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January 25, 2016

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


Children’s Show Set for Feb. 5

MONROE, Mich. – Nationally acclaimed puppeteer and storyteller Jim West will bring “Aesop’s Fables” – delightful tales of wit and wisdom – to life for children in a show set for Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater.

The show will run one hour in length, and is recommended for grades K-4.

The La-Z-Boy Center is located on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Monroe.

West will bring The Stag at the Pool, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Wind and the Sun, and The Lion and the Mouse to life through large and colorful puppets.  The audience will meet Aesop himself, in his Greek toga, with his dog, Moral, by his side.

Other beloved characters, ingeniously created from paper bags, newspaper and cardboard boxes, will make their appearance to the enchanting music of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rossini and Chopin, inspiring the child in all of us.

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Tickets are $5 for general admission.  They can be purchased online at or by calling (734) 384-4272.  They will also be available at the door.

The 2015-16 MCCC Season of Events sponsors are DTE Energy, Michigan Gas Utilities, Monroe Bank & Trust, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, the DTE Energy Foundation and Hanwha.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at