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The Snow Maiden Marionette Performance

The Snow Maiden Marionette Performance

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The story of the Snow Maiden has been told in Russia for hundreds of years, and its mythical characters are all represented in this original rendition in which a perfect little maiden, sculpted entirely of snow, is brought to life to the delight of a childless couple that embraces her as their own. But can love sustain this child of winter upon the arrival of spring? Find out in this unique adaptation of a beloved Russian folktale that explores the way in which people of long ago sought to explain natural phenomena through storytelling.

No Strings Marionette Company is a two-puppeteer touring marionette theater that creates performances for family audiences and designs and fashions their own puppet casts. They also teach their craft to a wide range of people through puppet-making workshops and residencies. Children will have an opportunity to interact with the performers and to examine the puppets after the show. Purchase tickets soon. These performances always sell out!

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Shows at 1:00 and 3:00 pm

Vanderbilt Education Center

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Advance purchase required.

Purchase tickets below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10

1:00 pm Performance; Members: $10

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3:00 pm Performance; Members: $10

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Candlelight at Bush-Holley Historic Site

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Join us for a festive holiday evening when—only once a year—costumed interpreters lead “candlelight” tours through Bush-Holley House, Greenwich’s only Registered National Historic Landmark. In addition to your family-friendly walk through Bush-Holley House, there will be live music, hot chocolate, seasonal goodies, winter-themed crafts for kids and a special appearance by Santa Claus from 5:30–6:30 pm.

Tours are roughly 45 minutes long and focus on Christmas traditions as celebrated by the Bush family in the early nation period and later by the Holley family, who were residents in the early 1900s.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

5:00 to 7:00 pm

Admission is free to all. No reservations required.

Tours begin at the Vanderbilt Education Center

Custom Programs and One-Day Badge Workshops

Designed to help Girl and Boy Scout troops work toward specific badge requirements. For more information, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31

Cancellation, Refund and Nonsufficient Funds Policy

A full refund for program and special events payments will be made up to 10 days before the program or event. Within 10 days of the program or event, no refund can be granted, but payments may be changed to tax-deductible contributions at payer's request. A fee of $25 will be charged for checks returned to us for nonsufficient funds.