Monday, June 10, 2013

Portage Library to host English "Walking Tour" presentation TONIGHT, June 10

HOUGHTON -- Adventurer and traveler, Sandy Hubscher, will present "A Walking Tour of Bath, England, and the Surrounding Countryside" from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Monday, June 10, at the Portage Lake District Library.

Her slide show presentation will take participants on an historical journey where they will discover the ancient Roman Baths, visit the last of the great medieval churches of England at Bath Abbey, and marvel at the magnificent Assembly Rooms that were built in 1769 and used as a setting in Jane Austen’s novels. Participants will learn about the Cotswolds, which is an area of gentle hills, stone villages, historic market towns and outstanding countryside located between Gloucester, Bath, Oxford, and Stratford. They will also ‘set out’ on footpaths to the countryside, picturesque towns, and sites such as Bradford-on-Avon, Lacock Abbey, and the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Participants will enjoy sampling English tea with scones and cream. Brochures, maps, and books will be on display, and anyone who has an English accent is welcome to read a short excerpt from Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice.

This program is for all ages. Everyone is invited to attend library events and all presentations are free. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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