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Bonnie's Bundles Dolls at Chester's Whiting Library

Bonnie's Bundles Dolls at Chester's Whiting Library

posted Saturday, October 28, 2017

The featured exhibit at the Whiting Library on Main Street in Chester for the months of November and December will be the legacy journey of Chester doll artist Bonnie Watters. Approaching fifty years, forty-three of them in Chester, Bonnie will share some of favorite designs, some with motif eyes and others with real eyes, all classically dressed in layers of at least four calicos. Suzy and Grace have been selected to issue the invitation on posters around the community.

Bonnie, supported by her husband, Lew, who photographs and maintains her website, will share not only the dolls, but their incredible historic journey with links to Butterick Pattern Co., craft fairs and teaching workshops at Chester-Andover Elementary School. You will learn who has sewn with Bonnie and how many dolls have found homes.

On Wednesdays, Bonnie will be present from 4:15 to 5:15 for the After School Program at Whiting Library, thanks to Jeanne Waldren. Youngsters will create a face, learn to embroider and perhaps write a story. Bonnie loves to write and shares her many doll stories on the Bonnie's Bundles Dolls website titled "Connections". It is about people of all ages and their companions for life.

The show will run from November first to the month's end and then in December the Watters will share another selection of dolls. A reception will be held on Saturday, November 4 at 12:30 t0 2. Come meet the Bundle family and their parents.

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Saturday, June 23
Grand Re-Opening of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center
Join The Nature Museum and master diver Annette Spaulding, who has been diving in the Connecticut River for over 30 years, for the grand re-opening of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 23! From 10am to 4pm, Annette will be sharing stories and showing artifacts she has found on her dives.
Saturday, June 23
Vermont Invasive Patroller Workshop
Fletcher Memorial Library
88 Main St., Ludlow, VT
(Park in back; library opens at 10 AM)
Afternoon VIP Paddle
Echo Lake, Camp Plymouth State Park
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