Absolutely Waterford’s third annual Preserving Our Past event Featuring: “The Birth of Commerce on Our River” an an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social is May 7, 2019 at 5:00pm. Each guest will receive an item representative of each mill as they circle around to get their ice cream. When Waterford was surveyed, there were five sites designated as mill sites on the Fox River. In the 1800’s, mills required water power to produce lumber, flour, wheat and textiles. These sites will be honored as follows: Mill site #1: Commercial/retail operation including a blacksmith. (No mill actually operated on mill site 1) Mill site #2: Businesses included part of a woolen mill, a wagon and buggy shop, grocery store, doctor’s office, meat processing store, rendering facility, ice house, school bus facility, and the first library. Mill site #3: Businesses included woolen mill factory, paper making factory, dairy processing facility, wagon manufacture, buggy repair and painting, and auto storage Mill site #4: Mill site 4 was Waterford Mill Co which was a gristmill constructed in 1838 to process flour and wheat. Mill site #5: Mill site 5 was a lumber/saw mill originally constructed in 1837.
Celebrating Lives and Providing Soulutions
Monday, May 6, 6:30 pm
Attorney Jessica Sippel and Funeral Director Cindi Schweitzer from Integrity Funeral Home will be giving a talk about end of life preperation and making sure you and your families wishes are followed.
Monday, May 6 at 9:30 am
The Waterford Library, Imagination Library, and Racine County United Way have collaborated to create this special event which includes stories, crafts, and more. Each child in attendance will receive a free book! No registration required.
Friday, May 3, 10:00 am
Preschool Workshops are offered on most Fridays each month at the Waterford Library and is geared toward children 5 and under. These interactive, hands-on sessions will focus on science, music and movement, and the arts. Pre-kindergarten skills such as following directions, interacting with peers, motor skills, reasoning and cognitive processes, science exploration, math concepts, creative arts, and more will be explored at varying levels to encourage participation from everyone. Sessions are held at 10:00 am. No registration is required.
Questions about construction? Stop in at the Department of Transportation Construction Information Session Tuesday, April 30 from 4 – 6pm. For more information go to the Village of Waterford website and use the Quick link or go to https://projects.511wi.gov/20waterford/.
Professionals from the Aurora health center will be coming to Waterford Public Library to cover an important topic. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Aurora representatives will be discussing prevention and help for those who have been affected by sexual assault. Monday, April 29 at 5:30pm.
Sign up to read to one of the library’s therapy dogs! Time slots available between 10:00 and 11:00 on Saturday, April 27.
Teens over the age of 12 are invited to join us for a snack and slime fun Wednesday between 3 and 4pm.
Join us for a discussion of TransAtlantic by Colum McCann Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30pm.
This new monthly group will be meeting at the library the fourth Thursday of each month from 9 to 3:30. Bring your supplies and projects to work on together.