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General News · 16th June 2012
Lynne Jordan
CELEBRATE SUMMER 2012! Explore this island's private & unique locations on a tour of CREATIVE SPACES - GARDENS & STUDIOS, Saturday, June 16th. Brand new and established gardens are featured along with the Seniors' Village, Fairhaven Gardens and Hollyhock. A great variety of studios will entertain and involve you in weaving, felting, spinning, knitting, printing, pottery, painting, photographs, carving, creative woodworking, basket weaving and different handcrafts. Join the "Woolly Group" at work and experience their alpacas.

Lunch will be available at Trude's Cafe, Floathouse & Cove Restaurants, the new Flying Squirrel Take Away, Cortes Market Deli, Market Take Out & Hollyhock ( where a special lunch is featured June 16 - with reservations preferred). Refreshments will be available in the Museum's Heritage Garden with serenading by local musicians.

Sponsored by the Cortes Museum & Archives, proceeds contribute to public education & community outreach programs. The Museum is also fundraising to expand its heritage building to properly house the growing artifact & archival collections.

Tickets are $12, including a map with garden & studio descriptions -- available at all Cortes Island stores, Hollyhock, Manson's Friday Markets & the Museum. For more information call the Museum 250-935-6340.