Hello Friends, Here are some upcoming events

January 6, 2017:  Dig Into Reading with Miner Sam,” Alaiedon Elementary, Mason Public Schools, two shows in the afternoon for grades K-2

January 13, 2017:  “Stories of the Voyageurs, Immigrants and Explorers of North America,” Alaiedon Elementary, Mason Public Schools, two shows in the afternoon for grades 3, 4 and 5.

January 17, 2017:  “Folklore of the Immigrant: Michigan’s Mining Boom of 1850,” with Miner Sam, Grade 4, Armada Krause Elementary, Armada Area Schools, all day.

January 18, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Bartlett Elementary School, South Lyon Community Schools

January 19, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Gates Elementary, Davison Community Schools, all day

January 20, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Myers Elementary, Grand Blanc Community Schools, all day

January 23, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Tomek-Eastern Elementary, Fenton Area Schools, all day.

January 24, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Grades 3 and 4, Rosedale Elementary School, Livonia Public Schools.

January 25, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Grade 3, Kinloch Elementary School, Crestwood School District. 

January 27, 2017:  Dig Into Reading with Miner Sam (K-2) and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur (3-4),”  1:35-2:20 and 2:25-3:20, Walker-Winter Elementary School, Wayne-Westland Community Schools.

January 28, 2017:  Chippewa Valley Schools Indian Education Workshop, Cheyenne Elementary, 9:00-10:00 only.

January 28, 2017:  “A Winter Dweller’s Celebration” and old-time craft sessions at Winter Carnival-Annual Family Event, Oakland Twp. Parks and Recreation, Marsh View Park, 3100 E. Clarkston Rd., Oakland, MI., two 45 minute indoor performances, 12:15-1:00 p.m. and 2:15-3:00 p.m. and outdoor old-time crafter making session, 1:15-2:00 p.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m.

January 30, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Grade 3 school assembly, Avalon Elementary, South Lake Public Schools.

February 3, 2017:  “Trois Bouffons,” with guest percussionist Steve Adams, “From the Delta to the North Country, Bloomfield Township Public Library, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

February 6, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Novi Woods Elementary, Novi  Community School District, day one, two classes with break-out activities.

February 7, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Novi Woods Elementary, Novi  Community School District, day two, two classes with break-out activities.

February 8, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Higgins Elementary, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, all day.

February 13, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” two school assemblies, Grades, 3 and 4, Beck Centennial Elementary, Utica Community Schools

February 14, 2017:  Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”   Grade 3, Mary Helen Guest Elementary School, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, all day.

February 23, 2017: “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3,  Krause Later Elementary, Armada Area Schools.

March is Reading Month

March 2, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Keppen Elementary, Lincoln Park Public Schools, two third grade classes only.

March 3, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grant Elementary, Livonia Public Schools, 1:30-2:30.

March 4, 2017:  Portraying Chief Tecumseh at the Historical Society of Michigan’s Spring Conference, 4:00 p.m.

March 6, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Creative Movement for Children,” H.T. Smith Elementary, Fowlerville Community Schools, three grade assemblies for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade.

March 7, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Cherry Creek Elementary, Lowell Public Schools, one third grade assembly, morning only.

March 7, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Murray Lake Elementary, Lowell Public Schools, one third grade assembly, afternoon only.

March 8, 2017:  Two school assemblies, “Dig Into Reading” with Miner Sam, K-2 andStories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Linden Elementary, Linden Community Schools

March 9, 2017: Lorenzo Cultural Arts Center, Macomb Community College Center Campus, “Folklore of the Immigrant,” with Miner Sam, two shows, 11:00 and 1:00.

March 10, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” grades 3-5 school assembly, Brendel Elementary, Grand Blanc Community Schools

March 14, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” third grade level assembly for Springfield Plains Elementary, Clarkston Community Schools, 2:00 p.m.

March 15, 2017: “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,  third grade individual class presentations, Angell Elementary, Berkley Public Schools 

March 16, 2017:  “Dig Into Reading with Miner Sam” and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Sugarbush Elementary, Anchor Bay Public Schools

March 17, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Hoben Elementary, Plymouth Canton Community  Schools

March 18, 2017:  Chippewa Valley Indian Education Workshop, Cheyenne Elementary, morning and afternoon.

March 20 & 21:  Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur, all third grade classes, Ferndale Upper Elementary School, Ferndale Public Schools.

March 22, 2017:  “Dig Into Reading with Miner Sam,”  Highview Elementary, Crestwood School District, 2:00 p.m.

March 23, 2017:  Brandon Academy of Art and Science, three school assemblies, “Dig Into Reading with Miner Sam,” K-2, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur” 3-4 and “Cultural Storytelling,” 5-8, Brandon School District

March 24, 2017: Reading Night Adventure, Switzer Elementary School, Utica Community Schools, 7:30 p.m.

March 25, 2017:  Rogers City Historic Theatre Presents “La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe” with dancer Sheila Graziano, 7:00 p.m.

March 29, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur with Break-out Activities,” Grade 5, Yale Elementary, Yale Public Schools

March 30, 2017:   Michigan Library Association Spring Institute, Bavarian Inn and Conference Center, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI.  48734, all day

April 2, 2017:  “Miner Sam and the Salt Mines of Detroit, Storyteller’s Festival,” Detroit Historical Museum,” 3:00 p.m.

April 8, 2017:  Lorenzo Cultural Arts Center, Macomb Community College Center Campus, ” Folklore for the Family,” 1:00 p.m.

April 13, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3 and “Folklore of the Immigrant,” Grade 4, Yale Elementary School, all day

April 17, 2017:   “Dig into Reading with Miner Sam:  Stories, Songs and Creative Movement for Children,” Grades K-2 and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grades 3-5, Cass City Elementary, Cass City Public Schools.

April 18, 2017:  “Explorers, Immigrants and Voyageurs:  Stories, Songs and Dances” school assembly, Lewiston Elementary, Johannesburg-Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston, Michigan, 9:00 a.m.

April 19, 2017: Lorenzo Cultural Arts Center, Macomb Community College Center Campus, “Folklore of the Immigrant,” with Miner Sam,  11:00

April 24, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Taylor Parks Elementary, Taylor School District, all day

April 25, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Highview Elementary, Crestwood School District

April 26, 2017: Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 4, Highview Elementary, Crestwood Public Schools.

April 27, 2017:  Three third grade classes, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Hoover Elementary, Livonia Public Schools.

April 28, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Hunter Elementary, Gibraltar Public Schools, afternoon only

May 5, 2017:  Jackson Storyfest, Northwest Elementary School, all day, Jackson, Michigan, 

May 6, 2017:  “Two Happy Voyageurs,” with fiddler Michael Francis, St. Clair County Library 100 year anniversary, Port Huron, MI.  2:00-4:00.

May 7, 2017:  Trois Bouffons at the Navarre Trading Post, Monroe, MI., time to be announced.

May 8, 2017: “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Cleveland Elementary, Livonia Public Schools

May 19, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” All third grade classes, Central Elementary School, Mason Consolidated Schools, all day.

May 20-21, 2017:  Apple Island Tour, Apple Island, Orchard Lake, MI. sponsored by the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society, all day both days.

May 22, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Memphis Elementary, Memphis Community Schools, all day.

May 27-28, 2017:  Feast of  Ste. Claire, Port Huron, MI. Pine Grove Park, all day, both days.

May 30, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Field Elementary School, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, one a.m. and one p.m.

May 31, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Creative Movement for Children,” Grades K-1, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grades 2-3,  “Folklore of the Immigrant with Miner Sam,” Grades 4-5, Sven Holden Elementary, Warren Consolidated Schools, p.m. only

June 2, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Webster Elementary, Livonia Public Schools, all day

June 12, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Hemmeter Elementary, Saginaw Township Community Schools, all day.

June 13, 2017:  Harrison Public Library, Harrison, Michigan,  Summer Reading Program, “Building Michigan one Log at a Time: Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children,” 10:30 a.m. through the Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

June 13, 2017:  Pere Marquette Public Library, Clare, Michigan, Summer Reading Program, “Building Michigan One Log at a Time: “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children,” 2:00 p.m. through the Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

June 22, 2017: “Stories, Songs and Dances for Seniors from Paul Bunyan,” Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills, MI., 2:00 p.m.

June 24 & 25, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Mulberry Creek Herb Farms French Days, 3312 Bogart Rd., Huron, OH, 44839.  Call (419) 433-6126 for more information, 10:00-5:00 (Saturday) and 10:00-4:00 (Sunday).

July 1, 2017:  Building Michigan One Log at a Time: “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children,” 2:00 p.m. Genesee District Library, Goodrich Branch, through the Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

July 4, 2017:  Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Maritime Fest, Alpena, Michigan

July 6, 2017: “Building Michigan One Log at a Time: “Stories, Songs, Creative Movement and Folk Dancing for Children,” 12:30 p.m. Lapeer District Library, deAngeli Branch, outdoor venue, through the Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

July 10, 2017:  Waterford Public Library, Summer Reading Series, a.m. only, time to be announced.

July 14, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” St. Ignace Public Library, 110 West Spruce St., St. Ignace, MI.  49781, 906-643-8318.  Time to be determined, but most likely in the late afternoon.

July 15, 2017:  La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe performs for St. Ignace Heritage Days, St. Ignace, Michigan, 7:00 p.m.

July 16, 2017: Family and children’s program,  “Stories and Songs of French St. Ignace,” Fort de Buade Museum, 334 N. State St., St. Ignace, MI.  906-643-6627, 7:00 p.m.

July 29 & 30, 2017:  Rendezvous at the Soo, with La Compagnie.  Children’s story times to be arranged.

August 1 and 2, 2017:  Trois Bouffons performs for “Seniors at the Summer Fun Event,” Hudson Mills Metro Park, Huron Clinton Metro Parks, Dexter, MI.  Time to be announced.

August 3, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur in Au Gres,”  first person narrative for the Au Gres Historical Society, Au Gres, Michigan, 7:00 p.m.

August 4, 5 and 6, 2017:  Mackinaw City Rendezvous, with a La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe concert, Conkling Park, 8:00-9:00 and Genot Picor, stories for children.  times to be announced.

August 8, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Creative Movement for Children,” 10:00 a.m. Fenton Montessori, Fenton, MI.

August 12, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” with Mindy Whalen (violin), Music from the Marsh, Bay City State Park, 7:00 p.m.

August 20, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Wild Blueberry Festival, 11:30-12:30, Paradise, Michigan.

August 21, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Munising, Michigan, time to be announced.

August 26 and 27, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Lac Ste. Claire Voyageur Encampment, times to be announced.

August 27, 2017:  “Trois Bouffons,” Lac Ste. Claire Voyageur Encampment, time to be announced.

September 2, 2017:  La Compagnie at Thumbfest, 2017, and “Stories, Songs and Dances for Children,” times to be announced.

September 8 and 9, 2017:  Portraying Louis Joliet, with Michael Burden as Fr. Marquette, Des Plaines Rendezvous, River Thru Time, all day both days.

September 10, 2017:  Ste. Anne’s Rendezvous with Trois Bouffons and Genot Picor with stories for children, Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church, Detroit, MI.  times to be announced.

September 16 and 17, 2017:  Trail of Courage, Rochester, Indiana, with Trois Bouffons and Genot Picor, stories for children, times to be announced.

September 20, 2017:  Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Showcase, all day.

September 21, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur:  The Veillée,” for the Storyteller’s Guild, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Birmingham Community House

September 23, 2017:  “The French-Canadian Veillée: Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” for French Canadian Heritage Week, St. Ignace, Michigan, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Call (906) 643-6627 for more information.

September 27, 2017:  Monroe Historical Museum with Trois Bouffons, 7:00 p.m.

September 28, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” The Waldorf School, a.m. only.

September 30, 2017:  “Trois Bouffons” at the Detroit Historical Museum, time to be announced.

October 7, 2017:  Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur, Fall Family Fun, Mt. Prospect Public Library, Mt. Prospect, Illinois, 11:00 a.m.

October, 12, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Michigan World Language Conference, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Lansing, MI. 

October 14, 2017:  Private party for the Castor family.

October 18, 2017:  Life Skills Centers, Inc., Clinton Twp., MI. “Stories, Songs and Creative Movement,” 10:00 a.m.

October 21, 2017:  La Compagnie at “The White Crow,” Saginaw, MI.  details to follow.

October 26, 2017:  Council of Michigan Foundation Showcase, with Trois Bouffons, Detroit Historical Museum, 7:00. 

November 5 & 6, 2017: “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Ferndale Upper Elementary School, Ferndale Public Schools, all day both days

November 9, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Paragon Academy, Jackson, MI.  11:45.

November 9, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Novi Historical Commission, presented at the Novi Public Library, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

November 15, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Rosedale Elementary, Livonia Public Schools, all day

November 17, 2017:  “Thanksgiving Celebration,”  2:00 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic School,  Mt. Clemens, MI.

November 18, 2017:  “Thanksgiving for Nature,” Farmington Hills Nature Center, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

November 20, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Hyatt Elementary, Linden Community Schools,” Linden, MI., all day.

November 27 and 28, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur, with PBL activities”Parkview Elementary, Novi Community School District,” all day.

December 5, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Breton Downs Elementary, East Grand Rapids Public School District, all day

December 6, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Wealthy Elementary, East Grand Rapids Public School District, all day

December 8, 2017:  “Celtic Music for the Season,” St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Rochester, MI. 12:00 noon, with The Depot Town Players.  

December 12, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyaguer,” Sandusky Elementary School, Sandusky Community Schools, all day.

December 15, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyaguer,” school assemblies, Riley Upper Elementary School, Livonia Public Schools,

January 8, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Delta Kelly Elementary, Rochester Community Schools, two Grade 3 school assemblies, a.m. only.

January 14, 2018:  “A Winter Dweller’s Celebration,” Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 12:15-1:00, Hastings, MI.

January 17, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Kimball Elementary, Port Huron Area School District, all day.

January 19, 2018:  “A Winter Dweller’s Celebration,”  Center Line Public Library, 6:00 p.m.

February 3, 2017:  The Depot Town Players (Jean Marie, Veronica and Genot), “Songs, Stories and Creative Movement for Children,”  Grosse Pointe Library, Central Branch, afternoon time to be decided.

February 18, 2018:  La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, West Bloomfield Public Library, times to be announced.

February 22, 2018: “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Angell Elementary, Berkley Schools, all day.

February 26, 2018:  “A Winter Dweller’s Celebration, with Veronica Cieri, violinist, Warren Civic Center Public Library, 6:00 p.m.

March 5, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Cherry Creek Elementary School, Lowell  Public Schools, grade level assembly.

March 22, 2018:  “The Promise of Spring:  Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Fraser Public Library, 6:00 p.m.

March 23, 2018:  Historical Society of Michigan Spring Conference, with Michigan Strings, Friday evening only, with Veronica Cieri (violin) and Mark Szabo (bass)

April 25, 2018:  Lorenzo Cultural Arts Center, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  11:00 and 1:00.

 

 

 

 

 

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