Meet Sarah Natale
Saturday, July 23rd - 12:00 pm
Join local author Sarah Natale (Mondello) and learn about the industry as she shares her experiences writing and securing a publisher for her first book at age 19. The Kiss of Death has been awarded the 2014 Helen Wright Scholarship in Creative Writing from the Woodstock Fine Arts Association. Prior to publication, Sarah gave a reading on the historic Woodstock Opera House stage in acceptance of the award. “Quite stunning,” said Kristine Hall, a member of the scholarship committee and Executive Officer. “Writing historical fiction accurately yet still making it readable and interesting is a remarkable talent.” In The Kiss of Death, meet Elizabeth and Matthias of medieval London as they struggle for survival amidst a backdrop of deadly plague, with a hint of romance. Death is knocking. Will you refuse its kiss?
Saturday, August 6th from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Join us for Woodstock’s first annual Community Clean Up Day, a free family-friendly event to promote a clean community.
The morning begins with registration and a continental breakfast at Matrix 4, 610 E. Judd Street, Woodstock, Illinois. After registration, volunteers are given garbage bags, gloves and a location assignment, to venture out into community streets, neighborhoods and parks, to clean up the trash left behind. After collection efforts, participants are invited to return to the registration site for a hot lunch of freshly grilled hot dogs, chips, soda, and more!