Join ARF! and Cat in the Hat at the Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday on March 6, 2014 from 5 pm – 7 pm on the front patio of Marshall’s, located at 900 State Street. To celebrate Read Across America Day and the birthday of the beloved children’s book author, Dr. Seuss, ARF! will be hosting a Dr. Seuss story-time for children ages 3-12.

This family-friendly event is a chance for you and your family to enjoy a Dr. Seuss story read by Cat in the Hat and to meet some of ARF!’s dedicated therapy dogs. Story-times will take place every half hour, at 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm.

About ARF!

ARF!, a program of the nonprofit, All for Animals, seeks to improve the reading and vocabulary skills of disadvantaged children and inspire them to become life-long readers with the assistance of specially trained therapy dogs. For more information, please call (805) 682-3160 or visit

About 1st Thursday:

1st Thursday provides an opportunity for both visitors and locals to experience Santa Barbara’s downtown art and culture with free attractions. Held the first Thursday of every month in downtown Santa Barbara, partners of 1st Thursday offer art openings, live music, hands-on activities, wine tastings, and lectures. For more information, visit


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