Every year the Audubon Center and Sanctuary brings the outdoors inside with a day of workshops where participants can learn how to make your own holiday evergreen wreath as well as other holiday decorations.
Homemade Holidays will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Wreath-making workshops start on the hour at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. throughout the day.
In a half-hour workshop, participants can learn how to make an evergreen wreath. Greens, frames, trimmers, decorations and ribbon are all provided. Those who have their own pruners can bring them. After the half-hour workshop, participants have an hour in the workroom to finish their wreath. Assistants will be on hand to help. All the greens are harvested from the sanctuary and donors, making sure not to harm the trees in the process.
In addition, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. there will be workshops on repurposing old magazines into decorations, ornaments, baskets and coasters.
Space is limited for all the workshops. Reservations are appreciated by Monday, Nov. 26, by calling 569-2345 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wreath workshops are $30 or $25 for Friends of the Nature Center; and participants can save $2 by bringing their own 10 inch wreath frame. Magazine repurposing workshops are $7 or $5 for Friends of the Nature Center.
Regular admission of $5 or free for children and Friends of the Nature Center, applies for visitors not attending the workshops. There is no charge for shopping at the Blue Heron Nature Store, viewing Liberty, the bald eagle, in her outdoor habitat, or walking the trails, dawn to dusk.
The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.
For more information, call 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.