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Free Community Presentation: What We Can Continue to Learn from Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers and Hedda SharapanThe timeless message in Fred Rogers’ beloved Neighborhood series may be more important now than ever.

Perhaps you’ve seen the recent movie or watched the documentary about Mister Rogers, getting to know him for the first time. If you grew up seeing Fred Rogers on television or exposed your kids to his illustrations of kindness and acceptance, you know how important they are to our development.

Fred Rogers (“Mister Rogers”) shaped generations with his approach to kindness, early learning and seeing the goodness in people.

Join Manatee Community Foundation and the Manatee Performing Arts Center for a presentation and conversation with Hedda Sharapan, who began working with Fred 53 years ago on the very first taping of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in 1966.

Over the years, Hedda Sharapan has served as Assistant Director, Assistant Producer, Associate Producer and Director of Early Childhood Initiatives for Fred Rogers’ small non-profit production company.

As a Child Development consultant for Fred Rogers Productions, she is a script consultant for its award-winning PBS children’s series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and other projects. She comes to us today in her role as a Senior Fellow at The Fred Rogers Center – where she writes a monthly e-newsletter “What we can continue to learn from Fred Rogers.”

You may have seen Hedda and heard her comments all through the highly-acclaimed Fred Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Program starts at 3:15 p.m.

Manatee Performing Arts Center
502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Free seating is limited.