We (heart) the Deerfield River: A Hilltown Families’ Family Community Service Night
Hilltown Families and The Art Garden partner for a final community-service art-making event for the season
Our watersheds are vital and important ecosystems for animal and plant species. Celebrate the Deerfield River Watershed with friends, family, Hilltown Families and The Art Garden on Friday, June 6th, from 4-7pm in Shelburne Falls for our final community-service art-making event for the season.
At this event we will be focusing on what we love about the Deerfield River Watershed and preparing for the annual Deerfield RiverFest’s Frog and Flower parade on June 7. Be a part of creating large cardboard fish, frogs and flowers for the parade, as well as individual processional artworks. All ages can participate! Materials provided. Takes place at The Art Garden.
Engaging your family in community service teaches kids positive values while opening up channels of communication between parent and child, and can increase their participation as future volunteers. Join us for an evening of community service art-making on Friday, June 6th from 4-7pm at The Art Garden in Shelburne Falls, MA, for We (heart) the Deerfield River, the final event in a series of five free family community service nights!
The Art Garden will offer more parade preparation the morning of RiverFest, under a tent at the north end of the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum parking area from 10am-12:30 pm (follow Depot Street up from McCuskers until you see the tent.)
Last year The Art Garden’s director Jane Beatrice Wegscheider, local artist Phyllis Labanowski, and a group of Art Garden volunteers created an installation that focused on the species diversity and fragility of our watershed. This year, The Art Garden and Hilltown Families would like to continue that focus while also celebrating what we love about the Deerfield River and all the life it supports.
We (heart) the Deerfield River is the fifth in a series of five Free Friday Family Community Service Nights that Hilltown Families and The Art Garden are offering, thanks to a grant from the Xeric Foundation. All materials included.