Barlow’s Mill hosts musical event today

Growing with Music Together is hosting a day-long family musical event at Barlow’s Mill, 369 West Main St. in Fredonia with activities from 11 a.m. to dark today.

Activities include: hands-on cider pressing from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., an old-fashioned sing-a-long with peace stories read by local librarians Kathleen Peterson from Fredonia and Pam Czarniak from Dunkirk and educator Mira Berkley from SUNY; the folding of a giant peace crane led by Jonathan Woolson, a peace-za party and an after-dark campfire program featuring Diane Clark, Bill Moran and Cheryl Ritchie.

The day is part of a global commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21) by Music Together, an international early childhood music education program, with family music events around the world at many of its 2000 locations in 40 countries.

According to Kay Barlow, Director of Growing with Music Together, “Our Peace Day event here in Fredonia will be a heartwarming and joyous celebration. We hope many families join us for what promises to be an incredible day!”

All sales and donations from the day’s activities will join Music Together’s support of UNICEF. Music Together will donate proceeds to UNICEF from “May All Children” book sales and song downloads that take place during the weekend of Sept. 20. Music Together’s singalong storybook, “May All Children” will be for sale at Barlow’s Mill and there will be several drawings for a free copy the book.