Date(s) & Time(s)::
June 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
June 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM
June 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Phone: (260) 343-2010
Beatlemania, Live Music Come to Kendallville
The Beatles are a legendary group. But what about the band’s drummer, Ringo Starr? Everyone can Experience the Unexpected and learn more about Ringo at Starr Time: A Celebration of Ringo Starr’s Contributions to the Beatles. It’s scheduled for Friday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kendallville Public Library.
National Beatles' scholar, Aaron Krerowicz, says that contrary to popular belief, Ringo Starr was an integral component of the Beatles. Krerowicz’s interactive presentation will explain how and why Ringo replaced the band's previous percussionist, Pete Best, and will analyze and celebrate Ringo's contributions to the Beatles (including his singing, drumming, and songwriting) through musical examples and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
Following the Tribute to Ringo Starr, the Kendallville Public Library will host a potluck dinner and live performance by The Party Boat Band.
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided by the library, and guests are encouraged to bring a side dish to share. Then, the Party Boat Band will take over the parking lot for a two hour block of live music and dancing.
Free tickets are available in advance at the Kendallville Public Library and its branch in Rome City. This event is open to all ages.
In case of rain, the music and dancing will be moved to the library's Lower Level meeting space.
There are many ways to tell a story, but one woman has made an art of telling stories by quilt.
On Tuesday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kendallville Public Library’s Limberlost Branch in Rome City, Sharon Zonker will present "Women's Suffrage: A Story by Quilt."
In the 1800's, women gathered together and fought to be considered equal to men. Women sought to have an identity, but most importantly fought for the right to vote and have their voices heard.
Sharon is a retired teacher and an avid quilter. She will walk guests through this historical time and display the quilts inspired by this era in American history. Registration is requested by calling the Limberlost Branch Library at 260-854-2775.
Art and Maker Expo
People of all ages with an interest in art or creating things are encouraged to attend the Art and Maker Expo at the Kendallville Public Library on Friday, June 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
This annual event will feature local artists who will show and sell their work. The artwork includes paintings, glasswork, photography and more. Many of the artists will be demonstrating their craft, and would be happy to talk to guests about how they got started, and the techniques they use to create their unique pieces.
There is still time for artists to participate by applying for a featured spot in the Expo. Applications are available online at www.kendallvillelibrary.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 17.
Up and coming artists, or those who just like to dabble, are welcome to participate in an Amateur Art Contest. The library will accept up to three pieces per person. All artwork should be dropped off at the Kendallville Public Library by Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. The contest entries will be split into a variety of categories, and guests at the Art and Maker Expo will vote for their favorite in each. Winners will receive a gift certificate to United Art and Education.
This year, the Expo will also include a family painting event. Families are welcome to come any time from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and get started on the artwork. It won’t be a guided class, but simple step-by-step diagrams will be provided to show painters how to complete the piece. Supplies are limited, so it is recommended that families come early to make sure a canvas is available.
For those who are interested in the more technical side of art, the library will provide plenty of Maker activities featuring equipment found in The Cortex. The night will include demonstrations of the 3D Printer, Cricut, digital sewing and embroidery machines, and STEAM Punks projects. Plus, guests will learn about the Maker Kits – technology that can be checked out and used at home – which will be available soon.
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