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July 3, 2007

Youth Bureau Brings Family Entertainment to Parks Across Oswego County

Families in Oswego County don't have to look far to find spectacular, free entertainment this summer. “Traveling Arts in the Parks” is back with a great line-up of singers, musicians, puppeteers, storytellers and magicians.

All “Traveling Arts in the Parks” events are open to the public and free of charge. The programs are sponsored by the County of Oswego, Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, local municipalities, the Oswego Children's Board, and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Glenn Colton, performing artist, song writer and author, will perform one of his high energy concerts at Scriba Town Park at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10.

“His work celebrates respect, responsibility, friendship, good manners and many other character building traits that will help kids achieve a happy and abundant life,” said Brian Chetney, coordinator of “Traveling Arts in the Parks.”

Audiences will witness up close the “Magic of Virgil” Thursday, July 19 at noon at Oswego's Breitbeck Park, and Thursday, July 26 at 1 p.m. in the Village of Cleveland Park. Virgil's extensive training has brought him great success in performing flawless street magic over the past 20 years.

Most people have to travel to see the fascinating MOST Museum of Science and Technology, but this summer the MOST Museum is coming to Oswego County. MOST's Traveling Science program features a colorful mix of science, education and entertainment. Four programs will be offered this summer: Tuesday, July 24, 11 a.m. at the Granby Community Center; and three shows at EJ Dillon Middle School in Phoenix on Monday, July 30, 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. and Monday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m.

Professional songwriters and performers, Bart and Kevin, have been featured on the popular PBS television show “Homework Hotline,” selected as guest soloists for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and have been showcased as Innovators in children's music on the PBS Video Magazine, “Out on a Whim.” They will perform Tuesday, July 24 at 1 p.m. at Parish Elementary School.

“Bubbles made fresh since 1991!” That's according to Doug Rougeux, full-time professional entertainer who performs BubbleMania. With “soap bubbles bigger than your head,” you can be sure to enjoy this special performance. Rougeux's BubbleMania will be Tuesday, July 31 at 1 p.m. at Central Square's Goettle Community Park.

For more information on the Traveling Arts in the Parks, call the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, weekdays, phone 349-3451, or 1-800-596-3200, extension 3451.


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