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Virtual series features flowers for mom, classical painting, wildlife

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Park Commission has opened registration to some popular events that you can enjoy from your own home. Morris Parks Virtual Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features flower arranging, wild visitors and classic painting.

Many additional programs, including home schooling programs, birding, orienteering, are listed on the park commission’s calendar page. or special events page.

The following events take place online from noon – 12:45 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and register online for the link.


Virtual Flowers for Mom: Arranging with Supermarket Flower for Kids

Using a bunch of flowers from the supermarket, young arrangers will create a centerpiece perfect for the most important “mom” in their lives.  We supply the container, greens, and decorations. You supply the flowers.

Wednesday, May 5, 4-5 p.m. Ages 7-12. Virtual program through The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $20 per child.

Virtual Floral Arranging with Supermarket Flowers for Mother’s Day

Make a simple supermarket bouquet into a gift-worthy Mother’s Day arrangement. Buy your own flowers and work at home alongside Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education, to make your own bouquet as you learn the tips and tricks of the trade.

Tuesday, May 4, 10 – 11 a.m. Virtual program through The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $10 per person.


Thursday, May 20: Tips and Tricks of Patio Container Planting – Learn the secret of putting together a spectacular summer planter for your porch or patio.

Thursday, June 17: Demystifying Design – Join Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education for a look at the elements of design and things to consider when planning or re-doing your garden.

For more information and to register, click here or call 973-326-7601.

Environmental Education

Thursday, May 13: Endangered in NJ Some of NJ’s fantastic animals and plants are disappearing! Learn the reasons for this phenomenon, which species are impacted, and ways to help bring these species back from the brink.

Thursday, June 10: Dealing with Wild Neighbors Squirrels in the attic! Raccoons in the garbage! Bears in the backyard! What’s a homeowner to do when wildlife gets too close for comfort? Discover the reasons for wild animals’ behavior and simple solutions for peacefully living side by side in this LIVE, virtual presentation.

For more information or to register, click here or call 973-635-6629.

Historic Sites

Thursday, June 3: A Portrait is Worth 1000 Words  Learn how the classic artists painted such realistic portraits? Join curator and artist Melanie Bump to explore the portrait collection of the MCPC, discussing skills, methods and the history of portraiture.  Also included is a demonstration of classic painting techniques.

For more information or to register, click here or call 973-631-5022.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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