WINONA, Minn. — Two public events for area youth will be held as part of the upcoming Saint Mary’s University Page Theatre performance of “My Father’s Dragon,” a classic tale featuring a courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon.

On Saturday, Feb. 10 at noon, a free gathering will be held for children in grades kindergarten through five at the Winona Public Library. The event will include excerpts from Ruth Stiles Gannett’s Newberry Honor-winning book, “My Father’s Dragon,” as well as craft activities inspired by the story. Tickets are not required.

On Monday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts invites youth in grades three through six to an art workshop inspired by “My Father’s Dragon.” Taught by Brianna Haupt, the class is $15 and includes all supplies. The artwork created in the class will be featured in the lobby of the Page Theatre on the Saint Mary’s University campus during the production of “My Father’s Dragon” on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit, email, or call 507-453-5500.

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