It’s a Party! Alan’s 95th and Patchwork’s 40th

Whether it’s Alan Winslow’s 95th birthday, Patchwork Central’s 40th anniversary, or both, there’s a lot of history to celebrate this summer! Join us for an ice cream social. Visit with old friends, tell stories from back in the day, and bring your instrument so you can join in on the live music. The event will […]

Monarchs, Milkweed, and the Moon

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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, monarch butterflies’ journey from Mexico to Canada, and the astronauts’ journey to the moon (the […]

The Peak of Summer

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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 using used clothing and found objects. Once each sculpture was complete, its creator wrote the character’s backstory. […]


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May Day found us celebrating a school year full of wonderful accomplishments. About 100 children, parents, volunteers, staff, and friends filled Patchwork’s meeting room to receive recognition of their success in school and at Patchwork, to review the year in photos, to say thank you to our volunteers, and to watch video projects we’ve created this […]