The first “crop” of what are expected to be monthly scrapbooking crops takes place Saturday, Jan. 18, at the former St. Jean Baptiste parish in Warren.
June Sousa, a former events coordinator for Michael’s crafts store in Seekonk, Mass., is organizing the session. It runs from 10 am to 4 pm at 324 Main St.
“Crop” is the term used for these community sessions, which involve a great deal of cropping and trimming of photos, Sousa said. It will bring together people of all ages and talents to build a scrapbook.
“It’s a special album with photos, papers, journaling and other embellishments,” she said. “It can be very enlightening. And it’s a good thing to hand down to family members.”
Sousa will offer some advice for novice scrapbook makers. But a “crop” is really a place for people who "never seem to have the time to get their pages done," she said.
“You’ll meet other creative people, share ideas, and have a fun time,” Sousa said. “Just bring your own photos.”
There will be raffles every hour, and lunch and drinks will be served. There is a $20 fee, with all of the proceeds after the cost of materials and refreshments going to the St. Mary of the Bay parish. It includes congregations at St. Mary of the Bay and St. Jean Baptiste.
For more information, call Sousa at 245-8938 or send her an email at email@example.com.