King “Author’s” Round Table of Tales in Pembroke Pines

City of Pembroke Pines presents King “Author’s” Round Table of Tales Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:30 a.m.

Pembroke Pines Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan Street

The first 1,000 children at the festival will receive a free book! Children in costume can join the 11:00a.m. Storybook Parade

Children and adults alike enjoy the 2012 real life fairytale parade. Children are encouraged to come to the festival in costume, and join the Storybook Parade at 11:00 a.m. on November 16, 2013.

The Twelfth Annual Storybook Festival and Parade King “Author’s” Round Table of Tales offers a host of activities and storyteller David Novak.

King "Author's" Round Table of TalesPembroke Pines, FL…. October 9, 2013… Come one come all to the free 12th Annual Storybook Festival and Parade, and enjoy King “Author’s” Round Table of Tales from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Pembroke Pines Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331. Gifted storyteller David Novak will bring to life original adaptations of classic fairytales and myths. Children are encouraged to come to the festival in costume, and join the Storybook Parade at 11:00 a.m. The closing ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. and includes a performance by David Novak, the announcement of the storytelling contest winners from Chapel Trail and a sing along with Darrell House plus a few more surprises!

This year’s festival offers a full day of music, dance, storytelling, storybook characters and children’s performances on three stages, an arts and crafts tent where kids can get creative, a human chess game, maypole dance and storytelling in the “Hobbit” room. Children will also enjoy the “Swappin’ Ground” area where children may tell their own stories and interact with their favorite storybook characters in the Miami Herald’s Fantasy Forest. Food trucks will be on site, selling tasty treats all day. The first 1,000 children arriving to the festival will receive a free book provided by Baptist Health. Parents bring your camera and take photos at the “official” Storybook Photo Spots.

The King Arthur theme is reflected in the City of Pembroke Pines arts and crafts tent which will feature Merlin’s Magic Potion, Constable’s Catapults, Heraldry Shields and Illuminated faux Stained Glass. “This is the 9th year I’ve been involved in planning this event and it’s one of my favorites for young children. The festival is a great combination of literature, performance, art, music and storytelling all rolled into a wonderful free event,” stated Robyn Vegas, City of Pembroke Pines Cultural Arts Coordinator.

“With thirty-two fully developed recreation facilities covering more than 975 acres, the Parks and Recreation Department annually serves thousands of people of all ages and abilities by providing safe, clean and well supervised parks. Residents can play a game, learn to swim or just sit back and enjoy nature. In Pembroke Pines…It Starts in Parks.

A nationally designated All-America City, Pembroke Pines is a hub of traditional and international flavor, ranging from its residents and businesses to its food and shopping. Easily accessed from I-95, the Florida Turnpike, I-75 and The Palmetto Expressway inSouth Broward County, Pembroke Pines enjoys a reputation as an innovative and progressive community which boasts a strong commitment to education, business, and the environment.

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