As we wrap up our "Scribble" school performances, it's time to let you know about our FREE summer puppet day.
We have finally mapped out a schedule, the process of which was made more complicated by the fact that there will be street and sidewalk construction this summer on Main Street, running smack in front of the opera house. So, pardon our dust.
PLEASE NOTE: No matter what the front looks like, we've been assured by the village that there will be access on the side street. So, we will likely be using the ramp (side) entrance for everything. We aren't planning stuff out on the street, as we usually do. And we won't be having stuff down the street at the church hall, because it might not be a piece of cake to walk back and forth.
So, except for lunch, everything will be inside. Lunch will be by the Hazel Green Lions Club (bless their hearts), in the grassy park behind the Empire House apartments (green Victorian building) on the south corner of the block.
A New Date -- Saturday, June 20
Instead of the third Saturday in May this year, we've decided to try the third Saturday in June, for a Midsummer celebration.
(Subject to change0
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 20
Everything is free, Free, FREE!!!!
(Donations gratefully accepted; we are a 501c3)
10-10:15 a.m.: Welcome (the coffee pot will be on!)
10:15: "Little Red Riding Hood," handpuppets by Anne Newman, of Paxton, Ill.
11 a.m.: "Fizz, Boom, Bacon," handpuppets, by the Fever River Puppeteers
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: LUNCH, by the Hazel Green Lions Club (outdoors)
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Popsicle stick puppet and storyboard workshop plus surprises
1:30 p.m.: Shoebox mini-performances
1:45 p.m.: Root beer floats
2 p.m.: "Tailypo," a bayou story in shadow puppets, by Sea Beast Puppet Theater, of Chicago
2:30 p.m.: "Punch & Judy," by the Fever River Puppeteers