York art show to feature high school artists

Source: http://www.dailypress.com/dp-nws-york-county-poquoson-notebook-20180212-story.html

High school artists in York County will have their work displayed at the On the Hill Gallery in Yorktown for the gallery’s “Artist in the Making” show.

The show will be Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the gallery, 402 Main St., and visitors will be able to meet the artists.

The pieces in the exhibit will be judged and awards will be given out in three categories.

The show is sponsored by the York County High School Art Teachers and York County Arts Commission.

After Sunday, the work will remain on display in the gallery until March 3. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Gardening clinics offered in York, Poquoson

The Virginia Cooperative Extension of York County and Poquoson is hosting pruning clinics to teach proper techniques to maintain shrubs and trees to promote the plants’ health and growth.

The clinics will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates:

  • February 17 at Peninsula Hardwood Mulch, 715 Lakeside Drive in York County
  • March 10 at Taylor’s Do It Center, 475 Wythe Creek Road in Poquoson
  • March 17 at Ken Matthews Garden Center, 4921 George Washington Memorial in York County
  • March 24 at Yorktown Feed, Seed ‘N More, 310 Grafton Drive in York County

To register for a clinic, call 757-890-4940.

The cooperative extension is also hosting the Horticultural Extravaganza March 3 at Poquoson High School. The registration deadline is Friday. More information and registration is available online at www.yorkcounty.gov/vce.

Veterans invited to tell stories, eat pizza

The Senior Center of York is inviting veterans to meet and share stories of their service at its “War Stories and Pizza” event.

The event will be Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and participants will be able to chat over pizza. Senior Center Board member and U.S. Army veteran Buck Rodgers will facilitate this program.

Registration for the event is required, and people can register at the center, 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway. The center is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Senior center events are open to people 55 or older and their spouses. For more information, call 757-890-3444.

Reyes can be reached by phone at 757-247-4692. Follow him on Twitter @jdauzreyes.

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