plan to see the puppets

One of the items in my travel-with-baby survival kit is a cute handmade puppet that a sweet friend gave to my son. Whenever I sense a meltdown is impending, I whip out the puppet and the catastrophe is averted...well, at least for 10 more minutes.

I haven't taken him to a real live puppet show yet, but I am so excited to try the ones coming up!  Maybe you will be, too!

First, the Saskatoon Public Library is having a free Winter Games Puppet Extravaganza for children of all ages at branches around the city, Feb. 16 - 19. The puppet show, based on the book Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester, will celebrate the Winter Games penguin-style.  The performance schedule is included in the saskmom.com February calendar of events or on page three in the PDF (and nine on the page) Your Library for Kids. There are seven show times to choose from. No registration is required, but free tickets can be picked up at the library desk 30 minutes before the performance begins.

Next, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Frances Morrison Branch will host Frederick: A Pupet Show for All Ages. Again, no registration is required for this show, but tickets can be picked up at the desk 30 minutes before the program begins.

Then, Feb. 19-21, the Wide Open puppets will present Gimme Grimm! at the Refinery Centre Stage. The show will include three classic tales from the Brothers Grimm: Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel. There are half-hour and full-hour shows to choose from. See our February calendar of events or the Wide Open web site for the available show times. Tickets are available through this online ticket counter. Children 2 and under are free; children 3 to 12 are $6.67 and adults are $8.57 for the half-hour show. For the full-hour shows, children 2 and under are free; children ages 3 to 12 are $8.57 and adults are $10.48.

Finally, on Saturday, Feb. 20, the Children's Discovery Museum will host the Free Hand Theatre bilingual family puppet show from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy the shows!


1 comment

Laura Monchuk said...

My 15-month-old sat through the entire ONE HOUR Winter Games Extravaganza at the library today! I had no idea it would be that long, but he really seemed to enjoy it!

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