The New Old Time Chautauqua’s 2019 “Be Mary” Tour: Circus Shows, Music, Workshops, and Community Service.
June 17 and 18 at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar!
Free Community Events in Talkeetna:
On Tuesday June 18, The New Old Time Chautauqua will be offering FREE workshops from 2-4 pm at Talkeetna Village Park, ranging from circus skills, to slackline, to Tlingit/Haida medicinal healing, to mime, to learning the ukulele. Here the list of happenings:
Circus Arts/Physical Movement
Circus Movement for Littles – Meghan Holtan – Circus movement for kids age 2-5;
Defying Gravity: An Introduction to Clowning – Kristin Crowley;
Hula-Hoop Revolution – Learn to hula hoop with Harmony Lyrics and friends;
Juggling – balls, clubs, scarves – taught by a consortium of Chautauquans;
Mime – learn to interact with invisible worlds;
Slackline – an all-ages balance game!
Music, Games, and Crafts;
Bracelet’s Be Friends – friendship bracelets;
Facepainting – get pretty!
Fool’s Proof – improvisational games that will get your mind moving and your heart racing;
Hand Whistling – learn to make music with your own two hands;
“The Paper Orchestra” –
Song Swap – sing along to familiar folk tunes – lyrics provided;
Uke Can Do It – learn a few chords on the ukulele – open to all skill levels;
Yoga – stretch out and relax or challenge your balance. Breathe!
Alaska Healing Oils – taught by Donna McKay a Tlingit/Haida elder -for teens and adults;
Ayurveda Self-Care Essentials: Loving Your Watershed – By Kym Trippsmith – teens and adults;
CPR – By Jorjann Plimmer, registered nurse. Learn to save lives with your own two hands – all ages welcome;
The Doctrine of Discovery – By Paul Magid – a history of imperialism – teens and adults;
The Fitted Sheet – Know When to Fold ‘Em – By Paul Magid – How to fold the fitted sheet – all ages;
First Aid – By Zoe Iris – teens and adults;
After the workshops, we will congregate around 6:30 pm downtown for a parade to the final big show. Anyone is welcome to join our parade! Bring a costume, a noisemaker, some props, a friend – or just your wonderful self!
Our band, the Fighting Instruments of Karma, will be putting on a surround-sound experience at The Fairview Inn on Saturday, June 15 at 8 pm. The marching band will play marches, sambas, and New Orleans Jazz. This music show will also feature our singer-songwriters, which include homegrown Tyler Langham of Animal Eyes and Anchorage locals Fiona Rose, French Jessica, and Betsy Ure, Phina and Sophie Pipia of Port Townsend, as well as Harmony Lyrics from Bellingham, and Kym “Momazon” Trippsmith.
Community Service in Talkeetna:
We will be volunteering to help with Talkeetna’s community youth Green Light Circus, of which Mary was a founding member, supporting them in their shows by being a part of their parade. We will be partnering with the playground to do some matanance as well as creative projects. And helping out our wonderful hosts NSI and DAC on projects.