Adopt a Spot / Once and Done

Adopt a Spot

Here at the Center, we are working to keep our beautiful arts center alive with a variety of art and education programming. Along with keeping the Center alive comes lots of upkeep both inside the buildings and outside all around the campus. And we are running on a skeleton staff without a grounds’ manager.

So we are instituting two programs we call Adopt a Spot and Once and Done. These two programs invite individuals or groups of family/friends to adopt a place already identified as needing attention either once or ongoing. These spots are meant to be specific manageable places on campus.

If you would like to share your time and talent, please take a look below at the opportunities available. Once you select an opportunity of interest, please email Ira Mendoza, our Volunteer Manager, for more information about the specifics and to sign on. ira@cotuitcenterforthearts.org

Some of the projects may require you to bring supplies/tools. And for other projects, we may have here what you will need. Come alone or with family and friends! We need you! But more importantly, we value you and are grateful for anything you can do to keep our campus looking groomed and inviting.

Thank you and see you at the Center!

ONCE AND DONE PROJECTS

ART STUDIO INSIDE--ADOPTED!! Thank you, Bruce C.!

  • Reattach front legs to the piano in front of the window
  • Ideal for handy person/carpenter
  • Bring your own tools

ART STUDIO OUTSIDE

  • Evaluate gas grill--wheel missing and doors not staying on--can it be fixed?
  • Ideal for clever handy folks

ART STUDIO INSIDE

  • Remove all tape from the floor
  • Ideal for anyone who can bend or sit on the floor
  • Bring a scraper

BLACK BOX OUTSIDE

  • Build/install three panels to disguise the green electrical box on left side of the building--leave one side open for access
  • Ideal for carpenters/handy folks

BLACK BOX OUTSIDE--Adopted! Thank you, Michael!

  • Power wash the stone sculpture to the front right of the building
  • Ideal for those who have/know how to operate a power washer

BLACK BOX OUTSIDE

  • Refinish or remove wood sculpture to the left of the building
  • Ideal for carpenters/handy folks
  • Talk to David first
  • Bring your own tools--sanding supplies/varnish supplied

MAIN PERFORMANCE SPACE INSIDE

  • Add wood filler, sand, smooth two holes in the floor
  • Ideal for carpenters/handy folks
  • Bring your own tools--supplies provided

MAIN PERFORMANCE SPACE OUTSIDE--COMPLETED!!!Thank you, Ira!

  • Move crushed stone from 4446 driveway to underneath Art Is board--dangerous hole
  • Ideal for those able to move heavy stone in a wheelbarrow
  • Bring your own wheelbarrow

MAIN PERFORMANCE SPACE OUTSIDE

  • Move crushed stone from 4446 driveway to outside Stage Door--left side of building where actors exit--gets muddy
  • Ideal for those able to move heavy stone in a wheelbarrow
  • Bring your own wheelbarrow

SCHOOLHOUSE OUTSIDE

  • Remove gas grill and fire pit
  • Ideal for those with a truck or van and able to remove heavy rusted items and bring to the dump--must have own dump permit

SCHOOLHOUSE OUTSIDE

  • Repair/remove red picnic table. If remove, need to break up and bring to the dump--must have own dump permit
  • Ideal for carpenters/handy folks
  • Bring your own tools

DUMPSTER FENCE

  • Install plywood over pickets and paint black to cover broken places and improve look
  • Ideal for carpenters. Project Captain is Spencer Hallett. Ira Mendoza will get you connected to him.
  • Bring your own tools--plywood and paint provided

STORAGE SHED LEAN TO--COMPLETED!!! Thank you, Spencer!

  • Remove lean to on the back of the Storage Shed. Remove trash to dumpster and store what it identified
  • Ideal for those with skills to demolish
  • Bring your own tools

PATH FROM SCHOOLHOUSE YARD TO 4446

  • Remove debris/trash of old lawnmower, tires, motor, etc. and bring to the dump--must have own dump permit
  • Ideal for those with a pick up truck and able to move heavy rusted items and old heavy tires from the woods

SHOP

  • Repair/replace broken windows that face back of shop.
  • Ideal for carpenters/handy folks
  • Bring your own tools or use Shop tools

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ADOPT A SPOT PROJECTS

ART STUDIO OUTSIDE--ADOPTED!!! Thank you, Michelle/David

  • Where: tree near road between Art Studio and Main Theater Building
  • How Often: weekly in season
  • What: weed, keep hostas
  • Ideal for gardeners, family project

BLACK BOX OUTSIDE

  • Where: white fence along Route 28
  • How Often: once or twice a year
  • What: power wash--need your own power washer at the moment
  • Ideal for those who like to play in water :-)

BLACK BOX OUTSIDE

  • Where: area between white fence and Route 28
  • How Often: weekly/as needed
  • What: remove trash/debris
  • Ideal for family project

BLACK BOX OUTSIDE

  • Where: stone sculpture outside to right front
  • How Often: once, then as needed
  • What: power wash stone sculpture--talk to David first
  • Ideal for someone with a power washer

BLACK BOX OUTSIDE

  • Where: wood sculpture outside to the left between Black Box and Art Studio
  • How Often: once, then as needed
  • What: refinish or remove wood sculpture--talk to David first
  • Ideal for those able to sand/refinish

BLACK BOX OUTSIDE--ADOPTED!!! Thank you, Richard!

  • Where: garden in front of main entrance
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: weed/groom
  • Ideal for gardeners

MAIN PERFORMANCE SPACE OUTSIDE -- ADOPTED!!! Thank you, Martha and Aiden!

  • Where: steps on left and right side outside leading to the basement
  • How Often: weekly/as needed
  • What: keep free of trash/debris
  • Ideal for those who can do stairs and carry light debris/leaves up

MAIN PERFORMANCE SPACE OUTSIDE

  • Where: front of Theater
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: weed
  • Ideal for gardeners, family project

MCGRAW OUTSIDE

  • Where: white fence along Route 28
  • How Often: once a year/as needed in season
  • What: power wash fence
  • Ideal for those who like to play in water :-) Must have own power washer at this point

MCGRAW OUTSIDE

  • Weed around building and gardens
  • Ideal for gardeners

MCGRAW OUTSIDE

  • Where: grassy area between white fence and Route 28
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: remove trash/debris/litter
  • Ideal for family project

SCHOOLHOUSE OUTSIDE

  • Where: around building
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: prune shrubs, weed gardens
  • Ideal for gardeners

SCHOOLHOUSE OUTSIDE

  • Where: around top of building
  • How Often: twice a year
  • What: clean gutters
  • Ideal for those able to get on a tall ladder

SCHOOLHOUSE OUTSIDE

  • Where: brick steps leading to basement from outside
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: weed, trim back bushes, keep free of debris
  • Ideal for gardeners

ADMIN OUTSIDE

  • Where: around building
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: prune shrubs, weed gardens
  • Ideal for gardeners

ADMIN OUTSIDE

  • Where: around top of building
  • How Often: twice a year
  • What: clean gutters
  • Ideal for those able to get on a tall ladder

GRASSY PICNIC LOT OUTSIDE ADMIN--NEED TWO TO THREE GROUPS!!!

  • Where: grassy picnic/sculpture garden area outside Admin
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: weed, keep neat>>it gets mowed roughly, but could use some routine TLC to make it sparkle!
  • Ideal for gardeners, cleaner uppers, family project>>could use 2 or 3 groups because large area

PARKING LOT--NEED TWO TO THREE GROUPS!!!

  • Where: all around the parking lot
  • How Often: weekly/as needed
  • What: pick up and dispose of trash/litter, brush or blow leaves on edges into grass
  • Ideal for those able to get on a tall ladder

PATH FROM ADMIN TO SCHOOLHOUSE--NEED TWO TO THREE GROUPS!!!

  • Where: path between Admin and Schoolhouse
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: brush off pine needles, remove branches, twigs, etc.
  • Ideal for gardeners, able to use weed whacker to clean sides of path both side--weed whack in six inches to create buffer along path

4446 OUTSIDE

  • Where: white fence along Route 28
  • How Often: once a year/as needed in season
  • What: power wash fence
  • Ideal for those who like to play in water :-) Must have own power washer at this point

4446 OUTSIDE

  • Where: around building
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: prune shrubs, weed gardens
  • Ideal for gardeners

4446 OUTSIDE

  • Where: grassy area between white fence and Route 28
  • How Often: weekly/as needed in season
  • What: remove trash/debris/litter
  • Ideal for family project

SHOP

  • Where: Shop
  • How Often: As needed
  • What: Keep shop neatly organized and clean--especially needed after a set is built.
  • Ideal for neatniks and folks who love to work their way around a shop

SCHOOLHOUSE OUTSIDE--Thank you Michael, Sean, Bill, and Rich!

  • Remove and clean red tent over outdoor stage in autumn and put up in spring
  • Ideal for handy folks
  • Bring your own tools

BLACK BOX INSIDE

  • Where: basement
  • How Often: once, then as needed
  • What: organize and purge as needed; talk to David/Kim
  • Ideal for organizers

MAIN PERFORMANCE SPACE INSIDE

  • Where: basement
  • How Often: once, then as needed
  • What: organize and purge as needed; talk to David/Kim
  • Ideal for organizers

ADMIN INSIDE

  • Where: basement
  • How Often: once, then as needed
  • What: organize and purge as needed; talk to David/Kim
  • Ideal for organizers