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.

October 2017

URBAN GREEN'S H-TOWN THROW DOWN KICK-OFF PARTY

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6 pm - 8 pm
The Southmore

Raise a glass to H-Town as we kick-off our fall fundraising fête, H-Town Throw Down! The Southmore's 7th floor lounge and pool deck with breathtaking views of the Downtown skyline will set the scene for an evening with complimentary drinks and h'orderves.

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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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Orientation for new Mcgovern Centennial Gardens volunteers

Saturday, October 21, 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 Saturday, October 21 from 9:30-10:30 to learn about volunteer opportunities and the history of Hermann Park Conservancy. Following the orientation, there will be a short tour of the Gardens. 

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FALL & WINTER GARDENING: WHAT TO DO NOW

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Our FREE garden class series in the McGovern Centennial Garadens continues with a session all about what to plant as seasons change. One of the difficulties of being a new gardener is knowing what to do when the seasons change. So many unexpected questions come along. When do I plant new seeds? How do I plant them? Do I need to start things indoors? When should I take out tomatoes? So many more…

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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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Vivaldi Music Academy’s Youth Strings and Choir

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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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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - Kipp Houston High School Jazz

Saturday, November 4, 2017
12 pm
Lake Plaza

KIPP Houston High School Jazz

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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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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - GARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHOIR

Friday, November 10, 2017
10 am
Lake Plaza

Garfield Elementary School Choir

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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 food and treats from Blacksmith, Luby's/Fuddruckers and Shake Shack, music by DJ Mav, drinks from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and much more!

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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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URBAN GREEN'S H-TOWN THROW DOWN

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7 pm - 10 pm
Jones Reflection Pool and Molly Ann Smith Plaza

Urban Green will celebrate all things Houston this November at its fall party, H-Town Throw Down!

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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 - LONGFELLOW ELEMENTARY

Friday, November 17, 2017
10:30 am
Lake Plaza

Longfellow Elementary School

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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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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - PARKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STRINGS

Saturday, December 9, 2017
10 am
Lake Plaza

Parker Elementary School Strings

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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - Patrick Henry Middle School Band

Saturday, December 9, 2017
11 am
Lake Plaza

Patrick Henry Middle School Band

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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - BILLY REAGAN MIGHTY RAM BAND

Thursday, December 14, 2017
10 am
Lake Plaza

Billy Reagan MIGHTY Ram Band

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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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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - SCROGGINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Saturday, December 16, 2017
12 pm
Lake Plaza

Scroggins Elementary School Drama, Music/Band, Choir, Dance and Art

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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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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - BURRUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Friday, February 9, 2018
10 am
Lake Plaza

Burrus Elementary School Band, Choir, Dance, Gymnastics, and Cheer

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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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Walnut Bend Elementary School Band

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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

J.D. Parks Elementary School Choir and Recorder Ensemble

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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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Crockett Elementary School Orchestra

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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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River Oaks Elementary School Choir

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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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Patrick Henry Middle School Band

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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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KIPP Houston High School Jazz

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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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STUDENT PERFORMANCES IN THE PARK - BOBBY SHAW MIDDLE SCHOOL

Friday, May 18, 2018
10 am
Lake Plaza

Bobby Shaw Middle School Band, Choir, and Orchestra

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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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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, August 24, 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 31, 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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September 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, September 7, 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, September 14, 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, September 21, 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, September 28, 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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October 2018

CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

Friday, October 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, October 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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