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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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Chester Whiting Library
I have a selection of limited edition prints of the Chester Village Green, the Stone Village and historic village vignettes framed and unframed.
Call Lew Watters at 802.875.2114 or email
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Saturday, December 2
St. Luke's Christmas Tea
One of the most festive events of Chester's Overture to Christmas is the St. Luke's Christmas Tea and Sale. On Saturday, December 2nd, Willard Hall will be filled with the sounds, smells and surprises of Christmas.
Thursday, December 7
First Thursday Chester Rotary: Tom Bock Shares News from the Vermont Statehouse
Representative Bock will transport attendees to the VT capitol in Montpelier and talk about the past legislative session, upcoming initiatives, budget issues and regulatory mandates placed on local governments.
Fullerton Inn
Chester, VT
Friday, December 8
An Interactive Nature Program for Preschoolers: "Learning from the Abenaki"
The Nature Museum at Grafton
The Mighty Acorns Club provides creative, exploratory preschool programs which celebrate curiosity and encourage a love and respect for the natural world. On Friday, December 8, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, the Mighty Acorns Club will experience "Being Connected to Nature: Learning from the Abenaki." You and your young nature-lover will investigate Abenaki artifacts, hear the Abenaki story of creation, and go on a scavenger hunt outdoors to test observation skills in nature. We will discover what life was like before our time, and how the Abenaki have developed a strong relationship with the land through hunting and gathering. When pre-registered on-line, The Mighty Acorns Club costs $5 per child. Drop-ins are welcome at the door for $8. To register, or for more information: visit or call 802-843-2111.
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