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.
Second-grader Olivia Kiger-Camilo uses binoculars to discover birds during a bird watching activity at Wheeling Country Day School this school year. The school will hold a free Community Discovery Day event Saturday from noon-3 p.m. including art, books, music, origami, falconry, healthy snacks 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.