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Gnomes on the Roam 

When: Sun., June 19 2011

Who gnew? Garden gnomes are a symbol of good luck! No wonder the Holden Arboretum chose the chubby lawn ornaments to star in its summer public-art exhibition, beginning today from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors — like you and Dad, maybe? — will find 20 larger-than-life gnomes hidden among the arboretum's gardens and woodlands; each one has been custom decorated to showcase the talents of a local artist. The result is a colorful cadre of little bearded dudes sporting everything from daisy-decorated booties to Scottish uniforms, à la Ferguson Tuck (right). Today's festivities feature performances by Musical Mark (delivering positive messages on earth-saving activities) and the Gnome Parade led by the clown also known as Gnature Gnome. Meantime, those with gnome phobia need not fear: Author Chuck Sambuchino will offer self-defense tips and readings from his book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack at 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. The exhibit continues through September 25. Admission is free with regular gate admission of $6 for adults, and less for children, seniors, and members. The Holden Arboretum is at 9500 Sperry Road in Kirtland. For details, call 440-946-4400 or visit — Courtney Kerrigan


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