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Parkland Festival of the Arts
The ninth annual Parkland Festival of the Arts is May 17-19.
Here are the events for Saturday, May 19:
* Artists on the Quad, with kiosks on the high school lawn filled with art, food, entertainment and local crafters. Festivities get under way at 10 a.m.
* The Parkland High School Jazz Band will provide musical entertainment under the Festival tent on the lawn. The auditorium will host local dance schools who will perform recitals throughout the day. There will be performances outside and performances inside the rotunda. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy K-12 artwork displays in the high school's hallways.
* A Disney character parade will be performed by Parkland High School Performing Arts Club students. They will parade around the front of the high school at 2:30 p.m., and throughout the day, there will be photo opportunities for youngsters to have their pictures taken with a Disney character.
* An American Girl Doll fashion exhibit, with costumes made by Parkland volunteers. The fashions will be offered as prizes at a basket raffle. The money raised will go towards scholarships for graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in the arts.
* The Art and Basket Raffle, along with the Parkland American Girl Doll fashion collection, will be on display Thursday through Saturday during the Festival Events.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Winners will be drawn at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.
More About Parkland High School
A crown jewel of the Parkland School District, the expansive Parkland High School sits on a bucolic, 128-acre site off N. Cedar Crest Boulevard. It is the district's only high school, serving about 3,200 students in grades 9 to 12 with a strong academic program. A green house, theaters, visual arts studios, an electronic music lab and a TV production studio are among its features. Also, each of its 102 classrooms is equipped with interactive teaching technology. The athletic amenities are many: an eight-lane swimming pool, tennis courts, 10 practice fields, regulation basketball courses, running track and lighted fields for baseball, softball, soccer and field hockey.
Other events here
- Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament Sat, Jun 22, 9:00 am–9:00 pm