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Intergenerational Folk Art Fair slated at Woodside

Generations will come together October 16 at Woodside Elementary School to share and learn from one another as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Waukesha County presents an Intergenerational Folk Art Fair. Senior citizens will share our country’s cultural and ethnic heritage by revealing and reliving lost arts, crafts, hobbies, music and history. Nearly 600 students will observe demonstrations, ask questions and participate in hands-on activities throughout the school day with a break for lunch. Many of the more than two dozen
presentations offer projects that children will make and take home.

RSVP has drawn on the talents of 40 senior citizens to present this outstanding educational event that includes diverse topics and activities such as:

  • vintage tools;
  • Native American games;
  • mechanical banks;
  • leathercraft;
  • basketweaving;
  • kaleidoscopes;
  • old-fashioned puzzles;
  • woodworking;
  • the language of the fan;
  • thumbprint art;
  • storytelling;
  • old–time radio;
  • ventriloquism; and
  • musical instruments.

Woodside is located at W236 N7465 Woodside Rd., Sussex.

RSVP, a nonprofit organization, presents Folk Art Fairs as a service to the elementary schools of Waukesha County. Sponsorships and in–kind donations are most welcome. People who would like to be an exhibitor or support the Folk Art Fairs should contact Baryb Kawatski at RSVP, (262) 965-9382,