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Wednesday, July 23
We still know the lyrics to Tom T. Hall's "Sneaky Snake," and we have memories of having a pet grass snake named Randy. Somewhere, however, in between second grade and age 21, we acquired an unrelenting phobia of the slithering creatures. The respect for the creature is still there, but the affinity for handling them and building snake condos in the back yard is long gone. Maybe Miss Jo can help. She's bringing a reptile buddy to the Dallas Children's Museum for Reptile Round Up dedicated to Sneaky himself. Not only can we learn about snakes--crafts for the kids include making snakes, tube binoculars and foot painting. Accompany a youngster and see first hand the odd contrast of the courage of the young and, if we go, the stammering, stumbling wimpiness of us "adults." The museum is located at 308 Valley View Center. The round up is free with regular admission and begins at 10 a.m. with additional shows at 10:50 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:50 and 1:50 p.m. Call 972-386-6555.

Bang a gong...or a drum: The Kobushi Taiko Drummers hit it during their Japanese-inspired set, with what appear to be very large breadsticks.
Bang a gong...or a drum: The Kobushi Taiko Drummers hit it during their Japanese-inspired set, with what appear to be very large breadsticks.

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