The Brownville Fine Arts Association (BFAA) will present its annual Gov. Robert W. Furnas Arboretum talk and tour Saturday, June 8, starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be an informal meet up and coffee at the Schoolhouse Art Gallery, 427 Main Street in Brownville, Nebraska. The talk will begin at 11:00 a.m. featuring Jill Lokke, BFAA secretary, talking about pollinator gardens.
Jill retired in 2016 from teaching gifted elementary students at Earhart Environmental Magnet School in Wichita, Kansas, where the motto is “No child left indoors.” Camping and outdoor education are part of the school’s curriculum for kindergarten through fifth grade. She helped plant and maintain large pollinator gardens at Earhart Environmental Magnet and created a butterfly garden at her previous school and another in her home garden in Wichita.
There will be a break for lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a guided tour of the Lokke Backyard Farm featuring Southdown Baby Doll sheep, chickens, an angora rabbit and vegetable garden all using organic methods. The audience is invited to explore the Arboretum, The Whiskey Run Creek Nature Trails and the Rohman Gardens Plan in the Schoolhouse Art Gallery which will feature the works of artist Sara Bellamy. The event is free and open to the public.
Museums, shops, art galleries and Spirit of Brownville will be open and the Brownville Village Theatre is offering “A Comedy of Tenors” at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call John Lauber at 402-825-1240.