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 […]

Our Garden is Abuzz

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Patchwork’s garden has been buzzing this spring, and it hasn’t only been the pollinators buzzing around the blossoms in the redbud, sassafras, apple, and plum trees. The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners have been hard at work constructing four new raised beds for us to use with the kids in the Arts & Smarts Program. Funding […]

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 […]

Summertime

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Patchwork is a magical place, and during the Arts & Smarts Program’s Art Garden Weeks, that magic is condensed into a few short mornings. Last week was our first Art Garden Week of the summer. A wonderful group of children and adults gathered each morning. Each morning they were transported by Susan Fowler’s stories. They […]

A Magical Time of Year

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Every summer, June arrives and Patchwork is transformed. Perhaps it will be a garden where a rabbit plays tricks on a bear in order to get the best garden produce. Maybe it will be the moon with astronauts walking on it. Or perhaps it will become a boat on the Ohio River that is carrying John […]

Arts & Smarts Garden Feast

Help us celebrate the children’s accomplishments this summer at Patchwork! Bring a dish to share and join us for a meal and a program featuring highlights from every week of our summer Arts & Smarts program. There will be a slideshow of photos from the entire summer and storytelling with Susan Fowler. Summer participants, volunteers, […]

Summer Starts

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Last week, Patchwork’s big room was a jumble of activity. More than 50 people age 1 to 90 joined together in a creative, colorful community to celebrate summer, art, and the natural world. It was Art Garden Week I! Threaded through it all was the story of Patchwork’s founding 40 years ago. Storyteller Susan Fowler helped […]

40 Years: Patchwork Central’s Ruby Anniversary

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In 2017, Patchwork Central celebrates 40 years of serving our neighborhood through flexible and innovative programming! We’re excited to be planning some special events to celebrate, starting with our annual Soup, Salad, & Style event on Thursday, February 23 from noon-1:30 pm. Tickets cost $45 for individuals or $450 to reserve a table of 8. […]