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Visitor Center and Wood’s Historic Grist Mill open for 2009 season on May 2

Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Fridays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. Buildings close for season October 31.

Visitors to the Mill will see demonstrations of the corn-grinding process, learn how the mill was originally powered, and be able to purchase stone-ground cornmeal processed in the Mill daily. Admission to the Mill is by donation.

First floor exhibits include quilts and artifacts from the Wood family. The second floor hosts a replica one-room school, a general store setting, and a typical bedroom of the 1800's.

Displays in Wood’s Mill Gallery on third floor where milling operations used to be housed are photographs May & June and paint- ings September & October.

The Visitor Center, housed in a 1904 church building that was outgrown by its congregation, is now home to the gift shop, meeting room and informa- tion center. Here visitors may purchase Deep River’s own pure maple syrup, Amish-made apple butter, ice-cold sarsaparilla, jams, jellies, condiments, cookbooks, toys, nature guides, paintings, photographs, pioneer bonnets and aprons, rag dolls and much more.

Deep River Artists

Photography Club

Deep River County Park April 27, June 22, July 27

6:30 p.m. No fees or dues

Deep River County Park Visitor Center Meeting room

7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Second Wednesday of each month


rtists in all mediums are invited to attend the meetings of Deep River Artists at the Visitor Center, Deep River County Park. Artists enjoy demonstrations, learn new techniques, present exhibits in Wood’s Mill Gallery, learn of area classes and exhibits and offer classes to members. They also meet in the Park to paint together amid the Gazebo gardens and Wood’s Historic Grist Mill. Some members’ works may be seen in the Visitor Center (May - October) and are offered for sale. Artists are asked to bring to the meetings examples of their work to show and talk about. It may be in the form of a photo or the actual artwork. For more informa- tion, call the Park at 219-947-1958 A

Quilting Bees

Deep River County Park in Wood’s Historic Grist Mill

Sunday, May 24, June 28, July 26

1-4 p.m.


olunteer quilters meet each month to demonstrate their talents. Lively conversation, greeting of old friends, and exchange of information accompanies the quilting. This season quilters will be working on “Lotsa Potsa Flowers”, the latest quilt to be assembled from blocks donated by many friends. V

On exhibit will be the recently-completed Indiana Puzzle quilt, which was done in traditional red and white. Many other quilts completed at the park since 1979 will also be displayed. Stop by to meet these talented volunteers and join them in quilting. You will have an enjoyable time and help us complete our quilt.

Date: April 8 May 13 June 10 July 8

Topic for Show & Tell: Unusual Houses Fire and/or Ice Table-top Photos Wheels and Things That Have Them

ho doesn’t like to take photos and share them with others? Now, with digital photo capabilities, everyone can easily take photos for pleasure, for documentation, or for sharing. Lake County Parks Pho- tography Club is where you can learn more about taking photos, storing them, manipulating them on the computer, printing them and sharing them on-line or in person. Whether you are an amateur, an intermediate photographer or a professional, there is something here for you. W Photo Club members: Darlene Bainbridge, Joan Kanost, Wayne Wadrich, Mike Kohe by Arlene Carroll

There are no dues to belong to the club. Just attending the meetings April through November makes you a member. Members receive a monthly newsletter, participate in shoots in the area, hang their photos in area exhibits, and each month have the challenge of taking photos of a specific topic (see above). For more information on the club call 219- 947-1958 or email LCParksPhotoClub@aol.com.

New quilt block: We are ask- ing for blocks for the next quilt, “Friendship Star”, as suggested by volunteer quilter, Jeanne Coleman of Merrillville. Patterns are avail- able at the monthly quilting bee or request a pattern anytime the Mill is open. The deadline to return one or more completed blocks is Sunday, October 25 at 4 p.m.

Exhibit in Wood’s Mill Gallery

Wood’s Historic Grist Mill at Deep River County Park

May – June

10 a.m. - 3:45 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 4:45 Saturday & Sunday

embers of the Lake County Park’s Photography Club proudly show their works. The exhibit, a favorite of visitors to Wood’s Mill Gallery, may feature framed photos of landscapes, buildings, still life, travels around the words, people or activities. Most are offered for sale. M

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