Mitchell College to Host Cat in the Hat Ball Feb. 28

Mitchell College Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday withthe 14th Annual Cat in the Hat Ball

New London – Mitchell College’s Education Department is hosting its 14th Annual Cat in the Hat Ball, a family celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Clarke and Weller Centers. (Snow date is Sunday, March 1.) The event is open to the public and free with a donation of one new children’s book or $5 per family. All books from the event will be donated to local schools and early childcare centers.

The Cat in the Hat Ball is full of fun activities such as children’s games, crafts, music, and storytimes in English and Spanish. Guests will enjoy Ooblick, pizza, and birthday cake all included in the price of admission. Music will be provided by folk musician Ted Phillips, Q105, and Radio Mitchell.

A highlight of this year’s event will be a reading and book signing by Tish Rabe, the best-selling author of  “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library,” a series of rhyming science books for early readers.

Guests of the Ball are encouraged to wear fun hats, especially a stove pipe hat like the one featured in “The Cat in the Hat.”

The event also includes the opportunity to purchase children’s books from BAM Bookstore of Waterford.

For more information, please contact the Education Department at Mitchell College is located at 437 Pequot Avenue in New London, Connecticut.

About Mitchell College

Mitchell College is a small, private college that has been an invaluable resource for southeastern Connecticut for over 75 years. Its personal, mentoring approach releases untapped potential in its students allowing them to achieve unanticipated levels of success. Mitchell has a strong tradition of celebrating and supporting diverse ways of learning, and is committed to the broader community through partnerships and internships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics and the Duquès Academic Success Center which includes the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.