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Second Annual Children's Performance Fair is Jan. 19

Registration is now being accepted for the Second Annual Children's Performance Fair hosted by Cottey College and the Nevada Community Center.  The Children's Performance Fair will be held on Saturday, January 19, from 1-4 p.m. in commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

As a community service project, Cottey students will offer free performing and visual art classes to area third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade children with a public performance and art gallery viewing following the workshops.

Classes offered by the Cottey students will include dance, acting, vocal music, drumming, and visual arts.  Additional Cottey students will act as event coordinators for the children's live performance as well as the children's art gallery.

The student-led workshops will be approximately two hours in length and each class is limited to 12 children. After the classes, family and friends are invited to return to the Community Center to view the live performance of the dance, acting, vocal music, and drumming class participants. 

Refreshments will be served during the art gallery viewing for the visual arts class participants immediately following the performance.

To register a child for one of the classes, call the Nevada Community Center at 417-448-2740. Registration will be on a first come basis and continue until each class size limit has been reached. 

For more information on the Children's Performance Fair, contact Renee Hampton, experiential learning and student success coordinator for Cottey College at 417-667-6333 ext. 2184 or email at