Tuesday, Nov. 4, is Election Day. Early voting in municipal clerks’ offices continues through Friday, Oct. 31. You won’t need to show a photo identification card when you vote in Wisconsin this year (but you do need proof of residence to register). If you have questions about registration, where or when to vote, stop in or call our Help Desk at 459-3400, ext. 3422. Or check out this website for voter information: http://wisconsinvote.org/
The Friends of Mead Public Library will host a "garage sale" of furnishings and other miscellaneous items that are obsolete or no longer needed by Mead Library. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library's Rocca Meeting Room. A listing of items is available here.
Learn to knit Christmas ornaments, just in time for the holidays. A free three-hour class on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m., will teach you the basics of knitting these simple-to-make ornaments. Students should have basic knitting skills. Space limited; registration info here. Adults and teens are welcome.
Adults are invited to the next Make It @ Mead on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 7:45 p.m. in The Loft. These monthly sessions will be your time to congregate, socialize, exchange ideas and create. Come on your own or with a friend or two. Bring a project, or start one here. We have large tables, comfy chairs, materials and equipment for arts and crafts projects. Perfect for making gifts for the holidays! No signup; just come! Details here.
John M. Oestreicher, owner of Hands On Healing Energy LLC, an alternative therapy practice, will present "Forever Young" on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 9:30 a.m. In this class you will learn that is it possible to look, feel and be younger. Learn natural, holistic and practical techniques that will help you tap in to the “fountain of youth” that is already within you.
Learn all about the mysteries of Chartres Cathedral, a medieval French architectural gem which is in an exceptional state of preservation. Clarke Ross, who has long studied Chartres Cathedral, and visited several times, will present the free program on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m.
Learn how to make your own wreath at a demo on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. Tina Nohl, of the Wreath Factory, will show you how! Learn the techniques to using scale and color when decorating; how to pick the correct size and look; and the tricks of the trade for creating your own fall and winter décor.