|Storytime event showcases talents of people with Down syndrome|
All are welcome to a special storytime event at Barnes & Noble University Bookstore from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, to showcase the talents and abilities of people with Down syndrome. Mary Jo Esslinger, a young woman with Down syndrome, will be a featured reader. The event will also include special appearances by musician Matt Houska and artist Karen Miller, both of whom have Down syndrome. Houska, a native of Grafton, N.D., plays the piano, guitar and harmonica. Miller, of Grand Forks, will exhibit artwork from her collection. For more information call The Arc Upper Valley at 772-3148.
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS, email@example.com, 701-777-0871