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Children’s Expo: Make Crankies

March 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Saturday, March 24  |  1:00 – 4:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center
302 S. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47403

Make Crankies with the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation at the Children’s Expo!  Our table invites the community to discover the art of cranky storytelling.  Come make-n-take your own cranky – free of charge.

About Crankies:

Crankies are an old storytelling art form consisting of a long, illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools and loaded into a box with a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told, typically brought to life with a song or tune. Crankies date from the 19th century and have strong ties to ballad songs and old-time American music traditions.

About the Children’s Expo:

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun! For an afternoon of active games and take-home crafts, look no further than the Children’s Expo! Parents with elementary- and preschool-age children have plenty of options to take part in a huge variety of interactive games and activities. While at the Children’s Expo, take time to stroll through the Camp Fair and find the perfect summertime adventure for your child! The annual Children’s Expo also includes free wellness assessments and exhibits by businesses and organizations with products and services just for children and families. NEW! Expo Lounge with kid-friendly food and drink available for purchase. Grab a snack or meal (cash only) and refuel for more expo fun! Don’t miss this year’s Children’s Expo!

Info: https://bloomington.in.gov/parks

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/936177406532331/

In partnership with Bloomington Parks and Recreation, City of Bloomington.


March 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Monroe Convention Center
302 S. College Ave
Bloomington, Indiana 47403
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City of Bloomington Parks & Rec
(812) 349-3700
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