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Stratford Ecological Upcoming Programs

Woodcarving Series

Wednesdays, May 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

At Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware, OH 43015

This series of learning sessions is open to all prior attendees & to new carvers too. You will create your own wood art pieces suitable for display or framing for family or friends. If you have current projects or unfinished pieces from prior classes, together, let’s get them done. We will also start from scratch projects and learn new tricks. Learn safety and basic woodcarving techniques such as sharpening and cut types. All experience levels welcome. Fee for materials and tools only, will be determined at the first meeting. Call 740-363-2548 to register.

Basic Felted Vessel Techniques Series

At Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware, OH 43015

3 class series on Thursdays May 11, 18 & 25 at 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

A template resist method will be used to shape a series of small, three-dimensional, seamless, felted vessels. Surface patterning and motifs using pre-felts and fusion with lightweight cottons and sild will be covered. Students will learn how to calculate shrinkage for varied thicknesses of felt and calculate dimensions for a template to yield a desired finished size. Please note that this is a labor-intensive workshop. $75 per person. Advanced registration required by phone at 740-363-2548 or online at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

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Dyeing with Kool-Aid

May 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

At Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware, OH 43015

This 90-minute class will use the always popular drink powder to dye sheep and llama yarn. There are no chemicals involved and you’ll learn how to mix different flavors for some gorgeous colors and we’ll use several dyeing techniques to give you your own unique yarns for projects. Kool-Aid, utensils and yarn provided. Please bring a pair of kitchen gloves and apron or clothes that you don’t mind getting dyed. $25 per person. . Advanced registration required by phone at 740-363-2548 or online at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

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Photography Club

May 18, 1 – 3 p.m.

At Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware, OH 43015

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets 3rd Thursday of each month, 1pm – 3pm

$20 for the year. Please RSVP to photography@stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

Book Talks – Butterflies & Moths

May 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

At Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware, OH 43015

Topic of May – Butterflies & Moths

Explore literary works in a lively discussion on topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. If you would like to learn more about available books related to a particular subject, librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets 4th Friday of each month. No registration needed – $10 for the year.

Photography Workshop for Kids

June 13, 10 a.m. – noon

At Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware, OH 43015

Young photographers of all skill levels will have fun with instructor Pat Henneforth as they tap into their own creativity. A photograph is meant to tell a story, and in this class students will learn how to use their camera to accomplish this goal. There will be a brief presentation including key elements of photography, before participants head outside to capture pictures of Stratford’s farm animals, gardens, forest, and fields. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a snack as most of our time will be spent outside. For ages 6 – 17. $5 per person. Advanced registration required by phone at 740-363-2548 or online at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

Families Invited to Celebrate Spring on the Farm May 13 at Sauder Village

Archbold, OH – Families from throughout the region will be celebrating “Spring on the Farm” on Saturday, May 13 at Sauder Village. The first in the series of farm days, Spring on the Farm offers families the opportunity to try hands-on activities, watch unique demonstrations, enjoy stories and special music to experience the daily lives of our pioneer ancestors.

“New this year we are offering a variety of activities with a homespun fun theme,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “We’ll be shearing the sheep and encouraging guests to help turn wool into workable yarn by skirting, carding and spinning. There will also be opportunities to try weaving, knitting and crocheting and watch natural wool dying demonstrations.

In addition to the homespun fun activities guests can also enjoy many other hands-on activities throughout the Village. At the historic homes guests can wash dandelion greens, churn butter, grate horseradish and help with crop planting. Children can try using a push lawn mower at the 1920s Grime Homestead and then enjoy a game of croquet or marbles. Other fun activities include dog herding demonstrations, paracord bracelet making, and a building activity with wooden planks at Tiffin River Woodworks. At Little Pioneers Homestead guests can help plant the “sunflower house” and will have a chance to meet Mother Goose!

Performances by special guest Bob Ford are also a traditional part of this family event. A folk musician from Cedarville, Ohio, Bob Ford has been a recognized performer in the Historic Village for many years. Bob brings history to life through toe-tapping songs and stories. Weather permitting he will perform at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Historic Village.

“We are always pleased to welcome Bob Ford back to Sauder Village,” Krieger added. “Bob’s folk-song performances always bring smiles and laughter from the crowd.”

Historic Sauder Village is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and each Sunday afternoon from noon-4 p.m. The Historic Village is closed on Mondays, except holidays. Admission is $17 for adults and $11 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are always free with family and Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. And again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday this season! Other special events planned yet this Spring include a Mother’s Day celebration on May 14 with free admission for all Moms, the annual Antique Car Gathering on Saturday, May 20 and special hours/activities for the Memorial Day Weekend!

For more information about Spring on the Farm or other events planned for the 2017 season at Sauder Village, call 800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Make your own special memories while celebrating “Spring on the Farm” on May 13 at Sauder Village.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Sauder Village

Archbold, OH – Let Mom escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a relaxing and memorable visit to Sauder Village on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 14! All moms will receive free admission to Sauder Village on Mother’s Day and kids 16 and under are free every Sunday too!

In addition to the free admission deals on May 14, families can make happy memories while visiting with farm animals, taking a ride on the Erie Express Train, and visiting historic homes and community shops. Families can take a walk through time from 1803 thru 1928 while exploring wigwams, historic homes, schools, barns and more. Throughout the Village guests can also marvel at craftsmen working in places like the Spinning Shop, Pottery Shop, Glass Shop, and Woodworking Shop.

With great shopping at the General Store, Quilt Shop, Gift Shop and Craft Shops there are many places to find a unique gift for mom. Delicious treats are available at Stella Leona Chocolates & Coffees as well as the always-popular Ice-Cream Parlor.

Another option for a Mother’s Day celebration at Sauder Village is the traditional Mother’s Day Buffet from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Barn Restaurant. Reservations are recommended for groups of 8 or more for the delicious buffet featuring roast beef, Barn chicken, ham, dressing and more! Call 419-445-2231 or 800-590-9755 to make reservations. Or, consider a weekend get-away at the Sauder Heritage Inn or the Sauder Village Campground for Mother’s Day weekend!

Plan your Mother’s Day getaway to Sauder Village now and make your mom feel extra special this year! Historic Sauder Village is open on Mother’s Day from noon–4 p.m. For more information about Mother’s Day and other events planned for the 2017 season at Sauder Village, call 800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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