1/26/20 65th Anniversary Guild Holiday Party in San Rafael


Celebrate the Season (a little after the season) with your Guild!

Two Shows By Famous Puppeteers, Puppet Activities & Prizes

at our 65th Anniversary Guild Holiday Celebration

Sun., Jan 26, San Rafael area.

Hear-Ye all Puppet Enthusiasts!

Please mark your calendars for the SFBAPG 65th Anniversary celebration of the Holidays and New Year. You may ask why January. It’s because many puppeteers have a very busy December.

WHEN and WHERE is this shindig supposed to occur?!

Sunday, Jan 26th from 3-7:30 pm

Christ Presbyterian Church, 620 Del Ganado Road in beautiful Terra Linda (San Rafael area) California!

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS (AND WIN PRIZES)!

This is festive party is perfect for inviting family (including children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and distant cousins) and friends. You don’t need to be a member to attend! There will be great entertainment and fun activities for all ages in a gracious setting.

It’s also the perfect time to reach out to that teacher, librarian or teen that has shown an interested in this art form. Let’s share our puppet enthusiasm.

There will be prizes for…

  • the member who invites (and gets the most people to come) to the Party
  • the person (member, or not) traveling the furthest distance to the Party
  • raffle for librarians and teachers who attend
  • free membership for any middle, high school or junior college who attends and would like a year-long online membership
  • people who become members at the Party & more!

Prizes will feature a variety of beautiful Folkmanis Puppets and other puppet-related items.

FEATURED PERFORMERS

Magical Moonshine Theatre (MMT) will present “the Gunnywolf”. MMT has performed in 15 countries in 8 different languages. MMT is the recipient of 3 UNIMA-USA Certificates of Excellence and other awards including the Golden Apple Award for Best Children’s Play at the World Puppet Carnival in Kazakhstan!

The Gunnywolf” Little Rabbit goes into the forest to pick flowers even after her mother tells her not to. There she meets the Gunnywolf who wants her to sing him to sleep… This musical show is presented with Bohemian style marionettes on a table top stage. Recommended for ages 3-103 and up. MMT will offer a show and tell after their presentation.

Camilla Henneman will present “Anansi Tales.” Camilla is a retired educator and film special effects artist. Her films include: Ghostbusters 2, Fight Club, Gorillas in the Mist, Harry and the Hendersons, Cocoon, George of the Jungle, Childsplay and others. 

Anansi Talesis the premier performance of Camilla Henneman’s story of the African trickster spider, Anansi. The stage is made as a pop-up book, inspired by Monica Leo’s pop up stage workshop at the 2018 National Festival.  The puppets are needle-felted rod puppets and Bohemian style marionettes.

A Very Loose Schedule (it’s a party after-all)!

2:00 Setup, decorate a table, setup puppet display, etc.

3:00 Start of Party – Meet & greet plus puppet activities

3:30 Show “The Gunnywolf” by Magical Moonshine Theater

4:15 Puppeteer Scavenger Hunt

4:30 Short Guild meeting

5ish Potluck supper

6ish Show “Anansi Tales” by Camilla Henneman

6:45 Slam-Potpourri/Raffle Winners

7:15ish Cleanup

ADOPT A TABLE & TRIM THE ROOM

Individuals and companies are invited to host and adopt a dining table. Table cloth will be provided. Bring in any decorations to make it a wonderful table to dine at. You can host the 4th of July table, the Halloween table, etc. There will be prizes for participation, but the greatest prize of all is knowing that you’re lending your artistry to make the holiday party festive!

To adopt a table, contact Ilene Kennedy at 707 731-3232 or https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A44ACAE2AA7F49-65th Also, holiday decorations for the room will be greatly appreciated. Doors open at 3:00, so bring in some decorations at 2:30 (no nails please) to trim the room. At the end you just take your decorations down and take them home.

POTLUCK SUPPER

Please your favorite dish/beverage to share with others. Appetizers, salads, deserts and of course main courses are always appreciated. Microwave and refrigerator available. Dinnerware will be provided.

SLAM/POTPOURRI

Do you have a short, family-friendly puppet piece, up to 5 minutes, that you’d like to perform? We challenge all Crankie workshop participants (Oct. workshop) to bring a vignette! Or perhaps you did a piece somewhere else and would like to polish and perform again? Sign up by contacting Judy Roberto be_artsy@hotmail.com. If you’d like a call back, please include your phone #.

PUPPET DISPLAY

Do you have a puppet that you’ve made, that you’d like to display? A table will be provided for an informal puppet exhibit, so bring your puppet (on a stand, if needed) and share your puppet(s) with others.

RAFFLE

Puppet items, useful and unique are raffled off, with proceeds going to the Founder’s Scholarship Fund. If you have a raffle item you’d like to donate, please contact Valerie Nelson at magicalmoonshine@gmail.com and put Raffle in the subject line or visit Sign Up Genius, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A44ACAE2AA7F49-65th.

GUILD LIBRARY

The Guild library has hundreds of books covering a variety of topics. Books & DVD’s will be available for checkout at the meeting, to people that have been members for at least 6 months. Are you looking for books or DVD on a particular topic? Check out the booklist at http://www.sfbapg.org/resources/. If you want the Guild Librarian, Lee Armstrong to bring a particular book or topic, email her at sfbapglibrary@gmail.com or call 707 738-5906.

VOLUNTEERS

Please consider lending a hand. You can see what needs to be done and sign up at Sign Up Genius, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A44ACAE2AA7F49-65th or contact Lee Armstrong at images @vom.com or call/text at 707 738-5906.

Directions to the Christ Presbyterian Church at 620 Del Ganado Rd

From 101 North, just past the Civic Center exit, San Rafael or 101 South, just past Lucas Drive exit

Take exit 455, Terra Linda/Freitas Parkway, West, toward Terra Linda

Merge onto Manuel T Freitas Pkwy, 1.2 mile

Turn right at Del Ganado Rd, 203 ft. Lots of Parking.

leae mark your calendars for the SFBAPG traditional celebration of the Holidays and New Year. You may ask “why January?” It’s because many puppeteers have a very busy December!

WHEN and WHERE is this shindig supposed to occur?!

Sunday, Jan 26th from 3-7ish pm at Christ Presbyterian Church, 620 Del Ganado Road in beautiful Terra Linda (San Rafael area) California!

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS

This is a festive social party and a perfect time to invite family (including your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and distant cousins) and friends. The party provides great entertainment and fun activities for all ages in a gracious setting. It’s also the perfect time to reach out to that teacher, librarian or teen that has shown an interested in this art form. Let’s share our puppet enthusiasm. There will be prizes for…

  • the member who invites (and gets the most people to come) to the Party
  • the person (member, or not) travelling the furthest distance to the Party
  • people that become members at the Party & more!

Featured Performances

Magical Moonshine Theatre (MMT) will be presenting “the Gunnywolf.” MMT has performed in 15 countries in 8 different languages. MMT is the recipient of 3 UNIMA-USA Certificates of Excellence and other awards including the Golden Apple Award for Best Children’s Play at the World Puppet Carnival in Kazakhstan!

The Gunnywolf” Little Rabbit goes into the forest to pick flowers even after her mother tells her not to. There she meets the Gunnywolf who wants her to… This musical show is presented with Bohemian style marionettes on a table top stage. Recommended for ages 3-103 and up. MMT will lead a show and tell after their production.

Camilla Henneman will debut “Anansi Tales.” Camilla is a retired educator and film special effects artist. Her films include: Ghostbusters 2, Fight Club, Gorillas in the Mist, Harry and the Hendersons, Cocoon, George of the Jungle, Childsplay, and others. 

Anansi Tales” is the premier performance of Camilla Henneman’s story of the African trickster spider, Anansi. The stage is made as a pop-up book, inspired by Monica Leo’s pop up stage workshop at the 2018 National Festival.  The puppets are needle-felted rod puppets and Bohemian style marionettes.

ALSO:

Evening Slam/Potpourri

Holiday Potluck Supper

and More!

A Very Loose Schedule which may change a bit come the January newsletter

  • 2:00 Setup: Decorate a table, setup puppet display, etc.
  • 3:00 Party Time: Meet & Greet PLUS Puppet Activities
  • 3:30 Showtime: “The Gunnywolf” by Magical Moonshine Theater
  • 4:15 Puppeteer Scavenger Hunt
  • 4:30 Guild meeting
  • 5ish Potluck Supper
  • 6ish Showtime: “Anansi Tales” by Camilla Henneman
  • 6:45 Slam/Potpourri & Raffle Drawning
  • 7:15ish Cleanup

EVENING SLAM/POTPOURRI

Do you have a short, family-friendly puppet piece, up to 5 minutes that you’d like to share at the evening slam/potpourri? We challenge all Crankie workshop participants (Oct. workshop) to bring a vignette! Or perhaps you did a piece at the SLAM or workshop and would like to polish and perform again. If so, please contact Judy Roberto be_artsy@hotmail.com. If you’d like a call back, please include your phone #.

POTLUCK SUPPER

Please your favorite dish/beverage to share with others. Appetizers, alads, desrts and of course main courses are always appreciated. Microwave and refrigerator available. Dinnerware will be provided.

RAFFLE

Puppet items, useful and unique are raffled off, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund. If you have a raffle item you’d like to donate, please contact Valerie Nelson at magicalmoonshine@gmail.com. Please put Raffle in the subject line.

ADOPT A TABLE & TRIM THE ROOM

Individuals and companies are invited to host & adopt a dining table. Table cloth will be provided. Bring in any decorations to make it a wonderful table to dine at. You can host the 4th of July table, the Halloween table, etc. There will be prizes for participation, but the greatest prize of all is knowing that you’re lending your artistry to make the holiday party festive! To adopt a table, text or call Ilene Kennedy at 707 731-3232.

Also, holiday decorations for the room will be greatly appreciated. Doors open at 3:00, so bring in some decorations between 2-3 (no nails please) to trim the room. At the end you just take your decorations down and take them home.

GIFT EXCHANGE

We have customarily had a gift exchange. What is this? Participants bring a puppet-related wrapped gift to add to the pile (in the past, $10.00 approximate value has been suggested.) All who bring a gift receives a gift from the stack. Last year we had very few people participate in the gift exchange. Should we do it this year? If you wish to participate in the exchange please contact Ilene Kennedy at 707 731-3232 by 12/27. If enough people reply, we’ll announce the gift exchange in the Jan. newsletter.

PUPPET DISPLAY

Do you have a puppet that you’ve made, that you’d like to display? A table will be provided for an informal puppet exhibit, so bring your puppet (on a stand, if needed) and share your puppet(s) with others.

GUILD LIBRARY

The Guild library has hundreds of books covering a variety of topics. Books & DVD’s will be available for checkout at the meeting, to people that have been members for at least 6 months. Are you looking for books or DVD on a particular topic? Check out the booklist at http://www.sfbapg.org/resources/. If you want the Guild Librarian, Lee Armstrong to bring a particular book or topic, email her at sfbapglibrary@gmail.com or call 707 738-5906.

VOLUNTEERS

There will be signup information for volunteers in the Jan. newsletter.

Directions to the church at 620 Del Ganado Rd

From 101 North, just past the Civic Center exit, San Rafael or 101 South, just past Lucas Drive exit

Take exit 455, Terra Linda/Freitas Parkway, West, toward Terra Linda

Merge onto Manuel T Freitas Pkwy, 1.2 mile

Turn right at Del Ganado Rd, 203 ft.