Our basket parties are fun, creative, and busy affairs. Choices of spillers, fillers, and thrillers will line the tables as customers contemplate their choices and plant them. Watching the baskets fill out and bloom is always a joy and an inspiration. We hope you can join us at this year’s Basket Parties Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st. Bring your planter or purchase one, then choose and plant your flowers. We will care for your planter until Mother’s day! Sign up online at www.clearwaterslife.org or call 218-776-2789. Customers who live close enough are invited to stop and “visit” their baskets as Grow It! staff care for them.
Grow It! Greenhouse & Garden Center in Gonvick officially opens for the season on Monday, April 3rd. There is always something new happening at our Clear Waters Life Center sites, and this season we are looking forward to serving you better with more choices in bulk seeds, and some new and interesting varieties of flowers and vegetables. Stop by Mon - Thurs 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 9am-12pm.
Art Workshop Coming To Gonvick
Summer weekends are precious and few, but sometimes once in a lifetime opportunities come along that you just can’t resist. Clear Waters Life Center (CWLC) is the recipient of a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and you are the beneficiary! Friday and Saturday, August 19 & 20, CWLC’s Create It! Art Studios in Gonvick will be offering a fabulous workshop which will host seven artist-instructors and their unique art mediums.
Each of the hands-on workshops will walk you through the steps to create your own piece to take home.
It starts Friday at 1:00 PM when you will be able to choose from one of four art offerings:
Saturday starts with light breakfast at 8:30 AM followed by your choice of:
Lunch will be provided, 12:00-1:00 PM.
Saturday afternoon will also offer Paper Quilling and Minne-Murals™ Coloring Posters with Cindy Kolling.
Registration is required and attendance at some sessions is limited, so register early. You can register on-line at www.clearwaterslife.org or by calling 218-776-2789. Cost is $25 per person and this is for ages 16+.
Kick-off June, Right!
There is always a lot of activity at Clear Waters Life Center (CWLC) in Gonvick during greenhouse season. What better way than to plan your trip to Gonvick, so you can pick up our healthy, happy vegetable plants, annuals or perennials AND have a “home-cooked” dinner in our dining rooms. Our June 3 Friday Night Out will feature tasty one-third pound burgers; you can choose plain, cheeseburger, or bacon-cheeseburger and add toppings of your choice; fruit kabobs, potato salad, baked beans, strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream, and lemonade, coffee, or tea fill out our indoor picnic! Proceeds from our Friday Night Out dinners and greenhouse sales help finance the many programs that CWLC provides for our communities. If you aren’t familiar with all that we have to offer, take a virtual tour via our website, www.clearwaterslife.org.
These days, everyone is looking for ways to save money and eat well. There is no better way than growing your own. Whether you only have room for a patio tomato, one raised bed, or a half acre, you can begin. Grow It! Greenhouse & Garden Center carries plants that thrive in our northern Minnesota climate and the knowledgeable staff will help you with your decisions.
Grow It! has everything from herbs to edible Nasturtium, winter squash to tomatoes, and seed potatoes to strawberry plants. Visit our YouTube channel, just search Clear Waters Life Center, and be able to watch and listen to one or all of our videos featuring growing instructions on a variety of plants. Plus, here it comes, there is a 25% off Planter Sale for Memorial Day weekend, May 27th, 28th and 30th with special hours, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, on the 30th! To keep up-to-date, like us on Facebook and visit our website, www.clearwaterslife.org, regularly.
New Art Studio Mentor Hours
Create It! Community Art Studios in Clear Waters Life Center-Gonvick has new hours for Mentor Mondays. Karen and LeAnne will be available to help you with your projects from 1:00 to 6:00 PM each Monday. Whether you want to do pottery, mosaics, jewelry, beading, scrapbooking, painting or something else, they will do their best to answer your questions, encourage, and/or jump in and help you, if an extra pair of hands are needed. Our extended hours will allow you to drop in after work or bring your kids after school. Trust your creative side, even if you don’t think that you have one.
The new mentor hours will not affect the studio hours. If you are a member and/or are working on a project and confident in what you are doing, you are welcome in the studios anytime that the Gonvick building is open: Monday, 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
In addition to regular Mentor Mondays, the second Monday of each month Create It! will be hosting a guest artist for a unique hands-on learning experience. June 13 will be garden art. You can find the full schedule (thru December 12) on our website: www.clearwaterslife.org or follow us on Facebook. If you prefer e-mail reminders, just call or e-mail our Clearbrook Office, 218-776-2789 or email@example.com, and ask to be added to our Create It! e-mail list.
Remember, too, the second Monday of each month has Senior Connection cooking classes! If cooking is your creative outlet or not, you will want to join us, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM for these free classes. Each class feature nutritious, affordable, and easy to make dishes, PLUS you get to sample them!
So, make a day of it! Invite a friend. Come for the cooking class and stay for an afternoon of art fun. All of our Create It! art activities meet you where you are as a beginner or someone with intermediate or advanced skills. There is a nominal charge for our busy art Mondays; $5.00 covers instruction and all supplies.
These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund