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June 30, 2012

Youth Bureau Hosts Traveling Arts in the Parks This Summer

OSWEGO COUNTY - The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau announces its 2012 schedule for the Traveling Arts in the Parks series. Each event is free and open to the public.

Wacky Chad returns to Oswego County this summer with two lively performances. The first show is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the Palermo Town Park, county Route 45, and the second is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the Fulton War Memorial, state Route 3. Chad is known for his extreme pogo stunts, hilarious standup comedy and unusual tricks. His antics have earned him spots on television programs such as "America's Got Talent," "Live with Regis and Kelly," and South Korea's "Star King."

Dazzling audiences since 1973, the Jackman Twins' combination of magic and humor appeals to young and old alike. Their unique form of entertainment, including circus arts like juggling and fire-eating, finds them in continued demand. The Twin Magicians appear at Goettel Park, Central Square, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13.

Magical John brings his comedy and choreographed magic to the Granby Town Hall on county Route 8 at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14 He appears at the David C. Webb Park at Taft Bay, Constantia, at 1 p.m. Monday, July 16. This musical magic show is part illusion, part comedy, and all fun for the whole family!

Glenn Colton returns to Oswego County with a 1 p.m. poolside performance on Tuesday, July 31 at Scriba Town Park on O'Connor Road. Colton has performed thousands of energetic concerts for children, parents and teachers since 1992. A performing artist, songwriter and author, Colton promotes the power of healthy choices through respect, responsibility, friendship, and good manners.

The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) brings their Traveling Science Program to Oswego County audiences for two shows this season. "Astronomy" takes place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Fulton War Memorial. "Liquid Nitrogen, the Turtle and the Cockroach" is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at Mexico Point Park, Mexico Point Drive. Each demonstration features a colorful mix of science, education and entertainment.

Traveling Arts in the Parks is funded by Oswego County, the Oswego Children's Board, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and participating town and city municipal programs.

For more information about the series, call the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 315-349-3451 or e-mail brian@oswegocounty.com.

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