Herald News Report
FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Office will host a variety of activities throughout this month, with some highlighting the upcoming holidays, while other focus on nature and the arts.
Its first event for the month is Mirabella Boutique’s Night of Giving, taking place 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at 14 E. Main St. Skyhawk Cheerleaders will model the latest fall fashion trends for attendees to shop and select from. Proceeds will benefit the Fairborn Parks Foundation.
Its second event invites parents and children to visit with resident squirrels at Valle View Reserve, in which attendees will take an easy hike through the woods while information will be presented about what they eat and where they live; children can also demonstrate how well they can act like squirrels. Squirrels All Around offers two session depending on age, but both taking place Saturday, Nov. 14; for those aged between 3 ad 5 years old, they can attend 10 to 11 a.m. with a parent/guardian and those between 6 and 9 years old can attend 1 to 2 p.m. Participation costs $4, and those wishing to attend must be registered with the Parks and Recreation department by Friday, Nov. 13. It will take place at 1097 Empire Court.
Children aged 5 years old and elder are invited to create an animal using pastels on water color paper. Artwork will later be glued to a patterned background. Terri Perkins, owner of Terri Lynn Art Studio and Gallery will lead the group through their creations. It will take place 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at Terri Lynn Art Studio and Gallery, 415 W. Main St. for a total cost of $15. Those wishing to participate must register with the office by Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Individuals wishing to create two colorful cards with embellishments have the opportunity to do so at its Christmas Card Making event, instructed by Jean Strand, owner of Christy’s Happy Scrapper, taking place 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at Terri Lynn Art Studio and Gallery, 415 W. Main St. for a cost of $8. Those wishing to participate must register by Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Its last event for the month will focus on Thanksgiving decorating techniques, in which participants will see step-by-step instructions for creating a Thanksgiving centerpiece arrangement. Flowers and supplies are provided in the $40 cost to participate. It will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 24, and will be instructed by Carolyn Hollon and Jamia Brauer. Those wishing to participate must register by Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.