Parchment Garden Club Program Series

Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. Parchment Community Library

This spring, the Parchment Garden Club and the Parchment Community Library present a new series of gardening programs for the whole community. Entitled "Smart Gardening,” the series draws on experts from Michigan State University Extension. They will provide practical, innovative, and environmentally sound advice to help you beautify and maintain your home landscapes.

"Smart Gardening: Edible Landscapes in Small Spaces.” Is your space for gardening limited? It is still possible to have beautiful mini-gardens that can also provide you with delicious fresh produce. Kalamazoo County Extension expert Linda Whitlock will explore how to create beauty in pocket gardens, containers, or raised beds by combining ornamental and edible plants in this beautifully illustrated program.

After each presentation, there will be time for questions, and the Parchment Garden Club will provide delicious refreshments.Won’t you join us?

Registration is appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or register online.



Music In The Library With "Don’t Pass Out”

Saturday, April 18th, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Who doesn’t love a good jam session? Drop in and have a listen as local musicians Ken and

Leslie Hoff and Steve Williams of "Don’t Pass Out” spend a couple of hours jammin’ at the library. This is not a formal concert – come when you can and listen as long as you like.



Money Smart Week - Events For All Ages

Wednesday April 22nd, 5:00 – 7:00pm Open House

Finances can be FUN? You bet they can! We are partnering with Advia Credit Union to provide a family friendly open house event with activities for all ages. Children ages 3 and older can paint a piggy bank to take home with them, and local chef Brian Barnhard will show our teens and young adults how to prepare nutritious and economical snacks.

For adults, we will have professionals here to talk with you one on one about topics like identity theft and financial planning, and will be hosting a "Shred Event” to help you dispose of obsolete private documents. Shred event services will be available from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and are provided by Rapid Shred.

Come when you can and stay as long as you like - we look forward to seeing the whole family there!



Crafternoons At The Library

Friday, April 24th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Do you knit? Stitch? Bead? Fold? Carve? Weave? Crochet? If you are a hand crafter with a portable passion, join us on fourth Fridays at 1pm for Crafternoons at the Library!Bring along your current craft and spend a stimulating hour creating and kibitzing with fellow crafters. Registration is appreciated but not required.




Travel Weekend Getaway With Steve Ellis

Tuesday, May 5th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Spark Magazine publisher Steve Ellis has spent the last 45 years traveling all over Michigan and its' neighboring states, searching for interesting and out of the ordinary destinations. He will present a lively photographic presentation of some of his favorite spots. He will include many new photos from the last few years, not included in his previous presentations. Registration is appreciated, but not required.



Parchment Garden Club Program Series

Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. Parchment Community Library

This spring, the Parchment Garden Club and the Parchment Community Library present a new series of gardening programs for the whole community. Entitled "Smart Gardening,” the series draws on experts from Michigan State University Extension. They will provide practical, innovative, and environmentally sound advice to help you beautify and maintain your home landscapes.

"Smart Gardening: Greening Your Garden” Rebecca Finneran, MSU Extension horticultural expert from Kent County, will show us how to achieve landscape beauty with environmentally sound horticultural practices. Brilliantly illustrated with a cavalcade of color images, Finneran’s presentation will give you ideas for plants and design that are water-smart, pest free and low maintenance.

After each presentation, there will be time for questions, and the Parchment Garden Club will provide delicious refreshments.Won’t you join us?

Registration is appreciated but not required. Call 343-7747 or register online.



Happiness 101 with Tammie Ortlieb

Wednesday, May 20th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Seeking happiness? It isn’t just magic – join us for a presentation by psychology instructor and writer Tammie Ortlieb for concrete tools for living a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Registration is appreciated, but not required.