The Spring and Summer 2014 Program Guide has gone to press and we have continued to pursue free and engaging educational opportunities.
Here's a preview of some compelling program offerings:
Japanese Gardens - April 9, 2014
In April 2010, Doug and Joann Meyer traveled with a group from Japan House at the University of Illinois and toured 35 Japanese gardens in 10 days. This visual experience will focus on the Japanese garden as an art form, its sacred/secular beauty, key elements of garden structure, and the primary principles of Japanese gardening.
The Mountain Dulcimer - June 12, 2014
The Mountain Dulcimer is an American folk instrument originating from the southern Appalachian mountains of the eastern United States around the time of the Revolutionary War. The instrument has been featured in recordings by Johnny Cash, the Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, and Cyndi Lauper. Please join us to learn about the dulcimer and enjoy beautiful songs performed by Bill Lovecamp.
EIU Garden Tour - July 17, 2014
This walking tour of the beautiful EIU campus will introduce you to a variety of plants and flowers and provide inspiration for your own garden. Learn some secrets to creating a beautiful garden in central Illinois. It's not just about growing plants, it's about the gardeners' labor of love.