Country Day School Invites Public to Discovery Day

Three hours of enriching children’s activities, from literature to music to origami, will take place Saturday at the free Community Discovery Day event at Wheeling Country Day School, 8 Park Road.

The event is open to the public and is a celebration of the school’s recent Capital Campaign – an open house and a thank-you to the community for its support. But most of all, it’s a day chock-full of fun activities for children.

Discovery Day stations, ongoing between noon and 3 p.m., include the following: DNA bracelets, Jackson Pollock-inspired act art, plant-a-bean necklaces, tie dye, spelling creativity, origami, fruit sundaes and healthy snacks, healthy snack recipes, community thumbprint tree, “Touch a Truck” with the Wheeling Police and Fire Departments, Imagination Playground, face painting and more.

In addition, special guests will provide programs throughout the event.

Noon-1 p.m. – Jane Hanna, author of “Magic List: A Story About Manners and a Surprise,” reading and book signing.

Noon-1 p.m. – Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary music activity.

1-2 p.m. – 8th Note Concert Series presented by the Wheeling Symphony Percussion Ensemble.

2-3 p.m. – Marc Harshman, West Virginia poet laureate – storytellng program.

Noon-3 p.m. – Master falconer Mick Brown

The school will have alumni scrapbooks on view in the library, and literature kits will be available for loan.

Prizes will be given in a random drawing of participants who receive stamps on their maps for visiting each station. Prizes include a free week of WCDS Summer Camp, a signed copy of “Magic List: A Story About Manners and a Surprise” and more.

For information, call the school, 304-232-2430.