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Workshops & Special Programs
Workshops

Workshops and special programs are presented throughout the year.
In the past such skills as basket making, spinning, woodcarving, quilling and seat weaving have been taught.
All workshops and special programs will be held in the Engel Education Center or down on the Farm at Quiet Valley.
See below for information about upcoming activities available.

Wreath Making

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

Learn to make a Christmas wreath from live greens for a beautiful Christmas decoration.  Each participant will take home a completed evergreen wreath.

Date:  Wednesday, December 3, 2014                  7:00 – 9:00pm

Cost:  $23 for non-members, $18 for members

All materials will be provided, including ribbon.  If you desire additional decorations or a special ribbon, please feel free to bring your own. 
Wear gardening or work gloves and bring a pair of hand pruning shears if you have one.

Deadline for registration with payment – Friday, November 28, 2014 or until full

Minimum – 6 people; maximum – 10 people

Instructor:  Gary Oiler


 

Christmas Nature Crafts

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Winter is a time when the flowers are gone and the leaves are bare.  That does not mean that there are no beautiful things in nature to use for crafts.  Come and learn how to use natural items to decorate your home this Christmas.  Participants will be making a table centerpiece with a candle, cards using natural materials and a Christmas ornament.  It will be an enjoyable morning learning how beautiful nature is, even in winter. 

 

 


Date:  Saturday, December 6, 10:00 – 1:00

Cost:  $25 for members, $30 for non-members

Reservations and payment are due by Friday, November 28, 2014 or until full

For ages 10 and up

Minimum number of participants – 6

Maximum number of participants – 12

Instructor – Kathleen Mosier


Bird Count

BIRDWATCHERS – WE NEED YOU!

For the first time ever, the birds of Quiet Valley farm are going to be included in the Christmas Bird Count, and we need your help.  On Sunday, December 14, from sun-up to around 4:00, we need bird watchers to come and count birds throughout the farm.  You do not need to be here the entire time, even 30 minutes of watching will help.  We have a wealth of bird life here on the farm, and this is our chance to find out how many we have. 
If you are able to help at any time during the day, please contact Cheryl Statham at the farm, 570-992-6161 or E-mail to sign up. 
Thank you for your help. 


Soap Making

Soap Making Workshops

Workshops on soap making will be available upon request from January 19 to February 20, 2015. 
They will only be held during the week during normal business hours. 
Please contact Cheryl Statham for more information and to register, 570-992-6161 or E-mail


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CANDY, CARDS & CONFECTIONS WORKSHOP

Learn the history behind certain candies and make chocolate covered peanut butter candy and
chocolate covered caramels. There will be enough to sample and some to take home.
Craft some pretty, or manly, Valentine cards using found items and simple paint techniques.
Create a sweet snack that’s easy to make and fun to eat.  Sample some and take some home.

 

Date - Saturday, February 7, 2015

Time - 9:30am – 1:00pm

Cost - $30 for non-members, $25 for members

Deadline for registration with payment - Thursday, February 5 by 5pm or until full

All materials will be provided and are included in the cost of the workshop. 

Minimum - 6 people; maximum – 18 people

Instructors - Lou DiPasquale - Candies; Steph DiPasquale - Cards; Caroline DiPasquale - Confections

 


Joint Quiet Valley/Kettle Creek Programs Set for the New Year!

2014 marked the beginning of a partnership arrangement with Kettle Creek Environmental Center. We had two different walks held on the farm.  We had a bird walk in June and a tree survey in August.  Both were extremely popular programs and everyone was astounded at the diversity of the farm, even those who work here. 

 

Saturday, January 24, 2:00-4:00 – Animal Tracks – Join Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center staff at Quiet Valley, to discover and interpret the tracks left in the snow by wildlife around the farm.  Winter is a great time of year to get outside and discover the many species of wildlife that roam through a habitat by looking for tracks and other wildlife signs they leave behind.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family as we explore the farm and interpret the wildlife signs we uncover.  Please dress to walk outside on snow covered trails.  Snow date is Saturday, January 31, 2015

 

Saturday, March 28, 2:00 – 4:00 – Signs of Spring on the Farm – In cooperation with Quiet Valley Farm, the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will be offering a walk at the farm celebrating spring and the early signs of spring in nature.  We will explore several areas of the farm and look for early spring flowers, wildlife happenings and more.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family.  Please dress to walk outside.

 

Saturday, May 9, 7:00-9:00 – Spring Bird Migration – This early morning walk will provide the opportunity to experience the annual spring migration of birds in all of its’ splendor.  Join a Kettle Creek Environmental Educator at Quiet Valley Farm as we walk the trails and listen to and look at the wide variety of birds passing through on their annual journey.  Please dress to be outside and bring binoculars.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family as we explore the farm and interpret the wildlife signs we uncover.

 

Friday, June 19, 1:00 – 3:00 – Discovering the Farm’s Amphibians and Reptiles – Join Brian Hardiman from Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center on a two hour outdoor hike looking for various species of Herps that live in and around Quiet Valley Farm.  Some of these species play a role in controlling the small mammals that traditionally live around a farm and therefore are a big help to the farmer.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family.  Please dress to walk outside.

 

Cost for all of these programs:  $3 for EE Center and Quiet Valley Members, $5 for non-members, children under 12 free. 

Call Kettle Creek at 570-629-3061 to register for any of these partnership programs.


Unless noted otherwise, all Workshops and Programs will be held at:

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Road
Stroudsburg PA 18360

Please call 570-992-6161 or E-mail for reservations

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