Upcoming Concerts and Workshops

Please note: Events marked with the dancing rat are open to the public.  Call ahead for library shows,  as they often have reservation procedures.


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!

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.

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:

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!

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!

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!

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!

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 28, 10:00 a.m.

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


Call Miss Carole at 847-384-1404 to book your date now!


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