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Fall brings learning, fun opportunities

September 12, 2014

As fall approaches, Hamilton County residents will find a number of classes and activities available through the Hamilton County Conservation Department and Legacy Learning Boone River Valley.


Treasure Hunt

- Roger Feldhans, known for his infrared photographs of historic barns, will lead the class on Sept. 27 from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Produce Station, 723 Seneca St., Webster City. The cost is $30 per participant. The course invites participants to find unique local landmarks and beautiful nature resources of the area parks and marshes to shoot scenes in new and interestingways.Those attending are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring your camera.

Inkle Loom


- Marilyn Anderson will direct a class at All Cultures Equal, 1440 E. Second St., Webster City, on Oct. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Basic techniques will be used to create camera or guitar straps, bracelets, headbands and necklaces. Anderson studied architecture and art/craft design at Iowa State University and has been spinning, dyeing and weaving for more than 35 years. The cost is $25. Looms will be provided and will also be for sale.

Pine Needle


- Learn one of the oldest known Native American crafts. On Oct. 6 and 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. both nights, participants will complete a basic pine needle basket and learn a basic stitch to create baskets of their own. The process uses natural materials and can be utilizedto make unique baskets. All materials for the first basket will be provided. The cost is $60. Artist Delayne Segar will conduct the classes.

Halloween Fun

- Visit Little Wall Lake Oct. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. for Camper Trick or Treating and hayrides. Be sure to come in costume. There is no cost and no registration is required.

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