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Free Puppet-Building Workshops for the Celebrate Mansfield Festival

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 9, 2018

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will once again offer community puppet-building workshops with acclaimed Boston puppeteer Sara Peattie, to design and build life-size and over-life-size puppets of community role models for the Celebrate Mansfield Parade in Downtown Storrs. These free workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Ballard Institute, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. Workshop participants will be invited to parade with the puppets as part of the Celebrate Mansfield Parade on Sunday, September 16 at noon, and then perform in an open-air community pageant. These events are all part of the 15th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival.

No experience is necessary to participate in these free community puppet-building workshops with Sara Peattie, but registration is requested. Participants can come for one or both days and are not required to stay for the entire time. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. To register for the workshop or if you require accommodation to participate, contact the Ballard Institute at or 860-486-8580.


September 8, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
(860) 486-8580


Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
1 Royce Circle
Mansfield, CT United States
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