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Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!
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Friday June 24, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 5
Headed to kindergarten next fall? Come to a special storytime! We'll celebrate this monumental milestone with stories, songs, and a bus ride! Parents will receive information on registration and how to ready children for school success. With an accompanying caregiver.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Tim McFadden
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Friday June 24, 2016
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For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Corbit's Charge Presents: The Antebellum Marine Band
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Friday June 24, 2016
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For All Ages
Join us as the Antebellum Marine Band takes over Booth Stage for a rousing evening of Civil War era music to kick off the Corbit's Charge weekend in the City of Westminster. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. No alcohol, please. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. A Celebrating America program.

Stranger Danger and Bullying Prevention
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Saturday June 25, 2016
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For ages 4 - Adults
Free children's safety seminar! Give your child the skills they need to protect themselves from bullies and from strangers. Class provided by Tristar Martial Arts Academy.

Teen After-Hours Video Games
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Saturday June 25, 2016
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - 17
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Think you’ve got game? Prove it with our Teen Advisory Board as we take on Smash Bros., Mario Kart, Rock Band, and more in tournament and individual play. Handheld devices are also welcome. Permission slips are required; ask at the Information Desk for more details. Refreshments will be served. From 6:30 - 9:30 PM.

Read and Play
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Monday June 27, 2016
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Ready, Set, School: Cats
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Monday June 27, 2016
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Summer Fun Day
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Monday June 27, 2016
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For ages Birth - 17
Join us from 1-3 pm for an afternoon of crafts, games, and summer fun to kick off our Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Cats
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Tuesday June 28, 2016
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Zumba® for Kids Jr.
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Tuesday June 28, 2016
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For ages 4 - 6
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Fun and fitness go together when you attend a Zumba® for kids session at the library. Certified instructor Lisa Lowrey will lead kid-friendly routines in this dance-based fitness program. Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Tuesday June 28, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Zumba® for Kids
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Tuesday June 28, 2016
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For ages 7 - 17
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Fun and fitness go together when you attend a Zumba® for kids session at the library. Certified instructor Lisa Lowrey will lead kid-friendly routines in this dance-based fitness program. Only kids need to register.

Seriously Inadvisable Science
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Tuesday June 28, 2016
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For ages 7 - 17
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Come make a bang in the park as we explore some experiments that really shouldn’t be done at home! Only kids need to register.

Pajama Party Storytime: Cats
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Tuesday June 28, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Cats
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Cardboard Drive-in Movie: Finding Nemo
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
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For All Ages
Excited to see Finding Dory? Join us in watching how the story all began at our special screening of Finding Nemo! All ages are welcome to attend our special drive-in movie, but cardboard cars will be available for ages 2-6. We’ll spend about 30 minutes decorating our cars before starting the movie at 6:30 pm. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Movie rated G.

Twos and Threes Together: Cats
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Thursday June 30, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday June 30, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Cats
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Thursday June 30, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Music/musique joyeuse Class Demonstration
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Friday July 1, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 1 - 6
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Using the Musikgarten whole-child approach, the youngest musicians explore the wonder of music while expanding their self-awareness and experiencing social action. Parents and caregivers participate with your child in singing, listening, instrument exploration and movement activities. This class is provided by Children’s Chorus of Carroll County. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Devon Nickoles
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Friday July 1, 2016
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Kinderconcerts: Cookies and Milk
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Saturday July 2, 2016
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 7
Join us for a violin and piano concert followed by a storytime and a chance to explore some instruments yourself! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Tuesday July 5, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 5, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Music
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Tuesday July 5, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Wednesday July 6, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 6, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Medicare 101
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Wednesday July 6, 2016
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to get the most out of your Medicare health benefits. There are many decisions to make when you are eligible for Medicare. We will cover the four parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) and how they work, Medicare Supplement (medigap) plans, preventive services, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. We also will cover the Medicare Savings Programs, which are not all low-income programs. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

Westminster Book Discussion Group: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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Wednesday July 6, 2016
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Please join us for a fun and exciting discussion of each month's featured title.

Twos and Threes Together: Music
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Thursday July 7, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 7, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Music
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Thursday July 7, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday July 7, 2016
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns. Please join us!

Reptile Wonders
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Friday July 8, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Come out and join us for the Reptile Wonders presentation where we can see and touch a variety of exotic reptiles. In this hands-on, fast-paced interactive show, you'll learn what the animals eat, where they are found, and what eats them. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Generously supported by Mount Garage Doors, Inc.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Doug and Gina Rettberg
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Friday July 8, 2016
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

What’s on That Bush? Are Those Berries and Nuts?
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Saturday July 9, 2016
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For Adults
Maryland woodlands and fields have a variety of fruiting trees & shrubs. Join Steve Allgeier, Horticulture Consultant & Master Gardener Coordinator with the University of Maryland, Carroll County Extension, for a two part program on how to identify the wide variety of fruiting plants and trees found in our part of the Piedmont. A Celebrating America program.

Make a Mess – in a Good Way!
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Saturday July 9, 2016
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For All Ages
We’ll make our own concoctions to sculpt and create. Hands-on all the way! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Common Ground on the Town: The Eastman String Band
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Saturday July 9, 2016
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For All Ages
Enjoy a free concert in the Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park by mega-talented musicians Tim and Savannah Finch, John Glik, Stefan Custodi, and others offering their unique blend of roots Bluegrass and Americana. Featuring music from their new CD, ‘Neath a Midnight Sky. In partnership with Common Ground on the Hill, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Westminster. For more information, visit commongroundonthehill.org/commongroundonthetown.html Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Monday July 11, 2016
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Ready, Set, School: Messy
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Monday July 11, 2016
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Monday July 11, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 17
KPets' trained reading dogs provide a relaxed informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story!

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday July 11, 2016
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Meetings will start with snacks at 6 pm, then we’ll get down to business around 6:15 pm. Need service hours? We’ve got those too! Refreshments will be served.

Twos and Threes Together: Messy
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Tuesday July 12, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday July 12, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Messy
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Tuesday July 12, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Messy
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Wednesday July 13, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday July 13, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Medicare 102
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Wednesday July 13, 2016
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to get the most out of your Medicare health benefits. Medicare 102 covers the four parts of Medicare with a special focus on the Medigap plans. Learn about the different medigap plans and your period of Guaranteed Issue Rights. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover the deductibles and co-insurances not covered by Medicare. We will cover the Medicare Savings Programs (not all programs are low-income programs!) and healthcare fraud. Presented by Carroll County’s SHIP/SMP program.

Twos and Threes Together: Messy
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Thursday July 14, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Thursday July 14, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Family Storytime: Messy
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Thursday July 14, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Tortoise and the Hare
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Thursday July 14, 2016
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For ages 3 - Adults
It’s an AMAZING race!! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the big race. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Tortoise and the Hare
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Friday July 15, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
It’s an AMAZING race!! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the big race. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Crafternoon
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Friday July 15, 2016
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For Adults
Are you a crafter? Join us for a relaxing, crafting afternoon. This is an informal gathering where you can work on your own projects, meet other crafters, and get inspired! Coloring, crochet, embroidery, knitting, sewing...any portable handcraft goes!

Lunchtime Concert Series: Coffey Music's Rock School
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Friday July 15, 2016
12:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us for great live local music on the Booth Stage. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Grab lunch from a local restaurant or brown bag it while you enjoy the music. No alcohol, please. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Tortoise and the Hare
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Friday July 15, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
It’s an AMAZING race!! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the big race. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.