Where I Have Been

February 2017

Friday, February 3, 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Early Childhood workshop for educators sponsored by Renewal Unlimited, Inc.
Wilderness Lodge and Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
"Active Music: Sing! Dance! LEARN!

Wednesday, February 8 9:30 a.m

Bethany Lutheran Preschool, Fort Atkinson, WI
Family Concert! Miss Carole and Clarence are ba-ack!

Friday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
McHenry, IL
Family Concert! Let the Snowballs fly!!!

Monday, February 13, 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Kolmar School's EC Special Ed and Preschool for All programs, Oak Lawn, IL
Two Concerts for Kids! Oh, what fun!

Wednesday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.

Villa Park Parks and Rec at the Iowa Community Center
Villa Park, IL
Concert for Kids!
Our annual visit - let's sing, dance and play!

Saturday, February 18, 10:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Launching into Literacy and Math 17th Annual Professional Development Conference Series
Madison College, Madison, WI
Miss Carole will be leading these sessions:
10:45 Active Music for Active Learners: Brain Food, Body Fuel
1:00 Tiny Tunes for Toe-Tapping Toddlers
For registration and info contact the Madison Metropolitan School District

Sunday, February 19, 2:00 p.m.

Carol Stream Public Library
616 Hiawatha Dr, Carol Stream, IL
Family Concert! Jump in the car and come in from the cold for family fun with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Monday, February 20, all day!

Butte des Morts Elementary School, Menasha, WI
Miss Carole and Clarence will be sharing a whole day of learning through music - again!
Family Concerts at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Professional Development Workshop for teachers from Noon - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, February 22, 9:45 & 10:30 a.m.

Penny Lane School, Chicago Ridge, IL
Concerts for 3's and 4's - we had so much fun last year, we're back!

Saturday, February 25, 11 a.m.

Oak Lawn Public Library
9427 Raymond Ave, Oak Lawn, IL
Family Concert! Snowmen, snowballs, and FUN!
Come on in!

Saturday, February 25, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Collaboration for Early Childhood's 14th Early Childhood Symposium
Percy Julian Middle School, Oak Park, IL
Workshop: "WELCOME! Music and Movement for the Happy Classroom!"
For info click HERE

January 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 8:15 a.m.

St John Fisher School, Chicago, IL
Concert for Kids - let's rock the new year!

Wednesday, January 25, 10:15 a.m.

Queen of Martyrs School, Evergreen Park, IL
Concert for Kids! Let's get the new year hopping!

Friday, January 27, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Opening Minds Annual Conference
Sheraton Grand Chicago, IL
Please note the new location for this conference!
For Info click HERE.
2:00 pm "Sing Along, Dance Along, Do Along: Learning Through Music!" Join Miss Carole and Clarence as we sing and move - songs and dances that will become favorites in your EC classrooms - many from our new recording, "WELCOME!"

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m.

Prince of Peace Preschool and Kindergarten
930 W. Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL
Open House and Family Concert!
YES - the free concert is open to the public! Then you can tour the school, talk with teachers and get information about their great program. For info call 847-885-7036.

Monday, January 30, 10:00 a.m.

Mother's Day Out Preschool, Elm Grove, WI
Concert for Kids!
Miss Carole and Clarence are back!! Let's get singing!

Tuesday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.

Immaculate Conception School, Chicago, IL
Family Concert!
We're back with new songs and old favorites!

October 2016

Monday, October 3, 9:00 a.m.

Cross Lutheran School, Yorkville, IL
Kids & Families Concert! Can't wait to meet you!

Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 a.m.

St Robert Bellarmine School, Chicago, IL
Concert for Kids!
So great to come back to this energetic group!

Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.

St Robert Bellarmine School, Chicago, IL
Parent Workshop:
"Making Music = Making Smarter Kids!"

Friday, October 5, all day!

GEM Conference 20th Anniversary
at the Bible Church, Pontiac, IL
Miss Carole is the Closing Keynote and will present a breakout session!
Breakout: 11 a.m. "Tiny Tunes for Toddlers!"
Closing Keynote: 2:00 p.m. "Sing Your Way Home with Pockets Full of Songs and Movement Activities!"
So nice to be invited to return for a big celebration!

Monday, October 10, 10:00 a.m.

Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect, Elmhurst, IL
Family Concert! Grab the kids on their day off from school and come raise the roof with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Wednesday, October 12, 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Iowa Library Association Fall Conference,
Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA
Pre-Conference Professional Development Session for Youth Librarians: "Music and Literacy: The Importance of Music in the Lives of Young Children"
Info: ILA publication (scroll down to conference agenda)

Friday - Sunday, October 14-16

The Children's Music Network Annual Conference,
Los Gatos, CA
Miss Carole and over 125 musicians, librarians, songwriters, performers and parents are heading to the beautiful Presentation Center to immerse ourselves in networking, friend-making, and all things children's music!
For info: Children's Music Network.
Join me - it's been enhancing my teaching for 20 years!

Saturday, October 22, 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DuPage AEYC Annual Conference, Naperville, IL
Miss Carole returns to this great opportunity for learning to present 2 workshops:
The Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along Workshop - Part 1 and Part 2!
Keep checking HERE for registration info as it becomes available.

Monday, October 24, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Cross Lutheran School, Yorkville, IL
Professional Development workshop:
"ACTIVE MUSIC: Brain Food, Body Fuel!"

Wednesday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Fox Valley Park District, Aurora, IL
Professional Development workshop:
"More Music & Movement Ideas for the EC Classroom"
Miss Carole returns to work with these super teachers who are so dedicated to make developmentally appropriate music a priority in their classes!

September 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

Premier Showcase at Abbington Distinctive Banquets,
Glen Ellyn, IL
Come talk with Miss Carole about your assembly, family night, in-house field trip and professional development needs! Book your date at the event and get a discount!
For info: Premier Showcase

Friday, September 16, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

First Baptist Academy, Hendersonville, North Carolina Professional Development Workshop:
"ACTIVE MUSIC: Sing! Dance! Learn!"

Wednesday - Friday, September 21 - 23, 9 am - 3 pm

Iowa Youth Services Showcase Tour
Wednesday - Davenport East Branch Library
Thursday - Waverly Library
Friday - Jefferson Library

Monday, September 26, 9:30 a.m. & 1:10 p.m.

Willow Springs Early Learning Center,
Menomonee Falls, WI
Our annual visit to this wonderful center full of great teachers and an ever-changing array of delightful children! Can't wait to share songs and dances - new and old!

Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.

Helen Plum Library, 110 W. Maple Street, Lombard, IL
FAMILY CONCERT!
We're back for another great evening of music!

August 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 pm

National Night Out against Crime - Party in the Park!
South Elgin's award-winning Family Night
in Jim Hansen Park
We're ba-ack! Though our concert is at 7 pm, bring the kids from 6 - 8:30 pm - there's lots to do! Meet Captain Jack Sparrow, watch Tom Boz' Strolling Magic, grab sinner and play lots of games! A great event for families! Check it out here: South Elgin Night Out Against Crime!

Friday, August 5, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

40th Annual Concordia Early Childhood Conference,
Concordia University, River Forest, IL
Miss Carole's workshops:
9:15 a.m. Phonological Awareness Through Active Music
1:15 p.m. Dancing Feet!
For registration and info: Early Childhood Conference

Friday, August 12, 10:00 a.m.

Niles Public Library, 6960 W. Oakton St, Niles, IL
Bibliobop Program - Macaroni Soup Family Concert!
Come sing and dance with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. - Noon

Villa Park Parks and Rec at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth, Villa Park
BIG RIGS AND KIDS / SUPER SENSATIONAL SATURDAY MORNING!
Join Miss Carole and Clarence for a rocking good time, then check out the Police & Fire Dept vehicles plus trucks, and smaller equipment! It's all hands-on!

Saturday, August 13, 1:15 p.m.

Park Ridge Park District HINKLEY FEST!
25 W. Busse, Park Ridge
This festival runs Thursday - Sunday - with rides, food and fun! Join Miss Carole and Clarence for a sing-along, dance-along concert, then enjoy all the other activities!

The Rest Of August - guess what Miss Carole's doing - YES! I'm recording a new cd! You are WELCOME to keep checking back for a release date later this Fall - it'll have squirrels, pumpkins, vehicle songs - and so much more! Whoo hoo!

July 2016

HELLO COLORADO! Miss Carole and Clarence are doing their first tour in the Rocky Mountain State!

Tuesday, July 5, 6:30 pm

Carbon Valley Regional Library, Firestone, CO
Family Concert - Come sing and dance - we'll whup up a storm (or at least a Snowball Freeze Fight!)

Wednesday, July 6, 10:30 am

Tallyn's Reach Library, Aurora, CO
Family Concert! Let us introduce you to Macaroni Soup Music - deliciously fun!

Wednesday, July 6, 3:30 pm

Martin Luther King Jr Library, Aurora, CO
Family Concert! Musical fun and learning through music - and merriment!

Thursday, July 7, 10:00 am

Mission Viejo Library, Aurora, CO
Family Concert! We're singing and dancing around the Denver area - one library at a time! Join us!

Thursday, July 7, 6:00 pm

Central Library, Aurora, CO
Family Concert - bring the kids and join in the fun with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Friday, July 8, 10:30 am

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library, Broomfield, CO
Family Concert - Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole and Clarence bring the music and fun - you put on your dancing shoes!

Saturday, July 9, 9:30 am

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library, Broomfield, CO
Cuddletime! This concert is for the youngest among us! Let's wiggle and giggle together!

SO LONG, COLORADO! It's been good to know ya - we gotta be travelin' on!

Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 am

Plainfield Public Library
15025 S. Illinois Street, Plainfield, IL
Family Concert! Miss Carole and Clarence are bringing Macaroni Soup Music - you bring the kids!

Friday/Saturday, July 15/16

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2016 Early Childhood Conference
Miss Carole returns to present 4 featured sessions, including "HUM: Highly Usable Music!", "Terrific Tunes for Toddlers", "DSL: Dance, Sing, Learn!" and and "Early Childhood Songswap."
For more information: ETSU EC Conference.

Monday, July 18, 6:30 pm

Hinsdale Public Library
20 E. Maple Street, Hinsdale, IL
Family Concert - grab the kids, neighbors, grandparents and let's have some musical fun!

Wednesday, July 20, all day - it's Vegas, Baby!

SDE "I Teach 1st" National First Grade Conference
at The Venetian Hotel!
Miss Carole returns to present at this fabulous professional development event - register now!
8:30 am - "The Music Imperative!"
1:00 pm - "Dancing Feet!"

Thursday, July 21, all day - still in Vegas!

SDE "I Teach K" National Conference for Kindergarten Teachers
Miss Carole changes hats to present for the fabulous K teachers - any returnees from last year?
9:00 am - "The Music Imperative!"
10:45 am - "Dance, Sing, Shake, Ring!"
1:30 pm - "Season By Season"
Miss Carole returns to present at this fabulous professional development event - register now!

Sunday, July 24, 4:00 pm

Springfield Park District & Funshop, Springfield, IL
Come celebrate Funshop's 40th Anniversary and Kids Family Music Fest at Lincoln Park, Springfield!
Miss Carole and Clarence will be bringing the Macaroni Soup Music - get ready to sing and dance with us!

Monday, July 25, 10:00 am

Wesley Child Care Center, Glenview, IL
Concert for Kids - we love our annual summer visit!

Monday, July 25, 3:30 pm

The Goddard School of Darien, yup - Darien, IL
Concert for Kids - we'll be singing and dancing and having summertime fun!

Tuesday, July 26, 10:00 am

Junior Gan Israel Summer Camp, Skokie, IL
Concert for Kids! Our annual visit is always fun!

Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 am

Hines Childcare Center, Hines, IL
Concert for Kids! Long time no see - glad to be back!

June 2016

Saturday, June 4, 11:00 am

Berwyn Public Library, 2701 Harlem Avenue, Berwyn, IL
Family Concert! Start your summer with song and dance! Call the library for registration info.

Tuesday, June 7 - Friday, June 24

Theater Stories and Songs Camp with Miss Carole and her merry band!

Saturday, June 11, 10:30 am

Miss Carole's joining the birthday celebration for Owen and Stella!

Saturday, June 11, 2:00 pm

Aspen Drive Library (Cook Memorial Public Library District), Vernon Hills, IL
Family Concert - Grab the kids, neighbors, granny - let's make some music!

Monday, June 13, 10:00 am

Fountaindale Public Library District, Bolingbrook, IL
AT: Central Park, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook
(in gym if raining)
Family Concert - outdoors! Come sing in the sunshine - or sing in the rain! Just come! And bring a blanket to sit on!

Friday, June 17, 6:00 pm

The Goddard School of Vernon Hills, yup - Vernon Hills, IL! Family Concert! Let's sing and dance to celebrate the good old Summertime!

Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 am

Crete Public Library, 1177 Main Street, Crete, IL
Family Concert! Take a break from your summer reading to sing and dance with Miss Carole and Clarence! Wednesday,

June 29, 6:30 pm

Grayslake Area Public Library
100 Library Lane, Grayslake, IL
Family Concert! We'll be outdoors, weather permitting - bring a blanket!

Thursday, June 30, 4:00 pm

Elmwood Park Library
1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL
Family Concert! We're excited to visit this library for the first time - come sing with us!

May 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 6:00 pm

Twin Lakes Learning Center, Westmont Park District, IL
Family Concert - Miss Carole and Clarence are baa-ck with your favorite songs (and some new ones, too!)

Wednesday, May, 4 6:00 pm

Fox Valley Park District Preschool, Aurora, IL
Family Concert - Yippee! We'll be singing and dancing up a storm - and snowballs may be flying!

Thursday, May 5, 6:45 pm

Mt Prospect Park District Preschool, Mt Prospect, IL
Family Concert - grab the kids and come sing, dance and do!

Friday, May 6, 10 am & 12:30 pm

Preschool for All / Lincoln School, Oglesby, IL
Family Reading Celebration in Song! We'll help the PreK and Kindergarteners share the joy of making music while enhancing early literacy skills!

Saturday, May 7, 10:15 am

Private party to celebrate James' 2nd Birthday!

Monday, May 9, 10:00 - Noon

Harkness House for Children, Winnetka, IL
Professional Development Workshop: "Active Music for Active Learners!"

Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 pm

Schafer School, School District 45, Lombard, IL
Family Night Concert! Miss Carole and Clarence are bringing musical fun and learning - put on your dancing shoes!

Wednesday, May 11, 10 am & 1:00 pm

Middletown Prairie Elementary School, Mahomet, IL
Two Concerts for Kids! We're excited to be back for our annual visit at this great school!

Thursday, May 12, 6:00 pm

LASDE Early Childhood Program, LaGrange, IL
Family Concert - time for some spring in your steps! Let's have fun learning and laughing together!

Friday, May 13, 9:45 am & 1:30 pm

Conyers Learning Academy, Rolling Meadows, IL
Two Concerts for Kids - Miss Carole and Clarence are baa-ck!

Monday, May 16, 9:15 am

St Raymond School, Mt Prospect, IL
Family Concert - Thanks for the invitation to return - now let's get moving!

Tuesday/Wednesday, May 17/18

Prairie Pride Preschool, Cedar Rapids, IA
We're visiting Prairie Hill, Prairie Heights, Prairie View, Prairie Crest and Prairie Ridge Schools! Whoo-hoo!

Friday, May 20, 11:00 am

Barrington Public Library
505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL
Family Concert - bring the kids and be ready to sing and dance!

Sunday, May 22, 11:30 am

St Philip Lutheran Church Preschool, Chicago, IL
Family Concert to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this great school! Congrats to all!

Wednesday, May 25, 10:00 am

Geneva Public Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL
Annual Family Concert - come kick-off the Summer Reading Program with Macaroni Soup! Check with the library for ticket info: 630-232-0780.

Friday, May 27, Noon

Skokie Park District
at Devonshire Cultural Arts Center, Skokie, IL
Family Concert to celebrate the end of the school year - Yippee!

April 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 10:00 a.m.

Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove St., Elgin, IL
Family Concert - call library for sign-up procedure

Friday, April 8, 9:30 & 1:30 p.m. no rat

St Charles Community School District 303
Norton Creek Elementary School
We're ba-ack! Two family concerts to sing our way into Spring!

Friday/Saturday, April 8/9

UW-Whitewater's 38th Annual Early Childhood Conference: "Our Words Matter!"
Whitewater, WI
Miss Carole and Clarence are pleased to return to present workshops and see our old friends in the Exhibit Hall at Booth #11!
On Saturday:
9:45 a.m. "Dance, Sing, Shake, Ring: Using Musical Manipulatives Safely and Effectively for Enhanced Learning"
11:00 a.m. "Phonological Awareness through Participatory Music"
3:30 p.m. - Miss Carole hosts the 15th Annual E.C. Hootenanny - with some of your conference favorites taking the stage!
For information and registration CLICK HERE.

Monday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Player Early Childhood Center, Justice, IL
Our annual visit to sing and dance with students and staff!

Tuesday, April 12, 4:00 & 5:30 p.m.

District 62 Early Learning Center, Des Plaines, IL
We had such a great time with our Holiday Celebration Concert, we're back for more Family Engagement and Fun!

Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.

Boulder Hill Elementary School, Montgomery, IL
Family Concert - can't wait to meet you!

Thursday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.

Algonquin Area Public Library District
2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL
Family Concert - grab the kids, Grandma, the neighbors! Let's have fun!

Thursday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.

Batavia Early Childhood Center, Batavia, IL
Family Night Concert

Friday, April 15, 6:30 p.m.

Bethany Lutheran School, Naperville, IL
Family Concert for PreK - 2nd Graders and their families!

Wednesday, April 20, all day!

Clovis Grove Elementary School, Menasha, WI
10 a.m. PreK Kids & Families Concert
12:30 - 3 p.m. Professional Development Workshop for teachers
6:00 p.m. Family Concert!

Friday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.

Berwyn South District 100 Schools, Berwyn, IL
Family Concert! Let's celebrate Earth Day - and make music!

Sunday, April 24, Noon

St John's Lutheran Church, Flanagan, IL - Parish Hall!
This Family Concert is open to the public!

Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Bolingbrook Park District, Bolingbrook, IL
Family Concert - it's PJ's night. Put on those baby dolls and let's dance!

Thursday, April 28, all day!

Brokaw Early Learning Center, Oswego, IL
We'll be singing and dancing for 6 shows with the students and staff!

Friday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.

Community Action Agency/Head Start, Crystal Lake, IL
Miss Carole will share a Family Music Time!

March 2016

Thursday/Friday, March 3/4, ALL DAY!

35th Annual IL-ASCD PreK-Kindergarten Conference
Renaissance Hotel, Schaumburg, IL
Miss Carole can't wait to see old friends and make new ones!
Thursday: 10:15 Dancing Feet!
                3:45 Re-find the Joy Through Music!
Friday: 10:15 Early Childhood SongSwap!
            2:30 Re-find the Joy Through Music!
Come say hello to Carole and Clarence in the Exhibit Hall!
To Register - CLICK HERE!

Saturday, March 5, 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

19th Annual Infant Toddler Conference
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
12:30 - 2:00 Engaging Toddlers with Music and Movement!
To register - CLICK HERE!

Friday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.

WCTC Child Development Center & Lab Program
Pewaukee, WI
Come to the gym - Building S
Family Concert as part of their outstanding fundraiser! Come early and join Miss Carole's "Stretchy Band Station" - and all the other great activities! Now this is fun!

Saturday, March 12, ALL DAY

UW-Platteville Early Childhood Conference
Platteville, WI
Miss Carole is the Keynote first thing in the morning!
Then she'll present "Tiny Tunes for Terrific Toddlers and Early 3's at 9:45 & 2:45. Check out the other great sessions and information - Click HERE!.

Tuesday, March 15, 10:00 a.m.

Mother's Day Out Preschool, Elm Grove, WI
Concert for Kids!

Saturday, March 19, 9:30 a.m.

Waukesha Public Library, Waukesha, WI
"Great Beginnings" - workshop for early childhood professionals
9:40 - 10:40 a.m. - "Active Music for Active Learners!"

Saturday, March 19, 1 - 3:00 p.m.

The Children's Music Network - Midwest Region SongSwap! at The Beverly Arts Center in Chicago
"Six People Singing!" - if you work with children and use music/storytelling - COME! It's a free exchange of song, dance, movement and story ideas - and it's FREE! Bring a "song" to share and be ready to network!

Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 p.m.

Stepping Stones PreK at Malden Grade School
Malden, IL
Family Night Concert - come for the fun!

Wednesday, March 23, 9:30 a.m., 12:45 & 6:00 p.m.

Douglas School, Princeton, IL
Our annual visit to this great school includes two
Concerts for Kids and a Family Night Concert!
We're ba-ack!

Friday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.

Palatine Public Library District
700 N. North Ct, Palatine, IL
Family Concert! Whoo-hoo!

Saturday, March 26, 10:30 a.m.

Private birthday party in Glenview, IL
Someone's turning 3!

February 2016

Monday, February 1, 9:00 a.m.

St Catherine of Alexandria School, Oak Lawn, IL
Concert for Kids!

Wednesday, February 3, 9:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Bethany Lutheran School and friends, Fort Atkinson, WI
Morning concert for local Lutheran Schools Early
Childhood Programs
Evening Concert for Families

Monday, February 8, 9:20 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Hometown Schools District 123, Oak Lawn, IL
Two Concerts for Kids - EC Special Ed and Preschool for All!

Tuesday, February 9, 9 - 11:00 a.m.

St David's Nursery School, Glenview, IL
Cookie Parties Celebrations!

Monday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.

Elk Grove Village Public Library,
1001 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL
Family Concert - no school? Come sing and play with
Miss Carole and Clarence!

Tuesday/Wednesday, February 16/17, 9:45 a.m. each day

Providence Catholic Children's Academy, New Lenox, IL
We're back for two great mornings with this fun school!

Thursday, February 18, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Berwyn South District 100 Schools, Berwyn, IL
Professional Development Workshop for teachers:
"Active Music for Active Learners!"

Monday, February 22, 9:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

Rhodes Elementary School, River Grove, IL
Our annual visit for Kids Concerts (parents welcome!)

Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln School - Preschool for All, Oglesby, IL
Family Concert on "Family Reading Night!"

Saturday, February 27, 10:00 a.m.

Growing With Grace Preschool, Libertyville, IL
Family Concert! We'll be moving and making music!

January 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 6:00 p.m.

Sorrick School, Palos Hills, IL
Preschool Family Night Concert!
Warm up with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Monday, January 11, 9:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

Rhodes Elementary School, River Grove, IL
We're back for more fun singing and moving concerts with the PreK/K students! Whoopee!

Thursday, January 14, 6:30 p.m.

StarNet Region IV - Belleville, IL
Family Concert at the St Clair County ROE
1000 S. Illinois St.
Come sing, dance, and learn through music and movement with Miss Carole and Clarence! Families with children under 7 years old are welcome!

Friday, January 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

StarNet Region IV is sponsoring a full-day workshop with Miss Carole!
Grace Church, 5151 N. Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL
To register contact Stephanie Herling immediately! WORKSHOP: ACTIVE MUSIC: Brain Food, Body Fuel!
Five professional development hour credits will be given at the end of the workshop.

Tuesday, January 19, 9:45 & 10:30 a.m.

Penny Lane School, Chicago Ridge, IL
Two Concerts! First with the 3 year olds, then with the 4's!

Friday/Saturday, January 22-23

Opening Minds Conference sponsored by the Chicago Metro AEYC
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
REGISTER HERE.
Miss Carole's workshops are all in Room CC10ABC:
Friday, 2:00 p.m. Phonological Awareness Through Participatory Music
Saturday 9:00 a.m. Dance, Sing, Shake, RIng: Using musical manipulatives!
Saturday 11:00 a.m. Phonological Awareness Through Participatory Music

Wednesday, January 27, 10:00 a.m.

Villa Park Parks & Rec
Iowa Community Center, Villa Park, IL
We love this annual concert - let's sing and dance!

Saturday, January 30, 10:00 a.m.

Prince of Peace Preschool, Schaumburg, IL
Family Concert and Open House!
Come on in everyone - see this lovely school AND have a great time with Miss Carole and Clarence!

December 2015

Saturday, December 5, 10:45 a.m.

w/hat! Annual Christmas Party for Countryside, Illinois
Children! We're back! Our bells will be jingling and we'll be making musical merriment with Santa!

Monday/Tuesday, December 14/15

District 62 Early Learning Center, Des Plaines, IL
Family Concerts on Monday at 9:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Let's sing together again!

Friday, December 18, 10:00 a.m.

St Thecla School, Chicago, IL
Let's make the last day of school before Winter Break SING! ...and dance, and throw snowballs...!

November 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 9:30 a.m., 1:15 & 6:00 p.m.

P.H. Miller Elementary School, Plano, IL
Two concerts for kids PreK - 1st Grade, then an evening Family Concert! Here we come for our first visit to Plano!

Friday, November 6, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fox Valley Park District, Aurora, IL
Professional Development workshop: "Dancing Feet Meets Sing-A-Book!"

Sunday, November 8, 5:30 p.m.

Hooray - it's Kate Howie's 3rd Birthday, and Miss Carole is invited!

Friday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.

Lincolnwood Child Care and Development Center
Lincolnwood, IL
Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Family Concert - back for another helping of Macaroni Soup!

Monday, November 16, all day!

BIBs / Center for Children's Services /
Division of Aunt Martha's, Danville, IL
9:00 a.m. Professional Development workshop:
"Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel!"
6:00 p.m. Family Night Concert at Danville Lutheran School

Wednesday - Saturday, November 18-21

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference & Expo
Orlando, Florida

Are you going? Come see Miss Carole at Booth 244 in the Exhibit Hall!
Come to Miss Carole's workshop: "Active Music for Active Learners: Using song, dance and movement to promote brain and body development!"
WHEN: Friday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 414C, Orange County Convention Center

October 2015

Thursday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.

Fox Valley Park District, Aurora, IL
Family Night Concert with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Monday, October 5, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Plainfield Public Library District, Plainfield, IL
Professional Development workshop for librarians:
Do-Re-Mi to A-B-C: The Connection Between Music and Early Literacy"

Thursday, October 8, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Macaroni Soup class begins
at The South Church, Mt Prospect
"Fall Fun for 4's and 5's" - email Carole for info.

Friday, October 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

RAILS - Reaching Across IL Library System
professional development workshop
WHERE: Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch
Workshop: "ACTIVE MUSIC: Brain Food, Body Fuel!"
For info: RAILS

Monday, October 12, 3:00 p.m.

KinderCare Learning Corporation
Fall Professional Development Day
Rolling Meadows, IL
Closing Keynote: "Do-Re-Mi to A-B-C: Making the Connection Between Participatory Music and Early Literacy!"

Wednesday, October 14, 9:00 a.m.

St Robert Bellarmine School, Chicago, IL
Kid Concert with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Glenview, IL
Family Concert - we're back! Let's kick up our heels again!

Friday - Sunday, October 16 - 18 all weekend!

The Children's Music Network International Conference
IL State Beach Conference Center, Zion, IL
If you sing with children in any capacity, you want to be here! Dozens of excellent workshops (including one by Miss Carole!), nightly Song Swaps, a tribute toward guiding hand Pete Seeger and a not-to-miss Keynote by Stuart Stotts! Special day rates for teachers, or do the whole weekend. I wouldn't miss this for anything!
INFO: The Children's Music Network, or email Carole for details!

Tuesday, October 20, 9:30 a.m.

Stickney Township Youth Commission, IL
Intergenerational Concert - mature and youngsters singing and dancing together!
Stickney Township Building, Stickney

Wednesday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.

Stickney Township Youth Commission, IL
Intergenerational Concert - let's do it again!
Louis S Viverito Senior Center, Burbank

Monday, October 26, 1:30, 2:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Erie Elementary School, Erie, IL
It's a Macaroni Soup invasion! Miss Carole and Clarence will join the staff, students and families in Erie for two concerts and a Professional Development workshop. Then whoosh, we'll be gone!

September 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 9:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

CCSD 93 Early Childhood Center, Bloomingdale, IL
Two Concerts for Kids! Bring on the music, light up those brains and bodies!

Wednesday, September 16, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Premier Showcase at
Abbington Distinctive Banquets, Glen Ellyn, IL
Come talk with Miss Carole about your assembly, family night, in-house field trip and professional development needs! Book your date at the event and get a discount! Check the Premier Showcase website for Macaroni Soup's stage time, and come ready to sing along! Get your tickets before September 10!

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

APECHI (Association of Providers of Early Childhood Ed in Chicago)
WHERE: Belmont Library, Chicago
WHAT: Professional Development workshop: "Music & Movement: Brain Food, Body Fuel!"
Contact Marlene for registration info.

Sunday, September 20, 3:30 p.m.

Peaceful Hearts Lutheran Church, Plainfield, IL
Family Concert for the Church Picnic!
Yup, Miss Carole and Clarence are "Going on a Picnic!"

Tuesday, September 22, 11:30 a.m.

St David's Nursery School, Glenview, IL
Family Picnic Show in the meadow!
We love love love this annual event!

Thursday, September 24, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Macaroni Soup Music Classes FALL SESSION begins!
WHERE: The South Church, Mt Prospect, IL
WHAT: 9:30 - Tiny Tunes for 18 mos - 2.5 year olds with adult 10:30 - Sing'n'Shake for 2.5 - 4 year olds with adult
To register contact carole@MacaroniSoup.com or call 847-384-1404

Saturday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

McLean County Family Child Care Association - professional development
WHERE: Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington, IL
WHAT: Full-day seminar: "ACTIVE MUSIC: Brain Food, Body Fuel!"
For info/registration: MCFCCA

Monday, September 28, 9:30 a.m. & 1:10 p.m.

Willow Springs Learning Center,
Menomonee Falls, WI
Annual Kid Concerts with the great students and staff - YIPPEE!

Wednesday, September 30, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

"Sharing A Vision" 14th Biennial Conference
Crown Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL
Miss Carole is back to present a workshop!
Active Music for Active Learners!
For info/registration: Sharing a Vision

Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL
Trutter Center
"Healthy Family Concert" sponsored by Student United Way of LLCC

August 2015

Sunday, August 2, afternoon

City of Tuscola, Illinois
New Toddler Playground dedication!
Family Concert - and playtime before and after!

Monday, August 3, 11:00 a.m.

Orland Park Public Library
14921 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
Family Concert! Miss Carole and Clarence are back for our annual visit to sing, High 5, Dance - and maybe a Snowball Freeze Fight will break out!

Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.

National Night Out Against Crime, South Elgin, IL
Family Concert - join Miss Carole and Clarence making music under the stars! Sponsored by the South Elgin Police Department.

Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 a.m.

Little Lambs of Faith Early Childhood Center
at Faith Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, IL
Family Concert with Macaroni Soup! Enrolled families and prospective families are invited to share the musical fun with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Thursday, August 6, 10:00 a.m.

KinderCare Learning Center of Tinley Park, IL
Concert for Kids!

Friday, August 7 all day Rat

39th Annual Concordia University Chicago
Early Childhood Conference

River Forest, IL
This conference is a wonderful opportunity for professional development hours! For information and registration call 708-209-3538 or email here.
Miss Carole is presenting 2 workshops:
9:15 a.m. Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel!
1:15 p.m. Highly Singable Songs and Fingerplays!

Monday, August 10, 10:30 a.m.

Creme de la Creme of Glenview
Concert for Kids!

Tuesday, August 11, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.

Aurora Early Learning Center, Aurora, IL
Two Concerts for Kids! Our annual Summer visit - yea!

Wednesday, August 12, 10:00 a.m.

Christy's Home Daycare, New Lenox, IL
Concert for Kids!

Friday, August 21, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Goddard School of Vernon Hills, IL
Professional Development for teachers:
"Music and Movement - Brain Food, Body Fuel!"

Monday, August 24, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Temple Preschool, New Bern, North Carolina
Professional Development workshop:
"Active Music: Bringing Joy to the Classroom!"

Tuesday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Ravinia Nursery School, Highland Park, IL
Professional Development workshop:
"Music and Movement - Brain Food, Body Fuel!"

July 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Cedar Falls Public Library
524 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA
Two Family Concerts!
Miss Carole is pleased to return to the area where she spent a couple of years on KWWL-TV! Now it's time to sing'n'dance with a new generation! Perhaps a Snowball Freeze Fight will break out, too! Yippee!

Monday, July 6, 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

SDE "I Teach K!" National Conference
Las Vegas, NV
Carole will present 4 different workshops (NOT while spinning plates on a stick!) for this great gathering of teachers!
For more information: Staff Development for Educators

Thursday, July 9, 10:00 a.m.

Wesley Child Care Center, Glenview, IL
Annual Summer Camp Concert for Kids - this place will be jumpin'!

Friday, July 10, 10:00 a.m.

Kindercare - Schaumburg campus Concert for Kids!

Friday/Saturday, July 17/18

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2015 Early Childhood Conference
Miss Carole will be presenting 4 featured sessions, including "Ka-Boom, KA-BOOM!" with Mary Jo Huff to wrap up two days of learning and sharing!
For more information: ETSU EC Conference.

Saturday, July 25, 3:00 p.m.

Three Rivers Public Library, Channahon, IL, sponsor
Join Miss Carole and Clarence for a Family Concert at SKATELAND in Channahon! Now this is a first - and it's gonna be a blast!

Friday, July 31, 2:00 p.m.

Miss Carole's "Summer Stock Theater Camp" will perform their musical production in Park Ridge - contact Carole for information.

June 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 10:00 a.m.

Child's Voice, Wood Dale, IL
Concert for Kids! We're glad to be back singing and dancing with these dynamic kids!

Wednesday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.

Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL
Family Concert to kick-off the Summer Reading Program!
Call the library for ticketing info: 847-825-4527

Saturday, June 6, 10:00 a.m.

Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Rd, Bartlett, IL
Annual Family Concert! We always have such fun - grab the kids and come on in!

Monday, June 22, 6:00 p.m.

Seneca Public Library, 210 N. Main St, Seneca, IL
Family Concert! Hooray - let's sing a song of Summer!

Friday, June 26, 7:00 p.m.

Miss Carole's "Theater Stories and Songs" class will showcase their production for invited guests.

Monday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.

Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Avenue, Ames, IA
Family Concert! We're excited to visit a few Iowa libraries for the first time! Come in and sing and dance your cares away!

Tuesday, June 30, 10:00 a.m.

Fort Dodge Public Library
424 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA
Family Concert! Grab the kids, friends and neighbors - we're waiting for you!

May 2015

Friday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Gansevoort Elementary School, Rome, NY
K - 2 Kid Concert!
It will be fun to see Rome - AGAIN!

Bellamy Elementary School, Rome, NY
K - 2 Kid Concert!
We're ba-ack!

Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.

Central Library, Rochester, NY
Family Concert! Grab the kids, grandma, the neighbors - you won't have more fun on a Saturday morning than joining Miss Carole and Clarence for singing, dancing and FUN!

Monday, May 4, 10:30 a.m.

Chicago Public Library - West Town Branch
1625 W. Chicago Ave
Family Concert - join us for our first visit to this library - we'll sing, dance and a giggle is guaranteed!

Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 p.m.

Children's Home and Aid, sponsor
First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL
Family Concert! Thanks for inviting us to return - we're bringing the fun!

Thursday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Middletown Prairie Elementary School, Mahomet, IL
Two Concerts for Kids - we're so excited to return for our annual visit - in the brand-new facility! Bet the kids and teachers are the same-old GREAT!

Friday, May 8, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Reaching Forward Conference,
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
LIBRARIANS! Come say hello to Clarence and Miss Carole of Macaroni Soup in the Exhibit Hall! Book for this Fall onsite and get a discount! Leave us your business card and you'll be in a drawing for prizes! Wear polka dots and go home with Miss Carole's latest cd, "Polka Dots!"

Tuesday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.

Immaculate Conception School, Chicago, IL
Family Concert! Who knows - a Snowball Freeze Fight could break out - it's Chicago, after all!

Thursday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

Rhodes Elementary School, River Grove, IL
Two Family Concerts! It's time for our annual visit - can't wait to see everyone! Give me a High 5!

Tuesday, May 19, 9:00 a.m.

Glenbard North High School - Little Panthers Preschool
Carol Stream, IL
Graduation Family Concert and Celebration - with Miss Carole & Clarence joining in!

Friday, May 22, Noon

Devonshire Preschool at the Skokie Park District, IL Family Concert to celebrate another great year - thanks for including us again!

Wednesday, May 27, 10:00 a.m.

Geneva Public Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL
Annual Family Concert to kick-off the Summer Reading Program!
Call the library to sign up: 630-232-0893

Thursday, May 28, 10:00 a.m.

Noonan Elementary Academy, Mokena, IL
Concert for Kids!
We're making our first visit with the Pre-K - 1st Graders!

Saturday, May 30, 3:30 p.m.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, IL
Family Concert - come sing and dance with Miss Carole and Clarence!
Call the library for ticketing info: 847-870-3296

April 2015

Wednesday, April 1 -

no foolin' - we're still in Cedar Rapids, IA!

Wednesday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.

Norridge Park District Preschool, Norridge, IL
Concert for Kids!

Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 p.m.

Little Lambs Preschool at Trinity Lutheran Church
Herscher, IL
Family Concert for current and future students and their families! Let the musical rumpus begin!

Friday, April 10, 9:30 a.m.

Norton Creek Elementary School, West Chicago, IL
Family Concert for the Early Childhood Family Enrichment Program

Friday/Saturday, April 10-11

37th Annual Early Childhood Conference
UW-Whitewater, WI
Come say hello to us in the Exhibit Hall on Friday. Workshops on Saturday:
8:30 am: Active Music for Active Learners!
9:45 am: Flannelboard Fun with Music!
3:30 pm: ECC Hootenanny, emceed by Miss Carole!
For conference info and registration: http://www.uww.edu/ce/camps/other-camps-events/ecc

THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD - April 13 - 18

Monday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Galva Elementary School, Galva, IL
We're excited to visit for a Family Concert - first timers!
Go Galva!

Tuesday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. & 12:45 & 6:30 p.m.

Douglas School, Princeton, IL
Two concerts for Kids and a Family Night Concert It's great to return for our annual day with this great community!

Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Glenview, IL
We're back for another Family Night with this fun group!

Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.

Holy Family Academy, Inverness, IL
Family Night Concert - get your dancing shoes on, HFA!

Monday, April 20, 9:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.

Hawthorne Early Childhood School, Wheeling, IL
We're back for two Concerts for Kids - and we look forward to lunch with the teachers:-}

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.

Bolingbrook Park District Preschool, Bolingbrook, IL
Family Night in Your PJ's Concert!
Bring a blankie and be ready to boogie!

Monday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.

Summit County Preschool, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Family Concert - we're returning! Long time, no see!

Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.

Greece Public Library, Vince Tofany Blvd, Rochester, NY
Family Concert! Grab the kids and put on your dancin' shoes!

Wednesday, April 29, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Central Library of Rochester, NY
Professional Development Workshop for librarians

Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Greece Public Library, Vince Tofany Blvd, Rochester, NY
Workshop for parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers

Thursday, April 30, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Pioneer Library Systems, Canandaigua, NY PD
Workshop: Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel!" for children's librarians

March 2015

Thursday/Friday, March 5-6 all day!

34th Annual ASCD Pre-K - Kindergarten Conference!
Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North, Schaumburg, IL
Miss Carole will be presenting 5 workshops - and be happy to talk with you in the Exhibit Hall about coming to your school for a workshop or concert!
Thursday:
10:15 Flannelboard Songs: Make'n'Take with Miss Carole! (limited to 30)
1:15 Polka Dots! Developmentally Appropriate Music & Movement for PreK/K
Friday:
8:45 Flannelboard Songs: Make'n'Take with Miss Carole! (limited to 30)
1:15 Polka Dots! Developmentally Appropriate Music & Movement for PreK/K
2:30 Early Childhood SongSwap - bring a song to share!
For registration and conference info: www.illinoisascd.org/prekk/

Saturday, March 7, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

18th Annual Infant Toddler Conference:
"Open the Door to Tomorrow!"
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
12:30 - 2 p.m. - Miss Carole's "I'm Singing, I'm Dancing, I'm Learning!" workshop
Click here for registration and conference info

Monday, March 9, 6:00 p.m.

Staunton and A.R.Graiff Elementary Schools, Staunton, IL Family Concert - we're ba-ack for more musical fun!

Tuesday, March 10, all day long!

The Early Learning Center, Springfield, IL
Miss Carole and Clarence are spending the whole day - Concerts for Kids and Family Concerts to celebrate early childhood literacy! Nice to be back!

Friday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.

St Peter's Lutheran School, Schaumburg, IL
Family Concert for PreK and K families!
Don't miss this one!

Monday, March 16, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Communities United, Lexington, MA
Professional Development Day
Keynote: ACTIVE MUSIC: Brain Food, Body Fuel

Tuesday, March 17, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Woburn Creative Start, Woburn, MA
Two Concerts for Kids!

Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. - Noon

College of Lake County - Early Education Committee
3-hour Professional Development Workshop for teachers/caregivers
Topic: "Music and Movement: Brain Food, Body Fuel!" Includes a make'n'take flannelboard segment!
For info: Jennifer at 847-543-2220

Monday, March 30, 2:00 & 6:30 p.m.

Dallas City Elementary School, Dallas City, IL
An afternoon Concert for Kids and a Family Night Concert!
Dallas City kids will be recharging their brains with lots of singing, dancing and learning through music!

Tuesday/Wednesday March 31/April 1, daytime

Prairie Pride Preschool, Cedar Rapids, IA
Five Concerts for Kids!
Hello Everybody - we're back in Iowa! s

February 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 8:30 a.m.

Scott Elementary School, Naperville, IL
Concert for Kids! Miss Carole and Clarence are visiting the K - 2nd graders for the first time. Whoo-hoo!

Sunday, February 8, 1:00 p.m.

"Six People Singing"
SongSwap at Susan Salidor's, Chicago, IL
Sponsored by The Children's Music Network, SPS SongSwaps are great opportunities to network with teachers, song leaders, musicians and performers AND go home with some great new ideas!
For more information on this swap and future swaps, email Carole: carole@macaronisoup.com.

Wednesday, February 11, 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Kolmar School, Oak Lawn, IL
Concerts for Kids and Parents!
Miss Carole and Clarence return for more musical fun!

Sunday, February 15, 3:30 p.m.

Prince of Peace Preschool & Kindergarten,
930 W. Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL
FREE Family Concert and Open House - open to the public - Snowball Freeze Fight guaranteed!
Call 847-885-7036 for more information!

Saturday, February 21, 1:00 p.m.

"Six People Singing"
SongSwap at the Blue Island Library
2433 W. York Street, Blue Island, IL
Hosts: Anna Stange and Candy Heitner
Sponsored by The Children's Music Network, SPS SongSwaps are great opportunities to network with teachers, song leaders, musicians and performers AND go home with some great new ideas!
For more information on this swap and future swaps, email Carole: carole@macaronisoup.com.

Tuesday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.

Harnew School, Oak Lawn, IL
We're back to enjoy a concert with the Preschool Families!

Wednesday, February 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Grayslake Park District, Grayslake, IL
ACTIVE MUSIC: Brain Food, Body Fuel - professional development workshop

Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.

Peaceful Hearts Christian Preschool, Plainfield, IL
It's time to celebrate Lutheran Schools Week AND the 10th Anniversary of this great preschool!

Friday, February 27, 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fox Valley Park District, Aurora, IL
Music & Movement: Brain Food, Body Fuel - professional development workshop

Saturday, February 28, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m. shows

Wheaton Public Library,
225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, IL
Two Family Concerts - Miss Carole and Clarence will bring the fun - will you be there?
Contact the library for ticketing info: 630-868-7520

January 2015

Friday, January 2, 4:30 p.m.

Three Rivers Public Library, Minooka, IL
Family Concert!
Sing in the New Year with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Saturday, January 17, 10:00 a.m.

Eisenhower Public Library, Harwood Heights, IL
Family Concert!
We'll sing up a snowman, "suit up" for the weather and have a blast!

Sunday, January 18, 2:00 p.m. reservation needed

The Midwest Region of the Children's Music Network
SongSwap! Aurora, IL
Teachers, librarians, musicians! Bring a song to share! Call or email Carole to reserve your spot! There will be more SongSwaps in the Midwest - check back for dates as they get on the calendar!

Monday, January 19, 8:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Messiah Lutheran Childcare Center, Park Ridge, IL
Staff Professional Development Workshop

Thursday - Saturday, January 22 - 24 x

Chicago Metro AEYC :OPENING MINDS" Conference
Hyatt Regency/McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Workshops have not been assigned yet - but I'll be there, as I see my name in their advertising! Probably Friday/Saturday?
Workshop: Flannelboard Fun With Music!

Monday. January 26, 6:30 p.m.

Joyful Noise Christian Preschool, McHenry, IL
Annual Family Concert - it will be great to see everyone!

Wednesday, January 28, 10:00 a.m.

Villa Park Parks and Rec Preschool, Villa Park, IL
Concert for Kids!

December 2014

Thursday. December 4, 5:00 p.m.

Ridge Lawn School, Chicago Ridge, IL
Family Involvement Show! You bet!

Wednesday, December 10, 10:00 a.m.

Alphonsus Academy and Center for the Arts,
Chicago, IL
Concert for Kids!

Thursday, December 11, 5:30 p.m.

Fulton School/District 146, Tinley Park, IL
Family Concert! Scurry in and get warmed up with great music - and an indoor Snowball Freeze Fight!

Monday/Tuesday, December 15/16, 9:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

District 62 Early Learning Center, Des Plaines, IL
Winter-y Concerts for Kids!

Tuesday, December 16, ALL DAY!

Carole's blog is up at Pre K and K Sharing!
If you haven't found this wonderful resource yet - click NOW! Miss Carole has been a contributing author here since it's inception 3 years ago. There are hundred's of informational, sensational pieces covering topics from every area of the Early Childhood spectrum: art, dance, music, books, printables, discipline...and more!

November 2014

Saturday, November 1, 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Southwestern Community College, Creston, IA
SWCC Fall Early Childhood Conference
Miss Carole will offer the Keynote Address and 2 workshops:
"Tiny Tunes for Toddlers"
"Dancing Feet!"
PLUS - a 4 p.m. Family Concert: "SUGAR-FREE FUN!" - open to the public! For registration and details, click HERE!

Wednesday - Saturday, November 5-8

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference
Dallas, Texas - Yee-haw!
Come see Miss Carole in the Exhibit Hall
at Booth #219.

Come to her workshop:
"Active Music for Active Learners!"

Check the NAEYC website for time/day.
Like her on FB at "Musicians at NAEYC" and meet her fellow musicians: Ellen Allard and Mar Harman!
Hold onto your ten-gallon hats - these 3 gals are planning to whip up some fun AND learning!

Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Schaumburg Township District Library,
130 S. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL
Workshop for Teachers:
"Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel!"

Registration: call or email the library

Saturday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. + additional time TBA

Danville, IL: Festival of Trees!
David Palmer Arena, Danville, IL
Two Family Concerts will be offered during this great annual celebration!

Sunday, November 16, 4:00 p.m.

Saint Paul Lutheran School,
18 S. School St, Mt Prospect, IL
Family Concert - grab the kids, grandparents, neighbors - come over to this great school and enjoy singing and dancing with your family! Miss Carole's daughter enjoyed attending their preschool many years ago!
Call the school at 847-255-0332 for ticket info.

Wednesday, November 19, 9:00 a.m.

Eisenhower Elementary School
1 Schoenbeck Road, Prospect Heights, IL
Concert for Kids!

Thursday, November 20, 6:00 p.m.

Lincolnwood Child Care and Development Center,
Lincolnwood, IL
Family Concert - our annual visit! We love you guys!

Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m.

RELEASE PARTY for

WHERE: Arlington Height Historical Museum
110 W. Fremont Street, Arlington Heights
WHAT: Miss Carole will sing some songs from her new release, introduce the newest "Macaroni Soup Singers", and there will be treats!
YOU ARE INVITED, but you must make a reservation by calling Carole: 847-384-1404.

Sunday. November 23, 2:00 p.m.

Fremont Public Library,
1170 N. Midlothian Rd. Mundelein, IL
Family Concert! Let's do "The Turkey Hop!" gobble gobble! Call the library for registration details.

October 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 9:30 a.m. & 1:10 p.m.

Willow Springs Learning Center, Menomonee Falls, WI
Miss Carole and Clarence are back to share our annual day of concerts with the great children and staff! Yippee!

Monday, October 13, 10:00 a.m.

Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect, Elmhurst, IL FAMILY CONCERT! Check with the library for reservation/ticketing. See you there!

Monday, October 13, 2:30 pm

KinderCare Learning Centers - Chicago Area
In-Service Day
Closing Keynote: "Do Re Mi to A-B-C: Making the Connection Between Participatory Music and Literacy!"

Saturday, October 18, 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

GO-AEYC Fall Conference
at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
10:30 - Noon: "Active Music for Active Learners!" workshop
Miss Carole will have her 7 cd's, Bear Paw Creek manipulatives and take pre-release orders for her newest recording: "Polka Dots!"
To register: goaeyc.org/fall-conference1

Friday/Saturday, October 24/25, all day!

Illinois AEYC Biennial Conference,
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL
GROWING FUTURES - come learn and grow with Miss Carole
Miss Carole will offer the Keynote on Friday and Saturday mornings. What a way to start your day at this wonderful conference!
Special Family Concert - Friday at 7:00 pm - open to the public! Grab the kids and come on down for an evening of fun and music with Miss Carole and Clarence! A Snowball Freeze Fight is guaranteed! For registration, concert tickets and info click here.

Tuesday/Wednesday, October 28/29

Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO is sponsoring 7 events in the area!
Tuesday:
9:30 a.m. Family Concert at the main library
10:30 a.m. Concert for Child Care Groups
2:10 p.m. Title 1 Preschool Concert for Kids!
6:00 p.m. Family Concert at the main library
Wednesday:
10 a.m. Family Concert at Callaway County Public Library
1:45 p.m. Concert for Kids at Hallsville Primary School
6:30 p.m. Workshop for Childcare Providers: "Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel!" - main library, Friends Room.
Please call the library for registration procedure.

September 2014

Thursday, September 4, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Lisle/Naperville Family Childcare Association
Workshop for providers: "Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel!"
Naperville Public Library, 2035 Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL
For information contact Lisa Kasar.

Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 p.m.

Westminster Co-op Collaborative Preschool
533 Walnut St., Springfield, IL
2nd Annual MACARONI FEST!
Dinner and concert with Miss Carole and Clarence! We had a blast with this happy group - and we're excited to contribute to the fundraising efforts! Dinner provided by Noodles & Co. Fun project for the kids - great time for families! For tickets contact Megan Pressnall: 217-341-8323

Thursday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln School, Brookfield, IL
Family Fun Night with Miss Carole and Clarence!
Put on your dancing shoes!

Friday - Sunday, September 19-21, ALL WEEKEND!

Miss Carole is off to Leesburg, VA for The Children's Music Network's Annual Conference! This conference re-energizes me every year! If you make music with children of any age, think about joining us - you won't regret it! Check it out at www.cmnonline.org.
IF you can't make it to Virginia, contact me about coming to a SongSwap in the Chicago area (or in another region of the US, for that matter!)

August 2014

Thursday, August 7, 8:00 - 11:00

OKLAHOMA? Yes! Miss Carole is presenting a workshop for the Early Childhood Center of Muskogee, OK's preschool and K teachers! Yippee-i-ay!

Friday, August 8, all day!

38th Annual Concordia Early Childhood Conference,
River Forest, IL
MIss Carole returns to share workshops:
9:15 a.m. Active Music for Active Learners
1:15 p.m. Flannelboard Songs!
Register for this excellent learning opportunity by calling 708-209-3538 or get info HERE

Tuesday, August 12, 9:30 a.m. - Noon

Vernon Area Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL
"Sing-A-Book" workshop for preschool teachers.
For registration and information call (847) 634-3650

Wednesday, August 27, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

North Shore Showcase
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, IL
Miss Carole will be at her booth, and onstage just after 10 a.m. Come see me - and all the wonderful educators, performers and vendors!

Friday, August 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sunny Days of Stickney, IL
Workshop for teachers: "Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel!"

July 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 10:00 a.m.

Junior Gan Israel Camp Concert, Skokie, IL
We're back for another Concert for Kids!

Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 p.m.

North Riverside Recreation Dept, North Riverside, IL
Family Concert at the Village Commons Gazebo - come enjoy a great Summer evening concert!

Wednesday, July 2, 10:00 a.m.

Wesley Child Care Center, Glenview, IL
Concert for Kids - let sing and dance again - like we did last Summer! ooooh!

Monday, July 14, 6:15 p.m.

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL
Family Concert for the Summer Campers!

Tuesday, July 29, 11:00 a.m.

Cook Memorial Public Library,
413 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL
Family Concert - call library for information

Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.

Ela Area Public Library District,
275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL
Family Concert - call library for information

June 2014

Monday, June 2, 10:00 a.m.

Child's Voice, Wood Dale, IL
We're back to share a great time of music with these superkids!

Monday, June 9, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.

Aurora Early Learning Center, Aurora, IL
Two concerts for kids! It's good to be back!

Wednesday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.

Barrington Area Public Library,
505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL
Family Concert - call library for information 847-382-1300

Saturday, June 21 - Private Party!

Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.

Grayslake Area Public Library,
100 Library Lane, Grayslake, IL
Family Concert - call library for information 847-223-5313

Friday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.

Tinley Park Public Library,
7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park, IL
Family Concert - call library for information 708-845-5724

Saturday, June 28, 2:00 p.m.

Cantigny Park, 1s151 N. Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL
Family Concert! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to join Miss Carole and Clarence in this idyllic setting! Rain or shine - we'll be singing and dancing! Then stroll the beautiful gardens. Concert is free with park admission.

May 2014

Monday, May 5, 9:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

BANTA Early Learning Center,
Menasha Joint School District, Menasha, WI
Two "Muffins with Moms" Concerts!
It's YUMMY every year!

Tuesday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.

St Raymond School, Mt Prospect, IL
A fun concert with the PreK and K's and community!

Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

South Suburban Association for the
Education of Young Children, Chicago Ridge, IL
Early Childhood Workshop:
Music and Movement: Brain Food, Body Fuel
For registration information contact Kathy

Thursday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.

Twin Lakes Learning Center, Lemont, IL
Miss Carole and Clarence are back for another fun concert!

Saturday, May 10, 11:00 a.m.

Orland Park Public Library,
14921 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
Family Concert! We're back to sing about SPRING!
We need to, after the Winter we had! But we may still sneak in a Snowball Freeze Fight - though hopefully it will be a distant memory!

Monday, May 12, 6:00 p.m.

Grove Preschool, Downers Grove, IL
Family Concert - come have a blast!

Wednesday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.

Old St Mary's Preschool, Chicago, IL
We're having a hoedown with the preschoolers - Yee-ha!

Wednesday, May 14, 6:00 p.m.

Devonshire/Skokie Park District Preschool, Skokie, IL
We're back for another Family Concert with this great school!

Friday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.

Glenbard North High School, Carol Stream, IL
We're honored to help the Little Panthers celebrate graduation with a Family Concert!

Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m.

Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL
Annual Family Concert!
Come to the library for musical fun!

Monday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Middletown Early Childhood Center, Mahomet, IL
Annual Concerts for Kids - Hello Everybody - let's have fun!

Monday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. N

Little Achievers Academy, Gibson City, IL
Family Night Concert (at American Lutheran Church) - let's have fun!

Wednesday, May 21, 9:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Player Early Childhood Center, Justice, IL
Two concerts for kids and parents who can join in the fun!

Tuesday, May 27, 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

East Park Elementary School, Danville, IL
Two Concerts for Kids- it's our first of two trips to Danville this year! We'll be back for the Festival of Trees in November!

Wednesday, May 28, 10:00 a.m.

Geneva Public Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL
Annual Family Concert - can't wait to see everyone again!

Saturday, May 31, 8:30 - Noon

SAL Childcare Connection at Barracks Cater Inn,
Peoria, IL
Provider Recognition Bash! This event will honor all those that work with or on behalf of young children!
Carole's Keynote: Music and Movement: Brain Food, Body Fuel! 10 a.m. - Noon
For info: Call Melissa Green - 309-686-3750 or mgreen@salccc.org

April 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL
Family Concert at the Trutter Center - be there, or miss out on the fun!

Friday/Saturday, April 11/12 All Day

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 36th Annual
Early Childhood Conference

Miss Carole's Saturday workshops:
11:00 a.m. Music and Movement: It's the Dynamic Duo!
1:00 p.m. Sing-A-Book!
3:30 p.m. The Hootenanny (I emcee a great line-up of conference favorites!) For registration info and the conference brochure check the uww.edu website.

Tuesday/Wednesday, April 15/16, 10:30 a.m.

South Suburban Assoc for the Education of Young Children and Moraine Valley Children's Learning Center
At Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
Concerts for Kids!
Bring your class, daycare, family or playgroup!
Enjoy learning while singing, laughing and moving!
Click here for tickets or call 708-974-5729

Thursday/Friday, April 17/18, all day!

Children's Village, Davenport Community School District, Davenport, Iowa
7 Concerts for Kids - we're happy to make our annual trip to these great centers for learning! (and get some Whitey's ice cream, too!)

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.

Central Elementary School, Pontiac, IL
Family Concert - Let's sing of Spring - but we'll still have a Snowball Freeze Fight!

Thursday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.

Preschool for All - Lincoln School, Oglesby, IL
Family Concert! Neither flood nor snow nor tornado will stop this show! Please!

Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.

DuPage Association for the Education of Young Children,
Warrenville, IL
Workshop and Demonstration Class by Miss Carole! Teachers and childcare providers are invited to observe a mixed-age music class, then attend a workshop in which we'll examine the dynamics, teaching techniques and developmentally appropriate music selections used by Carole.
For registration information email daeycconference@gmail.com

Monday, April 28, 9:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

Schaumburg Township District Library, Schaumburg, IL
Two Family Concerts - Yippee! We're back!
Call the library for admission procedures.

Wednesday, April 30, 10:00 a.m.

Tree of Life Preschool, UMC, Whitefish Bay, WI
Annual Family Concert - we love returning to this enthusiastic audience!
For tickets call 414-964-8733.

Wednesday, April 30, 6:15 p.m.

Northwestern Elementary School, Palmyra, IL
Family Concert! This is our first visit to this school, and it'll be great!

March 2014

Saturday, March 1, 11:00 a.m.

Deerfield Public Library, Deerfield, IL
Family Concert - call library for admission info. It'll be fun!

Thursday/Friday, March 6/7 All Day!

33rd Annual PreK & Kindergarten Conference
Schaumburg Convention Center, IL
Do not miss this great conference! Read about all the great sessions, click on the conference link. Come see me in the Exhibit Hall - Macaroni Soup Booth, or at one or more of my workshops:
Thursday & Friday at 10:15 a.m. SING-A-BOOK!
Thursday & Friday at 11:45 a.m. Music and Movement: The Dynamic Duo!
Friday at 1:15 Early Childhood SongSwap!

Saturday, March 8, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

17th Annual Infant Toddler Conference
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
Theme: "Each Day is a New Beginning for Infants, Toddlers and their Families!"
Miss Carole's workshop 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.:
"Listen and Sing, Watch and Do: How Toddlers Learn Through Music Making"

Check back for registration info or go to the SSAEYC website.

Monday, March 10, 6:30 p.m.

Malden Grade School, Malden, IL
Family Concert - our first visit to this community! Yea!

Tuesday, March 11, 9:30 a.m., 12:45 & 6:30 p.m.

Douglas School, Princeton, IL
Concerts for the Kids during the day, then a Family Concert in the evening - we're happy to return to this great program! See you soon!

Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

South Suburban Association for the Education of Young Children, Chicago Ridge, IL
Early Childhood Workshop: Music and Movement: Brain Food, Body Fuel
For registration information contact Kathy - linkusk@hotmail.com

Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m.

Warren-Newport Public Library, Gurnee, IL
Family Concert - contact library for admission info:
847-244-5150

Tuesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Glenview, IL
Family Concert! It's nice to return to share fun and frolics!

Wednesday, March 19, 9:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

Rhodes Elementary School, River Grove, IL
Concerts for Kids! We love our annual visit to Rhodes - we have soooo much fun!

February 2014

Saturday, February 1, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Chicago Metro AEYC "Opening Minds"
Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place, Chicago
Miss Carole and Clarence will offer two workshops in the Prairie Center:
12:30 Developmentally Appropriate Music and Movement for PreK and K!
2:00 Toe-Tapping Tunes for Toddlers
Check this website for other interesting workshops on Wed - Fri and conference info: www.chicagometroaeyc.org/openingminds-2014

Friday, February 7, 6:00 p.m.

Troy Hofer Elementary School, Shorewood, IL
Family Night Concert Boogie on in and get your wiggles out with Miss Carole and Clarence!

Monday, February 10, 10:00 a.m.

Villa Park Parks and Rec - Iowa Community Center
Villa Park, IL
Concert for Kids! Macaroni Soup is back for another fun morning of music!

Tuesday, February 11, 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Hometown Schools District 123, Oak Lawn, IL
Family Concert! Miss Carole & Clarence are coming to Kolmar School to sing and dance with the Preschool for All and Special Education students and their families!
Let's put on our dancing shoes!

Wednesday/Thursday, February 12/13

St David's Nursery School, Glenview, IL
Miss Carole will lead music classes for the annual Cookie Parties with Parents! Such yummy fun! If you live in the Glenview area, check out this great school for next year!

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.

Harper Community College
1200 W. Algonquin Road, Building J, Palatine, IL
FAMILY FUN FAIR! Miss Carole and Clarence will join in this fun event with a Family Concert!
Contact Harper Community College for ticket information.

Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 p.m. RAT

Tiny Tech at Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI
FAMILY NIGHT Annual Fundraiser Concert
Miss Carole and Clarence return for this fun event - bring the kids, bring the grandparents, go home with a great basket from the auction! It's a blast!
Call 262-691-5264 for info!

Saturday, February 22 All Day!

11th Annual Early Childhood Symposium
Julian Middle School, Oak Park, IL
Collaboration for Early Childhood theme: "Play is FUNdamental: Empowering Young Children Through Active Exploration"
9 a.m. Toe-Tapping Toddler Tunes with Miss Carole
1:00 p.m. Dancing Feet!

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL
Workshop for Early Childhood professionals
Topic: Do-Re-Mi to A-B-C: The Direct Connection Between Music and Literacy!"
To register call 847-825-4527.

January 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole will be celebrating 25 years of learning through music and movement! Be a part of the fun by joining a class, coming to a concert of workshop, purchasing a cd, or making more music with the children in your care! My best to all for a happy and prosperous 2014! - Miss Carole

BIG MUSIC class for 4's and 5's starts Thursday, January 9. Parent/Child classes start Friday, January 10. There are still a few openings in each class - call 847-384-1404.

Monday, January 13, 8:45 a.m.

Anne M. Jeans Elementary School, Willowbrook, IL
Concert for Kids!

Tuesday, January 14, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

The Goddard School of Third Lake, IL
Concerts for Kids - let's start the new year right - with music and movement!

Thursday, January 16, 6:30 - 8:00

Montessori School of Long Grove, IL
Parent Workshop: "Making Music/Making Smarter Kids!"

Wednesday, January 22, 9:30 a.m.

River Forest Community Center Early Learning Center,
River Forest
Annual Family Concert - it WILL be nice weather this year!!!

Wednesday, January 22, 4:00 p.m.

St David's Nursery School, Glenview, IL
Come enjoy a Family Concert and take a look at this great school for the next school year. Miss Carole is their music teacher, and would love to have your child in her classes!

Monday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.

Joyful Noise Christian Preschool, McHenry, IL
Annual Family Concert - Miss Carole & Clarence return for another fun evening with wonderful teachers and families!

Wednesday/Thursday, January 28/29, 10 a.m.

Providence Catholic Children's Academy, New Lenox, IL
We'll be jumping and singing with all the preschoolers again this year!

Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.

Wehde Early Childhood Center, Crystal Lake, IL
Family Night Concert - Miss Carole and Clarence will warm up the Winter night with musical fun! Let the snowballs fly!

Friday, January 31, 12:15 p.m.

Hoffman Estates Park District Preschool
Hoffman Estates, IL
Family Concert! Let's come INSIDE for that Snowball Freeze Fight!

December 2013

BOOK a CONCERT in December and get a $50 discount! 847-384-1404

Monday, December 2, 9:30 a.m.

Concert for Kids!
at Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School, Skokie

Tuesday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. by invitation

Vernon Area Public Library, Lincolnshire, IL
Two Pre-school Concerts!

Wednesday, December 4, 6:10 p.m.

Dorn Elementary School, Hickory Hills, IL
Family Night Concert - 'tis the season to make merry with music, and Miss Carole and Clarence are ready!

Saturday, December 28, 10:30 a.m.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights,. IL
Family Concert - Come sing in the coming new year with Miss Carole and Clarence!

November 2013

Saturday, November 2, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Quad Cities Early Childhood Conference
iWireless Center, Moline, IL
Miss Carole is the Keynote speaker and will also present two workshops!
Keynote: DSL: Dance, Sing, LEARN!
Workshop: Right Now Music for Winter!
Workshop: Tiny Tunes for Terrific Toddlers and Early 3's!
Info: Rock Island County Regional Office of Education - 309-736-1111

Wednesday, November 6, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.

Ela Area Public Library, Lake Zurich, IL
Workshop for preschool teachers and childcare providers
Do Re Mi to A-B-C: The Direct Connection Between Music and Literacy
Info: 847-438-3433 x108

Saturday, November 9, 3:30 p.m.

St. John UCC Church, Arlington Heights, IL
Family Concert! This concert is open to the public. but please call to reserve a space.
Info: 312-636-2761 (Stephanie)

Monday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Queen of All Saints School, Chicago, IL
Two Concerts for Kids! Yippee!

Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m.

Lincolnwood Child Care and Development Center,
Lincolnwood, IL
Annual Turkey Hop Concert - we love you guys!

Saturday, November 16, 10:00 a.m.

Indian Trails Library District, Wheeling, IL
Family Concert - join us for some pre-turkey and pie fun!

Monday, November 18, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Owen County Lower Elementary School, Owenton, KY
Seven Music Power Concerts with PreK - 1st Graders YES! "We're going to Kentucky!" I'm not just singing about it anymore!

Wednesday - Saturday, November 20 - 23

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference
Washington DC
Miss Carole will present "Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Music and Movement: Brain Food, Body Fuel! Sing, Dance, LEARN!" on Friday from 1 - 2:30 pm in Room 206 of the Washington Convention Center. Come visit The Music Corner in the Exhibit Hall - Carole and musical friends Vincent Nunes and Hugh Hanley! We'll be having a blast in Booths 935 & 937!

October 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 9:30 am & 1:10 pm

Willow Springs Learning Center, Menomonee Falls, WI
We're back for our annual visit - nice weather for Dr Tackes to be up on the roof!

Thursday/Friday, October 3/4

2013 Sharing A Vision Conference, Springfield, IL
Miss Carole has been invited back to share two workshops! Come say hello and sing with Macaroni Soup!
Thursday, 3:15 - 4:45 DANCING FEET!
Friday, 10:15 - 11:45 SINGING THROUGH THE SEASONS!
To register or for info: www.sharingavision.org

Saturday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

Moraine Valley Community College
Early Childhood Conference, Palos Hills, IL
Miss Carole is sharing the bill with Mary Wonderlick.
See Mary first, then Carole:
10:30 - 12:45 DSL: Dance, Sing, LEARN!
For info: 708-974-5735 or www.morainevalley.edu/ccce

Friday - Sunday, October 18-20

The Children's Music Network Annual International Conference, Los Gatos, CA
Join Carole and over 100 people who celebrate the positive power of music in the lives of children.
Info: www.cmnonline.org

Thursday, October 24, 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

3rd Annual Pre-K - Kindergarten Round Robin
Parke Hotel, Bloomington, IL

Carole joins 4 other presenters for a day of learning and sharing in an extraordinary setting!
Dance! Sing! LEARN! Promoting early literacy skills for pre-readers and beginning readers through music and movement.
Info: Register by 10/17 at www.conferences.illinoisstate.edu/ILASCD or call 800-877-1478

Tuesday, October 29, 6:30 p.m.

Family T.I.E.S. of Jo Daviess County, sponsor
Family Concert in Freeport, IL

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.

Family T.I.E.S. of Jo Daviess County, sponsor
Family Concert in Galena, IL

September 2013

Sunday, September 8, 3 p.m. AT

Arlington Heights Historical Museum,
110 W. Fremont, Arlington Heights, IL
Back to School, Fall Fun FAMILY CONCERT!
Miss Carole and Clarence will bring their music to this great intimate setting - you bring the kids! Come see the wonderful Doll & Toy Exhibit, too!
For tickets call Terri at 847-255-1225

Tuesday, September 10, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

PREMIER SHOWCASE in Glen Ellyn, IL
Miss Carole will be onstage, in the booth, roaming the isles - come say hello! This is the largest showcase in Chicago! If you are looking for an educational performer for your school assembly, library Family Event, or anything close - come with your calendar in hand.
Go to www.premier-showcase.com for more info.

Friday, September 13, 6:45 p.m.

Compass School, Naperville, IL
Family Night Concert!

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.

Wood Dale Public Library,
520 N. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL
Family Entertainment Night!
Miss Carole and Clarence will be there - will YOU?

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 a.m.

Iowa AEYC Conference, Altoona, IA
Miss Carole will make her first appearance at this conference - join her!
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - "DSL: Dance, Sing, LEARN!"

Sunday, September 22, 2:00 p.m.

Thomas Ford Library, Western Springs, IL
Patron Appreciation Family Concert
Come celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month and have a blast singing and dancing with Miss Carole and Clarence. It may be Fall, but you never know when a Snowball Fight will break out!

Saturday, September 28, concert at 11:00 a.m. - but the festival is all day!

Pumpkins for a Cure

We're back to entertain for this wonderful event!
Bake sale, face painting, kids crafts, food, raffle, and PUMPKINS! Make a donation to cure childhood diabetes and enjoy the day! Great for kids tall and small! Find out more at www.facebook.com/pages/Pumpkins-for-a-Cure/211462482239947

Sunday, September 29, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Children's Music Network
Midwest Region Song Swap!
Need new songs for the new school year? Want to network with people who are interested in celebrating the positive power of music in the lives of children by sharing songs, exchanging ideas and creating community? Join us! Contact Carole for location!

Monday, September 30, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Westminster Cooperative Preschool, Springfield, IL
It's MACARONI FEST! Celebrate this great program and get a yummy meal from Noodles & Company AND a Macaroni Soup Family Night Concert!
Call Holly for ticket info: 217-720-5350.

August 2013

Friday, August 2, 10:00 a.m.

Hines Childcare Center, Hines, IL
Miss Carole and Clarence are bringing on the Summer Fun!

Thursday, August 8, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.

Aurora Early Learning Center, Aurora, IL
We're ba-ack! Two chances to have a blast with the great kids at this center!

Friday, August 9, a.m. & p.m.

37th Annual Early Childhood Conference!
Concordia University - River Forest, Illinois
I try not to miss this excellent conference each year. I'll be doing two workshops:
10:40 a.m. - Shakers to Scarves to Stretchy Bands - OH MY!
1:00 p.m. - Sing-A-Book!
For info email Doris: doris.knuth@cuchicago.edu

Tuesday, August 13, 9 a.m. - Noon

Atonement Christian Day School, Barrington, IL
Teacher Inservice: DSL: Dance, Sing, LEARN!

Sunday, August 18, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Arlington Park Racetrack Family Day!
Miss Carole joins fellow members of the North Suburban Children's Business Network in providing fun activities, information and several mini-concerts - so much fun for the whole family! Find us by the Petting Zoo, just past the Pony Rides but before the Bounce House! Now if that doesn't sound like fun, I don't know what does!

Wednesday, August 21, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Steinberg PreSchool
at North Suburban Synagogue Beth-El
Teacher Inservice: Music and Movement: Brain Food, Body Fuel!

July 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 4:00 p.m. (with Uncle Sam hat?)

Lincolnshire Community Nursery School, Linconshire, IL
Come join the fun at Spring Lake Park, Lincolnshire to celebrate Independence Day with Miss Carole and Clarence. Wear your red, white and blue - and get three cheers - and a treat!

Thursday/Friday, July 25/26 9:30 a.m.

Niles Park District Summer Camp, Niles, IL
We're back each morning for a Concert for Kids! Hooray!

Monday, July 29, 10 a.m.

Adventures in Learning, Aurora, IL
Concert for Kids - "Sticky Bubble Gum" and more!

June 2013

Saturday, June 1, 11:00 a.m

Algonquin Public Library
2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL
Join Miss Carole and Clarence for the big kick-off for the Summer Reading Program! There will be a "Taste of Algonquin" room, music, and more!

Monday, June 3, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.

Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, IL
We're back for two Family Concerts - come see what's new at Macaroni Soup!

Tuesday, June 4, 9:00 a.m.

Willow School, Homewood, IL
We're back for our annual visit to this great school! Outdoors, this time! (think positive!)

Tuesday, June 4, 6:00 p.m.

Washington Park Carillon Festival, Springfield, IL
Join Miss Carole and Clarence for a Family Concert - there will be "Sticky Bubble Gum" and "Stinky Cake" - and lots of great fun! Bring a blanket (and picnic dinner, if you like) - we'll be at the Gazebo!

Friday, June 14, 4:30 & 7:00 p.m.

Helen Plum Library, 110 W. Maple Street, Lombard, IL
Two Family Concerts - bring the kids, grab Granny or Grandpa and come sing and dance along!

Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.

Darien Park District,
7100 Clarendon Hills Road, Darien, IL
Join us in the park across from the library for a Family Concert alfresco!

Thursday, June 20, 10:00 a.m.

Wesley Childcare Center, Glenview, IL
Our first visit to Summer Camp - hmmm, will there be spooky stories 'round the campfire? Nope - but there WILL be lots of singing and dancing - and maybe even a snowball fight!

Sunday, June 23, 2:30 p.m.

Marionjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, IL
It's a joyous return for a Family Concert with great kids and their families!

Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.

Gurnee Park District, 4374 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL
Come to the Viking Park Bandshell cuz "It's a Beautiful Day!" for singing, dancing and fun!

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.

Infant/Toddler Welfare Society of Evanston, IL
Family Night Concert - let's wrap up the school year with a bang!

Friday, June 28, 11:00 a.m.

Bridgeview Public Library,
7840 W. 79th Street, Bridgeview, IL
Family Concert - yippee - Macaroni Soup is visiting for the first time!

Sunday, June 30, 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Arlington Park Racetrack FAMILY DAY!
Join Miss Carole and Clarence for between-race concerts at the North Suburban Children's Business Network Family Fun Area! There will be activities for kids, Family Music and information for parents from many local child-related businesses. We're next to the Petting Zoo, across from the Pony Rides! See the beautiful thoroughbreds, watch the exciting races, and grab a bite in the food court! Can't make it? I'll be back again on August 18 for another Family Day!

May 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 a.m.

Tree of Life Nursery School, Whitefish Bay, WI
Family Concert! Call the school for ticket information.

Friday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.

Clarendon Hills Park District -
Active Learners Preschool, Clarendon Hills, IL
Family Fun Night - yes, we're back for another FUN night!

Saturday, May 4, begins at 8 a.m.

YWCA of Lake County, Zion, IL
Annual Child Care Conference & Business Expo at
IL Beach Conference Center
8 a.m. KEYNOTE: DSL: Dance, Sing, LEARN!
9:00 a.m. Workshop: Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel
10:45 a.m. Workshop: Tiny Tunes for Two's and Young 3's
For registration info: 847-662-4247 or www.ywcalakecounty.org

Friday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Banta Preschool, Menasha Joint School District, Menasha, WI
Two Muffins with Mom Concerts! Sounds yummy, right?

Wednesday, May 15, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Infant-Toddler Welfare Society of Evanston
Monthly Teacher Inservice

Thursday, May 16, 9:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Troy Crossroads School, Shorewood, IL
Two Concerts for Kids! Nice to return!

Saturday, May 18, 1 - 4 p.m.

Children's Music Network Regional Gathering
Check back for more info - coming soon!

Monday, May 20, 9:45 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Middletown Early Childhood Center, Mahomet, IL
Annual Concerts for Kids - Hello Everybody - let's have fun!

Wednesday, May 29, 10:00 a.m.

Geneva Public Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL
Annual Family Concert - can't wait to see everyone again!

Thursday, May 30, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Arlington Heights Historical Society, Arlington Heights, IL
EC Providers/Camp Counselor Workshop:
RIGHT NOW MUSIC for SUMMER!
Registration info: Terri Ozawa - 847-255-1225

April 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Infant-Toddler Welfare Society of Evanston
Monthly Teacher Inservice

Saturday, April 6 all day!

UW-Whitewater 35th Annual Early Childhood Conference, Whitewater, WI
Don't miss this fabulous conference - check out the workshops and register HERE.
CAROLE'S WORKSHOPS:
9:45 a.m. "Tiny Tunes for Toddlers"
11:00 a.m. "Season Sings for Fall and Winter!"
1:00 p.m. "Season Sings for Spring and Summer!"
3:30 p.m. "ECC HOOTENANNY!" - Miss Carole, Emcee

Monday, April 8, 9 - 11:00 a.m.

Arie Crown Hebrew Day School, Skokie, IL
Music Power classes for 5 early childhood classes - let's sing about Winter!

Friday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.

Staunton Elementary School, Staunton, IL
Family Concert - put some Spring in your step and come sing and dance with us!

Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Southern Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Conference
John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
KEYNOTE: "Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel"
Join Miss Carole for a full-day workshop of music and movement activities to put joy in children's brains and bodies! For Information contact Diane King at diane.king@sic.edu.

Monday, April 15, 9:45 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.

Great Beginnings at Lincoln School, Rochelle, IL
Concerts for Kids - we can't wait to see you all again!

Thursday, April 18, 9:45 a.m.

River Forest Community Center
Early Childhood Learning Center, River Forest, IL
Annual Concert for Kids and Families to celebrate The Week of the Young Child!

Thursday, April 18, 6:00 p.m.

Preschool for All at Lincoln School, Oglesby, IL
Family Concert to celebrate The Week of the Young Child!

NEW YORK & MASSACHUSETTS HERE WE COME!

Monday, April 22, 10 a.m.

McConnellsville Elementary School, Blossvale, NY
K - 2 Concert for Kids!

Monday, April 22, 1:30 p.m.

Bellamy Elementary School, Rome, NY
K - 2 Concert for Kids!

Tuesday, April 23, 6:16 - 8:15 p.m.

Young Audiences of Massachusetts
Professional Development Workshop for teachers

Wednesday, April 24

Family Ties Network, Worcester, MA
Family Music Time class - 10:00 a.m.
Family Concert - 6:30 p.m.

Thurs/Fri, April 25/26, 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Horizons for Homeless Children
Jamaica Plain & Dorchester, MA
Music Power for Kids - "Healing Arts for Kids"

Thursday, April 25, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Ipswich, MA - location and contact info TBA
Teacher In-service: "Sing Through the Seasons - music and movement for the whole year!"

Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.

North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network
Stoneham, MA
FAMILY CONCERT at the STONEHAM THEATER
For ticket info: Kathy Harlow - 781-279-0300

BYE BYE to my home state - hope to return next year!
Now, back at home in Illinois:

Tuesday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Range Elementary School, Momence, IL
Two Concerts for Kids - Pre-K and Kindergarten - we're gonna have a blast!

March 2013

Tuesday/Wednesday, March 5/6

The Early Learning Center, Springfield, IL
Macaroni Soup will invade this wonderful program with concerts for kids and their families to celebrate LITERACY DAYS! There will be a workshop for the teachers, too! We're glad to return!

Thursday/Friday, March 7/8

Illinois ASCD 32nd Annual Pre K - Kindergarten Conference
Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL
Join Miss Carole for 5 workshops:
"Active Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel!",
"Sing Through the Seasons" and
"Miss Carole's Annual SongSwap!"
Check the conference brochure for times. Come say hello at BOOTH 407 in the exhibit hall, too! Book a concert for 2013 at the conference and get $25 off the fee. I'll have my new cd, "Season Sings!" for sale, too!
For info and registration: IL Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development - www.illinoisascd.org.

Saturday, March 9, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Sixteenth Annual Infant Toddler Conference
Oakton Community College,
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines. IL
Workshop: "Toe-tapping Tunes for Toddlers!"
Join Miss Carole for songs and movement activities that promote brain growth, language skills and physical coordination for toddlers!
For info contact Rosann at 847-635-1910
To register online: www.oakton.edu/infanttoddler.
Check out all the other wonderful workshops, too!

Monday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.

Little Blessings Preschool, Naperville, IL
Family Concert - let's have a Snowball Freeze Fight!

Wednesday, March 13, 9:45 & 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Hawthorne Early Childhood School, Wheeling, IL
Concerts for Kids - we love returning to share music and learning at this great school!

Thursday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.

Skokie Park District at the Devonshire Cultural Arts Center, Skokie, IL
Family Concert- time to put on your dancing shoes!

Monday, March 18, 12:30 p.m.

Villa Park Parks and Recreation, Villa Park, IL
Concert for Kids and Families!

Friday, March 22, 12:30 & 1:30 p.m.

Madison Early Childhood Center, Elmhurst, IL
Family Concerts to celebrate this great school community!

Wednesday, March 27, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Infant-Toddler Welfare Society of Evanston
Monthly Teacher Inservice

Thursday/Friday, March 28/29

Davenport Community Schools, Davenport, IA
Miss Carole and Clarence are back for our annual visit with great concerts for the Early Childhood Services Department and a workshop with the teachers.

February 2013

Friday, February 1, 9:30 a.m. & 12:45 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran School, Crystal Lake, IL
Little Ark Preschool Concert for Kids!

Monday, February 4, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Arie Crown Hebrew Day School, Skokie, IL
Music Power classes for 5 early childhood classes - let's sing about Winter!

Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 p.m.

St David's Nursery School, Glenview, IL
Family Concert celebration and Open House for prospective students!
Come take a look at this wonderful haven for learning for your Early 3 - 5 year old. Top notch teachers, wonderful play opportunities and love, love, love! Miss Carole also teaches at St Davids!

Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m.

Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL
Annual Family Concert!
Come to the library for musical fun!

Wednesday, February 20, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Infant-Toddler Welfare Society of Evanston
Monthly teacher in-service.

Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.

Tiny Tech at WCTC, Pewaukee, WI
FAMILY CONCERT to benefit the Child Development Program. We love coming back each year to raise funds for this great program! Great raffle prizes, baskets - and alot of music making, too!
Call for tickets: 262-691-5264

Monday, February 25, 10:40 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Ridge Family Center for Learning
Elk Grove Village, IL
Two Concerts for Kids! Let's put on our dancing snow shoes!

January 2013

Friday, January 11, 9:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

Rhodes Elementary School, River Grove, IL
2 Concerts for Kids! Miss Carole's back to make music again!

Saturday, January 12, 10:00 a.m.

Edgerton Elementary School, Edgerton, WI
Family Concert!

Monday, January 14, 6:30 p.m.

Joyful Noise Christian Preschool, McHenry, IL
Annual Family Concert - let the snowballs fly!

Wednesday, January 16, 10:00 a.m.

Steppingstone Montessori School, Lindenhurst, IL
Concert for Kids!

Thursday, January 17, 6 p.m.

Harnew Elementary School, Oak Lawn, Il
Family Concert - our first visit to this school! Yea!

Saturday, January 19, 11:00 a.m.

Orland Park Public Library,
14921 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
We're baack for another fun Family Concert - let's sing about Winter!

Wednesday, January 23, 6:15 p.m.

Deerfield Community Nursery School, Deerfield, IL
Family Concert!

Friday, January 25, 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

2013 Illinois Music Educators Association Conference,
Peoria, IL
Workshop: Do Re Mi to A-B-C: Making the connection between participatory music and early literacy.
Check out the entire fabulous line-up of speakers at ilmea.org

Saturday, January 26, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Opening Minds Conference - Chicago Metro AEYC
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Workshop: Preschool Music: Brain Food, Body Fuel!
Miss Carole will sell her new cd at the Presenter Marketplace following the workshop! For registration information go to Chicago Metro AEYC