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Archived News Release from 2007

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Fun and Exciting Family Festival in Courthouse Square to Close The Big Read Program

Redwood City, CA - March 29 , 2007 - Redwood City and Montalvo Arts Center present The Big Read’s“Fair on the Square” THIS SATURDAY, March 31 st from noon until 4 pm, at the beautiful Courthouse Square in the heart of Downtown Redwood City (on Broadway between Hamilton and Middlefield).

This is a FREE, fun, and exciting family festival that is not to be missed!

Friends, neighbors, and people from throughout the entire community are invited to join together for this family festival in Courthouse Square, as the closing event of The Big Read, 2007. Enjoy a great variety of fun arts & crafts for the kids, plus a Sponge Bob bounce house, games and activities, story telling, live music, entertainment, swing dancing, prize drawings, and a whole lot more!

The Big Read’s Fair on the Square is all about food and fun for the entire family!

And that night,Saturday, March 31 st, The Big Read presents a special FREE showing of the controversial movie “Shut Up and Sing” – starting at 6:30 pm, in the Cañada College Theater ( 4200 Farm Hill Blvd.). This movie chronicles the trajectory of The Dixie Chicks’ lives and careers, from national-anthem-singing darlings of country music, to rebels who dared to speak out against a president at the height of his popularity.

The entire community of Redwood City is invited to join the Courthouse Square festivities on March 31st as the month-long The Big Read event comes to a close. This event encouraged the people of Redwood City to read the classic book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and then join in community events throughout the month.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Montalvo Arts Center. For details and a calendar listing of all events for The Big Read visit the City's Big Read website, or Montalvo Arts Center. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

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Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager

Leslie Zane
Montalvo Arts Center

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