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Celebrate Spring with Sponge

when: Apr 14, 2013 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

where: Sponge, 13219 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 0-10

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Celebrate the arrival of spring and the Cherry Blossoms at this spectacular musical event at Sponge.

Shiho Kurauchi from Seattle’s famed Silk Strings will introduce families to the koto – a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument with 13 strings and moveable bridges. Plus, Sponge staff will share Japanese stories and help kiddos make beautiful cherry blossom crafts.

These events are free and are geared toward children ages 10 and younger and their families. RSVPs are recommended; email events@spongeschool.com or call 206-227-7138.  For more information about the event, visit www.spongeschool.com.

Sponge is a leader in children’s language education, offering classes in Spanish, Mandarin, French and Japanese in its own centers and in before and after school programs throughout the greater Seattle area.  Focused on children from birth through elementary school, native-speaking teachers teach language and culture through activities, stories, music, art and movement.

Silk Strings is a koto ensemble renowned for playing a wide range of music on koto and other traditional Japanese instruments. Shiho Kurauchi studied and trained in the art of koto in Japan where she grew up and has played at various festivals and recitals throughout the Seattle area. Visit http://www.silkstrings.info/

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