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George? Do they love to dance? Have them show off their best monkey moves and exercise their creativity in the firstever Curious George Dance Contest. During its sixth season on PBS KIDS, the Curious George television series is featuring a special focus on the arts, including dance. Dance is a great way for kids to express themselves, and a fun way to exercise. Parents and guardians are NOW invited to enter a video of their child dancing to the Curious George theme song for a chance to be featured on a Curious George DVD! You might even win a visit from George himself. Whether your child likes to bop, shake, jump, twirl, or spin, we want to see how they boogie along with Curious George. Now through April 2, parents and guardians of kids aged eight and under can send in videos of their child’s moves to CuriousGeorgeDanceContest.com. A panel of judges will choose ten finalists based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and originality. Then, starting April 16th through April 30th, Georges friends and fans - the public will vote for the winner. All finalists will receive a Curiosity Kit, filled with a Curious George book, game, DVD, and other fun George merchandise. Contest entries will be accepted through April 2. For complete rules and regulations, and to submit your childs video, visit CuriousGeorgeDanceContest.com. Children need to move. Not just for their physical selves, but also for social, emotional and cognitive development, says Rae Pica, childrens activity specialist. You can promote your childs fitness, self-confidence, learning, and much more. All you have to do is dance! www.curiousgeorge.com.

SUPER SPECIAL SATURDAY - Family Day at The Museum Of Fine Arts On the third Saturday of the month the Museum presents entertaining family programs, 11:00 am to 2:30

pm, free with museum admission. Discovery Hour, Encore, and MFA Hands-On! are designed for people of all ages and especially for children. Discovery Hour: 11 a.m. – noon, third Saturday of the month. Explore the MFA. You will find a work of art in the Museum’s permanent collection using a Museum Masterpiece “treasure hunt” sheet. March 17: Ancient Greek Amphora. Encore: 11:30 a.m., third Saturday of the month. Imaginative performances for people of all ages by Nan Colton, the Museum’s talented performing artist-inresidence. Her mini-plays: March 17: Clio the Muse of History. MFA Hands-on! 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., third Saturday of the month. Create your own artwork inspired by works in the permanent collection and special exhibitions. March 17: Make a Zigzag Book to document your history. Free with regular admission. 255 Beach Dr. N.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701; 727-896-2667; www.fine-arts.org/

WEE-TIME at Weedon Wee-Time at Weedon provides a fun, educational experience for children ages 3 to 5 to learn about the

environment through stories, puppet shows, and hands-on activities. From 10:30am–11:15am. Free, but registration is required. Thurs, Mar. 22 - “Busy Buzzers: Bees in Your Backyard” by Nancy Lowen.1800 Weedon Dr NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33702 (Weedon Island Preserve). 727-4636500, www.weedonislandpreserve.org

“JUNGLE BOOGIE” TODDLER PROGRAM at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

The nature preserve presents a special program for children ages 3 and 4. Each session begins with a story and continues with discovery walks, dramatic play, crafts, or animal encounters. The goal is to nurture children’s curiosity, help them acquire developmentally appropriate skills, and instill appreciation and respect for our natural world. Weekly on Wednesdays from 11:15am–12:00pm. 1101 Country Club Way S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705 (Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.) 727-893-7326, www.stpete.org/boyd/

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