STRAWBERRIES & CREAM FESTIVAL

Sunday, April 8, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Bring the family and take a stroll through the Arboretum grounds! Celebrate the history of the Arboretum having a former use as a one-mile square strawberry farm. The event will be held on the Pinecote Pavilion. Listen to music, enjoy ice cream, fresh strawberries, and Picayune Frog Lemonade.  Admission is free to all for this long-running community event.

SPRING PLANT SALE!

April 13 & 14

Friday & Saturday

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Members will be admitted at 9:00 a.m. each day)

Grab a cart and choose from a wide variety of hand-picked and hard-to-find native trees, shrubs, and perennials for your landscape. Pearl River County Master Gardeners and other plant professionals will be on hand to help you choose plants suited to your property. Free admission. Sale will be held in the greenhouse area.  Please use site Service Entrance. Follow us on Facebook, or see our website for information on our plant pre-sale of popular species such as native honeysuckle azaleas.

LETTERBOXING: FAMILY ACTIVITY

Saturday, April 28, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Letterboxing is an internationally popular outdoor “treasure hunt” activity using small, waterproof boxes hidden in public places. Online clues for finding the boxes are on websites such as www.letterboxing.org. Using a stamp in the letterbox, finders imprint a personal journal, and leave their own stamp in the box's log. In the class, participants will make a temporary stamp and journal and participate in a hunt for hidden letterboxes at the arboretum. Free for Arboretum members. Non-member adults $5, non-member children $2. Space is limited. Reservations required. Register by April 27.

Spring Writing Workshops with local author Mary Beth Magee!

 

Bringing Nature to Life in Your Writing”

(Includes a PLUS)

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. to Noon

When writers use nature as part of the story, they add a deeper dimension of heart and meaning to the work. Yet, nature is more than listing the flora and fauna around the scene. Whether you write poetry, fiction or nonfiction, you’ll find many opportunities to incorporate the beauty and drama of nature into your work. Bring nature (and your writing) to life with a few simple techniques. Author and trainer Mary Beth Magee shares tips and exercises to help you find your voice in nature. Session includes a plus: an hour of free writing time with feedback available. Perk up your writing and perhaps find a whole new topic to cover in this workshop! 

 

Getting Started on Your Memoirs

Saturday, April 28, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Every human being can offer a unique perspective on history by producing a record of their memories. In a workshop setting, attendees will learn to prime the pump of memory, organize their thoughts, choose a focus and move forward toward the finished product.  Resources for research will also be covered.  Whether you want to create a family history for loved ones or a book for commercial sale, you'll find your memoirs matter.