinelli

Brandy Miller, RN

Jeff Ormiston, Education Outreach, Allen County Parks & Recreation, Fox Island County Park, reading “McElligot’s Pool” by Dr. Seuss

Rochele Watson, Executive Director, Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry,  reading “It’s Raining Pups and Dogs!”  by Jeanne Prevost

Jim Anderson, Executive Director, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, reading “Just Dog” by Hiawyn Oram

Kelly Updike, Executive Director, Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre, reading “Amandina” by Sergio Ruzzier

Brandy Miller, Director of Surgical Services, Southwest Surgical Suites, reading “Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel” by Virginia Lee Burton

Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson,  News Anchor, Fort Wayne’s NBC, reading “Miss Twiggley’s Tree” by Dorothea Warren Fox

Cory Balkenbusch, Quartermaster/Sgt., Historic Fort Wayne, reading “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” by Hans Christian Anderson

Lindsay Navarre, Dancer, Fort Wayne Ballet, reading  “Max” by Rachel Isadora

Michael Limmer, Vice President Marketing & Promotion, Fort Wayne TinCaps, and Johnny TinCap, reading “Goodnight Baseball” by Michael Dahl

Caen MacAddis, (aka Kip Lytle), Woodwright, Historic Old Fort Wayne reading “The Woman Who Named Things” by Cynthia Rylant

Terra Brantley, News Anchor WANE Newschannel 15, reading “From Acorns to Oak Trees” by Charles Cush

Kevin Hughes, Recreation Director, Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, reading “Goodnight Hockey” by Michael Dahl

Mandy Drakeford, MA, APR Executive Director, GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, reading “Guess how Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney

Jessica Henry, Executive Director Allen County SPCA, reading  “Buddy Unchained” by Daisy Bix

Lisa Czechowski, US Women’s Goalball Athlete and Paralympian reading “Llama Llama Mad At Mama” by Anna Dewdney

Sensei Steve Basche, Basche’s Martial Arts reading “Julius” by Syd Hoff

Annette Morlan, RN, Saint Anne Home & Retirement Communities, Fort Wayne, reading “Little Blue Truck” by Alice Schertle

Paula Kaufman, Executive Director, Out Of A Jam, reading “Froggy Bakes a Cake” by Jonathan London

Jonathan Busarow, Executive Artistic Director, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, reading “There’s A Hole In The Bucket!” adapted by John M. Feierabend

Dana Berkes,  Public Affairs Manager, NIPSCO  “After the Fall – How Humpty Dumpty got back up again” by Dan Santat

Heidi Kaufman, Community Advisory Board (encourages people to volunteer for their favorite charitable organization) “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin

Mitchell McKinney, Captain, Community Relations Fort Wayne Police Department

Carmen Cumberland, Executive President, Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.  reading “Stone Soup” by Jon J. Muth

Andrew Hoffman, Executive Director, NeighborLink Fort Wayne, reading  “Blizzard” by John Rocco

Rev. Donovan A. Coley, Sr., MA – CEO/Senior Pastor, Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, reading “The Teddy Bear” by David McPhail

Bruce Haines, PBS Fort Wayne President/General Manager, reading “Peef: The Christmas Bear”, by Tom Hegg & Warren Hansen

Mary Lee Freeze, Brightpoint/Headstart Vice President of Early Childhood Services reading “Where’s my T-R-U-C-K?!” by Karen Beaumont (Author), David Catrow (Illustrator)

Heather Closson, Director of Grants and Programs, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Auer Center of Arts and Culture – “The Listening Walk”  by Paul Showers

Melinda Haines, CEO, The Literary Alliance of Fort Wayne, reading “The Owl and The Pussycat” by James Marshall and Edward Lear

Jodi Hamilton, PBS Fort Wayne, reading “Chicken Soup with Rice and Mice” by Maria Fleming, Illustrations by Ellen Joy Sasaki

 Elizabeth Bushnell, Executive Director, The Questa Foundation, reading “I Love you Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt

Events for Kids, PBS Fort Wayne and COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for children and their families, teachers and caregivers, everywhere, PBS Fort Wayne has suspended all in-person station events until further notice. We’ll be sure to post future events for kids on this page once circumstances change and they are safe to resume.

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