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Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Learn how to play board games, card games, and games of all sorts with professional gamers. Presented by the Dragon's Lair. Adults & teens welcome. Drop-in.
Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Like many who grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut, Charles Monagan became familiar with Carrie Welton’s name due to the presence of a striking drinking fountain for horses, topped by a life-size bronze stallion, known familiarly as the Carrie Welton Fountain. Much later, he became intrigued with the scant, but colorful details of Carrie’s youth and her terrible death. He then took up the challenge of giving her a full life in fiction.
Carrie Welton is Monagan’s first novel and earned an “Editor’s Choice” designation from the Historical Novel Society. His other books include The Neurotic’s Handbook, The Reluctant Naturalist, and How to Get a Monkey into Harvard. Additionally, he wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Mad Bomber, which was produced in 2011 and won first place in the Academy for New Musical Theatre’s 2012 international Search for New Musicals. He was the editor of Connecticut Magazine from 1989 to 2013.
Please join us for an interesting and informative presentation. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Advance registration is appreciated.
Wednesday, September 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room
Are you turning 65? Confused about Medicare? Learn what Medicare options best meet your needs and get the information you need to make informed decisions about your Medicare options. Find out who qualifies for Medicare and what Medicare covers.
This informational seminar is for educational purposes only. Refreshments will be served. Advance registration is appreciated.
Saturday, September 24th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, September 28th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Making is a mix of putting materials together and taking apart. Local upcyclist Tim Sway will present an introduction to the tools, methods and theory. Participants will create a collaborative project using reclaimed materials.
Tim Sway makes “worthless things priceless” by creating one-of-a-kind furniture, musical instruments and more from things that have been thrown away. The trendier term is “reclaimed” or “upcycled” materials. Tim brings awareness to wastefulness and excessive consumerism while encouraging others to live local, Earth-friendly lives. He has a podcast and YouTube channel where he spreads the message and also encourages people to try making things on their own. He was a prinicpal on FYI Networks’s television show “Trashformers” and worked extensively as a touring and performing musician. He lives in Wallingford and “Tim Sway Perspectives World Headquarters” is located in an old chicken barn in Meriden.
Please register for only one session. Seating is limited.
Monday, September 26th at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room
Are you at risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or vitamin D deficiency? Confused about your blood work and how to improve your numbers? Nutrition is an important link in understanding your health and nutrition risk level. Knowing the right questions to ask your doctor is the best place to start. Come and learn how to take control in understanding what your body is trying to tell you, and how to reset your nutrition and wellness lifestyle. Presented by Masonicare’s Jenny Starr, RD.
A complimentary light lunch will follow. Advance registration is required to insure a meal. This program is cosponsored by Masonicare.