Paradise Valley Community College students are bringing books to life through the art of storytelling during the Fall Festival of Tales, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in and around the Kranitz Student Center (KSC).

PVCC’s Art of Storytelling classes, Club Ed, Commercial Music program, Education program, and the Center for the Performing Arts present this free event for children in the community. Storytelling sessions are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. In addition, PVCC’s Partners in Art Club will provide demonstrations of pottery making and clay sculpting, and local elementary school schools will perform live music.

In its eighth year at PVCC, the Festival of Tales is a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for local children, with arts and crafts, games, simulations, face painting, and food trucks. More than 2,000 new books will be given away to participating children.

The festival also features musical performances by Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band (children’s music), PVCC student music ensembles, and local elementary schools and community group performances. In addition, will provide LEGO building stations that focus on STEM principles (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Paradise Valley Community College is located at 18401 N. 32nd St. Free parking for the KSC is at the 34th Street and Union Hills Drive entrance. Advanced online registration is suggested. Visit for information, performance times, registration, and a campus map or call 602-787-6562.




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