Upcoming events: Mosaics at Putney Library; Whiting Library events; book-signing at Grounded4Life; old-time music at Andover Town Hall; Senior Club meets over lunch; pancake supper at St. Luke’s; Advance Directive Workshop in Weston

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Matthew Wolf's puzzle mosaics on exhibit at Putney Library

Matthew Wolf’s puzzle mosaics on exhibit at Putney Library

On going: Putney Library exhibits Matthew Wolf

Local artist Matthew Wolf’s copper enamel mosaics will be on display throughout February and March in the art exhibition space at the Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. in Putney.

Large and small works, referred to as “puzzle mosaics” by the artist, explore both representational and abstract imagery assembled from discarded metals and wood.

The library is open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday from and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 802-387-4407.

On going: Events at Chester’s Whiting Library

Whiting Library, at 117 Main St. in Chester, announces its programs through March, all of which will take place at the library.

The Grandma Jeanne’s Saturday Story-time continues for preschool through second grade and siblings. From 10:30–11:30 a.m., Grandma Jeanne shares stories, songs, crafts, snack and play time. Coffee will be available for the adults.

Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. Steve McQueen movies will be shown for all adults with cabin fever. Other movies will be screened March 4, 18, and 25, April 1 and 15. Pick up a full schedule at the library.

The Library Book Club meets each second Wednesday at 3 p.m. with the next discussion on East of Eden. Copies of the book are available at the library.

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25 learn the art of Zentangle from Jennifer Fraser. Supplies provided. Please sign up at the library, limit of six students.

On Wednesday, March 25 from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. a new monthly program,  Kid’s After School Time, will begin with a basic weaving project. Children will create their own loom and weave a design. The program will meet the last Wednesday of each month and is recommended for children of school age. Siblings are also invited to participate. The program will offer stories and an activity, such as weaving, gardening, crafts of all kinds, games, LEGO Wall, build and take home projects. A small snack will be provided.

For more information on these or other programs, contact the library email whitinglibrary@yahoo.com or visit https://whitinglibrary.wordpress.com.

Book-signing at Grounded4Life

Book-signing at Grounded4Life

Feb. 13: ‘God Matters’ book-signing

Friday, Feb. 13, Grounded4LIFE will host its first book release and book-signing event. The book is God Matters: The Importance of Belief in a World of Doubt  by Pastor Tim Frisch. To kick off the evening, Grounded4LIFE will have   music provided by its house band Grounded.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and music will begin at 7 p.m. Coffee baristas will be ready to make your favorite java and there will be plenty of other refreshments too.

Grounded4LIFE is located in the coffee house  down under  at the First Baptist Church at 162 Main St., Chester. Check out the Grounded4Life Facebook page or contact John Nunnikhoven at john4ns@fastmail.fm.


The Speckers, a local father/daughter duo, perform live at Andover Town Hall.

The Speckers, a local father/daughter duo, perform live at Andover Town Hall.

Feb. 15: Fiddle and banjo music at Andover Town Hall

John Specker and Ida Mae Specker present a Concert of Old-Time Fiddle and Banjo Music from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Andover Town Hall.

The Speckers, a local father/daughter duo, perform live fiddle and banjo music, refreshing old Appalachian favorites with some present day twists.

This Sunday concert, right between Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day, will feature a repertoire relevant to both occasions. For further information, see idamaespecker.com.

Feb. 16: Chester Senior Citizens Club luncheon meeting

Join the Chester Senior Citizens Club for its monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, at the Chester First Baptist Church on 162 Main St. This monthly group will play games. Bring your place setting and a friend and share in food and fellowship. If needed, rides can be arranged by calling 802-875-6242.

Feb. 17: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

St. Luke’s annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper takes place this year at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Willard Hall at 313 Main St. in Chester. The Joy of Cooking recipe pancake batter is the mainstay, as are sausages and fruit salad. The supper is free and all are welcome. There will be baskets on each table for a free will offering to benefit Episcopal Relief and Development.

St. Luke’s will hold two Ash Wednesday services in the sanctuary on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The celebrant is St. Luke’s new rector, the Rev. Heidi Edson.

For more details visit the church’s special events page at www.stlukesepiscopalvt.org.

Feb. 17: Advance Directive Workshop at Wilder Library

People in all stages of life are invited to attend an Advance Directive Workshop from 10 a.m.–noon on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Wilder Memorial Library, 24 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston. The free workshop will help attendees make sure their end of life wishes are known to their families and support network.

The morning event consists of a presentation on the different types of Advance Directive forms — short and long forms, how to fill them out and concluding with a Q & A session. Staff and volunteers from the Rutland Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice will lead the workshop and answer questions.

Space is limited. Call 802-824-4307 or email wilderweston@gmail.com to reserve a spot. For more information, visit www.wildermemoriallibrary.org.

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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