Highlighted Events and Programs

Karner Blue Butterfly Walk at Wilton Wildlife Preserve

Date: Thursday, June 1
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

Preschoolers ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult, are invited to attend a Karner Blue Butterfly story, craft, and walk led by an Environmental Educator from Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. Siblings are welcome. Please dress for the weather. Please register online.

Park in Parking Lot #1 and meet across the street near the benches by the pond if the weather is nice; If not, under the covered pavilion. Register each preschooler (adults do not need to register) online, in the Children's Room, or by calling 518-584-7860 extension 305.

Djembe Workshop with M'Bemba Bangoura

Date: Friday, June 2
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Join master drummer M'Bemba Bangoura from Guinea, West Africa with Chelsie Henderson of Rural Soul Music Studio to learn about the djembe, krin and dunduns, all West African percussion instruments.  Drums will be provided for a hands-on experience! Please register online.

As a native of Guinea, West Africa, M’Bemba began playing the djembe at the young age of seven. He played in the Junior Ballet, G’basicollo, and then moved up to the City Ballet, Conakry I. By the age of twenty-one, he was invited to join Ballet Djoliba, the national company of Guinea. He spent more than 12 years in the ballet, as lead soloist, touring throughout Guinea, Africa, Europe and Asia. He lead the next generation of master drummers, who were young, but still who grew up in Sekou Toure time (President/Dictator who led the independence of Guinea in 1959). Mr. Bangoura has a special place in djembe history because he maintains deep knowledge of his previous generation’s history, folklore, and ballet programs; while also staying current with development of the contemporary djembe scene. He has 4 personal recordings, has played with numerous artists, and is also a disciplined dancer, choreographer and teacher. 

Between the Covers Romance Author Event and Chocolate Tasting

Date: Monday, June 5
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Come meet romance writers: Kari Cole, Ginny Frost, Jean C. Gordon, and Minita Sanghvi. Eat some yummy chocolate treats as we ask our Romance Panel some questions about their process and inspirations. Authors' books will be available for purchase and autographs at the event. Please register online.

Great Films Start in the Capital Region

Date: Wednesday, June 7
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Online

Lights, cameras, Capital Region! Join film commissioners from across the Capital Region as they discuss how the filming industry is growing in our own backyard. Our panel will talk about the types of productions being filmed in our area as well as the economic impact and how you can get involved. This is a virtual event. A Zoom link will be sent to participants the day before the presentation. Please register online.