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Frog Frolic returns to Redding Saturday

April 27, 2017 GMT

The Frog Frolic, one of Mark Twain Library’s biggest fundraisers, returns this Saturday.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road. It will be moved inside if it rains.

Parking and admission is free though tickets can be purchased for activities.

The event started 22 years ago and draws on Mark Twain’s short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” Samuel Clemens, whose pen name is Mark Twain, lived in Redding at the end of his life and founded the library association.

The Frog Frolic is designed to be a children’s country fair as he intended with a day of leisure dedicated to food, family, friends and, of course, fun and games. There will be arts-and-crafts activities, old-fashioned games, a Kiss-A-Frog booth, a children’s book sale and a Tom Sawyer-esque fence painting activity, according to the library’s event page.

There will also be a bubble garden for toddlers, touch-a-truck land, silent auction, photo opportunities with characters, inflatables, music and food court.

New Pond Farm will bring real frogs.