Elgin Parks and Recreation Department’s Hawthorne Hill Nature Center will be hosting three different programs to introduce people to the lost arts of gourd crafting and basket weaving this fall.
Paul Stowell, a local gourd grower and lecturer will be at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center on Monday, November 12, 9 – 10:30 am for a fascinating talk about gourd history and crafting geared for families.
Elgin basket weaver Edna Gibboney will lead two basket making workshops this fall – one for families on Sunday, November 11, 1-4 pm and one for adults on Saturday, December 1, 1-4 pm at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center. Beginning and advanced weavers are welcome.
For both programs, enrollment is limited and advanced registration is required.
If you have any questions or are interested in more information, please contact Deb Barr at 847-531-7009.