Tag Archives: Children

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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Transportation Rolling Onward

The finished bike room is just outside my office. When people come in who need a bike, Pete takes them to look over our inventory to see if there’s something that will meet their needs. Last week I overheard a … Continue reading

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Arts & Smarts, Growing Artists and Problem Solvers

“Don’t take a picture! I’m your boss!” he said, then realized it sounded harsh coming from a kid to an adult, particularly an adult who runs the place. He adjusted and softened his statement, “I’m the artist and you’re the … Continue reading

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Young Entrepreneurs

Patchwork Central’s annual Holiday Art Sale is this Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Included will be an eclectic mix of artwork from both established and new artists. There will be paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, greeting cards, … Continue reading

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September Arts & Smarts

We’ve completed our first month of Arts & Smarts children’s programming for the academic year, and things are going well. Dixie has a good number of tutors including some new volunteers, some familiar faces, and some new education students from the … Continue reading

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Creating Community

When we talk about “creating community” at Patchwork, one of the things that we do is to create a place where a variety of people can come together, meet each other, and learn from one another. For example, for the … Continue reading

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Arts & Smarts After School Begins Again

We’re gearing up for the new school year at Patchwork! What impact does our after school programming have? Just last week, a woman who works in the community came to meet with us so she would better understand all the services … Continue reading

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