Madness @the Park Saturday, April 1
As the NCAA Basketball Tournament, better known as “March Madness”, whittles from a field of 64 hopefuls to The Final Four teams, the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens invites the community to join the fun and festivities at a family-friendly event on Saturday, April 1.
In addition to a watch party for the double-header that evening, there will be basketball contests for all ages, the Meraki food truck with game day favorites available for purchase, and a chili cook-off competition!
Join your family, friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun as you cheer on your favorite team to victory!
REGISTER HERE for basketball contests.
Who knew a serendipitous encounter with a butterfly would launch someone into a new venture as an artist?
We are pleased to welcome Nadine Kalachnikoff and her exhibit titled, “Nadine Kalachnikoff Collection” on view beginning Friday, April 14. The show will highlight Kalachnikoff’s playful three-dimensional collages featuring butterflies on canvas.
Kalachnikoff became inspired to try her own hand at creating art after a particularly bad day. “I went home, dove in the pool and started to ask my guardian angels to help me,” she recalls. “All of the sudden, I looked up and saw a little yellow butterfly. At the time it didn’t mean anything to me, except that I enjoyed seeing the butterfly,” she continues.
“Later that same evening, my husband came home and told me he needed a piece to adorn a wall in the restaurant that he was decorating.” Kalachnikoff then remembered that she had a canvas laying around that someone had given to her and she set to work creating not only one, but three pieces featuring butterflies for the restaurant wall. To her surprise, all three pieces were quickly purchased. “So I started painting more,” she says, “and I love it!”
An opening reception to welcome Kalachnikoff will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 3 to 5 pm. This show will run through May 21.
The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is located in the center of Washington Depot, CT and is easy to find using GPS.
1 Green Hill Road, Washington, Connecticut 06793, United States
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We're hosting free-throw and 3-point basketball contests for all ages on Saturday, April 1. Pre-registration is encouraged!