Benefits and programs for senior citizens—–HENNEPIN

Putnam County Community Center’s Outreach worker will be at the
Hennepin Library; Thursday, September 13 from 9:30-11:30 A.M.
to answer questions and discuss available programs and benefits for seniors, as well as the change that is coming to Medicare. No appointment is necessary. Please call (815) 339-2711 for more information.

French Fiddle Tunes & Tall Tales: The Creole Story of the Illinois Country — PUTNAM (CONDIT)

Saturday, September 15th

@ 10:00 A.M.

Putnam (Condit) Library

An Illinois Humanities Art Council Road Scholar program

Presented by Dennis Stroughmatt.

By way of 300 hundred year old traditions such as the annual “La Guillannee” French New Year celebration, this presentation by musician and cultural historian Dennis Stroughmatt will take listeners on a fascinating trip though the Illinois Country. Stroughmatt will highlight the enduring Frnech identity of historic Illinois communities such as Prairie du Rocher and Cahokia through long told folktales, haunting ballads, and foot-stomping fiddle tunes.