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Children's Heritage Day at Foxfire

Saturday, August 09, 2014
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Event Details:

Each Children's Heritage Day event consists of a series of hands-on workshops, during which participants will see demonstrations of traditional skills and learn basic practices and tool usage in order to create their own unique souvenirs to take home. The day also includes old-timey games, storytelling, and/or other activities as time allows.

The activities, for ages 8-18, for all 2014 dates include:

Blacksmithing - hammer red-hot iron on an anvil to make a decorative wall hook.

Rope-Making - turn basic twine into a sturdy rope with a vintage hand-powered machine.

Candle-Making - practice patience and steadiness while hand-dipping the wick in hot beeswax.

Animal Tracks - learn to identify different tracks and how to make a plaster cast of them.

Folk Art Painting - take a piece of wood, apply imagination and paint to create something special.

Woodworking - master the classic shaving horse and draw knife to customize a wood hiking stick.

Children's Heritage Days run 9am–3pm, rain or shine. Cost is $40 per child, with a $5 discount for additional siblings. Lunch and snack are provided. Parents are welcome to observe and assist (must make their own lunch arrangements). Sunscreen is recommended. For safety reasons, particpants are asked to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and to not bring music players or cell phones. Pre-registration is REQUIRED, and attendance is limited to 12 children per event. The registration form can be downloaded here.

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