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Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
nat_tree 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Wild Mushroom Hunting in MA and RI Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Wild Mushroom Hunting in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
March 3, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.
More and more people are discovering that mushroom hunting is not only easy to learn about, but unbelievably fun.  It is also safe, if done properly.  Right here in Southern New England, varieties that are safe for beginners can be found in abundance if you know where and when to look.  Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt will give a presentation about some amazing local varieties, focusing on those that are safe for beginners, and discuss their health and nutritional values as well.  They will be showcasing the new, expanded Gourmet Mushrooms of Rhode Island, which is simultaneously a large, beautiful 2015 calendar and a 44-page book, all in one.  It now includes recipes and over 140 color photos.  Ryan Bouchard is the author of Gourmet Mushrooms of RI, the first book about mushroom hunting in the Ocean State.  Emily Schmidt studies the health and nutritional values of our local mushrooms, as well as the many incredible ways they can be cooked.  They educate people about safely hunting for wild mushrooms in the Southern New England area.
This program is sponsored by a grant from UniBank as part of the library’s Health and Wellness Series.
 

        There are 39 spaces available.
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 400 Years of Love Songs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheever   508-883-1931   lcheever@cwmars.org
   

400 Years of Love Songs Concert
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.
Bartholomew, Cappers, and Waynen are back by popular demand. They will be at the library for a Valentine’s Day performance you should not miss! This concert will span 400 years of love songs, some from each century, including the Beatles and 60's folk songs.  Registration is required. This is an adult Valentine’s Day program.
However, mature teens and older children may attend.
This program is sponsored by a grant from Dean Bank.
 

        There are 24 spaces available.
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_shamrock 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM From Tribe to Nation: A Musical History Through Ireland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheever   508-883-1931   lcheever@cwmars.org
   

~Dublin born folklorist, folk-singer and instrumentalist Tom O'Carroll brings a wealth of stories, humor, wit and history to his performances. He has played at concerts, festivals, colleges, libraries and pubs all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as his native Ireland, including a stint for one month in Seoul, South Korea. Whether playing a plaintive air on the tin whistle or singing and playing rousing traditional songs to the accompaniment of the guitar or the bodhrán (Irish drum), Tom will captivate all with his lively program of Irish culture.

~From Tribe to Nation:
A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland

In this program, Tom traces the history of the Irish people from the Stone Age to the present. Drawing on archaeological data, historical records, as well as music and song, Tom explores the broad social and cultural themes of conflict and identity that occur through the island's history. Throughout his presentation, Tom performs various songs, tunes and little known anecdotes that bring to life the story of the Irish.

        There are 39 spaces available.
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Pastel Paint Flowers: The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cheever   508-883-1931   lcheever@cwmars.org
   

This hands-on workshop will teach you how to paint scarlet poppies in the style of world-renowned painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Whether you're a novice who's never painted before or an avid artist, you'll enjoy exploring your creativity! Space is limited and sign-ups are required. Sponsored by a generous grant from the Blackstone Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  There is a limit of 20 participants and is for adults and teens 14 years and older. Registration is required.  Sign-ups for Blackstone residents begin on February 2, and sign-ups for all begin on
February 9. No Event Keeper registration for this program.

Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
food_hamburger 6:25 PM  -  7:30 PM Foodies Club-April meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen Goudreau   508-883-1931   staff@blackstonelibrary.org
   

Foodies Club-This event was rescheduled from February due to snow. New date: April 16.

Do you love to cook? Do you love to eat? Do you love to socialize? 
Then please join the new “Foodies Club” at the Blackstone Library. Each member will be asked to bring sample-sized portions of their recipe for twenty people and a copy of the recipe to share with the group. April's theme is Cultural Heritage.  For example: Polish-Pierogis, Italian-Lasagna, and Greek-Baklava. Registration begins on January 26, 2015.  Sign up soon as space is limited to 20 adults (18 and over). For more information, please email Ellen at staff@blackstonepubliclibrary.org 
We apologize, but we cannot accommodate food restrictions/allergies. Cookbooks are available at the library.  Please register by phone or in person.
 

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