Hello Friends, Here are some upcoming events

 September 2, 2017:  La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe 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., with Stephanie Potier, French language instructor, Bloomfield Hills Public Schools.

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 Musical Dance Troupe 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 9, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Paragon Charter School 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 11, 2017:  Chippewa Valley Indian Education Program workshop, Chippewa Valley Schools, morning and afternoon.

November 14, 2017:  “”Thanksgiving Celebration with Kindergarten, Paragon Charter School Academy, Jackson, MI.  12:45-1:30.

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

November 16, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Lakewood Elementary, Huron Valley , Huron Valley Schools, one p.m. presentation.

November 16, 2017:  “Storytelling in Colonial America,” with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Grosse Pointe, MI., 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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 21, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Dort Elementary, Roseville Community Schools, a.m. only

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

November 29, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grades 3-5, and “Stories, Songs and Creative Movement for Children,” Grades K-2, MacDowell Prepatory Academy, times to be announced.

November 30, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3,“Folklore of the Immigrant,” Grade 4 and “Welcome to the Rendez-vous,” Grade 5, Avoca Elementary, Yale Public Schools, all day.

December 1, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Grade 3, Weiss Elementary, Saginaw Township Public Schools, a.m. and p.m.

December 4, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Hemmeter Elementary, Saginaw Township Public Schools, times to be arranged.

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 7, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Carlson Elementary, Van Dyke Public Schools, 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 (Jean Marie Learman, flute, Veronica Cieri, violin and viola, Mark Szabo, bass and Genot Picor, guitar).  

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

December 13, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Ferndale Upper Elementary School, Ferndale Public Schools, all day.

December 14, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Arborwood Elementary, Monroe Public Schools, all day  (Snow day-to be rescheduled).

December 15, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyaguer,” school assemblies, Riley Upper Elementary School, Livonia Public Schools, 12:15, 1:20, 2:30.

December 18, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Bartlett Elementary, South Lyon Community Schools,” times to be announced.

December 19, 2017:  “Life Skills Christmas Party,”  Life Skills Center, Clinton Township, MI. 9:30 a.m. with Mindy Whalen, violin.

December 20, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Ferndale Upper Elementary, Ferndale Public Schools, all day.

December 21, 2017:  Trois Bouffons perfoms at the Detroit Historical Museum for students studying French in Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, a.m.  Thank you Mrs. Stephanie Potier, French teacher, Bloomfield Hills 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, 701 W. Cloverdale Rd.,  Hastings, MI., (269) 721-4190, 12:15-1:00,

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, 7345 Weingartz St., 48015, Center Line, MI.  (586) 758-8274, 6:00 p.m.

January 22, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Third Grade Assembly, Fox Elementary, Chippewa Valley Schools, 10:00 a.m. only, with individual class visitations. 

January 23, 2018:  “Folklore of the Immigrant,” Grade 4, Krause Armada Elementary, Armada Area Schools.

January 25, 2018, “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Myers Elementary, Grand Blanc Community Schools, all day.

January 26, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Davison Community Schools, all day.

January 30, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Third Grade Assembly, Pleasantview Elementary, East Detroit Public Schools, time to be announced.

January 31, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Tomek-Eastern Elementary, Fenton Area Public Schools, all day.

February 2, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Village Oaks Elementary, Novi Community School District, two third grade assemblies, 1:30-2:30 and 2:30-3:30 (reserved).

February 3, 2017:  The Depot Town Players (Jean Marie, Veronica and Genot), “Songs, Stories and Creative Movement for Children,”  Grosse Pointe Library, Central Branch, 10 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, (313) 343-2074, 2:00 p.m.

February 6, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Avalon Elementary, South Lake Public Schools, third grade, a.m. only.

February 7, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Arborwood Elementary, Monroe Public Schools, third grade, all day.

February 8, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Conant Elementary, Bloomfield Hills Schools, third grade, all day.

February 13, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Wilkerson Elementary, Warren Consolidated Schools, all day.

February 14, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, 10:20-11:30 and 11:35- 12:55.

February 15, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Krause Elementary, Armada Area Schools, third grade, all day.

February 18, 2018:  La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, with dancer Sheila Graziano, West Bloomfield Public Library, 3:00-4:00 and 4:30-5:30.

February 20, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Holland Elementary, Taylor Public Schools, third grade, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

February 21, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Hoover Elementary, Livonia Public Schools, 10:20-11:30 and 11:35- 12:55.all day.

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

February 23, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Lakeville Elementary, Oxford Area Public Schools, all day.

February 25, 2018:  The Ark’s Children’s Storytelling Festival, Ann Arbor, MI. time to be announced.

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

February 27, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Meadowbrook Elementary, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, all day.

February 28, 2018: Two grade level assemblies, “Dig Into Reading with Miner Sam (K-2),” and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur, (Grade 3-5), Keller Elementary, Royal Oak Schools, p.m. only. 

March 1, 2018:  “Dig Into Reading with Miner Sam” and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Kick off to Reading Month Family Night,” West Branch-Rose City Schools, Surline Elementary, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (reserved).

March 2, 2018:  “Dig Into Reading with Miner Sam,” K-2 assembly and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” 3-5 assembly, 12:45-1:30 and 2:00-3:00.

March 3, 2018:  Chippewa Valley Schools Indian Education Program, 9:00-2:00.

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

March 5, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Murray Lake Elementary School, Lowell  Public Schools, grade level assembly, p.m.

March 6, 2018:  Bloomfield Hills Schools Multi-Cultural Night with West Hills Middle School Voyageurs, 6:00-8:00.

March 7, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Creekside Elementary, Hartland Consolidated Schools, third grade, all day.

March 8, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” third grade, Higgins Elementary, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, all day.

March 9, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Hill Elementary, Davison Community Schools, third grade, a.m. only.

March 14, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” third grade school assembly, Winans Elementary, Waverly Community Schools, 2:00 p.m.

March 15, 2018:  Grade level assemblies “Dig Into Reading” with Miner Sam (K-2) and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur (3-5),” a.m., with follow-up activity “The Publication Process of the Mackinac Journal,” for grades 3, 4 and 5.  Thank you Renee Glass, Editor, The Mackinac Journal, Breckenridge Elementary School, Breckenridge Community Schools.

March 16, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Monroe Elementary, Wyandotte  Public Schools, all day.

March 17, 2018:  “Irish Stories, Songs and Dances,”  St. Clair County Library System, Children’s Library, 210 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, MI. 48060,  810-987-7323 ext. 160, 11:00 a.m.

March 19, 2018:  “Dig Into Reading” with Miner Sam, Springport Elementary, Springport School District, 2:30 p.m.

March 20, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Lakes Elementary, Rockford Public Schools, tentative. 12:30-3:00 p.m.

March 22, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Douglas 3-4 Campus,  grade level assembly, 8:30-9:30 and 9:30-10:30.

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

March 23, 2018:  Grade level assemblies “Dig Into Reading” with Miner Sam (K-2) and “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur, (3-5),” Garfield Elementary, Port Huron Area Schools, times to be arranged.

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

March 24, 2018:  Historical Society of Michigan Spring Conference, portrayal of General Alexander Macomb, times to be announced. 

March 26 and 27:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyager,” with PBL activities, Novi Woods Elementary, Novi Community Schools, all day, both days.

April 13, 2018:   “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,”  Farrell-Emmett Elementary, Yale Public Schools, times to be announced.

April 24, 2018:  “Come to the Rendez-vous:  Regions and Explorers,”  Grade 5 M-STEP review, Monroe Elementary, Wyandotte Public Schools, all day.

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

April 28, 2018:  Lorenzo Cultural Arts Center, portrayal of General Alexamder Macomb, 1:00 p.m.

May 6, 2018:  Sawyer House Founder’s Day, 320 E. Front St. Monroe, MI., 12:00-4:00, with Trois Bouffons.

May 26 and 27, 2018:  The Feast of Ste. Claire, Pine Grove Park, Port Huron, MI., times to be announced.

May 30 and 31, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur” with PBL activities, third grade, Fields Elementary, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

June 9 & 10, 2018:  Apple Island Tours, Orchard Lake, Michigan, all day, both days.

June 19, 2018:  “Michigan Folk Songs for Children,” Genesee District Library-Fenton Branch, 200 E. Caroline, Fenton, MI.  48430, (810) 629-7612, 6:00 p.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

June 25, 2018:  “Libraries Rock:  Stories, Songs and Creative Movement for Children,” Warren Public Library, Busch Branch

June 28, 2017:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Fennville District Library, 400 W. Main St., Fennville, MI 49408, (269) 561-5050, 1:00 p.m.

June 29, 2018:  “Michigan Folk Songs for Children,” Kalkaska County Library, 247 S Cedar St. Kalkaska, MI 49646, (231) 258-9411, 11:00 a.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

June 29, 2018:  “Michigan Folk Songs for Children,” White Cloud Community Library, 1038 E Wilcox Ave., White Cloud, MI 49349, 810-987-7323 ext. 160, 3:30 p.m.

July 4, 2018:  Alpena’s Maritime Festival, at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 W. Fletcher, Alpena, Michigan 49707, (989) 356-8805, all day (tentative).

July 5, 2018: The Depot Town Players, “Libraries Rock: Songs, Stories and Creative Movement for Children,”  Cheboygan Area Public Library, 100 S. Bailey St., Cheboygan, MI.  49721, (231) 627-2381, 6:30 p.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative  

July 6, 2018:  The Depot Town Players, “Libraries Rock:  Stories, Songs and Creative Movement for Children,”  Presque Isle District Library, Grand Lake, 18132 Lake Esau Highway, Presque Isle, Michigan 49777, 989-595-5051, 2:30 p.m.

July 12, 2018:  The Depot Town Players, Southgate Veteran’s Memorial Library, 14680 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate, MI 48195-2570, (734) 258-3002, 11:00 a.m.

July 16, 2018: The Depot Town Players, Flat Rock Public Library, 6:30 p.m., 25200 Gibraltar Road, Flat Rock, MI 48134, 734-782-2430, 6:30 p.m.

July 22, 2018:  Trois Bouffons at the Crocker House Museum, 15 Union St., Mt. Clemens, MI.  48043 (586) 465-2488, times to be arranged.

July 23, 2018: The Depot Town Players, Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester MI, 48307, (248) 656-2900, 2:30 p.m.

July 26, 2018:  Michigan Folk Songs for Children, Alden Public Library, 8751 Helena Rd., Alden, MI.  49612, (231) 331-4318, 7:00 p.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

July 27, 28 & 29, 2018:  Rendez-vous at the Soo, 350th anniversary, all day both days with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, times to be announced.

August 3, 4 and 5, 2018:  Mackinaw City Rendezvous, 25th Anniversary Celebration, with La Compagnie Musical Dance Troupe, times to be announced.

August 12, 2018:  History of Macomb County, Crocker House Museum, portrayal of Alexander Macomb, afternoon only.

August 18, 2018:   Michigan Folk Songs for Children, Genesee District Library-Linden Branch, 201 N. Main St., Linden, MI.  48451, 810-735-7700, 11:00 a.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

August 18, 2018:   Michigan Folk Songs for Children, Genesee District Library-Davison Branch, 203 E Fourth St., Davison, MI. 48423, 810-653-2022, 2:00 p.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

October 17, 2018:  Trois Bouffons at the Center Line Public Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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