Hermann Park Conservancy hosts several events throughout the year to benefit the Park. The proceeds from these events help fund general operations as well as special projects, including Centennial Campaign efforts.

Events featured here include more than just the Conservancy's signature events; openings, centennial events, and other exciting happenings are also highlighted.

August 2017

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, August 25, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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September 2017

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, September 1, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, September 8, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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URBAN GREEN HAPPY HOUR

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
6 pm - 8 pm
Bayou & Bottle

Raise a glass with Urban Green on Wednesday, September 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Bayou Bottle inside the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. Mix and mingle with fellow young professionals and see what's coming up with Urban Green and Hermann Park Conservancy while enjoying complimentary appetizers and access to the Topgolf Swing Suite! Bayou Bottle is located at 1300 Lamar Street, Houston, TX, 77010.

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, September 15, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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PRE-PROBIOTICS: FERMENTATION FOR BEGINNERS

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6 pm - 9 pm
Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Fermenting foods is a way to preserve food, harvest probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with tasty unique flavors.
In this introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation process, taste homemade ferments, and you will make and take home a mason jar of your first vegetable ferment! Your gut is already thanking you. The class is based on the teachings of Sandor Katz’ book Wild Fermentation, an essential reference for budding home fermenters.

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Orientation for New McGovern Centennial Gardens Volunteers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Family Garden in McGovern Centennial Gardens

Interested in joining our McGovern Centennial Gardens volunteer team? Anyone who loves to be outdoors and is interested in becoming a regular volunteer in McGovern Centennial Gardens should attend an upcoming orientation. Join us on Wednesday, September 20 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. to learn about volunteer opportunities and the history of Hermann Park Conservancy.

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, September 22, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, September 29, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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October 2017

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, October 6, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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PARK TO PORT BIKE RIDE

Saturday, October 7, 2017
7 am
Bill Coats Bridge

The Park to Port Bike Ride gives cyclists a unique perspective of Houston. The 20-mile round-trip takes riders from Hermann Park’s Bayou Parkland east along the Bayou Greenway trail to the Port of Houston. Port Houston sponsors a turn-around party at Brady’s Landing with snacks, drinks and music. Participants then ride back along the trail to Hermann Park for a celebratory post-ride party under the Bill Coats Bridge. For a complete map of the route, click here.

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, October 13, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, October 20, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, October 27, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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November 2017

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, November 3, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, November 10, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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FREE TRAIN RIDES FOR VETERANS NOVEMBER 11

Saturday, November 11, 2017
10 am - 5 pm
Hermann Park Railroad

Hermann Park salutes our veterans! On Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, all U.S. veterans and active duty military personnel can enjoy a free ride on the Hermann Park Railroad as our way of saying “thank you” for serving our country. The train will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.

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14th Annual Run in the Park

Saturday, November 11, 2017
8 am
Molly Ann Smith Plaza

The Conservancy’s 14th annual Run in the Park offers a 5K run, a 3K walk and a 1K kids’ fun run. Runners and joggers wind through a scenic course below the Park’s historic live oaks. The run begins and ends at Molly Ann Smith Plaza near the Jones Reflection Pool where family and friends cheer on participants. A post-race party features music, food, drinks, and activities.

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, November 17, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - CHARA DANCE ACADEMY

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10 am
Lake Plaza

Chara Christian Dance Academy

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, November 24, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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December 2017

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, December 1, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, December 8, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, December 15, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, December 22, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, December 29, 2017
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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January 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, January 5, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, January 12, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, January 19, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, January 26, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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February 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, February 2, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, February 9, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, February 16, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, February 23, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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March 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, March 2, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, March 9, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, March 16, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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HATS IN THE PARK

Thursday, March 22, 2018
11:30 am
McGovern Centennial Gardens

Hats in the Park, benefiting Hermann Park Conservancy, will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in the McGovern Centennial Gardens. The event raises funds to support the Conservancy's mission to maintain and improve Hermann Park through daily volunteer and stewardship programs.  

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, March 23, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, March 30, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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April 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, April 6, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, April 13, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, April 20, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - CHARA DANCE ACADEMY

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10 am
Lake Plaza

Chara Christian Dance Academy

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, April 27, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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EVENING IN THE PARK

Friday, April 27, 2018
6:30 pm
Molly Ann Smith Plaza and Jones Reflection Pool

The Conservancy's annual gala, Evening in the Park, will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. This annual spring event raises funds that help the Conservancy continue to improve and maintain Hermann Park through daily volunteer and stewardship programs. 

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May 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, May 4, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, May 11, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, May 18, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, May 25, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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June 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, June 1, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, June 8, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, June 15, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, June 22, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, June 29, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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July 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, July 6, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, July 13, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, July 20, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, July 27, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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August 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, August 3, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, August 10, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, August 17, 2018
10 am - 11 am
The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. 

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