August 7 - September 17
A post nearly six weeks in the making... here it goes...
Oh, and it is remarkably photo heavy, you have been cautioned.
Maceo has been particularly busy. He continued with Peter Pan rehearsals and his performance troupes began. He had a week-long youth performance troupe camp; 35 hours in total were logged. The following week he had 10 hours of Teen Players camp (his acting troupe). Regularly scheduled troupe rehearsals began after the camps were completed. And still, somehow, he managed to participate in a friend's concert. He was invited to be the Aaron Burr for their Schuyler Sisters. It was fantastic! Afterwards, he stayed and watched the first act. He had to leave during intermission for Peter Pan rehearsal but I was fortunate enough to be able to remain and watch the show in its entirety.
Meanwhile, Maceo's Youth Performance Troupe made their first public performance of the season.
This first troupe performance was for a special children's event at the zoo so after the performance we enjoyed the offerings of the zoo.
I got to watch this pea hen fight another pea hen. It was fascinating.
Bishop's pottery lessons have also resumed.
Our library had a special Alexander Hamilton exhibit accompanied by special programs. We made it to the exhibit and, although we didn't make it to the other special programs Maceo did participate in a sense. One of the special programs involved a panel of historians and theatre educators who discussed Lin Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton. One of those theatre educators asked Maceo to be part of the panel. He was unable to due to Peter Pan rehearsals but he did write his opinion and thoughts and that educator used it during the panel discussion. Cool, right?
Pappy’s is one of those places where you either know exactly where it is or you have never even heard of it. It has a storied history in Springfield serving as a grocery store in the 1920’s then as a cafe for the the old St. John’s building that sits next to it later on. Pappy’s is the oldest business to have a beer by the drink license stemming from the 1930’s just after prohibition. It officially became the Pappy’s as we know it today in 1971 and has been serving SGF ever since.
|We treated a dear theatre friend.|
I posted this photo of some of his raku on an unschool facebook page and a viewer invited him to submit some photos of his pottery for possible publication in a magazine.
Both Maceo's Youth Performance Troupe and the cast of Peter Pan made a public performance at a local annual awards ceremony for art community. Two of the important figures at our community theatre were honored at the ceremony, including Maceo's primary troupe instructor.
These are photos of the rehearsal and mic check.
Here is our first day of school photo.
Oh my, it looks like another year is before us :)
That big exercise ball would be the sun then we went from there.
This project was unique in that it involved constructing a sensory trail for a therapeutic horse riding facility.
Additionally. Maceo took a masterclass on cold reading and Bishop did some cooking, including experimenting with pork belly and grilling some delightful goodies for my birthday. We began a course in Constitutional Literacy. We are using a dvd program. We watch the video segment and have group discussion. Bishop and I have continued watching shows on Viceland and we all have tons of conversation about political and sociological concerns. Bishop worked on his personal fitness merit badge and went swimming. Maceo began vocal lessons with a new vocal instructor and the production of Peter Pan opened. They both hung out with friends consistently and we had our fantasy football draft. And, of course, the NFL season began (YASSS!!!).
Busy and wonderful!!!