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Paint Your Pet Night with Rebecca Maloney

Adult Programs

Friday, February 23, 2018

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Come join us for Paint your Pet Paint Night, step-by-step instruction by resident professional artist Rebecca Maloney and all materials included, apron and 11 x 14 canvas!

Bring a friend and sip on your favorite beverage. The program registration fee for this event is $55.

Please register by February 19th to reserve your spot.  After you register, please email a high quality photo of your pet to Rebeccamaloneyart@gmail.com

*One pet/animal per photo, in good natural lighting please!

This program is full! Thank you for your interest. We will offer more adult workshops like this in the future!

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South Windsor Cultural Arts Concert

Adult Programs

Sunday, February 25, 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The South Windsor Cultural Arts Presents

A Concert With Jasper Quartet

At First Congregational Church

993 Main St. in South Windsor

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

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Young Artist Workshop: Kiss the Cook

Children & Family Programs

Saturday, March 3, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MOMMY IN KITCHENChildren, ages 6-12 are invited to join Jan Grace and volunteers from Wood’s Program Committee in a baking workshop. Children will learn to create several chocolaty recipes and treats using Hershey Kisses candies. They will bring their item home to complete the baking process in their own kitchen oven with adult supervision. Samples of each item will be served for refreshments. *Please note that peanut butter may be used in one recipe.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Recipes, instructions and baking materials are all included in the fee of $15.00 per child.Children should wear an apron or old shirt *(Snow date is Sunday, March 4th at 2:00 PM if required.)

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South Windsor Historical Society Program

Adult Programs

Sunday, March 4, 2018

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, “Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women”, a program and an exhibit of photographs and biographies. Learn about well-known CT women like Ella Grasso, Katherine Hepburn, Marion Anderson and more! This program is co-sponsored with Wood Memorial Library & Museum.

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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Museum Mini Golf

Children & Family Programs

Saturday, March 17, 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Save the Date

Mini-Golf inside Wood Memorial Library & Museum!

Saturday
March 17, 2018
(St. Patrick’s Day)
10am – 4pm last entry

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$5 per person, max $20 per family
All golfing materials provided!

Raffle, bake sale, free swag bag and fun!

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Wednesday Afternoon at The Wood Spring Series: Julia Child

Adult Programs

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Enjoy an afternoon learning about Julia Child’s life – from her privileged childhood in California when she had no interest in food, except for eating what the family’s private chef prepared – to becoming one of the culinary legends of all time.

The audience will have the opportunity to view Julia on the set of The French Chef television show. This is sure to be an amusing and fun experience!

The cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child during the reception following the performance.

 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This performance is for adults.  The program registration fee for this event is $15 per person:

 

Or, you can register for the Wednesday Afternoon Fall Series (2 shows) for $25 per person:
 


 

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Young Artist Workshop: Egg Decorating

Children & Family Programs

Saturday, March 24, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Egg Deco WorkshopChildren ages 6-12 are invited to join art instructor, Mary Wilde and Wood volunteers for a fun and seasonal “Hands-On” art workshop. Mary will teach you some unique and wonderful creative ways to transform ordinary hardboiled eggs into beautiful holiday decorations for you table center piece.
*Please note that these eggs will be for decoration only are not edible.
Children should bring a dozen large white hardboiled eggs in an egg carton for transporting their finished egg creations. Children should also wear old clothes or bring an apron.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
The program registration fee for this event is $10 per child.

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South Windsor Cultural Arts Concert

Adult Programs

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The South Windsor Cultural Arts Presents

A Concert With Violinist, Chloe Kiffer

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School’s Out! American Girl Workshop: Games

Children & Family Programs

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

schools out logoPlay and make games for your American Girl Doll (or other doll or action figure or stuffed animal)!

$15 per child + a clean, empty cereal box

Save time! Register for all FIVE spring School’s Out! Programs:

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School’s Out! American Girl Workshop: Make a Blanket

Children & Family Programs

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Make a blanket and a fun straw hat for your doll.  All materials will be provided.

$15 per child

Save time! Register for all FIVE spring School’s Out! Programs:

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American Girl Doll Tea

Children & Family Programs

Saturday, April 7, 2018

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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American Women in History

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Please join us the always popular annual American Girl Doll Tea!

We are proud to present Bright Star Touring Theatre from North Carolina.  They will be presenting an inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable American women.  From Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony, this play celebrates the courageous, confident women who have helped shape our country.

Participants will gather in the assembly hall upstairs for the performance and the reception that will follow. Guests may also tour the library and the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame’s traveling Inductee Portrait Exhibit, which features 25 pictures and biographies of famed Connecticut women.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  The program registration fee for this event is $25 per person.  This event sells out every year so please register early!

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South Windsor Cultural Arts Concert

Adult Programs

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The South Windsor Cultural Arts Presents

A Concert With Pianist, Quynh Nguyen

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South Windsor Historical Society Program

Adult Programs

Thursday, April 12, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lisa Saunders presents “Civil War Letters of a Union Private and His Wife”, Private Charles McDowell and his wife, Nancy, wrote letters telling of bullets, hangings, prostitutes, venereal disease, typhoid fever, lying injured on the battlefield for days, “clever women” , and the court marshaling of a cow.

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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Young Artist Workshop: Cartooning

Children & Family Programs

Saturday, April 14, 2018

12:00 am - 1:00 am

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Bill Dougal’s Cartooning Workshop

Kids in grades K through 5 will have a fun afternoon learning how to create their own cartoon characters and put them in action or humorous situations!  Bill will also add to the fun by singing a song or two about art!home-music
All materials will be supplied.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
The program registration fee for this event is $10 per person.

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Wednesday Afternoon at The Wood Spring Series: Albert Einstein

Adult Programs

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

alberteinsteinEnjoy an afternoon with George Capaccio as Albert Einstein. George Capaccio’s one-person performance as Albert Einstein is a great way to learn about this extraordinary individual and the ideas that have revolutionized physics and forever changed how we understand space, time and gravity. Reception will follow the performance.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This performance is for adults.  The program registration fee for this event is $15 per person:

Or, register for Wednesday Afternoon Spring Series (2 shows) for $25 per person:

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School’s Out! Forensic Science: The Glass Slipper

Children & Family Programs

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

schools out logoStudents will work through 9 different forensic science labs to figure out who is the rightful owner of the glass slipper left behind at the prince’s ball!

$15 per child

Save time! Register for all FIVE spring School’s Out! Programs, or all THREE programs in May:

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School’s Out! Create Your Own I Spy Collage

Children & Family Programs

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

schools out logoMake your own I Spy collage scene and photograph it using a huge collection of items from nature.

$15 per child

Save time! Register for all FIVE spring School’s Out! Programs, or all THREE programs in May:

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South Windsor Historical Society Program

Adult Programs

Thursday, May 10, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Beth Lapin will discuss Connecticut Gypsies and the mysterious deaths of the King of the Gypsies and his wife, Mrs. Victoria Williams, who was found dead on the railroad tracks in East Hartford in the late 19th century.

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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School’s Out! Forensic Science: The Missing Teddy Bear

Children & Family Programs

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

schools out logoUse forensic science and your own great detective skills help crack the case of the missing teddy bear!

$15 per child

Save time! Register for all FIVE spring School’s Out! Programs, or all THREE programs in May:

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South Windsor Historical Society Program

Adult Programs

Thursday, June 14, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Joe Ouellette presents “Ford & Edison’s Excellent Camping Adventures, between 1914 and 1924, “The Vagabonds”, Ford, Edison, Firestone, Burroughs & a US President toured the Eastern US in Ford cars, camping.

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

Sunday, September 16, 2018

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Diana McCain presents “The Lyman Family of Lyman Orchards: Historical Fiction as a Portal to the Past”, conveys life in CT between 1741-1871, highlighting the Lyman Family in the American Revolution and the abolitionist movement.
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 25, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bev York presents “The WWI Diary of Dr. Jessie Weston Fisher” , a CT doctor in Paris describing the war, with narration and music by Rick Spencer. This Program is co-sponsored with Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum.

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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