Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Summer Programs at The Oregon Garden

The Oregon Garden is proud to announce the addition of six Junior Gardener's Club programs this summer. Programs will occur on consecutive Tuesdays, each beginning at 10 a.m. in the Children's Garden and lasting one hour.

July 12th – Fiber Arts with Celia Stapleton of Silverton’s The Purl District

Finger knitting, dyeing wools naturally and exploring creative fiber arts are on the agenda for this program.

July 19th – Zumba for Kids with Silverton Fitness instructors

Get moving and shaking with a fun session of Zumba. Dance and have fun in the Children’s Garden while learning some new dance moves.

July 26thFairy Garden Party

Grab your wings and float into the Children’s Garden for a Fairy Garden Party! Listen to fairy lore under the bower, decorate your own wand, and create a fairy garden to take home.

August 2nd – Clean Water Explorers

Exploring the water of the A-Mazing Water Garden, you will learn how to test for organisms in the water and take a close up look at what might be swimming in the water.

August 9th – Zumba for Kids with Silverton Fitness instructors

Zumba returns to the Children’s Garden! Dancing and keeping healthy at the same time – great fun for kids.

August 16th – Teddy Bear Picnic with Puppet Show

Invite your best Teddy Bear friend to this festival of fun, including a Teddy Bear parade, light snacks, and a return of Penny Puppet Productions presenting “Ted E. Bear’s Picnic

All programs begin at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Garden. Junior Gardener’s Club members and Oregon Garden members receive free admission. Drop in rate for non-members is $5 plus applicable admission.

May 14th - How to Meet a Dog

The Willamette Humane Society will be presenting the "How to Meet a Dog" program at our next Junior Gardener's Club meeting on Saturday May 14th.

WHS’s humane education programs play a critical role in promoting the welfare of animals in our community. Their education programs encourage children and adults to develop and express attitudes of compassion, kindness, and respect for all living things.

Kids participating in the program will learn how to meet a dog and responsible pet care. Oregon Garden volunteer Jan Cooperman, who socializes dogs for the Guide Dogs for the Blind organization, will also be at the program, teaching about the Guide Dog program and will bring a couple of working dogs.

Join us Saturday May 14th at 10 a.m. in the Children's Garden!