Parks & Recreation – November 15, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT
For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
A Holiday Tradition
Join Geauga Park District for its popular Holiday Greens Workshop to arrange fresh evergreens into one of four holiday creations. The workshop will be held Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. in the lodge at Swine Creek Reservation.
Upon registration, participants will be asked to select one of the following projects: wreath, candy cane centerpiece, "double pillar" centerpiece, or gold or silver candlestick-holder centerpiece. Drawings of all four options can be seen on the park districtï¿½s website.
An $18 fee will be required upon registration, and $5 more will be due to the instructor at the program. Various evergreens, pinecones and ribbons will be provided, but participants may bring their own accents as well.
Participants may also bring pruners and a plastic bag to protect their car seats from water.
Call For Entries: ï¿½DiscARTedï¿½ Recycled Art Exhibition
Back by popular demand, the "discARTed" Recycled Art Exhibition will return to Geauga County from Jan. 26 through March 31 - but not without a call for entries first.
Entries may be submitted Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center in Russell Township. For guidelines or to enter, print an artist application or pick one up in person at the nature center.
Geauga Park District's first discARTed exhibit, which ran November 2009 through January 2010 and showcased more than 100 artists and 200 pieces, attracted close to 10,000 visitors and amped up awareness of sustainability and recycling on a regional level.
The exhibit will run daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Teresa Runion at 440-279-0882.
Geauga Park District Foundation would like to thank Waste Management for sponsoring this second installation of discARTed, and is excited to promote community outreach and sustainable practices through the arts.
Call For Entries: ï¿½Art Takes A Boughï¿½ Community Art Project
For the sixth consecutive year, Geauga Council for Arts & Culture is seeking regional artists to showcase in its Art Takes a Bough community art project featuring handmade holiday ornaments.
Entries may be submitted Dec. 4, from noon to 7 p.m., or Dec. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon, at The West Woods Nature Center in Russell Township. Print an artist application or pick one up in person at the nature center.
Once all ornaments are submitted, these beautiful miniature pieces of artwork may be admired and purchased at ï¿½Buy It Nowï¿½ prices Dec. 6-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. They will also be on display and auctioned off during an open house and reception on Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m.
Guests at the reception will have the opportunity to place silent bids on the artwork and enjoy holiday refreshments and music. Then, at 7 p.m., Bill Hixson, an accomplished floral designer who has helped decorate The White House for the holidays for almost 30 years, will talk about legends and lore surrounding popular, iconic holiday figures, as well as flora and fauna of the season. His ornaments will be available for sale and signing at the event, as well.
Proceeds from the ornament auction and sale benefit participating artists, Geauga Park District and Geauga Council for Arts & Culture.
For more information, contact Teresa Runion, special events coordinator, at 440-279-0882.