Community Room

Downton Abbey: Centuries in the Making

September 12th, 2013, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The soap opera began hundreds of years before Edith wrote her letter to the Turkish ambassador! Yet the aristocratic way of life that had evolved at places like Downton Abbey was declining by the time we first meet the Crawleys in 1912. How did a few families come to own so much English property? Why did Robert’s family need him to marry an heiress like Cora? And why do places like Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle in real life) look the way they do?

Magic School!

September 21st, 2013, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Children will have a great time as they learn (and take home) a collection of thrilling and entertaining tricks from the “Magic Team of Gary Kantor”! Coin tricks, card tricks, vanishing effects, and much more will be taught. And in addition to the fun of the magic, this workshop will emphasize the importance of education and reading for the children. All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and will learn tricks that are age-appropriate.