Get ready for some "tail-wagging" fun! This summer, we will host thematic Story and Activity Times for our youngest patrons on Wednesday mornings in July and August. Our Family Fun Night Series featuring wildlife encounters, theater, sports, and more will kick off on July 7th with Southern Vermont History Museums "Wildlife Tales", and continue on Wednesday evenings for four weeks. And for one week in August, we will host an Acting and Improvisation Camp for 7-12 year olds. Also, you can enjoy our "Tails and Tales" Storywalk Series along the nature trail, changing throughout the summer months. Scroll down for all the details!
All our summer programs will be held outdoors and follow current public health guidelines.
Story and Activity Times - geared for kids birth to age 7 - all welcome Wednesday Mornings at 10am
July 7 through August 11
Family Fun Nights for people of all ages Wednesday Evenings 6:45pm - 8pm
Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Wildlife Tales with Southern Vermont History Museum. Take a literary journey around the world as SVHM Storytelling Naturalist shares tales of animals and magic from around the world. With each story, a live animal will visit to bring a natural history piece to the myth and legends!
Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. Fairies and Dragons, Ponies and Knights with Dirt Road Theater. Fairies and Dragons, Ponies and Knights (or FADPAK) is an episodic show for children of all ages! Join Beatrice, a powerful mother dragon, on her adventure to find her missing egg, which she is sure has been stolen by the fairies and the ponies. But in order to recover it, she will need the help of a knight. And...all five of her children, apparently. FADPAK is a rollicking adventure about family, friendship, and learning to have faith in yourself. Begin the adventure with a live storytelling performance by Maren Spillane of Dirt Road Theater. For more information about FADPAK, and to listen to podcasts of the rest of the story, visitdirtroadtheater.com/fadpak.
Wenesday, July 21 at 6:45 p.m. A2VT. Representing Somalia, Tanzania and Burundi and currently living in Burlington, Vermont, A2VT synthesizes their native African musical and dance roots with Western pop and Hip Hop sensibilities. Their songs, performed in up to eight unique languages, reflect their journey from Africa to America, and celebrate the musical collision of two continents and the party that ensues!
Wednesday, July 28 at 6:45 p.m. 5-Hole Frisbee Golf! Join in for some casual, homemade style frisbee golf on Solar Panel Field at the Marshfield Old Schoolhouse Common. Play with a friend. Play with your family. How many throws will it take you to hit the targets? Add up your 5-Hole throws and declare a winner! Frisbees and scorecards included.
This fun and playful camp is a great introduction to theater and acting, as well as an excellent way to further the learning of those with some previous experience! In addition to learning basic theater terms and concepts, we will explore the process of creating characters using the powerful tools of our bodies and voices. We will also emphasize the importance of working as an ensemble to build cooperation and communication skills and to create effectively together. Through a variety of acting and improvisation games, we will learn that theater is a fantastic way to express yourself, make friends, and gain confidence! August 10 - 13th from 2:30pm - 5:30pm Outside at Jaquith Public Library Old Schoolhouse Commons 122 School St. Marshfield About Maren Spillane: Maren Langdon Spillane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater and English from Skidmore College and a Master’s Degree in English Education from The Graduate College of Union University (now called Clarkson). Maren spent seven years acting in New York City and regionally before returning to her native Vermont. Recently, she has performed with Middlebury Actor's Workshop, Lost Nation Theater, and Greenroom Productions. In addition to teaching for Dirt Road Theater, Maren has taught acting classes and camps around Vermont, including with the Bridges Afterschool Program, Dog River Education, and ArtisTree Community Arts Center. She lives in Northfield with her husband and two kids, all of whom love theater as much as she does!