Painting parties coming to Mercy Plaza March 23 and 25

Great River Friends and the Art Center of Burlington are offering Painting in the Plaza in March. Art center instructors will guide participants in painting a whimsical flower or a bird’s nest with eggs.

Two sessions are offered: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, or 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Mercy Plaza lobby, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. The $40 cost includes materials, guidance and refreshments. No outside beverages will be allowed.birds nest painting

Proceeds will be split evenly between the Art Center of Burlington and Great River Friends, which supports Great River Health System and the com­munity through the gifts of time, talent and treasure.

To register, visit http://artcenterofburlington.com/art-beat‚Äč or call (319) 754-8069.