Parks & Rec – February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT
For more information, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
Don't Discard It - Art It!
Bring the family to discARTed Family Day at The West Woods Nature Center on Feb. 23, from 1-4 p.m., to create make-n-take projects from recycled materials, and then view the second installment of this unique recycled artwork collection by regional artists.
Well over 200 pieces from more than 120 artists are featured in Geauga Park District's second installment of discARTed, including a working motorcycle created from tractor parts, a 9-foot dragon created from recycled metal, a 6-foot owl created from miscellaneous recycled items, and a chaise lounge created from a shopping cart. Easily another 200 items are also available for sale in the gift shop.
The 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. Already this second exhibit's public opening Jan. 26 drew 350 people in just two hours.
The discARTed Recycled Art Exhibition will run daily through March 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The West Woods Nature Center is located at 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell Township.
Upcoming discARTed programs include "Scrap" Book-Making Workshop on March 20 (fee is $12; registration required).
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.
Maple 101 Workshop
Attention aspiring and beginning maple sugaring producers wishing to hone their skills. Maple 101 Workshop takes place Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon in the lodge at Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield/Parkman townships.
Attend the program to learn everything from tree identification and sugar bush management to producing the finished product, including tapping, collecting methods, canning and packaging.
The group will meet in the lodge and then move to the sugar house and sugar bush as the morning proceeds. Expect discussion in maple tree ID; tapping, collecting and storing sap at the hobby level; finishing sap on a hobby rig; and the basic economics of starting a new sugaring operation or expanding an existing operation.
Registration is required by Feb. 18 through the office of the co-presenter, the Geauga County OSU Extension, at 440-834-4656.
Outside accessibility will depend on snow conditions.
Discover the beauty of breathtaking patterns, designs and colors found in more than 200 quilted works on display during Quilts 2013 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland.
The 22nd annual quilt show is open Tuesday through Sunday, Feb. 16 through March 27, as well as Presidents Day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Everything from the traditional bed quilts to contemporary wall art to apparel is on display. To heighten an appreciation for the art of quilting, quilting workshops and lectures are offered by featured artists and regional talent.
Admission is $6; $5 ages 60 and older; $4 for youth 2-11; and free for children under 2 and Farmpark members.
For more information, call 440-256-2122. Farmpark is located at 8800 Chardon Road in Kirtland.