Cat in the Hat was popular at preschool event

The Cat in the Hat made a special appearance at the Here We Come Preschool event at ADSS.

Keaton plays with some Dr. Seuss trees in anticipation of the Here We Come Cat in the Hat event for babies to six-year-olds on Feb. 7/15 at ADSS.

Keaton plays with some Dr. Seuss trees in anticipation of the Here We Come Cat in the Hat event for babies to six-year-olds on Feb. 7/15 at ADSS.

The Cat in the Hat is proving to be a popular character in the Alberni Valley these days.

Not only is the Cat due to star in Portal Players Dramatic Society’s production of Seussical the Musical, which starts Feb. 13 at the Capitol Theatre, but the crafty character is also front and centre at the latest Here We Come Preschool event.

‘Cat in the Hat’ happens this Caturday, Feb. 7 at Alberni District Secondary School (use the main doors) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is designed for babies through to six-year-olds and their parents.

The subject matter was not coincidental, says Stacey Manson, one of the organizers.

“We knew there was going t be a lot of excitement around Seussical the Musical. We decided to go with the same theme in that Dr. Seuss has such fun, iconic books.”

Activities include facepainting, Play-doh, puppets, sensory bins, Lego and of course some Cat in the Hat crafts.

The ADSS girls’ rugby team will be selling hotdogs, hamburgers and water as a fundraiser.

Besides the fun stuff, a speech pathologist and audiologist will be on hand to answer any questions as will a public health nurse from Island Health. The Friendship  Centre will put on some aboriginal language arts activities.

Oh, and the Cat in the Hat won’t disappoint: she will be there at 11 a.m. to meet with the kids.

Admission to this event is free.