Friday, March 1, 2013

March newsletter

Howdy from Red Yarn Productions! Another busy month has flown by, and March promises to be just as packed. Please find information below about special shows coming up (including several weekend dates), my regular show schedule in March, and spring afterschool classes. I'm especially excited for the March 9 debut of Sister Tricksters, a new library program inspired (and endorsed) by children's author Robert San Souci. A quick note for those of you looking for school age summer camps: I'm leading a puppet camp at KCLC from August 5-9 and a music camp at Friendly House from August 19-23. Visit their websites for more info.

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Special Shows & Events:
- Saturday, March 2 at Mississippi Pizza
4:00-5:00pm. 3552 N. Mississippi Ave.  
$5-$10 suggested donation per family. 
- Monday, March 4 at World Forestry Center
10-10:45am. Mommy & Me Mondays 
Included with museum admission.
- Saturday, March 9, Sister Tricksters at St. John's Library
11:00-11:45am. 7510 N Charleston Avenue. Free!
Red Yarn presents an exciting new musical puppet show inspired by Robert and Daniel San Souci's book Sister Tricksters. This performance features two of American folklore’s unsung heroines – Molly Cottontail and Sis Goose. Children will sing, dance and act out parts of the show as they enjoy the adventures of these clever female tricksters.
- Sunday, March 17, St. Paddy's Day show at Mississippi Pizza
5:00-6:00pm. 3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
- Monday, March 25 at World Forestry Center
10-10:45am. Mommy & Me Mondays. 
Included with museum admission.
- Thursday, March 28, The Deep Woods at Lebanon Public Library
11:00-11:45am. 5 Academy St., Lebanon, OR  97355. Free!

Regular Show Schedule:
Tuesdays, 10:30-11am. $3/walking person.
Milagros Boutique
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15am. $3/walking person.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10-10:45am. $5/family.
Thursdays, 10-10:45am. $5/child (free for adults). 
Fridays, 10-10:45am. $5/family.

Spring Afterschool Classes:
POP SONG CHORUS for 2nd-6th graders
3:45-4:45pm on Mondays, April 8-June 3 
at Friendly House (1737 NW 26th Ave.) 
Are you inspired by the new music you hear on the radio? Then this class is for you! Students will choose their favorite radio pop songs and develop choral arrangements with help from teaching artist Andy Furgeson. After adding instrumental accompaniment (guitar, keyboard, percussion and drum machine), the group will prepare a performance for friends and family.

ECO-PUPPETS for K-5th graders
3:15-4:15pm on Thursdays, April 11-June 6 
at KCLC (MLC's afterschool program, 2033 NW Glisan)
Let's save the planet... one puppet at a time! In this 9-week class, students will practice creative reuse by building puppets from recycled materials and papier mache. After decorating their puppets with paint and cloth, students will write an environmentally-themed musical puppet show. Finally, they'll perform their show for family and friends.

Thanks for your support!
Andy Furgeson
Red Yarn Productions