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Whales, Tales & Sails Holiday Schedule

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News Release Date: November 29, 2013
Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4096 x 6105

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park announces its holiday schedule for Whales, Tales and Sails.This free Friday morning story hour from 10:00-11:00 AM, will be on hiatus Friday, November 29. It will resume on Friday, December 6, 13 and 20. There will be no session on December 27 or January 3. The story hour resumes on Friday, January 10. The weekly event features professional storyteller Jackson Gillman and includes stories, fingerplay, songs, music, crafts and free play at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's Corson Maritime Learning Center. This activity is geared for children ages 0-5. The center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford.


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