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{our town calendar} by Denise Morrison Yearian

St. Patty’s Day Fun Saint Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday steeped in shamrocks, rainbows and pots of gold. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate this fun event. Just grab some green garb and put on a festive spirit! As you do, here are a few activities to get your celebration started.

ST. PATTY’S POSIES

POT O’ GOLD • Styrofoam bowl • Acrylic paint (green) • Paintbrush • Chenille sticks (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) • Scissors • Gold-wrapped chocolate coins 1. Paint bowl with green paint. Let dry. 2. Repeat step 1 for a second coat. Let dry.

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3. To make a handle, gather chenille sticks and push them through one portion of the upper edge of the bowl. 4. Twist the chenille stick ends you pushed through to create a knot and secure in place. 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 directly across from it, forming the chenille sticks into an arc shape that creates a handle. 6. Fill the bowl with chocolate coins.

• Carnations, daisies or other white flowers • Glass with water • Green food coloring • Green ribbon 1. Place five drops of food coloring into the glass of water. 2. Cut flower stem ends at an angle and place in colored water. 3. Wait 24 hours. Water will travel through the stalk and turn the white flowers green. 4. Gather into a bouquet, tie a green ribbon around the stems and give as a gift.

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 3

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM March 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 3