Flower arranging first topic in series at WH museum

WHITE HALL — The municipal museum will host a series of programs beginning Monday from 7-9 p.m. to showcase interests and hobbies of local residents, said Mary Lou Mauldin, museum director. The first in the series of “How to do this” will be a demonstration by Brenda Murphy, a designer with Tipton Hurst of Little Rock, on flower arranging and wreath making for Christmas.

Mauldin said there is no charge for Monday’s program, explaining participants can bring their own material or purchase an undecorated base wreath used by florists with wide mesh ribbon at the museum, 9009 Dollarway Road.

The first meeting will include discussions about future lessons on cake decorating, cooking ideas, quilt making, photography, flower and garden planting and care, how to write a novel, basic sewing, knitting, smocking, self-protection for women and square dance lessons.

“We are fortunate to have citizens who are actually experts in their field and are willing to come and share their knowledge with us,” Mauldin added. Plans call for lessons on different topics to be offered the first Monday of each month.

A coffee hour will follow the demonstrations for participants to become acquainted and share ideas. Details: Call Mauldin at (870) 692-7231.