WED 11:30AM / fons and porter’s love of quilting

Learn methods for making your own quilting easier, more accurate and fun!

WED 8PM / autism: behind the camera

Learn about one vocational program within the film industry helping people with autism.

THU 12PM / nova: holocaust escape tunnel

An archeological excavation in the Lithuanian city of Vilnius.

THU 7PM / off 90

Meet a couple from Northfield who work in pottery and linen.

FRI 8PM / r-town

Join us as we discuss stabilizing homeless families in Rochester. 

SAT 10AM / beads, baubles and jewels

Earrings made from recycled tea tins and seascapes created on polymer clay pendants.

SAT 7PM / father brown

A body found inside a locked vault becomes a case that Father Brown helps investigate

SUN 10AM / well read

The book, "Exit West" is discussed, about two who fall in love while in a war zone.

SUN 8PM / the great war-american experience, part 3

In the fall of 1918, a major American offensive hoped to bring a swift end to the war. 


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