Contact: Ellen Gitelman 617-426-6668
SUDBURY, MA—While many of the activities at Sudbury Day appeal to people of all ages, the children’s activities have always been a big draw. This year, on Saturday, September 17, between noon and 5:00 PM in Sudbury Town Center, Sudbury Day will present several new activities that offer nearly something for children of all tastes and ages—from remote control auto racing on a real track to animated film screenings to storytelling by a noted children’s author.
Children and adults alike can experience the thrill of NASCAR auto racing when the Sudbury Youth Commission presents Big Daddy Auto Racing, a NASCAR-style 30-foot square speedway with remote control cars. The fees collected to participate benefit the refurbishment of the skate park at Haskell Field. The Youth Commission will also be selling Italian gelato from Angelato’s of Belmont with proceeds also benefiting the skate park.
The Presbyterian Church will be the site of Sudbury Day’s first ever film screenings for children. Linnea in Monet’s Garden, an animated film about a Swedish girl discovering artist Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny in France, is suitable for children of all ages and will be shown from 2:00 to 2:30. From 2:30-3:30 the folks from Anime Boston, Boston’s biggest Anime convention, will present three exciting Anime (stylized Japanese animation) films for children ages 7 to 12. They’ll also give away some nifty Anime items.
The Main Stage will feature another Sudbury Day first: storytelling and reading by a noted children’s author. Presented by the Friends of Goodnow Library, Cambridge-based Norah Dooley will read from her series of books entitled Everybody Cooks… (rice, noodles and soup), as well as tell stories that excite the imagination. Afterward, she will autograph her books (which can be purchased in advance at Marlborough Savings Bank in Sudbury or during the event). Sudbury Farms will also sample a dish prepared from one of the recipes featured in her books.
As always, the popular Children’s Pavilion returns with a whole new set of adventures. With passport in hand, children can set out on an expedition to explore the far corners of the Mediterranean Sea. Admission is $10 per child, which includes participation in seven individual activities (Say Formaggio, The Fishing Village, Shifting Sands, Transcontinental Toss, Olympian Games, Out of Africa, and Ancient Egypt) and a keepsake “passport”.
These activities are made possible in part by a grant from the Sudbury Foundation. Major sponsors include Allied Waste Industries/BFI, Emerson Hospital, Marlborough Savings Bank, Pediatric Dentistry, RE/MAX First Realty, Inc. – Sam Webb, Shaw’s Supermarket, Sudbury Farms, Warren Graphics, Whole Foods Market, and William Raveis Real Estate.
For more information about other activities during the day visit www.sudbury.ma.us/committees/sudburyday.