Neighbor Ritsu Shimizu, president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Ikebana International organization, invites neighbors to attend the 57<sup>th</sup> Annual Founder’s Celebration, to be held on Thursday, September 22<sup>nd</sup> from 10:30 am–12:30 pm at the Phipp’s Garden Center at 1056 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh.
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. Ritsu will be offering welcoming remarks and then visitors can see arrangements and meet the artists. There will also be a tea ceremony. The event is free and open to the public, but please contact Ritsu if you plan to attend (firstname.lastname@example.org).