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Ansonia Nature Center December 2018 Events

WINTER WREATH WORKSHOP – Saturday, December 1, 10 am

Celebrate winter and the festive season as you create a wreath from fresh locally grown greens, then decorate your masterpiece with natural trimmings.  Enjoy some warm mulled cider and a cookie too!  Wreath frames and wire will be provided.  Please bring your own hand clippers.  MATERIALS FEE:  $15.  Please call to register 203 736-1053.

NEEDLE FELTING FOR BEGINNERS – Saturday, December 1, 1 pm

Join in this fun class and learn the art of needle felting.  With just one barbed needle you can create some wonderful 3D animals.  All supplies will be provided.  MATERIALS FEE:  $15.  Class size is limited to 12, so please register in advance.  Ages 12 and up.

SCULPT-A-FOX – Sunday, December 9, 2:30 pm

Do you love foxes?  Join Ranger Jess to learn how to sculpt a fox out of clay using nothing but your fingers! T ime permitting, we’ll bake and paint them too.  Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season!  FEE:  $6 per person.

PRINCIPLES OF FIRECRAFT – Saturday, December 15, 11 am–1 pm

Basic firecraft skills are very important for campers.  Learn how to be the family camp-out firestarter in this session on the safe and efficient way to build and tend to a fire.  Ranger Dan will teach us about wood gathering, fire safety, and fire starting with only one match.  We’ll even roast some marshmallows!  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  FEE:  $6 per person.

**And plan to start 2019 with a hike!**

JANUARY 2019

NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKE – Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 10 am

Bring a healthy start to your new year at the Nature Center.  Our ranger will conduct this brisk walk while you learn a little natural history trivia along the way. FREE.  Please call to register.  Inclement weather cancels.

***ONGOING PROGRAMS***

Pet Loss Grief Support Session – By appointment

Losing a beloved animal can be tragic and a very emotional time for humans.  There are numerous resources to turn to for the loss of a human loved one, but limited options for when we lose an animal.  This FREE support session is for those who have lost an animal or have one in the process of moving on.  Please call Susan Wilson at 1-802-379-4449 for an appointment.

Sunday Guided Hikes – Sundays, 1 pm

Join a Nature Center guide on Sunday afternoons for fun, exercise, and learning about our trails!  See the above listings for hikes with a specific theme.

Fiber Arts Group – Tuesdays, 6 pm

Get together with others to work on your fiber arts projects!  Bring any kind of fiber work—knitting, felting, crocheting, etc.  A great way to dedicate time to your handiwork and socialize too.  FREE.

Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body – Thursdays, 6:30 pm

Hatha Yoga instructor and practitioner Pam Mellitz will lead us into a healthier lifestyle through stretching, breath control and gentle exercise.  The 90-minute classes require a mat or thick towel; dress for easy movement.  Class is limited to 12 students.  $7 per class.  Please call Pam to register at 203-888-4124.

Creature Features – Saturdays, 12 noon

Come to meet our furry, scaly, and feathery animal ambassadors.  You’ll have the chance to touch and hold them in this FREE family program for all ages.

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