October Programming at the Wendell Free Library.
🎃Sunday October 30 at dusk.. Ghost Town at Sundown, Halloween Village Trick-or-treating extravaganza on the common. 🎃 More details to come!
Saturday October 22 at 3:30 p.m. Saturday Skillcraft returns with a whittler’s workshop from Shawn Jarrett. Kids 10 years and up will practice basic whittling techniques along with a grown up, while younger kids will have a station to decorate some whittled gnome sticks. BYO pocket knife. Registration required.
**New** Tuesday 6-7 p.m. Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 22: Tech Help Tuesdays. Bring your technology questions to an expert, bring a device you need help with or get basic tutorials on the library computers. Register ahead for a time slot and give our experts an idea of what type of help you are looking for. Email to register.
**NEW** Thursday at 10 a.m. : Music and Movement with Tom and Laurie. Local well loved musicians will delight us with a highly active bilingual music program with lots of movement. Please bring a chair or blanket for outdoor seating if the weather is nice.
Ongoing Weekly Events:
Sunday 10a.m. Outdoor Free Community Yoga. These outdoor classes (meeting in the gazebo) are uplifting 60 min classes for all levels. Rain plans to move inside the Herrick room. Mats etc. available.
Wednesday 7-8 p.m.: Mostly Beginners Conversational Spanish. Learn what you most need to know plus loads more in this super dynamic and interactive 6 week course designed for folks who wish to boost their fluency while talking about their own lives and exploring their lust for culture and travel. Registration required.
Wednesday at 10 a.m.: Playgroup. CNC’s Outdoor Playgroup with Sylvia. Playgroup will be held outside weather permitting. Please register for the CNC newsletter for all the latest information about programming ().
Art Group- Tuesday 5-6p.m. Art group meets in the Herrick room to practice watercolor painting together with online tutorials. Paints provided but bring your own paper and brushes.
Fiber arts/ handwork/ mending circle- 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Set aside some time to finish those forgotten fiber projects and necessary mending. There will be needles and thread available.
Adult Fiction Book Discussion Group: - 4th Monday of the month at 10-11:30 a.m. on zoom. Register required.
LEGO club. Friday at 4p.m. Legos® provided. Build and display your creations for all to see. This is a drop-in program for kids age 5 and up.
StoryCraft. Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Picture book read-aloud and connected craft. Stay to browse and play. October Line-up:
Oct 1-.“Lawrence in the Fall” Collecting and pressing leaves for Oct. 8.Oct 8- “If You Find a Leaf” dipping collected leaves in beeswax for garlands/art.
Oct. 15- “Because of an Acorn”- acorn crafts and whistling activity
Oct. 22- “A Spoonful of Frogs” sculpt a little cauldron or frog with air drying clay.
Oct. 29- “Why Do We Celebrate Halloween”, decorate luminaries for Ghost Town event
Saturday AA group. 7 p.m. in Herrick Room.
Wendell residents are advised that Mormon Hollow Road will be closed to through traffic as of Monday July 25th, near the Diemand Farm at 126 Mormon Hollow Road. This road closing is required for a major culvert replacement that is over 30 feet in the ground and over 60 feet in length; it will require that the road may possibly be closed for as long as three months.
The Wendell Road Commission understands that this road closing will be a significant difficulty for folks who use that road regularly, especially involving access to the Diemand Farm. This repair has been in the works for several years due to the deteriorated condition of the steel culvert and the gradual collapse of the embankment. The project was engineered in 2019 and on hold while the town put aside the necessary funds. The Road Commission has been concerned that the culvert would collapse unexpectedly, perhaps due to heavy rains or continued corrosion. If that had happened, without plans and contracts in place, the road would have been closed much longer.
Anyone wanting to access the Diemand farm will need to get there by way of Farley Road, from either the easterly end of Farley Road at Wendell Depot Road or the westerly end of Farley Road via Route 2 and Bridge Street. The Town regrets the inconvenience this closure will cause and thanks everyone for their patience.