Walden: Where the World Comes Together

April 25, 2011

The Walden community is abuzz preparing for our upcoming 52nd annual Spring Fair to be held Saturday May 14, 2011, 10 AM – 5 PM. This year’s theme “Walden: Where the World Comes Together,” celebrates the multifaceted diversity of our community.

I can’t wait to sample Dutch or Thai dishes in the luncheon room, then on to the café for some home-baked dessert and tea. When my second wave of hunger comes around, you’ll find me at the barbecue, expertly managed by Armon, trying to chose my next course. With a full tummy I’ll sit and enjoy some live entertainment, provided largely by members of the Walden community—maybe an original rap, an Irish fiddle tune, or an Iranian instrumental. The children’s games are a hoot, especially the wet sponge toss. I’m sure to have to go through the raffle two or three times to take it all in, and the same goes for the arts and crafts room, and of course, I can’t miss our legendary book room and plant sale. Maybe I’ll have my face painted this year. And whether you love it or hate it, the Cake Walk is always a crowd stopper!

I love the fact that this event draws from our entire extended community. It is a delight to see our nonagenarian founder Audrey sporting a beautiful face painting. I always look forward to seeing alumni of all ages—from last year’s graduates to members of Walden’s first class, which started in 1958—and relish the chance to have a chat and catch up with everyone. The Spring Fair is a relaxed family affair that has everyone leaving with a smile…if not with a raffle prize.

Join us and soak up the warm, welcoming, creative, playful, multidimensional community that makes us Walden!

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