Baseball team awarded $2,500
The Southeastern High School baseball team recently received a $2,500 financial contribution from the Monsanto Fund.
Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. Marty Spears was the winning farmer in Clark County, and he directed the donation to the high school baseball team. He presented the donation during a ceremony on June 11. staff report
Chinese paintings at exhibit
A collection of Chinese embroidery paintings owned by Ronald Li, Wittenberg class of 1950, is on display in the Halley Gallery of the Springfield Center for the Arts at Wittenberg University, 107 Cliff Park Road.
The exhibit, titled Speaking with Silk: 20th Century Embroidery Paintings from Wittenberg’s Li Collection, opened on June 2.
The exhibit includes “needle paintings,” which were developed in parallel to traditional Chinese painting as a means of self-cultivation, creative expression and societal contribution.
Speaking with Silk is a Wittenberg student-curated and faculty-guided exhibition that showcases select embroideries from the Ronald Li Collection.
The show is open to the public free of charge through Sept. 16. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. staff report
Group to host steak dinner Friday
Akbar Temple 41, 507 York Street, will host a steak dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
The cost is $12. The event will also include games and music. Call Baso Daniel at (937) 926-0241 or Illustrious Potentate Demetrice Morton at (937) 360-4432. staff report
Preservation tour set Wednesday
Kevin Rose will guide the next Springfield Preservation Alliance Summer Tour at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Participants should meet outside the Heritage Center, 117 S. Fountain Ave.
The tour will include Springfield’s Golden Age of architecture — Warder Library, the City Building and Market and the Bushnell Building.
Tickets for the happy hour tour are $10 and include one drink or soda at Seasons Bistro and Grille. Call (937) 322-0011 for more information. staff report