Saturday fun at Stark Foundation venues

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As part of its Saturday Adventure Series, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will host the program Pumpkins, Gourds & Squash on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10-11 a.m. This fall family event will take you into the Children’s Garden to find some different pumpkins, gourds and squash; you’ll cut them open, look at the stringy “insides,” and compare their seeds. Then, cook a few and have a taste test. Sign up online at or call (409) 670-9799. Included with general admission. Free for members.

Also on Saturday, Oct. 24, the Stark Museum of Art hosts Wicked ARToretum from noon – 3 p.m. Create devious botanical designs during this regular hands-on art making opportunity in the museum’s lobby. The museum will supply the materials, and your design can then be displayed outside the Wicked Plants exhibition. Included with general admission. Free for members. Visit for more information.