Tonight's Concert with Jacob Jolliff, Tony Trischka and Mike Robinson has been moved indoors tonight due to likelihood of thunderstorms and lightening. Please join us at the Hawley United Methodist Church located at 315 Church Street, in Hawley, PA. Thank you!

Donation-Based Children's Events!

Donate once through our Eventbrite links below and bring as many children as you’d like! Tickets are not necessary for children. Join us for fun, educational and whimsical children’s puppet, theater and musical performances!

Wed, Aug 4

Harmony Hill Puppet Shows & Workshop for Children

1-4 PM

“The Ladybug and the Firefly” followed by “Antonia’s Great Adventure” & puppet workshop!

Mary Benson of Harmony Hill Puppets has a BA in English from Rutgers University, and is certified in Elementary Education. She was a member of Dr. Neff's Incredible Puppet Company, formerly a theater-in-residence at Glassboro College (now Rowan University) in Glassboro, NJ, for 5 years. She established Harmony Hill Puppet Theatre in 1995, and for 6 years led puppetry workshops in the L.I.F.E. Afterschool program for the School District of Lancaster, PA. Learn about the days activies below!

1:00 pm to 1:35 pm - The Ladybug and the Firefly (Especially suitable for very young children, pre-K to 2nd grade) An unlikely friendship develops through tolerance and self-sacrifice. A ladybug needs help getting home. She hires a young firelfy to light her way, but is neither grateful or considerate, until a hungry catbird arrives on the scene! 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm - Easy Puppets Workshop Children make either a sock puppet or a bandanna hand puppet of their own design. They give their puppet a name, a personality, and a voice, and may introduce their puppet creation on the puppet stage. 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm - Antonia's Great Adventure (Especially suitatable for 1st grade to 4th grade) In this epic of miniature proportions, a shy black ant begins the adventure of her life when she is carried away on a cupcake! She falls to earth, lost, and meets a traveling flea circus full of insects showcasing their special talents: caterpillars turning into butterflies, a dangerous praying mantis, and a curious boy scientist. Real facts about insects are illustrated in this unusual tale of transformation.

Sun, Aug 15

Harmony Hill Puppet Shows & Workshop for Children

1-4 PM

“From the Bottom of the Sea” & “A Dragon’s Tale” puppet shows & workshop

Mary Benson of Harmony Hill Puppets has a BA in English from Rutgers University, and is certified in Elementary Education. She was a member of Dr. Neff's Incredible Puppet Company, formerly a theater-in-residence at Glassboro College (now Rowan University) in Glassboro, NJ, for 5 years. She established Harmony Hill Puppet Theatre in 1995, and for 6 years led puppetry workshops in the L.I.F.E. Afterschool program for the School District of Lancaster, PA.

Learn about the day's activities below! 1:00 pm to 1:35 pm - From the Bottom of the Sea (Especially suitable for very young children, pre-K to 2nd grade) A boy goes all the way to the bottom of the sea to get his best friend the best birthday present in the world. He discovers a treasure there, and sea creatures having a party. Will he bring back the best present in the world, and what IS it? 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm - Easy Puppets Workshop Children make either a sock puppet or a bandanna hand puppet of their own design. They give their puppet a name, a personality, and a voice, and may introduce their puppet creation on the puppet stage. 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm - A Dragon's Tale (Especially suitable for 1st grade to 4th grade) A plucky Princess rescues her Prince from a fierce dragon, in this story of second chances and following your heart. When the dragon wants to change his ways, will anyone believe him?

Wed, Aug 25

Farm Arts Collective: Stone Soup Cooking Class

1-3 PM

“A farm-to-table extravaganza for kids and adults”

A Live Theatrical Cooking Show. How to Cook Seasonal Vegetables “With a sprinkle of song, dance, and plenty of chop, slice, and dice, audiences learn how to turn farm fresh vegetables into delicious meals. Two perfarmers cook up seasonal dishes while cleverly enacting the folk tale of Stone Soup as the savory aromas of a meal we will all share fill the room.” – Young adult novelist, Wendy TownsendFarm Arts Collective teaches audiences of all ages how to cook four seasonal farm fresh vegetables dishes, with a pinch of history, a dash of farming lore, and song filled live cooking demo that’s fun and educational.

Sun, Aug 29

“Songs of the Woods” Children’s Show with Michelle Oram & Stephen Faubel

2-3 PM

“Every child has a voice, and Michelle Oram’s musical performance of “Songs of the Woods” demonstrates exactly that.”

Michelle Oram has been teaching children of all ages for 35 years to find their voice through music, drama and the arts. Her book and music for Songs of the Woods is written to help children of all ages find their own unique voice -through practice and patience we can achieve just about anything we set our hearts to! "You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind." – Darwin Kingsley.