Apr 152018
 

Saturday, June 2nd from 9 to 4. Spend the day enjoying glorious gardens, unique barns, lovely landscapes, an antique carriage museum, and a locally-sourced luncheon, too. Tour begins at Wheeler Library, where a morning lawn market will feature our famous heirloom tomato plants, locally produced goods, perennials, and soil testing. For more information, please go to Blooms and Barns Sponsorship and Tickets.

 

Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm.

The contextual life of John Clarke M.D.  Co-founder of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Clarke (1609-1676) was also a physician, Baptist minister, and a leading advocate of religious freedom in the Americas. Wermuth will talk about the extraordinary influences that took place during the early modern period, events that changed the course of western civilization. Free and open to all. Sponsored by the North Stonington Historical Society. Wermuth is Director of the John Clarke Society, a non-profit educational organization.

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme, Fri 4/27@7.

Be treated to a modern day adventure. Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.

See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.

You will also hear how Sam returned to the trail the following year, connecting with aspiring Thru Hikers, paying it forward, and his return to the summit of Katahdin one year later.

Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty-nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. From there, he started walking north. With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail. Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long distance backpacking trip were hard lessons. After 20 years working within Connecticut’s prisons, the search for a positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.

 

For more information, contact Wheeler Library at 860.535.0383 or wheelerlibrarystaff@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Gentle Yoga and Meditation at Wheeler Library, Wednesdays at 8:45am beginning May 2nd. Fee is $80 for six-sessions (5/2 through 6/6) ($18 for drop-in).

A Gentle yoga class for everyone, including beginners. There will be detailed instruction, allowing new students to easily follow the class. Emphasis will be on focused breathing, a mindful awareness of your body and a joyful, meditative movement exploration of yourself in the present moment. This is a safe, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all. Students will find this class both relaxing and revitalizing, a nice way to start the day. Kim is 200 hour certified in Integrative Yoga Therapy. Online registration here or register at the library ($80/six classes; $18 drop in). A portion of the proceeds benefits Wheeler Library.

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