Mister Rogers week shaping up
The first week of November will be a busy one for fans of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
On Nov. 5, "A Tribute to Children" will be unveiled and dedicated on the North Shore at 10:30 a.m. The site will feature a statue of Fred Rogers. Refreshments will be served from 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Then on Nov. 7 and 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WQED will invite the public in to see the re-assembled set from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe at the WQED studios in Oakland.
Here's what those who attend will see, per WQED:
King Friday XIII's Castle; "X" the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat's Tree; Curator Lady Elaine Fairchilde's Museum Go-Round; Cornflake S. Pecially's "Rockit" Factory; Grandpere's Eiffel Tower; Dr. Duckbill, Elsie Jean and Ana Platypus' Mound; and a small replica of Daniel Tiger's Clock. The original clock currently resides at Saint Vincent's College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media.Tours will last about 10 minutes and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no tickets.
Mister McFeely (David Newell) will be on hand for autographs and pictures with the exception of a one-hour lunch break at noon both days. Free parking will be available at Central Catholic High School, 4720 Fifth Avenue. Details on how to access parking, directions and more of what to expect can be found on a page of the WQED Web site.