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Ansonia Nature Center Upcoming Events

December 2019

WINTER WREATH WORKSHOP

Saturday, December 7, 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.

NEEDLE FELTING FOR BEGINNERS

Saturday, December 7, 2 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.

STICKS AND STONES PLAYTIME

Saturday, December 14, 2 pm

Get the little ones out of the house for some simple outdoor play so mom or dad can catch up on holiday preparations.  Children will construct little cairns or towers by stacking stones and build small log cabins and teepees using sticks.  Afterwards warm up with a hot cocoa.  FREE family program.  Ages 6 and under.  (All children must be accompanied by an adult.)  Please register.

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

Saturday, December 21, 2–4:30 pm

December 21 marks the Winter Solstice; the start of winter, and the longest night and shortest day of the year.  Learn about the journey of the Earth around the Sun, which makes the seasons change.  Join us to celebrate the slow return of the light.  We will gather for a relaxed afternoon around the fire at Picnic Pavilion 1.  Make a craft, have some cider, and drum in the coming of longer days from 4:00-4:30 as the sun sets.  Everyone is welcome to this family-friendly event; children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  FEE:  $6 per person.  Please dress for the outdoors.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Creature Features

Saturdays, 12 noon

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.

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