Showing posts with label puppets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label puppets. Show all posts

Monday, September 13, 2021

Franklin Cultural Festival "Community Unity" - photo essay

How does one determine the success of the Franklin Cultural Festival "Community Unity" event held on Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 in great weather.

Kaye Kelly and group at the end of the "Sari Showcase"
Kaye Kelly and group at the end of the "Sari Showcase"

  • The crowd and lines were steady from the opening at noon through 3:30 or so. Some may have decided to check out the sports event on TV. For those that remained, salsa lessons and great music continued.
the wise owl greeted young and young at heart
the wise owl greeted young and young at heart

  • The variety and number of food trucks. Could there have been more, yes, if the food truck owners had followed through. For those who ran out of food early, maybe they'll be better prepared next time. For those trucks that didn't participate, their missed opportunity. It is a great start.
Eguie Castrillo & Mar del Norte Salsa Orchestra
Eguie Castrillo & Mar del Norte Salsa Orchestra

  • The Kid's corner and puppet shows were pleasing based upon the hoots and hollers from those watching the show.
some of the crowd at the second puppet show
some of the crowd at the second puppet show

  • The line up of artisan crafters was multifaceted. Many of the booths reported good business from the great amount of traffic.
The Pamela Means Project performed
The Pamela Means Project performed
  • The beer and wine garden was busy when I stopped by. Got my wrist band after getting my license checked. Then some liquid refreshment to go with my food truck tacos on the lawn in the shade. I was not alone. Dozens of others were under the tent at tables or spread around the lawn as well.
two chicken tacos were delicious
two chicken tacos were delicious


  • Cultural diversity was achieved with one view of the salsa dance lessons. Participants spread among the ages from young to young at heart, mostly women (but a few men). A youngster with a Patriots jersey learning the salsa inline with a couple of young ladies wearing saris. 
salsa dance lessons lead by RI Dance
salsa dance lessons lead by RI Dance


At least for this day, the smiling faces seemed to be enjoying the art based event. Let's work together for more of this. And yes, Franklin Matters is proud to be in good company in helping to sponsor this event.

Additional photos from the event can be found in one album


Franklin Matters is proud to be in good company in helping to sponsor this event
Franklin Matters is proud to be in good company in helping to sponsor this event



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Franklin Public Library: Mr Vinny's Puppet Show - Sign Language

Two programs are scheduled for the Franklin Library today. Mr Vinny's Puppet Show at 10:30 AM and Sign Language at 1:00 PM

Franklin Public Library: Mr Vinny's Puppet Show
Franklin Public Library: Mr Vinny's Puppet Show

Franklin Public Library: Sign Language
Franklin Public Library: Sign Language
This was shared from the Franklin Library page
https://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2018/04/april-vacation-programs-at-franklin.html

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Franklin Public Library: Animal Affair and Shadow Puppet Show - Apr 21

Animal Affair! Friday, April 21st, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Make some new furry or feathered friends when the Animal Affair Traveling Petting Zoo visits the Franklin Public Library! Everyone is welcome to pet, brush, feed, hold, and play with the animals! Participants are taught the proper way to hold and handle the animals. 
Animal Affair will be bringing ducks, chickens, goats, pigs and rabbits! No registration is required.


Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppet Show! Friday, April 21st, 1:00 p.m. 

Mr. Vinny from the Toe Jam Puppet Band presents a dynamic and hilarious family show! Mr. Vinny specializes in storytelling with unique puppets! Get ready for lots of jokes and audience participation, and a few fun surprises!

Temporary location of Franklin Public Library - 25 Kenwood Circle
Temporary location of Franklin Public Library - 25 Kenwood Circle

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Franklin Library: Sparky's Puppets - Weds, February 22, 10:30 AM


Enter the magical world of children's stories, brought to life by colorful puppets and lively humor! Sparky’s puppets will perform “The Kingdom of Riddles,” a show about a knight’s quest to capture a unicorn for his king and queen! The knight will need help from the audience to solve riddles along the way! This performance also includes a special version of “The Princess and the Pea!

Sparky's Puppets, Wednesday, February 22, 10:30 a.m.
Sparky's Puppets, Wednesday, February 22, 10:30 a.m.

This was shared from the Franklin Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2017/02/sparkys-puppets-wednesday-february-22.html

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Toe Jam Puppet Band - November 8

What do you do with the kids out of school on Election Day?

For those with little ones, consider the Toe Jam Puppet Band which appears at the Franklin Public Library on Tuesday, November 8, 1:00 p.m.


This was shared from the Franklin Public Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-toe-jam-puppet-band-tuesday.html

For parents/grand parents who might want to know more about the Toe Jam Puppet Band, please visit their webpage  http://www.toejampuppetband.com/

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mr Vinny's Shadow Puppet - Puppet Show comes to the Library

Mr Vinny's Shadow Puppet Puppet Show comes to the Franklin Public Library on Friday, August 19 at 1:00 PM.

The puppet show is best for kids from 3 - 9 years old.


Note: the Library is operating from its temporary location at 25 Kenwood Circle while construction and renovation work is done on the main building downtown.
Mr Vinny's Shadow Puppet - Puppet Show comes to the Library
Mr Vinny's Shadow Puppet - Puppet Show comes to the Library

This was shared from the official Town of Franklin webpage
http://franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_News/I02471121

Mr Vinny was also scheduled to appear here in June.
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2016/06/mr-vinnys-shadow-puppet-puppet-show.html

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sparky's Puppets - Friday, July 22

Sparky's Puppets will perform at the Franklin Public Library on Friday, July 22 at 10:30 AM.

Sparky's Puppets - Friday, July 22
Sparky's Puppets - Friday, July 22

This was shared from the Town of Franklin Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/998859663537294/photos/a.1001220149967912.1073741829.998859663537294/1043964192360174/?type=3&theater

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mr Vinny's Shadow Puppet puppet Show - Tuesday, 10:30 AM


Mr Vinny will bring his shadow puppets to the Franklin Public Library on Tuesday, June 28th at 10:30 AM for a puppet show.

The puppet show is best for kids from 3 - 9 years old.


Note: the Library is operating from its temporary location at 25 Kenwood Circle while construction and renovation work is done on the main building downtown.


This was shared from the Franklin Library webpage
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/06/mr-vinnys-shadow-puppet-puppet-show.html

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Franklin Library: 2 events today - puppets and magic

Two events for the little kids today at the Franklin Library. 

Sparky's Puppets at 10:30 AM

Sparky's Puppets at Franklin Library
Sparky's Puppets at Franklin Library


Greg the Magician and Axel, the magic dog at 1:30 PM


Greg and Axel at Franklin Library
Greg and Axel at Franklin Library


These were shared from the Franklin Library pages

http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/02/sparkys-puppets-tales-from-snowy-lands.html
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/02/greg-magician-and-axel-his-dog.html

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sparky's Puppets at the Franklin Library - 3:00 PM


"Enter the magical world of children's stories, brought to life by colorful puppets and lively humor! A perfect choice for children ages 3 to 10, every performance includes several tales ... and lots of laughs!"

Harvest Tales

"Meet a prize-winning pumpkin. See a hard-working farmer harvest his vegetables. And watch the grasshopper and the ant prepare for winter."


Sparky's Puppets at the Franklin Library - 3:00 PM
Sparky's Puppets at the Franklin Library - 3:00 PM

This was shared from the Franklin Library page

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpernickel Puppets - Nov 2 - 2:30 PM

The Franklin Public Library will host a performance of the Pumpernickel Puppets on Sunday, Nov 2 at 2:30 PM.
Pumpernickel Puppet shows are presented with a cast of colorful puppet characters, audience participation, live voices and sound effects and fast paced scripts that not only entertain, but stimulate children's imagination and creativity. A demonstration period follows every performance giving the audience some insight into what happens behind the scenes.

All performances last approximately forty minutes and are appropriate for children ages three and up.
For more information on the Pumpernickel Puppets you can visit their webpage here
http://www.pumpernickelpuppets.com/


Pumpernickel Puppets
Pumpernickel Puppets

This was shared from the Library page here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpernickel-puppets-presents-sir.html


Monday, July 28, 2014

Franklin Library: Tanglewood Marionettes - Aug 2 - 10:30 AM

The Franklin Public Library will host a show by the Tanglewood Marionettes:
Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers. This title is perfect for younger children and family audiences. 
The Fairy Circus is performed by a solo puppeteer. The presentation includes a lively puppetry demonstration prior to the show, and a Question and Answer session following the performance. 
Running time: 40 minutes
Recommended grade levels: Appropriate for pre-K - 6; best for pre-K - 2

Tanglewood Marionettes
Tanglewood Marionettes

When:  Saturday, August 2, 10:30 AM

This was shared from the Franklin Public Library website
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2014/07/tanglewood-marionettes.html

For more about the Tanglewood Marionettes, you can visit their website here
http://www.tanglewoodmarionettes.com/fairycircus.html


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Franklin Library: Swimmy

A shadow puppet show bringing to life characters from Leo Lionni's book Swimmy is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23 at 1:00 PM

shadow puppet show - July 23  1:00 PM
shadow puppet show - July 23  1:00 PM

This was shared from the posting on the Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2014/07/swimmyswimmer-shadow-puppet-show.html

More about author Leo Lionni can be found here and here

Monday, October 4, 2010

Franklin, MA: Sparky's Puppets

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:


via Franklin Public Library by Franklin Public Library on 10/4/10


Saturday, October 30,2010  Sparky's Puppets presents "A Halloween Harvest" at 1 pm.  This show is suitable for ages 3 and up.  No registration is required and is funded by the Friends of the Franklin Public Library.

Things you can do from here: