The magnolias are blooming here at Boxerwood! Come learn what other woody plants are flowering and then enjoy a walk through the gardens.
Boxerwood is a partner host for 2 upcoming volunteer training/initiatives of the James River Association here at Boxerwood on Saturday, April 26. One training will be for River Rats, volunteers who patrol and/or paddle a stretch of the James or its tributaries as "observant eyes" for river health. The other is for a summertime only weekly monitoring of the Maury River for swimming health, etc See these links for more information: .http://jrava.org/get-involved/volunteer/water-quality-monitoring and http://www.jamesriverassociation.org/get-involved/volunteer/riverrats
Design your own fashion by applying the three R’s of environmental sustainability: reduce, reuse, recycle. We’re using what would go into the landfill or burn pile to make art and music, and we’re hoping all our artsy Rockbridge neighbors will get involved. Kicking off the event will be a runway show featuring recycled wearables created by Charlottesville trashionista and upcycle artist Lark Waxwings. (“Upcycling” is how artists refer to reusing old or found objects to make new art.)
Following the show will be three workshops for the public:
DIY (Design-It-Yourself)Trashion Fashions
Build a Recycled Instrument
Make Twig Art
1:30 - Lark Waxwings show Read about Lark!
2:15 - 3:30 - Halestone Dancers, Trash Band
3:30 - Community Trashion Show
Help by donating stuff: See the list and the Trashion Fashion Show Rule, Categories, and Prizes here. Clean stuff can be dropped off at the nature center anytime or brought to Boxerwood on the day of the event.
1:30 – 2:00 PM Ukulele HS Band
2:15 – 2:45 PM Laura Good – Twigs (http://thetwigs.com/listen/)
3:00 – 3:45 PM Toad Face (http://www.reverbnation.com/Toadhead)
4:00 – 4:45 PM Jon Spear’s Band (http://www.reverbnation.com/jonspearband)
5:00 – 5:45 PM The Killing Daylights (http://www.thekillingdaylights.com/music.html
7:00 – 7:45 PM Blake Shester and friends
8:00 – 8:45 PM The Ruckus (Ruth Huffman and friends)
There will also be kids'activies, food, and more! Stay tuned
Ages 4 - 10 -- Brochure Here