Dunwoody Hosts Rain Barrel Workshop
News from Patch.com:

If you think rain barrels aren’t exciting, you’ve never heard Bonny Putney talk about them.

Bonny, headwaters outreach coordinator for the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, led a rain barrel workshop at Dunwoody City Hall Thursday evening. Several dozen residents of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and nearby communities attended the class, which was held at the invitation of Dunwoody’s Sustainability Commission.

For $ 35, attendees received a 60-gallon rain barrel, a kit with all the parts needed to make the rain barrel work and an informative and inspirational talk by Bonny about the importance of water conservation by Atlanta gardeners.

She explained that we all live in a watershed, an area where water drains to the same place. In most of the Atlanta area, including Dunwoody, that’s the Chattahoochee River. And the watershed we live in is, not surprising…………… continues on Patch.com
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Apple Pie Painters to begin exhibit Aug. 2
News from Bluffton Today:


The Art League of Hilton Head will feature the Apple Pie Painters opening with an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Arts Center’s Walter Greer Gallery.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 3.

Each Friday the artists will host a Gallery Talk at 2 p.m.

“The Apple Pies are a group of artists who enjoy painting together, critiquing each other’s work, discussing art ideas, encouraging each other and sharing meals together,” said Marilyn Dizikes, who is known for her abstract and figurative works.

The Apple Pie Painters, now numbering 10 artists, employ numerous styles and media in the creation of their diverse works of art expression; many of which are inspired by our beautiful Lowcountry home.

What is different about this group of plein air artists?

“Painting outdoors is such a pleasure on Hilton Head — so many wonderful spots to choose from,” said Mary Kelly. “Over the years we have developed favorite places that c…………… continues on Bluffton Today
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