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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 30, 2014

Sketch location changed due to weather threat

By David Hotle | Jun 03, 2014

With the threat of inclement weather looming over Arts and Crafts Day Wednesday, the decision has already been reached to reschedule the 9 a.m. Sketch the Square event inside the lobby at Jones-Eden Funeral Home.
Co-chair Karen Moenck said that the sketching activity for budding artists has been moved “for sure because the weather is so unsure.” She said the location was moved from the Washington square because, rain or shine, the event can be done there.
“We have a variety of activities for people of all ages,” Moenck said. “Everyone is invited to participate.”
According to the National Weather Service Web site, there is a 75 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday morning, mostly before 1 p.m. New rainfall amounts between one-quarter and one-half inch is expected.
On Wednesday, parking will be restricted in the interior lanes of the square from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and no parking will be allowed adjacent to the Perdock lot. Washington Street will be used for a sidewalk chalk competition.
She said that the sidewalk chalk contest scheduled for 9 a.m. is really at the mercy of the weather. Moenck said that the event is based on a chalk drawing contest held in Mount Vernon. Teams are asked to draw pictures with the theme of the team drawing the picture. The public will judge the art works.
A quilt-block-making event will be held in the basement of the United Methodist Church running from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Moenck said that there will be no actual quilting. The theme is ‘Memories of Washington’ and the participant will be given a piece of material on which to draw a picture showing a memory they have of the city, which will be made into a quilt for the 175th.
A community picnic is scheduled in Central Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an open mic for people wishing to display their talents. A poetry circle will follow.
“We are hoping the weather will help us,” Moenck said.
From 4 to 7 p.m. The Kids Hands On Art Fest will be held in the Perdock lot. Many activities for young people, including Lego league, sand for a castle, a fakery bakery — in which boxes can be made into a faux birthday cake for Washington — and live music.
At 6 p.m. a sneak peek at the coming production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will be held on the bandstand. The evening ends at 7 p.m. with sticks and strings projects in Central Park and music provided by Tubador Gary McCurdy.
On Tuesday, a few additional events, including a tour of the Mills Seed building at 4 p.m., have been added. Restaurants with specials for the Taste of Washington include Unc and Nephs, Pizza Hut, Dodici’s Shop, Korner Kremery, and JP’s 207.

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