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posted: 7/23/2014 3:59 PM

Palatine hosts Arts in the Park on Saturday

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  • String music will be among the entertainment Saturday during Arts in the Park at Towne Square in downtown Palatine. The free event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. celebrates the arts through live entertainment and art projects for children of all ages.

      String music will be among the entertainment Saturday during Arts in the Park at Towne Square in downtown Palatine. The free event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. celebrates the arts through live entertainment and art projects for children of all ages.
    Courtesy of the Palatine Park District

  • Children will have the opportunity to take on arts projects Saturday during Arts in the Park at Towne Square in downtown Palatine. The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., also will include several live musical performances.

      Children will have the opportunity to take on arts projects Saturday during Arts in the Park at Towne Square in downtown Palatine. The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., also will include several live musical performances.
    Courtesy of the Palatine Park District

  • Adaptive art equipment will be on hand at Saturday's Arts in the Park event in downtown Palatine to show how children with special needs can participate in arts programs.

      Adaptive art equipment will be on hand at Saturday's Arts in the Park event in downtown Palatine to show how children with special needs can participate in arts programs.
    Courtesy of the Palatine Park District

 
Submitted by the Palatine Park District

While another part of downtown Palatine rocks this weekend with the annual Rockin' the Blocks fest, residents seeking a calmer cultural experience can head to nearby Towne Square for Saturday's Arts in the Park event.

Presented by Northwest Special Recreation Association, Arts in the Park will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the square, located at 150 W. Palatine Road. The event celebrates the arts through live entertainment and art projects for children of all ages.

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Staff members from NWSRA will be on hand with a variety of booths featuring many different hands-on art projects. They also have adaptive art equipment to demonstrate how children with special needs can participate in arts programs.

The day's entertainment schedule includes Peter Jump (acoustic guitar), at 10:30 a.m.; Margie Dziadzka (guitar), 11:15 a.m.; Amy Bachman and the PPD Summer Strings, noon; Flamenco Exprisivo (dancing), 12:45 p.m.; and Cory Bollettino (synthesizer), 1:30 p.m.

The event is free for all ages; registration can be done in advance through NWSRA, 3000 W. Central Road, Rolling Meadows. Registration also will be accepted at the event. For more information, contact NWSRA at (847) 392-2848.

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