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 6 & 7, 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 11, 2017:  Chippewa Valley Indian Education Program workshop, Chippewa Valley Schools, morning and afternoon

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 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, times to be announced.

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 21, 2017:  Trois Bouffons perfoms at the Detroit Historical Museum for students studying French in Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, a.m.

January 5, 2018:  “Folklore of the Immigrant,” with Miner Sam, Krause Upper Elementary School, Armada Area Schools, all day.

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.

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

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, 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 20, 2018:  “Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyageur,” Rockford Public Schools, tentative.

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

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

June 19, 2018:  “Michigan Folk Songs for Children,” Genesee District Library-Fenton Branch, 6:00 p.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

June 29, 2018:  “Michigan Folk Songs for Children,” Kalkaska County Library, 11:00 a.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

July 6, 2018:  The Depot Town Players, “Stories, Songs and Creative Movement for Children,” Presque Isle District Library, Grand Lake Branch, 2:30 p.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

July 12, 2018:  The Depot Town Players, “Stories, Songs and Creative Movement for Children,” Cheboygan Public Library, Cheboygan, MI. tentative, through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

July 26, 2018:  Michigan Folk Songs for Children, Alden Public Library, 7:00 p.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

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

August 18, 2018:   Michigan Folk Songs for Children, Genesee District Library-Linden Branch, 11:00 a.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

August 18, 2018:   Michigan Folk Songs for Children, Genesee District Library-Davison Branch, 2:00 p.m., through Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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