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The remaining Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. This program is open to all adult and teen artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Bring whatever supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. If it rains, the session will be canceled.
Locations are as follows: May 10 group paints at Riverbend Recreation Area, meets at the Big Oaks parking lot; May 17 group paints at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, meets at the gatehouse; May 24 group paints at Riverside Park, meets at the waterfalls overlook; and May 31 group paints at Blue Rock Nature Preserve, meets at the Edgar Avenue parking lot.
Registration has begun for the Hancock Park District astronomy camp.
On Friday, June 2, “Awesome Astronomy” will be the subject for a 1-4 p.m. event in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.
The program is for 13- to 15-year-old teens.
Registration is $15 per child, and must be made by 1 p.m. May 31. A medical form is required and available online: hancockparks.com or at the park district office.
The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 20 participants.
The Findlay Garden Club is accepting nominations for the 2017 garden tour, planned for July 15-16. If you know of a beautiful garden, whether it’s your own, a friend or neighbor’s, small or large, leave a message at 419-306-6539, and a garden club member will be in contact.