Tons of fun during the stroll
WILMINGTON- Come to downtown on Saturday, August 17, from 5 to 7 pm, for the second of this summer’s Village Strolls. The theme of the stroll is “Up-cycling” and will feature many ways to creatively reuse and recycle common objects.
Be sure to pick up a
“recycle bingo” card at one of the Wilmington Works booths (in Riverbank Park and next door to Bartleby’s Books). Stop into 10 different shops (clues and directions will be posted around town), and find an up-cycled or recycled item in each shop and get a mark on the card. Full cards earn an entry into a raffle.
Pettee Memorial Library is hosting a workshop to up-cycle old T-shirts into rugs, starting at 5 pm. Bring three used but clean T-shirts to get started. And throughout the stroll, feel free to join in on creating a beautiful community art installment on the library lawn from found objects. They will have all the materials and tools needed.
A lounge made up of upcycled items will be set up between the Village Roost and the Incurable Romantic. Stop by and listen to the sounds of traveling minstrel and master of lap steel guitar John Emil, who will perform live from 5 to 7 pm.
Artists led by local painter Ann Coleman will be set up on the Crafts Inn Lawn starting at 10 am, and will stay through the Stroll. They’ll be joined at 5 pm by a master composter who is offering advice and workshops (at 5:30 and 6:30) to help people up their composting game.
Be sure to stop into Bartleby’s Books for a plus-plus maker’s lab, with free samples to take home while they last. The Nutmeg will be selling stroll-sized lobster rolls to take away during the Stroll from a tent beside Bartleby’s.
For more information visit wilmingtonworksvt.com or on Facebook.