>> TOP HONORS: Congratulations to Hess Landscape Architects’ Charles Hess for bringing home three gold awards from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ national landscape design competition last month. He won for two separate residential projects (one pictured), both in Bryn Mawr.
>> CREATIVE SUMMER: The Wayne Art Center is sponsoring a Summertime Paint-Out. On Aug. 10, artists of all abilities are welcome to paint, plein air style, at Chanticleer in Wayne; Skunk Hollow Park is the scheduled location for Aug. 24. The rain-or-shine event is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both dates. Bring your own easel and supplies; registration is required.
And on Aug. 26, Longwood Gardens hosts a “Floral Fun” class focused on innovative garden ideas. Learn how fresh vegetables can add color, texture and personality to your garden. From 10 a.m. to noon, an instructor leads the class through a discussion and an interactive
workshop. Registration is required.