2017 Performances

FEBRUARY 2017                                             *****************************************************************************************

February 7   Courtland Branch Library

4pm            School-age Program: Express Yourself Through Story & Song             How do you communicate best? Are you a master of the written word? Do you sing? Write? Create visual art? Language  development is highly driven by singing and speaking.  School-age children will sing along and contribute to the creation of song lyrics.  Children will contribute to making up stories.  Stories told may include puppetry, pantomime, humor, and other modes of entertainment.  No exams here–Plan to have fun!

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February 15   Walnut Grove Branch Library

4pm            School-age Program: Express Yourself Through Story & Song             How do you communicate best? Are you a master of the written word? Do you sing? Write? Create visual art? Language  development is highly driven by singing and speaking.  School-age children will sing along and contribute to the creation of song lyrics.  Children will contribute to making up stories.  Stories told may include puppetry, pantomime, humor, and other modes of entertainment.  No exams here–Plan to have fun!

MARCH 2017 ******************************************************************************************************************************

March 6      Anderson Elementary School, Dixon, CA.

2:30pm       Designing a New Life in the Days of Gold:  A living history experience with Gold Rush musician “Old Put”                 Gold rush miner/musician/attorney John Stone comes to life in this program that features singing, storytelling, and participation with kids and their care-givers. Children will learn to play a comb kazoo (which they will take home at the program’s conclusion). Laughter and participation are guaranteed. Come for history, music and more!

March 7      Anderson Elementary School, Dixon, CA.

2:30pm       Introduction to Rocks & Minerals:  Students will learn different ways to identify and classify rocks, handle a variety of stones–including “coprulate” (Look it up!), and “hunt” for a polished stone to take home.  Some will be inspired to carry the rock-hunting bug with them as a lifetime hobby.

March 8   Yolo County Library,  Clarksburg Branch

6pm      Family Program: Designing a New Life in the Days of Gold: A living history experience with Gold Rush musician “Old Put”   Gold rush miner/musician/attorney John Stone comes to life in this program that features singing, storytelling, and participation with kids and their care-givers. Children will learn to play a comb kazoo (which they will take home at the program’s conclusion). Laughter and participation are guaranteed. Come for history, music and more!

March 25    Fairytale Town Wellness Festival, Sacramento, CA.

11am-3pm   Free admission to Fairytale Town.  Come visit us at Fairytale Town.  Research indicates that our best memories are most closely associated with activities that are:  (1) out-of-doors, (2) with other people, and (3) cost little or no money.  “Nail” all three by coming to Fairytale Town on March 25th!

March 29      Anderson School, Dixon, CA.

We visit Anderson School’s TK and Kindergarten classes. (Not a public performance)

APRIL 2017          ******************************************************************************************************************************

April 18   Roseville Community Preschool

7:00 pm  Parent Talk:  Engaging Children Without the Use of Electronic Screens

April 19    Rancho Cordova Branch Library

10:30 am     Preschool Program: Singing Their Way to Literacy Success          Singing and talking are two components that promote literacy.   Young children will contribute to the creation of stories and songs and enjoy singing and laughing with folk songs, storytelling, and original tunes. Expect pantomime, puppetry and compulsory silliness.

April 22    Folsom City Lions Park, 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, California

10am-1pm   Kids Earth Day     Earth Day activities for learning and sensory fun.  Recyclable art displays. Music, storytelling and more!             This FREE event welcomes children and their families to have fun in the park, next door to the Folsom City Zoo and Public Library.  Sponsored by the City of Folsom and Folsom Montessori Preschool. 

MAY 2017          ******************************************************************************************************************************

May 1    Cameron Park Branch Library

10:30 am    Preschool Program:  National Screen-Free Week Fun!      Young children will enjoy singing and laughing with folk songs, storytelling, and original tunes.

May 2   Cameron Park Branch Library

6:00 pm      Family Program:  Screen-free Week Family Fun!     Stories and musical fun make this program memorable for all ages. Parents and other care-givers will be inspired to create new family traditions and minimize electronic screens with young children.

May 12-14    Whole Earth Festival, Davis   Come visit our booth at the Whole Earth Festival in Davis, California, play music with us and get a comb kazoo to take home.

JUNE 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ****************************************************************************************************************************    June  1     North Highlands Branch Library

4:00 pm     School-age Program:  Designing a New Life in the Days of Gold:  A living history experience with Gold Rush musician “Old Put”  Gold rush miner/musician/attorney John Stone comes to life in this program that features singing, storytelling, and participation with kids and their care-givers. Children will learn to play a comb kazoo (which they will take home at the program’s conclusion). Laughter and participation are guaranteed. Come for history, music and more!

June 8     Isleton Branch Library

2:00 pm    School-age Program:  Designing a New Life in the Days of Gold: A living history experience with Gold Rush musician “Old Put”  Gold rush miner/musician/attorney John Stone comes to life in this program that features singing, storytelling, and participation with kids and their care-givers. Children will learn to play a comb kazoo (which they will take home at the program’s conclusion). Laughter and participation are guaranteed. Come for history, music and more!

June 13     Cameron Park Branch Library

2:00 pm    Teen Program:  Design and Create a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                    “Rock-hunting?  Doesn’t sound very sporting.  Do they move?”  Join long-time rock-hound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace. 

June 15     Georgetown Branch Library

1:00 pm     Teen Program:  Design and Create a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                    “Rock-hunting?  Doesn’t sound very sporting.  Do they move?”  Join long-time rock-hound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace. 

June 17     Dixon Branch Library

Teen/Adult Program:  Design and Create a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                      “Rock-hunting?  Doesn’t sound very sporting.  Do they move?”  Join long-time rock-hound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace.  

June 20     Newark Library

2:00 pm    Teen Program:  Design and Create a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                    “Rock-hunting?  Doesn’t sound very sporting.  Do they move?”  Join long-time rock-hound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace.  

June 22     Walnut Grove Branch Library

10:30 am     Preschool Program: Singing Their Way to Literacy Success   Singing and talking are two components that promote literacy.   Young children will contribute to the creation of stories and songs and enjoy singing and laughing with folk songs, storytelling, and original tunes. Expect pantomime, puppetry and compulsory silliness.

June 24     Rancho Cordova Branch Library

11:00 am     Preschool Program: Singing Their Way to Literacy Success   Singing and talking are two components that promote literacy.   Young children will contribute to the creation of stories and songs and enjoy singing and laughing with folk songs, storytelling, and original tunes. Expect pantomime, puppetry and compulsory silliness.

JULY 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ********************************************************************************************************************************

July 6     El Dorado Hills Branch Library

6pm      Adult Program:  Design and Create a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                      “Rock-hunting?  Doesn’t sound very sporting.  Do they move?”  Join long-time rock-hound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace.  

July 11   Martin Luther King Branch Library

4:00pm  School-age Program:  Designing a New Life in the Days of GoldA living history experience with Gold Rush musician “Old Put”  Gold rush miner/musician/attorney John Stone comes to life in this program that features singing, storytelling, and participation with kids and their care-givers. Children will learn to play a comb kazoo (which they will take home at the program’s conclusion). Laughter and participation are guaranteed. Come for history, music and more!

July 13    North Sacramento Branch Library

11:00am    Pre-school Program:   Singing Their Way to Literacy Success          Singing and talking are two components that promote literacy.   Young children will contribute to the creation of stories and songs and enjoy singing and laughing with folk songs, storytelling, and original tunes. Expect pantomime, puppetry and compulsory silliness.

July 18     Orangevale Branch Library

4:00 pm    Express Yourself Through Story & Song   (School-age)                                                                                                                Language development is highly driven by singing and speaking.  School-age children will sing along and contribute to the creation of song lyrics.  Stories told may include puppetry, pantomime, humor, and other modes of entertainment.  No exams here–Plan to have fun!

July 19     Courtland Branch Library

10:15 am     Preschool Program: Singing Their Way to Literacy Success   Singing and talking are two components that promote literacy.   Young children will contribute to the creation of stories and songs and enjoy singing and laughing with folk songs, storytelling, and original tunes. Expect pantomime, puppetry and compulsory silliness.

July 22     Isleton Branch Library

2:00 pm     Adult Program:  Design and Create a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace & Earrings (PRE-REGISTRATION                     REQUIRED) “Rock-hunting?  Doesn’t sound very sporting.  Do they move?”  Join long-time rock-hound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace and/or earrings. 

July 30-August 3     River Tunes Music Camp (Alan and Nancy will be participating in Joe Craven’s music camp, learning to play new instruments to add to their repertoire!)

AUGUST 2017                                               *******************************************************************************************************************************     August 4      La Familia Staff Meeting Presentation

10:00 am   La Familia headquarters, Sacramento.

August 8     Placerville Branch Library

2:00 pm & 3:00 pm   Music-Making Mania (school-age)  Learn how musical sounds are made with a variety of instruments. How do vibrations make musical sounds? Make and take home a comb-kazoo and a percussion instrument from everyday materials. Learn ways your body can make music without any external instrument. (Limit: 20 per session, pre-register?)

August 8     Carmichael Branch Library

6pm        Adult Program:  Design and Create a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                      “Rock-hunting?  Doesn’t sound very sporting.  Do they move?”  Join long-time rock-hound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace. 

SEPTEMBER 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                               *********************************************************************************************************************************  September 16   Galt Library

1:00 pm   Family Program:  Pirate Party    Come to the library for an afternoon of pirate stories, songs, and play. Make your own treasure map & take selfies on a pirate ship. Pirate attire strongly encouraged.  Guaranteed that you will learn at least three letters of the alphabet:  “Aarrhh”, “Aye”, and “Sea”!  Come sing and play with Alan at the Galt Library.

September 16-17   Fairytale Town

10am-4pm   ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival–free admission!  Visit us and play music at our Mindful Media booth.     Studies indicate that best memories are associated with activities that are:  (1) out-of-doors, (2) with other people, and (3) cost little or no money. Come to Fairytale Town and match all three predictors!

September 18   Children’s Home Society

6pm-8pm     Engaging Children Without Electronic Screens (event not open to the public)  Workshop that provides answers to: “What do we offer children if not TV and computer/video games?”  and “Why not screens?” and “How do I get anything done if I cannot occupy children with the aforementioned screen time?”

OCTOBER 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ******************************************************************************************************************************                                                                                                                                       

October 4     Sacramento Adventure Playground

12 noon    Science of Music (Event not open to public)  Experiences with things that make music, including wrenches, root beer bottles, plastic water bottles, bottle cap shakers, more…

October 8    KID’S EXPO,  Garden Valley, CA

11:30am-12pm    Alan Entertains With Story and Song                                                                                                                                                 Come visit our Mindful Media Booth 11am-1:30 pm

October 20    Rancho Cordova Library

4:00 pm    Teen Program:  Design and Create a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)                    “Rock-hunting?  Doesn’t sound very sporting.  Do they move?”  Join long-time rock-hound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace. 

NOVEMBER 2017                                                                                                                                                                     ******************************************************************************************************************************

November  10    Sacramento Adventure Playground

12:00 noon    Kite-making (Event not open to public)                                                                                                                                                                                                              

DECEMBER 2017         ********************************************************************************************************************************

December 6      Rancho Cordova Library

10:30 am           Preschool Program: Singing Their Way to Literacy Success      Singing and talking are two components that promote literacy.   Young children will contribute to the creation of stories and songs and enjoy singing and laughing with folk songs, storytelling, and original tunes. Expect pantomime, puppetry and compulsory silliness.

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