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May
3
Sun
Celebrate Art
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Historical Archaeology Lecture
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Use of Animals at French Colonial Archaeological Sites in the Midwest – Presenter: Dr. Terry Martin, Illinois State Museum Although modern practices suggest recording a food-selfie of each plateful, past residents of Illinois rarely left written records of their meals. Archaeological investigations at French-colonial and post-colonial sites in the Upper Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley give researchers insights into the types of animals being used by early European settlers for food and other necessities. These sites form a complex network of food-based interactions. Examinations of both small villages and forts (including Ouiatenon in the Wabash Valley of Indiana) reveal details about life both in European settlements and in areas of close interaction with local Native American populations. This evidence helps illuminate foodways at French heritage sites beyond the information in the documentary record. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or vhall@ccfpd.org

MSHS Mary Poppins
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Writing Group for Adults
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

For adults (18+)

Beginning and experienced writers are all welcome to explore the craft of creative writing and discover their own voices as they respond to stimulating and challenging writing prompts under the direction of an experienced group facilitator.

About the presenter

Rosalie Zachary began to journal at the age of eight in a key-locked journal, and continues to this day. She has facilitated numerous writing programs for adults and teens at libraries and schools, and believes everyone has the potential to be a creative writing genius. Her workshops use a prompt-driven approach, allowing participants to explore various topics using their own unique perspective and preferred methods.

Creative Writing Group for Adults
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Sundays: May 3, 17, 31 from 3:00-4:30pm.

For adults (18+)

Beginning and experienced writers are all welcome to explore the craft of creative writing and discover their own voices as they respond to stimulating and challenging writing prompts under the direction of an experienced group facilitator.

About the presenter

Rosalie Zachary began to journal at the age of eight in a key-locked journal, and continues to this day. She has facilitated numerous writing programs for adults and teens at libraries and schools, and believes everyone has the potential to be a creative writing genius. Her workshops use a prompt-driven approach, allowing participants to explore various topics using their own unique perspective and preferred methods.

May
4
Mon
Monday Morning Sew Club
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
MSHS Baseball vs. Centennial
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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  • Container Gardening Made Easy (5/1/2015) -                     It’s that time…get out there now and start your container gardens a’growin! From sunny vs. shady to thinking outside the container, check out these tips for creating gorgeous container gardens…

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  • Rebuild Taylor Field (4/30/2015) - In December 2014, the Taylor Family generously donated Taylor Fields to Mahomet Parks & Recreation. The community has benefited from over 50 years of use, but now major upgrades are needed to serve us well into the future. Plans include…

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  • Making Friends with Herbs (4/17/2015) - Thank you to Liza at Prairie Gardens for submitting this helpful handout! The weather is perfect for getting that garden started! Visit Prairie Gardens for all your gardening needs, and don’t be afraid to ask their experts questions!