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Fun With African Drumming

It really was just that – FUN! And informative, interesting, and eye-opening. On Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Poy Sippi Public Library, local musician Vicki Jenks truly demonstrated that music is the universal language of mankind. The program was part of the Read Africa grant received by the library in April. Ms. Jenks, percussion director of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, brought along a large collection of instruments from Africa and other countries and demonstrated the unique qualities of each one while relating anecdotes about her visits to Africa.

African foods and crafts program

A “Food & Crafts of Africa” program will be presented by Waushara County 4-H Coordinator Heidi Hensel-Buntrock at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the library. Ms. Hensel-Buntrock will talk about African cuisine and show attendees how to make an African rain stick. The program is open to everyone – youth, families, and adults. The presentation is part of the Read Africa grant received by the library in April.

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