Summer Arts & Smarts

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Summer fun continues at Patchwork Central! We are a little over halfway through our Summer Arts & Smarts Children’s Programming, and so far there has been a lot of learning, fun, and laughter. Susan Fowler has graced us with her energetic presence. She has been telling stories, encouraging us to be “Purple People of Possibility […]

Painting for Patchwork

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In Patchwork Central’s Arts & Smarts Children’s Program, we’re always talking about Sparks. They are the things that someone loves to do, that bring joy, that make someone feel like their best self. They’re things like painting, taking care of cats, caring for other people, playing sports, playing guitar, or dancing. We spend time talking about […]

A New Year

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It’s a new year, and Patchwork Central’s programming is back in operation. Our food pantry, health ministry, and hospitality programs re-opened on Monday, January 4 after our short break. Immediately, we were busy chatting with everyone about their holidays, serving up a lot of hot coffee, taking some blood pressures, assembling many food orders, serving […]

Advent 2020

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This pandemic has proven how fragile our connections can be. Tiny, invisible particles of proteins and nucleic acids have radically up-ended our entire way of life. Talking across a table, hugging, going to a favorite spot with friends, singing together, even seeing the lower half of another person’s face—all of it seems like an echo-memory […]

Happy Birthday, Patchwork!

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In October, Patchwork Central turned 43! This is something to celebrate, especially in the middle of a pandemic and with so much uncertainty in the world. We plan to be here for many years to come, participating in our neighborhood and listening for ways that our skills and interests can be of assistance to our […]

New Routines for Arts & Smarts

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The fall semester of the Arts & Smarts Children’s Program is underway. We’re making art, we’re building academic skills, and we’re having fun. This will be a year unlike any before it, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’ve adjusted our programming for increased safety and we’re all settling into the new routines and schedules. […]