May Fest Celebration

Chapman

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Join us for an old-fashioned May Fest! Dance around the Maypole while listening to the Madrigal Mystery Singers, who will sing dressed in Renaissance garb. Plant seeds, pick up a seed packet, or bring your own seeds for our first ever seed exchange. For kids, the fun continues with garden-related stories, crafts and button making. For adults and teens, Dan Potts will give gardening tips, Dan Hoover of the Unity Gardens will let you know how to get involved in community gardening and Frank Whitby, beekeeper extraordinaire, will discuss urban beekeeping with show-and-tell bees!



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR KIDS


2–3pm
Maypole Dance*
Enjoy Renaissance-style serenades by the Madrigal Mystery Singers! Tables will also be set up outside for a Button Making Station, presented by Carole Costa from the Sorensen Unity Center, as well as a Children's Seed Planting* Station. Make sure you grab a Creamie ice cream bar!
Outside

3–4pm
Stories about seeds and gardening, as well as a simple craft
Children’s Library

*Outdoor activities will be moved inside to the Children’s Library in case of inclement weather.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR ADULTS AND TEENS


2:15–2:45pm
Gardening Tips by Dan Potts
Staff Meeting Room

2:45–3:15pm
Community Garden Information, presented by Van Hoover from Unity Gardens
Staff Meeting Room

3:15–4pm
General Beekeeping Information, including a general discussion of apiculture by Beekeeper Frank Whitby, as well as a bee show and tell!
Staff Meeting Room

3–4pm
Seed packets available for pickup (while supplies last)
Children’s Library

Be sure to check out our related Fiction and Nonfiction Book Displays!

This event is co-sponsored by Unity Gardens and Sorensen Center

Location: Chapman Branch

Contact Information: 801-594-8623