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Fairy HouseGarden Creativi-Tea: Drop –in Art Workshops
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 7, 2019, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
All ages welcome!

Our family-friendly summer art workshops are back. Make and take home your own creations.  Each week we combine art with some nature in the garden, and a refreshing glass of iced tea on the side.  And, each week features a different project.  Come to one or come to all. On rainy and hot days, the program moves into our air-conditioned annex.

July 10th – Fairy Houses. Flights of fancy to start the new series of workshops. Create a magical abode. Simple or intricate – see where your imagination takes you!

July 17th Puppets!  Create puppet buddies.  What type of characters can you make?

July 24th Make a personal fashion statement when you decorate a tote bag for summer fun.
July 31st Design, snip and paste with wonderful images and textures at our collage workshop.
August 7th Adorn yourself! Wearable art with an amazing array of fanciful beads and design tips.

Admission for each session: $5 individual, or $12 family, per session.  Children under 3 admitted free.


Ice CreamSweet 16! A Victorian-Inspired Lawn Tea
Sunday, July 14th, 1-4pm

It's time to celebrate the Museum's opening 16 years ago. Please mark your calendar and join us for a Victorian-inspired lawn tea, with musical accompaniment.

The Voelker Orth opened in June 2003 and has been growing ever since through the generosity and support of our community. The house may be 128 years old, but the Museum is a mere 16 years young. So take a step back in time, enjoy a festive summer afternoon, make a tussie mussie or boutonniere, and relax in the garden. We'll be serving sweet and savory treats and making appropriate toasts.

Come in Victorian attire, or don your vintage Sweet 16 fashions, or simply dress in Sunday casual – just plan on getting to the party.

Admission $25 and $20 for VOM members, food and drink included. This is a rain or shine event. You can purchase tickets online here send a check, or pay at the door.

Hip to Hip 2019Hip to Hip Theatre - Shakespeare in the Garden
Friday Evenings, August 9 & 16 at 7:30 pm Kid's Pre-show at 7pm

Start your weekend with us. The garden is the perfect setting for Hip to Hip Theatre's richly costumed, family-friendly & free productions. Hip to Hip Theatre brings their two new productions to the Voelker Orth garden on two Friday evenings.

The Tragedy of King Richard III - Friday, August 9
After a long civil war, England enjoys a period of peace under King Edward. But Edward's younger brother Richard, who helped him to the throne, grows restless in the shadows. Shakespeare's searing drama chronicles the bloody rise and fall of the last English king to die on the battlefield.

A Midsummer Night's Dream – Friday, August 16
Four young lovers escape the tyranny of the court to find love in a magical forest. On the same night and in the same forest, the king and queen of the fairies declare war on each other, and a company of amateur actors meet to rehearse a play. See what happens when a mischievous sprite called Puck weaves their three stories into one.

Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip's program of "Free Shakespeare in the Parks." This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before each performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It introduces children to the characters and, creating links between the play and their own lives through theatre games and reading of text. Fun for the whole family.

The performances are free and open to the public. Seating is provided and the Garden is accessible. The plays run 90 minutes. Note: In the event of rain, the performance is cancelled.



HoneyAnnual Honey Harvest Festival
Wednesday, August 21, 1:00-3:30pm
Get the buzz on bees! Don't miss the annual celebration of all things honeybees!

The Voelker Orth Museum is home to a hard-working colony of honey bees. They help pollinate the garden and are called upon to share their honey.

The bees are busy in the summer and honey harvest time arrives in August. Informative, fun and tasty, activities for all ages.

See how our beekeeper harvests honey, make bee-inspired art, sample honey from different hives and regions, and learn what it takes to make a bee friendly garden. Enjoy our house punch and snacks.

Admission $5. and $12 for a family. Children under 3 admitted free.

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