October 2, 2008

At the Library: Have Ye Highe Olde Tyme at Library’s Renaissance Faire

As a senior at Catoosa High School, Amberly Burgard remembers first playing a harp when she barely could see over the top of the instrument, let alone carry it.

Today, she plucks the national symbol of Ireland with the knack of a medieval harpist.

Families are invited to experience Burgard's soothing sounds during Tulsa City-County Library's Fourth Annual Renaissance Faire "Once Upon a Time," from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road. This event is free and open to the public.

Fairy tales will come to life, and you can interact with Little Red Riding Hood, The Big Bad Wolf, kings and evil queens. There will be music, dancing, demonstrations, sword play and mysteries to be solved. Register to win prizes and stay to find out who will be victorious at the end of the day: the "Good Guys" or the "Villains."

The School of Stage Combat prepared a special weapons demonstration and combat performance to unveil. Children also can admire falcons from the Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey Educational Show, discover the art of fantasy doll making from Dolling Dames, and jewelry-making by Storm Watch Jewelry.

For more, call the AskUs Hotline, 596-7977, or visit tulsalibrary.org.

Originally published by Staff Reports.

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