The exodus of famine-fleeing Irish in the mid-1800s brought a surge of Irish people to the Midwest and, eventually, central Wisconsin. Local historian Tracy Reinhardt (whose father's family traces its roots to Inishcarra, County Cork) will present The Irish of Fond du Lac, at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m.
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Fond du Lac Public Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Donors must be 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors can schedule their appointment at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Due to popular demand, the Sunshine Dandelion Painting project in the Fond du Lac Public Library's Crafternoon series will be repeated - twice - on Saturday, April 16. The project will be taught in two separate sessions: at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.
There’s beauty in the small things, the forgotten things, the leftovers. Local artists have taken inspiration from the stuff normally sent to the trash bin for the exhibit, The Detritus Project: Turning Library Cast-offs into Art, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery February 3-March 2. A public reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Painters will get step-by-step directions to create a Sunny Dandelion acrylic painting that will brighten up any wall at the February 20 Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library. All supplies are provided.
Back by popular demand: Family Lego Nights at the Fond du Lac Public Library, at 6 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, starting February 4. The event is open to kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, and their families. Lego and Duplo blocks will be available. The event is free, no registration required.