To Our HOBT Community,

Thank you to the 400 people who contributed to our online survey and to those who attended our community meeting regarding the future of our home, the Avalon Theatre. Your input is critical as we make the decision to stay and make significant investments in the building or leave and rent existing facilities that meet our needs. We…

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FREE Puppet Show at Calhoun Square

Free Puppet Shows at Calhoun Square in Minneapolis Through July at 10am All shows are family-friendly and open to the public. Each Saturday also includes a “Make and Take” activity after the performance for the first 100 participants. Nalah and the Pink Tiger Sat, July 9 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am – By…

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Building MayDay 2016

Thanks for building MayDay with us! MayDay 2016 Community Build Workshops were held April 2-April 28, 2016. More information about MayDay Community Build Workshops is at: https://hobt.org/mayday/mayday-workshops/ Celebrate MayDay with us on Sunday, May 1st, 2016!

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Getting to the MayDay Parade and Festival

The MayDay Parade starts at the corner of 25th St. E and Bloomington Ave. S at 12:00 noon, and travels south on Bloomington to 34th St. E and into Powderhorn Park. MAYDAY PARADE ROUTE MAP The MayDay Festival takes place in Powderhorn Park, located in the heart of the Powderhorn neighborhood in South Minneapolis.  The…

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Round-up at Seward in April and Support HOBT

Support HOBT through Seward Co-op’s SEED program! How can I participate? It’s simple – just “round-up” your Seward grocery or cafe bill during the month of April. Your “round-up” goes to support MayDay! Where is Seward? http://seward.coop/locations Where can I find out more? http://seward.coop/coop/grants/seed Thank you!

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MayDay Parade, Ceremony & Festival

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival has been a vibrant example of art as community building in the Twin Cities area for 39 years. [clear-line] MayDay 2016 Schedule Sunday, May 1, 2016 11 am: MayDay Parade participants assemble by section east of Bloomington Ave on 25th…

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Give to the Max Day 2015

THANK YOU — with all our hearts! This year’s Give to the Max Day was super special. We raised $15,000 in gifts and pledges — thanks to your big-hearted kindness. Our goal was $12,000 and you helped put us over the top!! More than 5,000 nonprofits participated in #GTMD15 and we are so honored that you chose to put your…

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Volunteer at the Saturday Puppet Shows for Kids!

Volunteers needed on Saturdays from 9:30 AM-1:15 PM (plenty of time during shows for food/coffee breaks!) Help set up and clean up the space, greet families as they arrive, and assist with a simple art project.  Spanish speakers especially encouraged to consider this opportunity. To sign up, contact Angie at [email protected] Thanks! More information about Saturday Puppet Shows for…

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Blessing of the Animals

HOBT will be flying giant bird puppets at St. Marks Creation Fair during the Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 4, 2015. The Blessing is at 3:30. The Fair will include treats for pets and their humans, visitors from Minneapolis Police K-9 and Equine teams, and more. St. Mark’s Cathedral 519 Oak Grove St. Minneapolis,…

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