Garden Marketplace set for Sunday
Published 1:17 pm, Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The 20th annual Garden Marketplace will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12, on Veterans Green in Westport.
This year's market will feature more than 30 vendors of products for the home and garden and family entertainment.
Events will include:
Puppet Players Participation Theatre, 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.: Jeannie Walker will create puppet plays using music and song for a different show every hour. A puppet theatre will be available and the children will go behind the stage to participate in the show.
Tom Hanford and Nancy Finlay performing "In the Good Old Colony Days," 2 p.m.: Dressed in period costumes, they will sing and tell stories of the 17th and 18th centuries. Hanford's singing will be accompanied by guitar, violin and harmonica. They have performed for two years together at museums in New York and Connecticut and are listed in the Directory of Performing Artists of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Finlay performs with the Yale Alumni Chorus and the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York. Hanford has performed his historic programs for families in Old Sturbridge Village, the Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts and locally at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
Suzanne Sherman Propp, singer songwriter performing with some of her students at Greens Farms Elementary School, 3 p.m.: Propp is a general music teacher and choral director at the elementary school. This year's theme is "Celebrating the Earth!" To tie in with the Westport Historical Society's "Back to Our Roots" exhibit, Propp will have a sing-along featuring songs like "This Land is Your Land" by Woodie Guthrie, "Down on the Farm," "Home on the Range," "Oh Susannah" and "In Wonderful Westport."
Phil and Tom's Ice Cream Truck will arrive after the performance at 3:45 p.m. for ice cream treats.
The Garden Marketplace is a Westport Historical Society event planned in conjunction with the Hidden Garden Tour on the same day. Tickets for the tour can be purchased in advance by calling 203-222-1424 or the historical society website: www.westporthistory.org. Tickets are $45; $35 for WHS members. Tickets purchased on the day of the tour are $50.