News, Stories, and Field Notes from the Growing Center

Come be a part of our Gathering of Fairies!

Join us on Saturday, September 28, from 2-4 pm at the Somerville Community Growing Center for our annual Gathering of Fairies! A garden celebration for fairies and their friends: build a fairy house, create a fairy wand, listen to a fairy story, and search the garden for signs of fairies. Everyone is invited to come dressed up as a fairy or their favorite magical being. A fairy fun time is guaranteed for all! Before the event, find time to go outside and collect natural materials such as feathers, stones, shells, twigs, bark, pods, pinecones and other plant material and bring them with you so you can build a fairy house as your very own gift to the fairies. A limited supply of materials will

Our Children’s Book Author Series continues with Jef Czekaj!

This Sunday, Aug. 25, at 3pm, please join us at the Growing Center for another wonderful reading in our Children's Book Author Series! Somerville children’s book author and illustrator, Jef Czekaj, will read his book, “Oink-a-Doodle-Moo.” A family activity will follow the reading. For more info, go to jef@czekaj.com. http://www.czekaj.com. Please note that the date of this event has changed (previously it was July 21).

Up next in our Summer Song Series: Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society

Please join us Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2pm for our latest Summer Song Series performance, featuring the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society! The Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society has delighted audiences since 1971 with a lively mix of Celtic jigs and reels, American Colonial-era tunes, sing-along sea chanteys, and original songs of colorful people and places from New England's rich history. This event is FREE and fun for all ages! For further info, go to www.hornpipe.org

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Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

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