Photograph: Guy Louis in concert
July 6: Doug Scheer’s Pollution Solution.
Is it environmental magic or is science more fun than you ever imagined? Perennially popular, “Dr. Science,” who has entertained hundreds of thousands of Michigan students since 1987, brings his special brand of interactive zaniness back to Bay City to both entertain and educate.
July 18: Guy Louis and His Chautauqua Express.
When the Chautauqua Express rolls into town, you can expect fast-paced musical adventures that celebrate the community as well as encourage creative expression. Since 1986, Guy Louis has presented over 4,000 performances to educational, family, and community audiences—always to great reviews. www.guylouis.com
July 22: Cirque Amongus.
Today’s special partner, Bay County Library System, invites you to discover the Big Top within each of us. Cirque Amongus performers remind children that challenges can be fun and that achieving the seemingly impossible is a unique adventure. These professional entertainers introduce students to the fundamentals of circus arts—juggling, movement, and balancing—in a safe, fun-filled, and educational environment. All will have an unforgettable experience as they are transformed into circus arts instructors, choreographers, stagehands, wardrobe chiefs, make-up artists—and performers! http://cirqueamongus.com
July 29: Adam Mellema, Storyteller.
Tots and adults alike have embraced Mellema’s folktales and original stories peppered with colorful characters: men, women, children, and even a paperweight. He tailors performances from a collection of stories that includes ethnic folktales, familiar children's stories, and off-the-wall original works. Adam, also a producer of children’s television programs, shares his love for reading, self-expression, and imagination. http://franklin-eclectic.com/resume.htm
August 5: Freshwater.
Discover or rediscover the joy of music and step-dancing in the tradition of the British Isles, Canada, and the United States with this musical celebration for all ages by this four-person, acoustic band. The sound is rootsy and celebratory, conjuring up deep memories of place and time but in a way that is as crisp and renewing as the breeze off of the Great Lakes themselves. http://www.myspace.com/freshwatermusic
August 12: Acting Up Theatre.
The mission of Acting Up Theatre Company is to “involve, inform, entertain” children of all ages. Educational theatre has never been more fun with this experienced children’s dramatic troupe. http://www.actingup.biz/home.html