SFBAPG Spring Meeting 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
1300 Senter Road
San Jose, CA
Happy Hollow is open from 11am to 4:30pm.
The SFBAPG private guild meeting is from 5 to 8pm.
Happy Hollow is offering free entrance for the day with a parking pass for guild members. You can arrive any time after 10 am. Only specifically named guild members will receive free admission. Additional guests will be at the group rate of $8 ea.
There will be puppet making activities for kids throughout the day.*
A puppet display will be in the Learning Lodge, including some vintage puppets from around the Bay Area. Do you have a puppet that you’ve made, that you’d like to display? Bring your puppet (on a stand, if needed) and share your puppet(s) with others.*
Guest performer Randal Metz of The Puppet Company will perform THE PUPPET CIRCUS at 4pm.
The Puppet Castle Theater will perform REYNA AND TWIG’S ENCHANTED ADVENTURE at 12pm, and THE PIED PIPER OF CHEDDARSWISS at 2pm.
The theme of the day’s event at Happy Hollow is “Get Closer”. You are encouraged to bring something to share with the public to help promote yourself and the art form that we love so much. Probably not much time to present an entire show but if you have a “walk around” type puppet to interact with park guests… BRING IT!
*We also need some folks to interact with the public at the puppetry display and some folks to help with the craft. Please contact Jesse Vail at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com to sign up to help out!
IN ADDITION to the wonderful (brand new) park and facilities, Happy Hollow is a World Class zoo. The exhibits are marvelous and NOT to be missed.
EVENING GUILD MEETING PROGRAMMING!
(Located in the Learning Lodge)
Camilla Henneman will be doing a hands-on workshop on making African style masks and Anansi puppets. These are fast and fun projects to do with children and very effective for Reader’s theater and staging myths and fables. Bring paper scissors!
Camilla Henneman worked for 20 years building puppets and costumes for the film industry. She is a currently teaching art to Elementary school children in Monterey… and is awesome (editor’s note.)
Special Animal Encounter!
The wonderful keepers at Happy Hollow have agreed to get US a bit closer to the animals during our meeting. I’m not sure which animals we will get to interact with but I GUARANTEE they’ll be cute and awesome.
Happy Hollow will prepare a meal for us for the low, low price of $10.50 per person.
BBQ Chicken or Veggie Burger, Garlic Bread, Green Salad, Chili Beans, Brownies, Lemonade and Water.
Please email Jesse Vail (<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com) to have him put you on the dinner list. Please prepare to bring cash and pay for the meal on the day of the event.
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? Contact the Guild Librarian, Lee Armstrong, <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com, 707.738.5906 to receive a book list and/or request a book.
See you there!