OCCB plans fun, seasonal events

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Get into the spirit of the season with crafty creations using "Nature Crafts." This come-and-go event sponsored by the O'Brien County Conservation Board will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center, 4931 Yellow Ave, southeast of Sutherland on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Bring your crafting enthusiasm. The center will provide the glitter, glue and natural items. Participants will go home with several creative holiday crafts made from things found outdoors in the prairie and woodland.

Bring a little of nature's sparkle into your holiday season. This event is free and will be enjoyed by people of all ages. Stop by between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to get a fresh start on the holidays.

For more information, contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200.

Also, the O'Brien County Conservation Board is hosting several snowshoe outings throughout the winter. Few experiences can compare to stomping across freshly fallen snow on a pair of snowshoes. This activity is an excellent way to relax and get exercise at the same time.

Whether you hike with a group or on your own, trekking across the snow takes on a new meaning when you construct your own handmade pair of snowshoes.

The Conservation Board is holding a snowshoe making class on Saturday, Dec. 10 beginning at 10 a.m.

Styles available include Ojibway, Huron and Bearpaw. Each style has slight style advantages but all produce an exceptional quality product. The material cost for the class is $130. A kit includes frames made of white ash, nylon lacing and bindings.

When completed, you will only need to varnish them annually to keep them in shape for a lifetime.

The kits will need to be ordered by Nov. 23. Please call 712-295-7200 for more information or to reserve your spot in the class.

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