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Maple Sugaring Info Meeting

Maple sugaring time, a New England tradition, will be starting soon! Each year Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees both here at the nature center and around town. We  invite anyone with an interest in maple sugaring with us this year to attend a volunteer information meeting for an over view on the 2018 season.  We will be meeting January 30 | 7 PM at the Sugar House.   Refreshments will be served.  Please call (203) 263-3711 x12 to register.

Tapping day, weather permitting, is scheduled for Saturday, February 3.


What Do Plants Know?

Though we may take plants and trees for granted, they are actually very unique and far more complicated than most people know. In fact, plants share many of the senses the humans possess. Naturalists and photographers Barbara and Peter Rzasa will lead a program that provides insight on how plants actually have developed the ability to see, smell, feel, remember, communicate, tell time and know where they are. How do plants do this? Do they have a “brain” as some researchers advocate? Attend this PowerPoint program to discover what plants know!

Date/Time: Friday, January 26| 7 PM.
Cost: $10 members/$15 non members
Location: The Studio
To Register:  Click HERE

Hand-Made Collage Valentine Card Workshop

Led by professional artist Dita Carley, Flanders is hosting a workshop on handmade collage valentines.   Carley has given workshops in collage at Guilford and Brookfield Craft Centers and has exhibited her work nationally. She will be bringing examples of valentines she has created.  Appropriate for adults and kids at least 8 years old accompanied by an adult, at the workshop participants will make handmade collage valentines for their sweethearts. Collage materials and cards will be provided but bringing your own wrapping paper, photos, magazine pages or any type of collage material to customize your valentines is encouraged.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 3 | 10 AM
Cost: $25 members/$30 non members (cost includes materials)
Location: The Studio
To Register:  Click HERE


Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe

Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool.  People also have the option of choosing from a large variety of other available kits ranging in price from $15 to $35. Most kits include enough materials to make one sculpture in class and another at home. Participants can save $5 if they bring their own needles and foam. Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it.

Dates/Time:  Thursday, January 25 (CLOSED) OR Wednesday January 31(topic is pigs).  Call soon and register for  Thursday, February 22 (the topic is penguins) | 7 PM
Location: The Studio
Cost: Varies from $15-$35 depending on kit chosen or bring your own project and receive guidance for $10
Registration:  Please call (203) 263-3711  x10

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