Mitchell College 16th Annual Cat in the Hat Ball

New London, CT – Mitchell College’s Education Department is hosting its 16th Annual Cat in the Hat Ball, a family celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Clarke and Weller Centers. (Snow date is Sunday, February 26.) The event is open to the public and free with a donation of one new children’s book or $5 per family. All books from the event will be donated to local schools and early childcare centers.

The Cat in the Hat Ball is full of fun activities such as children’s games, crafts, music, and story times in English and Spanish. Music will be provided by folk musician Ted Phillips and Radio Mitchell, and there will be Community Dance Ensemble performances. The event also includes a Scholastic Book Fair.

Local authors join in the fun, sharing their books with young readers. A highlight of the day will be a reading and book signing by Tish Rabe, the best-selling author of  “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library,” a series of rhyming science books for early readers.

Guests of the Ball are encouraged to wear fun hats, especially a striped stove pipe hat like the one featured in “The Cat in the Hat.”

For more information, please contact the Education Department at Mitchell College is located at 437 Pequot Avenue in New London, Connecticut.


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