Wee Wednesdays and Lunchtime Lectures at the Clay Center

art and craftThe Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia continues to provide programs and activities for any age group throughout the year.

Parents with toddlers can enjoy story time every Wednesday, between 11am to 1pm inside the Kidspace gallery. There’s a new story every Wednesday, and includes books like Ollie the Stomper by Olivier Dunrea, Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst, Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, and Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann. There will also be crafts during these Wednesday sessions, like making rabbits, bird pendants, penny pendants, cow crafts, and zookeeper hats.

There are also Lunchtime Lectures, where 40-45 minute talks of community presenters are held and are open for everyone to join. Coming up in the lecture series is Dr. Rebecca Linger’ Ethnobotanical Uses of Appalachian Plants, where she’ll discuss the different plants that have been used as jewelry, dyes, fiber for clothes and basketry, and goodluck charms.

For more information about Clay Center’s programs, visit their website at www.theclaycenter.org.