This season’s Wednesdays in Wadhams lecture series at the Wadhams Free Library continues on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. with Willsboro residents Jim Kinley and Mary Bell, who’ll share tales and slides of their recent travels through Eastern Europe. In their day jobs, Jim is code enforcement officer for Willsboro, and Mary is executive director of the Crary Foundation in Elizabethtown (she oversees the administration of all those Crary Fund education grants that play such a big role in the lives of college-bound students throughout the North Country).
Their talk is entitled “Why and Where Slovakia: Doin’ Roots in Eastern Europe,” and as always it’s free and open to the public. Your questions will be welcome, too.
Budding musicians of all ages will be interested to hear that pianist and music educator Rose Chancler has added two new teachers to the roster at her studio in the Hamilton building. Keene drummer Nick Gully will offer lessons in drumming and drumset on Thursday evenings, and Sagar Nagdir will offer lessons in electric guitar and bass on weekends (Saturdays or Sundays possible). Both are experienced and accomplished musicians who will be able to help you unlock your hidden talents and make the music that you long to create. For information, call Rose Chancler at 962-2949.
The Westport Heritage House will be welcoming the Masons Holiday Party for children on Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. again this year. And, to make the day even more festive, the Boy Scouts will be selling Christmas trees out in front of the WHH during the party. Bring the children to enjoy the party and come support the Boy Scouts.
And the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia returns to Westport to present a concert of traditional Russian sacred and folk music on Sunday December 2 at 6 p.m. at the Westport Federated Church. Admission is free and donations will be accepted for the ensemble's expenses.
Don’t forget to visit the CATS web site at champlainareatrails.com to read the essays in the current CATS writing contest and place your vote for the people’s choice award. Voting ends on November 30, and the winners will be announced in January.