Category Archives: Outdoor & Small parties
Looking for Something Different?
From A (as in animal twist balloons) to Z (as in zydeco music) EncorENTERTAINMENT provides fun & memorable performers to please your campers.
It’s time to put some Pizzazz in your Campground Events!
ROFL! LOL! Our hilarious comedians and hypnotists will have your campers holding their sides in laughter. Have you ever had your cheeks hurt the next day from laughing so hard? Now that’s comedy. Shows are R rated with a twinkle and comic routines can be tweaked for all ages.
What’s “mo better” than a great band that’s so great you just “can’t sit down!” What type of music would you like to kick up your heels with? Rock, swing, country, celtic, soul, ethnic, oldies, blues, bluegrass, zydeco. As the Dave Clark Five said… “Any way you want it!”
Itching to shake that booty? You’ll “get down on it” with lively dance instructions and performances. From the basic, always popular line dancing to Middle Eastern, Hawaiian, and country. We promise to get those wall flowers out onto the dance floor!
Puppets, and clowns and reptiles oh my! All kinds of kids entertainment is guaranteed to bring lots of smiles! Magic, face painting, twist balloons, storytelling. Cuddly animals & cool reptiles. Play equipment.
Memorial Day weekend. Fourth of July! Christmas in July. Labor Day. Halloween. We’ve got you covered. Patriotic bands, Uncle Sam, Dracula & witches. Create your own theme if you like & we’ll fill in the rest.
MISS MARY’S PUPPETS with Personality!
MISS MARY’S PUPPETS with Personality!
interactive puppet show’s goal is to entertain, educate, inspire and enrich the lives of others through the power and fun of puppets.
Each show is filled with laughter, “entertaining” teaching tools and impromptu puppet banter. Great for pre-schools, grade schools, birthday parties & fun events. Performances and Puppet Workshops.
Miss Mary has been in the field of Early Education for over 30 years. She has worked with children birth through 12 years in a variety of settings and capacities. Her educational background is in Early Education and Psychology and she has worked as an early childhood teacher, administrator, consultant and adult educator. Miss Mary has been a professional puppeteer for over 15 years providing puppetry performances and workshops all over New England for children and adults.
Guess Who’s Hopping Into Town?
I have a hutch…. a rabbit hutch that is…
that the Easter Bunny’s paws are ready to hop on over to your party!
For a farm fresh yet wild range rabbit…… Hire the hare for your Easter holiday party!
Easter Bunny Visits to your
Home, Party or Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Bunny visits for a fun home visit for pictures (with your camera or let us know and we can take them and post on facebook for you)
The Easter Bunny can bring an Easter Basket or you may leave a basket for the bunny to bring in (please let us know when scheduling.)
Easter Parties are also available with Bunny and Party Attendant, please call
Every little girl dreams of being a Princess….
Make her dreams come true with a Princess visit!
Princess Visit (30 Minutes)
A great addition to any party- a fun 30 minute visit which includes a small gift for the birthday child delivered by her favorite Princess. The Princess will pose for pictures with the guests. After pictures, the children will participate in an easy craft before bidding their farewells to the Princess.
Princess Visit (1 Hour)
An enchanting 1 Hour visit from your child’s favorite Princess who will assist with activities and games sure to please your little Princess and all her guests. A special gift will be presented to the birthday Princess. There will be time for pictures and if you’d like the Princess to be there for the Happy Birthday cake, please let us know so she can plan accordingly.
URBAN BURN rocks the house wherever they perform! The band’s eclectic repertoire is perfect for any event — private parties, weddings, fund-raisers, colleges, festivals and fairs. Members Alex, Brian , and Chris have been life-long fans of Reggae, Funk, and Rock music. Their varied influences are reflected in the band’s diverse set list. From the Reggae classics of Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, to the Soul anthem’s of Marvin Gaye and Ben E. King, to the iconic Rock hits of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Hendrix, and the current chart topping songs of John Mayer and Bruno Mars… this trio plays it all!!! (Their set list also includes songs from The Police, Parliament/Funkadelic, Prince, The Beatles, Sublime, The Temptations, B.B. King,The Doors, Led Zeppelin… and much more!)
When you’re looking for a band that will please everyone at your event, URBAN BURN is the perfect fit! For booking and more information call:
Now and again ENCORENTERTAINMENT will feature a
Our Encore TEAM includes EXPERTS in the fields of decorating, photography, video and many more creative areas. Our professional team will guarantee an outstanding party or event — one that you guests will remember with the fondest of memories!
Beautiful Things – My little boutique is where I can create to my heart’s content. For as long as I can remember I have been drawing, painting, designing rooms, making displays, crafting, and event design. It’s been said that if you look at what is on a person’s bookshelf you will discover what they are passionate about. Mine are filled with all of the above.
While making a living as a restaurant manager my spare time was spent creating and reading everything I could about my passion. About ten years ago I had had enough of the corporate world. My husband, George, the wonderful man and free spirit that he is, wholeheartedly supported my decision to open my boutique. This was so out of my comfort zone but I had to try and Beautiful Things opened its doors.
I discovered along the way that living a creative life was more than just creating, it was a whole new way of thinking. I was learning that I had to work on myself and change my thinking. Being an entrepreneur was much different that working for someone. And, that started another journey that I have found, is just as important as running my business.
While my days are filled with greeting customers, working with brides planning their very special day, and of course shopping for beautiful things this creative journey that I am on is one of the best things that could have happened to me. To be able to do what I am passionate about and bring beauty and design to someone’s day is something that I am thankful for everyday.
Love is in the air in February!
Madeleine offers some lovely tips on ways to bring more love into your life — by giving more Love!
Everyone loves Cuddly Baby Animals!
EncorENTERTAINMENT provides a variety of animal programs for birthday parties, libraries, seniors, schools, festivals and other fun events!
The Baby Farm
Perfect for Birthday Parties, or small and personal get togethers.
The Baby Farm includes a lamb, baby goats, a piglet, chicks, ducklings and baby bunnies. Approximately 20-25 animals. Great when space is an issue, and the Farm can come right inside! There is always an attendant to help out with the animals and answer all questions. As an added bonus, a professional Face Painter or pony rides can be included.
A cute, lovable bunny or chick is just waiting to be cuddled!
Can anything be more adorable?
Miniature Animal Farm
Meet and pet full grown animals in miniature sizes. This farm includes a large fenced in area and approximately 10-12 animals. These animals may include Nigerian Dwarf goats, miniature sheep, a miniature horse, alpacas, dwarf bunnies, bantam chickens (tiny chickens) or call ducks (the smallest domestic breed of duck). Most of the animals from the Miniature Farm, started out in the Baby Animal Farm, so they are very used to being handled and truly love the attention
The Main Event
Perfect for large group parties, fairs, festivals, corporate events, and much more. The Main Event may include any combination of the following, the Baby Animal Farm, the Miniature Farm, Professional Face painter, and 1 or 2 Ponies for pony rides. The Main Event is the complete package…twice the staff and all the fun!
Whether it be a Nursing Home, Senior Day Care, Long Term Care or Special Needs Facility, what better way to do therapy than with baby animals? Animals may include baby bunnies, ducklings, kittens, and a goat or lamb. Baby blankets are provided to hold the animals, and an attendant is present at all times to ensure safety and cleanliness.
The perfect way to celebrate Christmas!
Along with Mary and
Joseph, the nativity is recreated with a donkey, Camelid, goats and
sheep. Fencing can be set up
in a variety of ways, to work
with your needs.
VISIT SHINING TIDES
Marla’s Reptile Show brings the wild things to you!
REPTILES ARE COOL!
Reptiles are one of the most misunderstood groups in the animal kingdom. They are the subject of numerous fantastic tales and myths. Marla’s program brings reptiles up close and personal and dispels these fables! Live amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and crocodilians and some venomous species and amphibians waiting to meet you! Free. For children ages kindergarten and up. 7pm. Mattapoisett YMCA, 38 Reservation Road, Mattapoisett MA 508-758-4203, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY
Take Your Child to the Library Day an annual event created by Connecticut children’s librarians Nadine Lipman and Caitlin Augusta, has now become a nationwide campaign dedicated to bringing more children into their local libraries. Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library in Rochester MA is offering lots of fun programs!
Schedule of events: 10am-2pm:
10:00 – 11 – Library Scavenger Hunt-all who participate are entered into a raffle! Stories read by storytime graduates!
11 am – 11:45 Newby’s Music Show!
Fun for all ages!
Newby’s interactive singalong & fun musical performance includes songs the whole family can enjoy and “perform” – becoming the “stars of the show.” Newby plays keyboard and sings familiar songs for everyone to clap their hands, stomp their feet and sing along ! Easy to play, fun musical instruments like kazoos, triangles and bells are handed out and give kids a chance to be part of the show. Newby brings super fun to every kind of party! For more info about Newby’s Music show: http://wp.me/p2ypS8-6E
12:00 – 12:30 – Storytime Sampler with special guest reader, Plumbalina the library dancing fairy – stories, nursery rhymes, and movement activities
12:30 – 1:30 Duct Tape Workshop – conducted by the Jr. Friends (and friends) youth group.
Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way Rochester MA. 508-763-8600 www.plumblibrary.com
Mattapoisett Public Library is also offering special fun programs on February 2 Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Ever wanted to learn to juggle? Here’s your chance!
Criss Cross the Juggler will astound you with his juggling skills! And will teach you a few tricks of the trade. There’s lots of audience participation is his show! Criss Cross has been performing professionally since 1984 as a founding member of The Suspenders Juggling Troupe. He has performed on the East and West coast of the United States and both sides of the Atlantic. His family-oriented style draws crowds in, because his methods of audience participation are both heartwarming and humorous. For more info about Criss Cross contact EncorENTERTAINMENT 508-993-1999 www.encorent.com Showtime 1pm. Mattapoisett Public Library, 7 Barstow St, Mattapoisett, MA 508- 758-4171 www.mattapoisettlibrary.org
Fairhaven Village Militia Winter Camp
The Fairhaven Village Militia and the Fairhaven Office of Tourism present a historical winter encampment at the Academy Building on the west lawn of Fairhaven High School. Talk to period costumed men and women about life in the 1770s. See military drilling, flintlock musket and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations and more. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Academy Building lawn, 141 Main Street, Fairhaven. For more information, 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@aol.com.
THE MAGIC OF STEPHENStephen is a master at magic, illusion, hypnosis and balloon sculpture. Whether he is performing solely as a Magician in a Tuxedo or as his character D.C. the Clown, Stephen creates his unique shows with the audience in mind. Audience participation is a key part of all of his performances, as well as the use of live animals, including a piano playing pig.
Combination programs are available: for example -Magic, DJ, Gamemaster, Balloon Artist.
Stephen has been performing magic and balloon sculpting for over 20 years Through the years he has incorporated other entertainment into his shows: face painting, air brush tattooing, DJing and hypnosis.
“I was the quiet one in school,” Stephen reveals. “It wasn’t until high school that I got involved with plays. I took a speech class to force me out of my shyness. As a member of The Knights of Pythias, a mens charity organization, I volunteered to be an assistant to the magician. I was comic relief and when I would pull a string, my pants fell down! I got splashed with water and all that fun stuff. I went on my own after that and started performing when I was 28.”
Stephen is a former special needs teacher who has combined many of his talents to create a whole world of magic for the young of heart. His custom-created magic shows delight and astound audiences in and around New England. Some of his treasured moments have been his performances at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut and a 25 hour magic show he produced to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Stephen received The Independent Spirit Award from WLVI-TV 56 for work he has done in hospitals. He also worked with David Copperfield’s Project Magic.
You won’t believe your eyes when you see the Magic Stephen performs at your party. All of Stephen’s shows are filled with exciting magic, comedy and fun filled audience participation. Members of the audience are center stage and help perform the magic. Animals appear and disappear. There is also a zoo of animals.
Stephen Makes your Birthday Party an event.
At most birthday parties as many children as possible are able to be volunteers (sometimes adults too). Along with his zoo of animals, everyone is laughing and gasping with amazement. The Birthday Child is always the first one up and the last one down. For bigger programs, Stephen has a state of the art sound system and a computer of thousands of songs to DJ at your party. He is also The Game Master. Stephen can keep everyone ecstatically happy for hours. Combine Magic, Balloon Sculptures and a DJ and you have a time to remember. Also available: Air Brush Tattoos, Face Painting, Costume Characters and Karaoke.
Magic is entertaining, educational, fun and interactive. Stephen combines high energy magic with lots of comedy. With the help of students and teachers he makes live animals appear and disappear. You won’t believe your eyes when Tweety the Bird, Snuggles the Hedgehog, visit your school.
While the animals are being pet, Stephen tells where the animals are from, what they eat, some of their habits and more. Many different animals are available depending on the specific program. Some shows are general and have animals from several different categories. Some shows are school visits where a class may be studying a specific animal classification. Stephen has a lot of volunteers come up to help out to be part of the show. Not all the tricks have animals. Sometimes, you don’t know what to expect and he has tricks up his sleeve!
DC the CLOWN
As DC the Clown, Stephen evokes laughs. A bright colorful costume lets everyone know there will be nothing but fun. Animals, Magic, Balloon Sculptures, Face Painting or Glitter Tattoos are Specialties of DC the Clown. Available for parties, parades, store openings or balloon deliveries.
DC the Clown performs magic with and without live animals. This multi-talented clown also twists balloons and paints faces. DC makes everyone laugh. This brightly colored character uses whatever is in his bag of tricks to make everyone laugh and laugh. From his funny voices to puppets to plate spinning. No one knows what will be next!
Live Animals from around the world are center stage: Bernice the Iguana, Rosie the Rose Hair Tarantula, Leon the Bearded Dragon, Charlotte the Chinchilla and many more. Audience members learn the creatures country of origin, eating habits, idiosyncrasies and the care of animals. All animals are available to be pet.
Meet and pet exotic reptiles – Bernice the Iguana and Leon the Beared Dragon to name a few. As well as animals and creatures from around the world – Rosie the Rose Hair Tarantulla and Charlote the Chinchilla. These very special exotic animals have been handled for many years and are quiet and docile. They love attention. See reptiles and other animals from around the world close up like you’ve never seen before. Recently added to the program: Fred the Leopard Gecko and The Traveling Hissing Cockroaches
Seniors are very special to Stephen. This show is specially designed as extremely hands on and interactive. Live animals appear. Members of the audience pet the animals. Stephen tells stories, usually true, as he twists balloons to go along with the stories. He make all types of colorful hats.
Sometimes he sings songs that are easily recognizable to the seniors. As Stephen sings with your group, he twists balloons like “Your A Grand Old Flag” and makes a red, white and blue braided hat. Everyone gets involved and everyone walks away or rolls away very happy.
MAGICAL HELPING HANDS
Stephen has been teaching magic and balloon sculpting for 10 years through a therapeutic program he founded called The Magical Helping Hands Inc. This program allows individuals and groups who have special needs to be expressive and creative, while working toward some of their goals which include strengthening hand, improving eye-hand co-ordination and memory recall. This program makes it fun!
All of Stephen’s programs are fun-filled and full of surprises. He loves doing COMBINATION SHOWS that include Magic, DJ, Gamemaster, or Twist Balloon Art. You can be as creative as you like! Mix and match entertainment experiences!