Sunday, December 16, 2012

Late December/January Newsletter

I hope you and your families are having a wonderful holiday season. In light of the recent tragedies in the news, let's treasure the precious time we have with the ones we love. I'll be out of town visiting my own family for the next two weeks, so not performing my regular shows. Please take a look at the show schedule below to see when I'll be resuming my regular gigs in January. (I'm leading a camp when I return, so some shows don't resume till the 2nd or 3rd week of January.) Also, I'm leading several new afterschool classes in the new year. Find the details below and if you're interested, register your school-aged child!

Show Schedule:
Cafe au Play, Tuesdays, 10:30-11am
Woodlawn Swap'n'Play, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10-10:45am
The Treehouse Boutique, Thursdays, 10:15-11am
Warehouse Cafe, Fridays, 10-10:45am
Milagros Boutique, Fridays, 3:30-4:15pm

Special Shows:
- Monday, Dec 31 at World Forestry Center
  10-10:45am (Mommy & Me Mondays)
- Monday, Jan 7 at World Forestry Center
  10-10:45am (Mommy & Me Mondays)
- Monday, Jan 14 at Lilikoi Coffee 
  Time and details TBA
- Thursday, Jan 31 at Canby Public Library
  "The Deep Woods," 6:30-7:15pm

Afterschool Classes:
- Mondays at Friendly House. Email me or see the attached form for registration details.

Musical Puppets (K-3rd)
2:30-3:30pm, Mondays, Jan 14-Mar 18  
(No class on Jan 21 or Feb 18)
8 classes for $70/$60 for FH students/$50 free/reduced lunch
Students will adapt an American folktale into a musical puppet show, weaving in folksongs and original music. After choosing a story, participants will build elaborate sock puppets of the characters. They'll adapt dialogue, develop voices and practice puppet manipulation. Andy will teach the group folksongs related to the tale. Finally the group will perform their new show for families and friends at a special showcase!

Friendly House Kids Band (2nd-6th)
4:00-5:00pm, Mondays, Jan 14-Mar 18 
(No class on Jan 21 or Feb 18) 
8 classes for $70/$60 for FH students/$50 free/reduced lunch
In this exciting acoustic music ensemble, students will build skills on instruments, learn to play familiar songs, compose original songs, record and perform. Kids will explore guitar, violin, xylophone, percussion, and piano, then choose an instrument on which to focus. Students may also bring other acoustic instruments from home. Finally the group will perform their new musical creations at a special showcase!

- Thursdays at KCLC/MLC school. Find their club guide and registration form here.

Musical Puppets (K-2nd)
3:15-4:15pm, Thursdays, Jan 10-March 14
8 classes for $70
(Same description as above)

Pop Song Chorus (2nd-6th)
4:15-5:15, Thursdays, Jan 10-March 14 
8 classes for $70 
Are you a fan of Glee, American Idol, or the awesome new music you hear on the radio? If so, join Red Yarn Productions for this one-of-a-kind club! Students will choose their favorite radio pop songs and develop choral arrangements. We'll work out simple instrumentation with guitars, keyboards, percussion and a drum machine. Finally, the group will perform their songs for families and friends at the showcase! 

Fridays at BridlemileFind registration details here.

Musical Puppets (K-2nd)
2:15-3:30pm, Fridays, Jan 25-Mar 22
(No class on Feb 1 or Feb 15)
7 classes for $30
(Same description as above)

As always, keep Red Yarn & the Critters in mind for birthday parties, school residencies and performances. And show your support by"liking" Red Yarn on Facebook!

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Andy Furgeson
Red Yarn Productions