Upcoming Special Events
The Unlikely Strummers - Inter-Generational Ukulele Program
Saturday, Sept. 21 -- 10:30am
"We're a big happy family of ukulele players from across southern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island. Our group began in 2017, and we've been strumming our way around the region ever since! We've played at events from festivals to farmers markets to movie nights"
This is definitely not your great-grandfather's ukulele music! The ukulele is a surprisingly versatile instrument that's suited to almost any genre, from 1920s "standards" to early rock-n-roll, and from country to contemporary top 40s hits. You never know what we might play next!
The Unlikely Strummers provide family-friendly music that will make you want to sing - or dance - along! No matter what your age, we'll leave you smiling!
This program is supported with funds from the Friends of the Fiske.
Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. Sign up at the circulation desk or call 508-384-5440.
SPECIAL MASK WORKSHOP
Sat. Oct. 26th -- 1:00-3:00pm
Grade 4 and UP including Adults!
Ugglie Bugglies, an exciting, innovative mask workshop with master mask-maker Eric Bornstein. *No wet glue or paint *Can be worn over glasses! * Masks will be ready to wear!
We will make whimsical creature masks using strips of pipe insulation foam, colored & patterned duct tapes, chenille and sparkle stems. The basic form creates goggle eyes, a long “stinger” (hence, bugglies), decorative antennae, and adjustable straps. More daring students can create more complex forms, headpieces, and faces with the principles taught in the workshop. The finished masks are comfortable, lightweight, and one-of-a-kind! Perfect for parties, workshops, and festivals. Registration required, sign up at the circulation desk or call 508-384-5440.
Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. This program is supported with a grant from the SWEATT FUND.
GOING TO EXTREMES
THURS. OCT. 10 – 6:30-7:45
An award-winning adventure travel journalist for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, National Geographic, and The Providence Journal, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world’s far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain paths of Japan, and the deserts of Africa.
The author of 10 books, he’ll show slides of his most extreme travel experiences – surviving a coup in Ecuador, visiting a “city” of penguins at the South Pole, fishing for piranha on Brazil’s Rio Negro, floating in the Goodyear Blimp, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty – and talk about how adventure travel turns to prose in today’s media. Sign-up at the circulation desk or call 384-5440 after Sept. 10. Supported by THE FRIENDS OF THE FISKE
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WHEN : Wednesdays
TIME : 6:30-7:45
The next session begins Wednesday September 4 and continues September 11, 18, October 2, 9, 16 with a makeup session on Saturday October 19 from 10:00-11:15. Sign-up up by calling 508-384-5440 or at the front desk. The cost is $48 and is due at sign-up.
The following session will begin October 23 and continue November 6, (Thursday Nov. 14), Nov. 20, December 4, 11 with a makeup session on Saturday December 7 from 10:00-11:15. Signup will be available just before the end of the current session.
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NEXT DATE: Wednesday, September 25
NEXT DATE : Tuesday, September 17
TIME : 7:00 PM
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The Chess Club will resume in November.
Open to Ages 8 and UP including Adults.
All skill levels are welcome and Instructor Roy Wolfe will be on hand to help the beginners. The group will be loosely formed and choosing an opponent will be casual. Bring your chess set if you have one and Roy will have a few extras on hand. he will also present the beginners with basic tips. The membership will be limited to 20 and you must sign up at the front desk .