Loch Raven Festival of the Arts celebrates National Reading Month for preschoolers, 10 to 11:30 a.m., March 3, as children see a show and meet an author. The young audience members will assist the four member cast of Thirst ‘n’ Howl Musical Productions’ lively musical “Mother Goose’s Rhyme Time Surprise” in bringing to life nursery rhymes. This 45 minute musical of new Wynn and Woodward songs and well known nursery rhymes has lots of audience participation as it shares the importance of teamwork, friendship and perseverance. Following this theatre presentation for ages 4 to 6 years old, author/photographer David Simpson will read his book “The Swan”, a children’s book of beautiful images chronicling a unique experience using his photographs of Loch Raven Reservoir to spin his endearing modern fable for the young and young at heart. Children will have the opportunity to ask the actors and author questions. Tickets are $6. Group rates are available for 10 or more children. Encouraging children to make discoveries through reading books is the educational goal of this outreach event that takes place at the Loch Raven United Methodist Church auditorium, 6622 Loch Raven Blvd.

For ticket information contact 410-583-0270 or tnhedutainment@aol. com. Join us for a morning of book reading adventures!