THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Event Calendar

Sep
14
Wed
Art of Community: Speaker Series | Family Wellness
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Art of Community is an interactive, educational speaker series that gives our community the knowledge, tools, and resources to move towards being well individuals in a well community. The facets of wellness for individuals, families, community, and our environment will be explored in talks given by inspiring, knowledgeable leaders in our community. Each talk with partner with a community organization to share the spotlight on the wonderful work being done all around our great area.

Speakers: Kelly Lamb, Programs and Communications Senior Manager of Children’s Museum FDL/ Kimberly Oreck, Executive Director, Lisa Wolter & Sara Mauthe, Parent Educators for the Family Resource Center of Fond du Lac County Inc.

Kelly will be sharing about the Friends, Fish and Feelings (Protective Behaviors) Program and Tashi Deley (honoring the greatness in others) Programs developed at Children’s Museum FDL. Kimberly, Lisa and Sarah will be discussing parenting in today’s world and where to find resources in our community. What classes are available in our community and where do you find one when help is needed?

Community Partners: Amber Kilawee of Comprehensive Service Integration and Robyn Wise of SPROUT (a division of CSI)

Date: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)
Location: Cafe 1906
Oct
3
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on Monday, October 3 at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting will be “Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the front desk of THELMA.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!

 

About the Book:

“Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm Tóibín’s sixth novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself.

Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the years following World War Two. Though skilled at bookkeeping, she cannot find a job in the miserable Irish economy. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America–to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood “just like Ireland”–she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.

Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, a blond Italian from a big family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. He takes Eilis to Coney Island and Ebbets Field, and home to dinner in the two-room apartment he shares with his brothers and parents. He talks of having children who are Dodgers fans. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love with Tony, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.” – Good Reads

Oct
12
Wed
Art of Community: Speaker Series | Community Wellness
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Art of Community is an interactive, educational speaker series that gives our community the knowledge, tools, and resources to move towards being well individuals in a well community. The facets of wellness for individuals, families, community, and our environment will be explored in talks given by inspiring, knowledgeable leaders in our community. Each talk with partner with a community organization to share the spotlight on the wonderful work being done all around our great area.

Speakers: Amber Bodart of Downtown FDL Partnership with special guest representative from Salute the Troops and Craig Molitor of Destination Lake Winnebago Region

Amy and her Salute the Troops guest will be talking about the Farmer’s Market and how it brings the community together, and about the positive effects of growing community gardens. Craig will be discussing the Community Identity Project which entails the art of placemaking as well as a Community Wide Customer Service training program, and the belief that a community must be a great place to live in order for it to be a great place to visit.

Community Partners: Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership and Destination Lake Winnebago Region

Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)
Location: Cafe 1906
Nov
7
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on Monday, November 7 at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting will be This Tender Land by William Krueger. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the front desk of THELMA.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!

 

About the Book:

1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an en­thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

Nov
9
Wed
Art of Community: Speaker Series | Environmental Wellness
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Art of Community is an interactive, educational speaker series that gives our community the knowledge, tools, and resources to move towards being well individuals in a well community. The facets of wellness for individuals, families, community, and our environment will be explored in talks given by inspiring, knowledgeable leaders in our community. Each talk with partner with a community organization to share the spotlight on the wonderful work being done all around our great area.

Speaker: Andy Devries, Owner of 23 Rose Cattle Co in Rosendale, WI

Please meet Andy Devries of 23 Rose Cattle Co, a beautiful family farm located in Rosendale, Wisconsin. They raise cattle, pork and chickens with the goal to provide the highest quality products to their local community. They started their farm so they could have a connection to their food and the land it was raised on, and they are excited to share that journey with you.

Community Partners: Land & Water Conservation Department FDL & Envision Agri-Business Council

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)
Location: Cafe 1906

Dec
5
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on Monday, December 5 at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting will be The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the front desk of THELMA.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!

 

About the Book:

“It’s never the disasters you see coming that finally come to pass—it’s the ones you don’t expect at all,” says Julia, in this spellbinding novel of catastrophe and survival by a superb new writer. Luminous, suspenseful, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles tells the haunting and beautiful story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in a time of extraordinary change.

On an ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia awakens to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer; gravity is affected; the birds, the tides, human behavior, and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world that seems filled with danger and loss, Julia also must face surprising developments in herself, and in her personal world: divisions widening between her parents; strange behavior by her friends; the pain and vulnerability of first love; a growing sense of isolation; and a surprising, rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker paints a breathtaking portrait of people finding ways to go on in an ever-evolving world.

Jan
13
Fri
Picasso’s “La Reve” Sip n’ Paint
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Date: Friday, January 13
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For Ages: 21+
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets:
$35 Non-Member | $28 Members

REGISTER HERE

Jan
19
Thu
Women’s Art History Lecture | Frida Kahlo
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thelma’s Women’s Art History Lecture Series aims to highlight influential women in art history. Frida Kahlo influenced the world through her art, paying homage to indigenous Mexican culture and feminist values. Discover her life and work in this exciting and engaging lecture.

Date: Thursday, January 19
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
For Ages: All Ages Welcome!
Price/Tickets: FREE Admission

Feb
6
Mon
The Power of Poppies Sip n’ Paint | Mocktail Monday
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
For Ages: All Ages
Materials: Provided (Welcome to bring your own, too!)

All Experience Levels Welcome!

Price/Tickets:
$35 Non-Member | $28 Member

REGISTER HERE

THELMA Book Club
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club on Monday, February 6  at 5:30 pm! The book for this month’s meeting will be The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. You do not need to have the book read. Books are available at the front desk of THELMA.
Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public!

 

About the Book:

“In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says good-bye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gaëtan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.” – Good Reads