Contact: Tammy Miller, 874-7465
Go "Around the World" at the next Family Fun Fest! Parks and Recreation will hold the internationally themed event from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 17 at Flat Branch Park.
Kids will experience what other children around the world do for fun. Visitors will be able to view the "Portrait of a Sister City" photo exhibit featuring Suncheon, South Korea and the whole family will enjoy music with performances by:
MUDRA (MU Dance and Recreation Association): MUDRA's dancers through the medium of Odissi, the most ancient classical dance form of India will explore the beauty of nature in spring by their graceful movements, postures and vibrant footwork. In the concluding chapter of their recital they will bring before the audience a moment from ancient India where dancers will offer this dance to the divine as practiced in temples those days.
Friends of China: Performances including Diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo), Tibetan Dance, Chinese Martial Arts, Waist Drum and a variety of children's dances.
UDA (Universal Drum Appeal): The UDA sound is deeply anchored in African drumming traditions, as well in Afro-Latin & Afro-Caribbean traditions. The group's philosophy centers on the concept of promoting Peace, Justice & Global Harmony through music.
Boone County Fire District Pipes and Drums: Bagpiping and drumming.
The Fun Fests feature a new theme each month and offer free entertainment for the entire family such as music, special performances, art activities, bounce-houses, hands-on activities, balloon-animals, face painting and fun for all ages.
The Family Fun Fests are sponsored by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, KPLA 101.5, KOMU TV8, EntPro Entertainment and Columbia Home.
Call Columbia Parks & Recreation at 874-7460 for more information or visit www.GoColumbiaMo.com.