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Folk Singer Jim Post to Perform at Wonder Works' 2008 Sunday Concert Series January 27

Joel Frankel, Ella Jenkins and Sandy Lucas to also appear in February and March.

Oak Park, Illinois - January 2, 2008 - Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, welcomes Jim Post to the 2008 Sunday Concert Series on January 27 at 4pm.

A Galena resident and winner of the American Library Award for Notable Recordings, Post has recorded 20 albums of mostly original folk music and has written three children's books. Tickets are $6 for members and $10 for non-members.

This year's concert series is underwritten by Mattel Inc. on behalf of Eugene P. Beard and the Nancy Jones Beard Foundation.

Other 2008 Concert Series performances include:

  - Singer and songwriter Joel Frankel, a Wonder Works favorite, returns Sunday, February 17 at 4pm. A Chicago resident, Frankel has developed a creative and stimulating musical performance that captivates listeners of all ages by combining his musical talents with his teaching background. Tickets are $5 for members and $8 for non-members.

  - "The First Lady of the Children's Folk Song," Ella Jenkins will lead a sing along on Sunday, February 24 at 4pm as part of Black History Month at Wonder Works. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences at the 2004 Grammy Awards, Jenkins has gained knowledge and inspiration by performing and working with children on seven continents for four decades. Tickets are $10 for members and $14 for non-members. Tickets are limited.

On concert days, Wonder Works will close at 3:30pm, but remain open for concert-goers. All concerts will begin at 4pm. All shows are free for children under age one. To learn more about the Sunday Concert Series, visit www.wonder-works.org or call 708.383.4815.

About Wonder Works
Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, provides a hands-on environment, which promotes creativity, exploration and learning through play, intended to strengthen the social, emotional and intellectual development of children up to age 10. The 6,400 square foot museum, located at 6445 West North Avenue in Oak Park, includes exhibits, educational programming, a retail store and a children's party room. The museum is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. Admission is $5 per person and free for members and children under age one. For more information about field trips, birthday parties and after-hours parties call 708.383.4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.