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SOUTH WINDSOR CULTURAL ARTS CONCERT

Adult Programs

Sunday, April 23, 2017

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The South Windsor Cultural Arts Presents

A Concert With The Hermitage Trio

At Wood Memorial Library and Museum

On Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 PM.

This concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

*Please note that this is a make-up concert of the original February 12th concert date that was cancelled due to snow.

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SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Children & Family Programs

Thursday, April 27, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sorry… Spring Storytime is now full.

Call Wood to be added to a waiting list.

IMG_3404Preschool children, ages 2 1/2 to 5, and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Mrs. Grace and Wood’s Storytime volunteers for some preschool story fun at Wood Memorial Library and Museum each Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM during IMG_3439the spring season. In addition to sharing favorite picture book stories, children will enjoy other activities including puppet fun, finger plays, rhythm instruments, songs, crafts, snacks and more as they socialize with others at “The Wood”. Registration is required as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. This is a free program. Siblings are welcome. *Note – Children must be 2 ½ by May 2017 to register.

 

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MOMMY AND ME IN THE KITCHEN: CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY

Children & Family Programs

Saturday, April 29, 2017

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

MOMMY & ME: IN THE KITCHEN

CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY

MOMMY AND ME     MOMMY KITCHEN

         Preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver (Mom, Dad or Grandma, etc.) will join Mrs. Grace and volunteers at Wood for some Mother’s Day baking fun. Mrs. Grace will instruct the children, with assistance from their caregiver, in making some Mother’s Day Breakfast Scones from scratch. Each family unit (caregiver with child) will make a full batch to keep, and then finish the baking process in their own home. All ingredients, equipment and materials will be provided. The demonstration batch will be baked at Wood for all to enjoy sampling. In addition to the “HANDS-ON” kitchen experience, we’ll create a special Mother’s Day card.

Registration is required, as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. Fee is $15.00 per family unit. Wood is located at 783 Main Street in South Windsor, CT.

To register online please click here and put Mother’s Day in the what are you contributing to section.

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SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Children & Family Programs

Thursday, May 4, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sorry… Spring Storytime is now full.

Call Wood to be added to a waiting list.

IMG_3404Preschool children, ages 2 1/2 to 5, and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Mrs. Grace and Wood’s Storytime volunteers for some preschool story fun at Wood Memorial Library and Museum each Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM during IMG_3439the spring season. In addition to sharing favorite picture book stories, children will enjoy other activities including puppet fun, finger plays, rhythm instruments, songs, crafts, snacks and more as they socialize with others at “The Wood”. Registration is required as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. This is a free program. Siblings are welcome. *Note – Children must be 2 ½ by May 2017 to register.

 

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South Windsor Historical Society Program

Adult Programs

Sunday, May 7, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Carolyn Stearns presents “Civil War Stories” with a focus on Connecticut in the Civil War, a program suitable for young and old (10 and older, South Windsor 5th graders welcome) Speakers usually last about an hour with questions and refreshments following. Speakers usually last about an hour with questions and refreshments following. This program is open to the public. Registration is not necessary. Suggested donation is $3.00 for members of the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library or $5.00 for the general public.

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Adult Landscape Collage Workshop (part 1)

Adult Programs

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

mountaincollage2-768x667Presented by New Haven artist, Rebecca Maloney, this first of three Adult Art Collage Workshops. We will be creating our favorite landscapes with collage materials. Using their photographic reference, students will explore collage application, value, texture, color, & painting techniques. In learning what is possible students will have three evenings to develop their collage to a finished piece by the last day. We will work on 12 x 9 canvas. All materials will be provided, paint, glues, gloss mediums, papers, etc. Be sure to arrive on time so we can dive in! Feel free to bring your favorite refreshments/drinks.  Pre-registration is required.  Fee for all three workshops is $110 (all materials included).  Click Here to register online.

Click here to learn more about Rebecca and her exhibit on display in the lower gallery at The Wood.

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SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Children & Family Programs

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sorry… Spring Storytime is now full.

Call Wood to be added to a waiting list.

IMG_3404Preschool children, ages 2 1/2 to 5, and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Mrs. Grace and Wood’s Storytime volunteers for some preschool story fun at Wood Memorial Library and Museum each Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM during IMG_3439the spring season. In addition to sharing favorite picture book stories, children will enjoy other activities including puppet fun, finger plays, rhythm instruments, songs, crafts, snacks and more as they socialize with others at “The Wood”. Registration is required as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. This is a free program. Siblings are welcome. *Note – Children must be 2 ½ by May 2017 to register.

 

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South Windsor Historical Society Program

Adult Programs

Thursday, May 11, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Georg Papp, author of “The Authority” presents, “Outhouse Americana”, an interesting and amusing presentation about privies. Speakers usually last about an hour with questions and refreshments following. This program is open to the public. Registration is not necessary. Suggested donation is $3.00 for members of the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library or $5.00 for the general public.

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Friday Night at The Wood: Chartwell Dutiro and Timbila

Adult Programs

Friday, May 12, 2017

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

AFRICAN MUSIC COMES TO THE WOOD!
featuring
Chartwell Dutiro and Timbila

Doors open at 6:30pm.  Show starts at 6:45pm.

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Tickets are $10 in advance. $15 at the door. Purchase here!

This show celebrates the release of a collaboration years in the making: a double CD by New York Afrodelic roots band TIMBILA, and Zimbabwean mbira maestro Chartwell Dutiro. The release date is May 1, 2017, and the title is Sadza With the Head of a Mouse.

Chartwell has played the Shona mbira (a high-performance prongophone) virtually his entire life. He’s cut a remarkable path through African music from his village childhood in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where he played ceremonies with a local spirit medium, to his years performing and recording with Zimbabwe’s iconic Afropop band Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, to his more recent career as a teacher, solo artist and bandleader in the U.K.

Chartwell has been collaborating for the past three years with the New York-based band TIMBILA, whose Afrodelic sound merges deep knowledge of African traditions with take-no-prisoners, East Village pop rock savvy. Featuring Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre on guitars and “mbira queen” Nora Balaban on timbila, the xylophone of Mozambique, and the metal-pronged mbira of Zimbabwe. This seasoned combo brings deep sweet grooves, dream-inducing vocal harmonies and the kind of spontaneity you only get with long years of musical friendship.

SPECIAL FEATURE
A short music video by TIMBILA’s official videographer K2, filmed with party hardy mbira musicians in Chartwell’s home village in Zimbabwe.

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Second Saturday Event: “Give Mom a Break” Craft Day

Children & Family Programs

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

IMG_3192This is your chance to give Mom what she wants the most-some me time.  Dads can come down with the kids and make a special craft for Mom in celebration of Mother’s Day.

There is no pre-registration or fee for this event.

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Adult Landscape Collage Workshop (part 2)

Adult Programs

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Presented by New Haven artist, Rebecca Maloney, this second of three Adult Art Collage Workshops. We will be creating our favorite landscapes with collage materials. Using their photographic reference, students will explore collage application, value, texture, color, & painting techniques. In learning what is possible students will have three evenings to develop their collage to a finished piece by the last day. We will work on 12 x 9 canvas. All materials will be provided, paint, glues, gloss mediums, papers, etc. Be sure to arrive on time so we can dive in! Feel free to bring your favorite refreshments/drinks.  Pre-registration is required.  Fee for all three workshops is $110 (all materials included).  Click Here to register online.

Click here to learn more about Rebecca and her exhibit on display in the lower gallery at The Wood.

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SPRING PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Children & Family Programs

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sorry… Spring Storytime is now full.

Call Wood to be added to a waiting list.

IMG_3404Preschool children, ages 2 1/2 to 5, and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Mrs. Grace and Wood’s Storytime volunteers for some preschool story fun at Wood Memorial Library and Museum each Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM during IMG_3439the spring season. In addition to sharing favorite picture book stories, children will enjoy other activities including puppet fun, finger plays, rhythm instruments, songs, crafts, snacks and more as they socialize with others at “The Wood”. Registration is required as space is limited. Call Wood at (860) 289-1783 or visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM to register. This is a free program. Siblings are welcome. *Note – Children must be 2 ½ by May 2017 to register.

 

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Kids Multi-Media Collage Workshop

Children & Family Programs

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

RM Kids Collage

Working on canvas, participants will many forms of mixed media (including paint and resist tape) and several techniques.  Participants can use their own creative expression to make something unique to them.  Join artist Rebecca Maloney amongst her current exhibit at The Wood (on display through the end of May).  Click here for more information on the kids workshop and to register online.

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Adult Landscape Collage Workshop (part 3)

Adult Programs

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Presented by New Haven artist, Rebecca Maloney, this third of three Adult Art Collage Workshops. We will be creating our favorite landscapes with collage materials. Using their photographic reference, students will explore collage application, value, texture, color, & painting techniques. In learning what is possible students will have three evenings to develop their collage to a finished piece by the last day. We will work on 12 x 9 canvas. All materials will be provided, paint, glues, gloss mediums, papers, etc. Be sure to arrive on time so we can dive in! Feel free to bring your favorite refreshments/drinks.  Pre-registration is required.  Fee for all three workshops is $110 (all materials included).  Click Here to register online.

Click here to learn more about Rebecca and her exhibit on display in the lower gallery at The Wood.

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KATHARINE HEPBURN: FROM HARTFORD TO HOLLYWOOD

Adult Programs

Thursday, June 8, 2017

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Wood Library and Museum and the South Windsor Historical Society welcome Natalie Belanger, Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society, to present a program KATHARINE HEPBURN: FROM HARTFORD TO HOLLYWOOD at The Wood.

 With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon. Born and raised in Connecticut, Hepburn had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in broader society. Challenging the norms of the day, she took control of her image and identity by establishing a unique sense of style which influenced countless women, fashion designers, and the informal, elegant approach to American style that continues to resonate today. The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut offers a complete picture of how Hepburn became the woman and the star she was. This presentation will link her career and legacy to her roots in Connecticut to ask how she achieved her truly extraordinary legacy.

        This program is open to the public. Registration is not necessary.

         Suggested donation is $3.00 for members of the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library or $5.00 for the general public.  Refreshments will be served.  The Wood is located at 783 Main Street in South Windsor, CT.

 

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Second Saturday Event: CT Open House Day

Adult Programs

Saturday, June 10, 2017

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

open_house_logo_1.5 The Wood will be participating in the 13th Annual Connecticut Open House Day with special events and activities.  Enjoy wagon rides down “Old” Main Street, special docent demonstrations and a scavenger hunt for the kids.

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Claire Lobdell, our Archivist, will also be on hand to sign copies of her newly published Images of America book;  South Windsor.

There is no pre-registration or fee for this event.

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The Wood’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament

Adult Programs

Thursday, June 15, 2017

All Day

This tournament is one of The Wood’s largest fundraisers and is run almost completely by dedicated volunteers.  This year will mark the 20th anniversary of this event which will be held at Topstone Golf Club in South Windsor.  More information is available here.

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South Windsor Historical Society Program

Adult Programs

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bev York, Windham Textile & History Museum, presents “Connecticut in the American Revolution”. Stories will cover Jonathon Trumbull, Sybil Luddington, Nathan Hale, Samuel Huntington and more. Speakers usually last about an hour with questions and refreshments following. This program is open to the public. Registration is not necessary. Suggested donation is $3.00 for members of the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library or $5.00 for the general public.

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South Windsor Historical Society Program

Adult Programs

Thursday, October 12, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tom Kelleher, Old Sturbridge Village, presents “Tales of a Yankee Peddler”. Speakers usually last about an hour with questions and refreshments following. This program is open to the public. Registration is not necessary. Suggested donation is $3.00 for members of the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library or $5.00 for the general public.

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