Take a walk back in time during the library’s 8th Annual Cemetery Walk on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1-3 p.m. Guided tours will leave from the library every 15 minutes and walk the short distance to the North Webster Cemetery where costumed enactors portray persons buried there. Keeping in character, the enactors will tell their life stories and relate local history. The Cemetery Walk is open to the public free of charge, and golf cart shuttles are available for people who have difficulty walking.
The guided tours start at the library where visitors sign-in and wait for their tour to begin. While waiting, visitors will be entertained by the sweet voice of guitarist Sarah Tuttle and enjoy free refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Local author Richard Rose will also be inside the library with his new book “The Lazarus Conspiracies.”
In addition, saxophonist Charles Cotton will perform in the cemetery for visitors to enjoy during the tour. You won’t want to miss this popular annual event that continues to grow, drawing visitors from miles around. Come any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to join a tour group, learn about local history and enjoy free entertainment.
On Monday, Sept. 8, you can learn about the new field of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition at the library’s weekly weight loss support program, Lose It @ The Library, at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Darrel Carr, ND, will explain how Functional Diagnostic Nutrition seeks to identify the underlying causes of disease instead of treating just the symptoms. “It’s an emerging field and growing body of work that bridges the gap between clinical nutrition and functional medicine,” explains Dr. Carr who is a doctor of naturopathy; functional diagnostic nutrition and advance biostructural correction practitioner; strength and conditioning specialist; metabolic typing advisor; and myoskeletal therapist. The public is invited to hear this informative presentation.
Those who enjoy bicycling to stay fit can join in a biking excursion on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 8 a.m. The North Webster Hiking will be biking the Pumpkinvine Trail between Middlebury and Shipshewana. This will be for bicyclists only with no hiking. Bring your bicycle to the library parking lot at 8 a.m. where it will be loaded onto a trailer to be transported to Middlebury. Bikers will then carpool to the starting point in Middlebury. Be sure to bring money to enjoy lunch together at the Blue Gate Restaurant in Shipshewana at the end of the trail. Advance registration is required for the biking trip as well as a signed liability waiver and emergency medical form. Sign up at the front desk or call (574) 834-7122 to participate.
In the photo above, Damon Dove shows off his LEGO creation at the Second Saturday LEGO Club that meets in the Youth Services Department the second Saturday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m.