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3 To Do: Artist Talk with Barbie Dalton

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"Lavender Surge" by Barbie Dalton.

1. Artist Talk with Barbie Dalton

Barbie Dalton: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island.

Attend a talk with a featured artist exhibiting work at Marco Island Center for the Arts. The exhibition highlights work from four artists that work in clay, glass, paint, and other media that will guide you on an artistic journey through depth of dimension and the multitudes of textures used to create each piece. Talk is limited to 25 attendees.

Information: 239-394-4221 and marcoislandart.org.

Learn about other artist talks in the WOW To Do List. 

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2. Grab a good book

Taking the time to unwind and read can help ease tension in the muscles, lower one's heart rate and induce calm.

Research from the consultancy Mindlab International at the University of Sussex found reading reduced stress levels by 68 percent.

Join CU Maurice River for a Volunteer Work Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 1 in the Neighborhood Wildlife Garden on Third Street in Millville.

3. Give gardening a go

Gardening lets a person tend to living things while getting some fresh air. Both the sunlight and the activity itself can be soothing and have a positive effect on mood.

A study from the Journal of Health Psychology found that gardening, like listening to music, lowers cortisol levels.