Events

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Pinocchio

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Pinocchio
August 12 – 17, 2019

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp during February and summer vacations for students in the first through eighth grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8.

The cost is $220 per session, or $550 for all three summer sessions. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

Registration for Summer 2019 available to download at https://www.operahouse.org/theatre-camp/

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

Summer 2019 Shows
July 29 – August 3: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
August 5 – 10: Robinson Crusoe
August 12 – 17: Pinocchio

PINOCCHIO: Geppetto fashioned the puppet in the image of a small boy. Even as the lonely and kind woodcarver worked far into the night, old Geppetto was not aware that the wood under the chisel had come from the trunk of an enchanted tree. But the Blue Fairy was aware, as she watched from afar and gave to that puppet the gift of life. Thus begins the Missoula Children’s Theatre adaptation of one of the most beloved of all children’s stories–PINOCCHIO. Join our wooden-head as he dances with Geppetto’s charming toys, travels the road to Pleasure Isle with Candlewick and his Crew, and is swindled by the unsavory Fox and Cat. After escaping the clutches of the evil puppetmaster, Stromboli, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble once more–this time swallowed by a monstrous whale. Very scary stuff! As Geppetto and the friendly Urchins spin their magical tale, we learn with Pinocchio that there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Robinson Crusoe

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Robinson Crusoe
August 5 – 10, 2019

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp during February and summer vacations for students in the first through eighth grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8.

The cost is $220 per session, or $550 for all three summer sessions. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

Registration for Summer 2019 available to download at https://www.operahouse.org/theatre-camp

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

Summer 2019 Shows
July 29 – August 3: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
August 5 – 10: Robinson Crusoe
August 12 – 17: Pinocchio

ROBINSON CRUSOE: Purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe’s novel, MCT’s ROBINSON CRUSOE teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation. Unlike TV and movies, which provide every detail, a book allows the reader the luxury and the joy of imagination. We arrive on Robinson’s island years after he and his sole companion, a goat named Wilson, are shipwrecked. We find that the island has turned into a tourist destination centered around a lovable singing leopard, a tribe of natives known for their colorful coifs, Friday’s Seaside Resort and, of course, the legend of Robinson Crusoe. In flashback, his story comes to life beginning with the shipwreck which marooned he and Wilson on the island. The entire population of the island, including a herd of goats, an all-animal band, Friday and his family and the inevitable hula-dancing chameleons, discover that our differences need not stand in the way of our friendships. All of the characters live happily and harmoniously ever after.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Snow White

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
July 29 – August 3, 2019

Waterville Opera House collaborates with Missoula Children’s Theatre, an internationally recognized touring group, to present sessions of theater camp during February and summer vacations for students in the first through eighth grades. Each week concludes with a fully realized performance, with scenery, costumes, and props. Theatre camp provides children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the theatrical process. The camp is open for children in grades 1 through 8.

The cost is $220 per session, or $550 for all three summer sessions. A sibling discount and partial scholarships are available. A non-refundable deposit of $50 per session is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to “Waterville Opera House.”

Registration for Summer 2019 available to download at https://www.operahouse.org/theatre-camp

 

If you have any questions, please call 207.873.7000.

Summer 2019 Shows
July 29 – August 3: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
August 5 – 10: Robinson Crusoe
August 12 – 17: Pinocchio

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS: A young princess named Snow White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and from the Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But, the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs and the Prince come to her rescue.

coloring silk scarves in june

Join Common Street Arts to create natural dyed silk scarves with instructor Vickie Limberger. The class will use leaves, flowers, and other natural elements to make these fabulous dyed scarves. After creating one scarf with materials provided, participants will take a nature walk to collect plant materials on the trails near the studio!
Each student create two handmade scarves.

Reserve your spot: 12 student limit.

Ukuleles at the Library

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious, join the Ukulele Group on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Waterville Public Library from 5:30-7pm.

The  group is informal, participants learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.

Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don’t have your own.

The group uses “The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff, but continue to glean songs from other sources. The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim’s books to check out.

The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
Or, through the authors’ website http://www.dailyukulele.com/

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 

These events are free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

hand building with clay

“Handbuilding” is a process that manipulates clay by hand using only simple tools as opposed to the pottery wheel. Before potters used the wheel, they created beautiful pots and clay forms using clay, fingers and hands, and basic hand tools. Students will to fire and glaze the coil mug works they make. No previous ceramic experience is necessary to participate. Friday, May 22 and Friday, May 29
Cost: $60.00
Instructor: Yvonne Brown, graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Waterville Creates! Clay Studio Manager.

Ukuleles at the Library

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious, join the Ukulele Group on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Waterville Public Library from 5:30-7pm.

The  group is informal, participants learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.

Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don’t have your own.

The group uses “The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff, but continue to glean songs from other sources. The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim’s books to check out.

The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
Or, through the authors’ website http://www.dailyukulele.com/

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 

These events are free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

still life painting

In this workshop, students will learn to draw and paint from observation. Create an acrylic painting from a traditional still-life floral arrangement provided by our friends at The Robins Nest, a florist located on the 1st floor at the Hathaway Creative Center. All materials included.  All levels of experience welcome.
Cost: $45.00
Instructor: Yvonne Brown, graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Waterville Creates!
Clay Studio Manager.

Camp Code

Want to learn how Minecraft, iPads, and Google are made? Come join us for Camp Code at the Waterville Public Library! Each week we will show you how to turn your ideas into reality, with languages like Python and Scratch. Are you new to tech, and want to learn some basics? We have you covered. Are you a tech veteran and want some guidance on how to make your code more elegant? Come on by! Attend one, any, many, or all sessions!

Camp Code is free, and open to kids ages 9-14!

These events are free. For more information, please email librarian@watervillelibrary.org.

maker space day with jon moulton

What sculptures can be created with using metal fasteners and simple brazing techniques? Find out in this fun maker day with Jon Moulton. Participants will be inspired by the work in the gallery! Kids under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. $20
Scholarships available. Recommended for ages 7+.