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‘Back 2 Basics’ art exhibit Aug 2-Sep 5

To mark the coming of fall and return to school, the Fond du Lac Artists Association will present Back 2 Basics, a themed exhibit at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery August 2 to September 5. The public is invited to a reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 10, in the gallery. Refreshments will be served.

Stop in, make a tile in the Idea Studio

Local artist Kathryn Dreifuerst is the first-ever summer resident at the Idea Studio in the Fond du Lac Public Library. The painter, sculptor and potter invites the public to stop in during her studio hours to create an original clay tile. Dreifuerst will fire all the tiles and install them in a community mosaic at the library.

Kids ride free! Buses to Books every Thursday

Fond du Lac Transit’s Buses to Books program allows kids ages 6 to 17 to ride the bus to the downtown Main Library and back for free on Thursdays this summer through August 24 using their library cards as bus passes. Kids ages 6 to 9 must be accompanied by an adult, and adults pay full fare. Bus routes and other transit information are available on the Transit Dept.

My Hometown researchers meet Jul 19

This spring, historians Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender have a grassroots, community-based historical research project called My Hometown. Open to anyone who wished to learn how to research the past, the group embarked on researching buildings in Fond du Lac.

FDL Visual Arts exhibit in July

The artists in Fond du Lac Visual Arts collaborative will exhibit a wide variety of work – painting, collage, photography, sculpture and more – at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery July 5 to August 1. The public is invited to an artists’ reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13. Refreshments will be served.

Jul 27 Memory Café celebrates music

Persons with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, their caregivers and family members are invited to monthly Alzheimer’s Association Memory Cafés held at 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required. Each month features a new theme:

Create tiles for community mosaic Jul 8

Local artist Kathryn Dreifuerst will guide three sessions of DIY Ceramic Tiles on Saturday, July 8: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. Participants will create original tiles that Dreifuerst will fire and install in a community mosaic that will be displayed in the studio. The programs are free and open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Registration required at the Calendar.

Yarn Crafters meet Jul 13, 27

The drop-in Yarn Crafters group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays July 13 and 27 at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

History of the Wade family, Wade House Jul 20

Just 20 miles or so east of Fond du Lac sits the Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush. It’s a place that recreates the world of stagecoach travel in early Wisconsin. How the Wade family built a town and survived the changing landscape of Wisconsin is a story well-told.

Learn to make Cornish saffron bread Jul 18

Cornish saffron bread is a sweet, fragrant fruit bread seasoned with the delicate flavor of saffron. Coming from the south of England, it’s no wonder it’s perfect with a cup of tea. The monthly Breads of the World demonstration program at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio will feature Cornish saffron bread at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18.

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