St. Benedict Catholic School 13633 Rockside Road Garfield Heights, OH 44125
St. Benedict Catholic School will Saunter the Year with Henry David Thoreau on May 12, 2017 from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. The program is a culminating event to the year long celebration of Henry David Thoreau through creative writing, art, dramatic performance, music, and song. It will include: students singing "Tom Bowling", Thoreau's favorite song, scenes from The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E.
Visiting Thoreau scholar and performer, Kevin Radaker, explains Thoreau’s environmental thought and his impact on the wilderness preservation movement. Learn how American transcendentalism shaped Thoreau’s reverence for the natural world through excerpts from his works, including his essay entitled “Walking.”
Pack your lunch and join this informal round table discussion led by visiting Thoreau scholar and performer, Kevin Radaker. Learn about the progression of Thoreau’s resistance to slavery and his responses to various social crises of his time by way of his three anti-slavery essays: ‘Civil Disobedience,’ ‘Slavery in Massachusetts,’ and ‘A Plea for Captain John Brown.’
Young readers and families are invited to join us under the tent for hands-on Thoreau-inspired activity stations like journal making, nature portraits, and more. Plus live music. Stations sponsored by visiting Thoreau scholar and performer Kevin Radaker, Licking County Parks, and the Granville Historical Society. Based on the book Henry David Thoreau for Kids by Corinne Smith.
Encounter Henry David Thoreau, America's mid-nineteenth-century apostle of the wilderness, social critic, and political reformer, on the eve of the Civil War. After his formal presentation, Thoreau will answer questions from the audience, followed by Professor Radaker answering questions about Thoreau.