Tag Archives: celebration

Fairy Houses for our Neighbors

A wonderful thing happened last Friday in the Arts & Smarts Children’s Program. Yes, wonderful things happen all the time in the Arts & Smarts Children’s program, but this was particularly wonderful. All spring, the children have been building fairy … Continue reading

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Working Together to Get Things Done

The Spring Semester of Arts & Smarts is well underway. Good things have happened already and more are planned for the upcoming months. Last week, the Junior Leaders (grades 5-8) met for a special afternoon of fun planned just for … Continue reading

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School Year Reflections

Every year, our Arts & Smarts staff and volunteers are privileged to be part of many, many children’s learning and growth. They experience moments, both momentous and small, that tell them that a child’s life is better for having been part … Continue reading

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Sozo Health Ministry Recognized

Yesterday evening, the Sozo Health Ministry was recognized at Leadership Evansville’s annual Celebration of Leadership. Sozo was the Project Award winner in the Health and Social Service category. It is nice recognition for the work that the health ministry is doing … Continue reading

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A Decommissioning

August 1 & 2 saw a unique and wonderful gathering of people at Patchwork. Old friends who moved away nearly 25 years ago, toddlers getting their first introduction to Patchwork, and many Patchwork regulars gathered in our big room for … Continue reading

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Monarchs, Milkweed, and the Moon

Last week was Art Garden II, the joyous conclusion of our Summer Arts & Smarts programming at Patchwork. Art Garden II brought the return of Susan Fowler who told stories of great journeys: a water drop’s journey through the water cycle, … Continue reading

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The Peak of Summer

It’s been an exciting summer in the Arts & Smarts program. Art Garden Week I (highlighted previously) has been followed by a series of other unique enrichment opportunities for children. First came Sculpture Week with Amy Rich. Participants built fantastical people … Continue reading

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2015 Arts & Smarts Year End Celebration

On Thursday, April 30, we celebrated another successful year in the Arts & Smarts program. Over 100 people filled Patchwork’s Meetinghouse to celebrate the children’s accomplishments, to thank our Arts & Smarts volunteers and staff, to reflect on the year’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating Victories Regardless of their Size

At Patchwork, it’s as much about the small victories as the larger ones. Take yesterday morning, for example. It was full of important, yet small victories. A man in his 40’s sat at a table with his laptop. He took a shower … Continue reading

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Hospitality in the Snow

Patchwork was closed, for the most part, from Monday to Wednesday this week because of the winter storm. We didn’t want to risk injury or accidents for any of our staff or volunteers if they attempted to get out in the … Continue reading

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