August

Needle Felting Workshop

Adults
Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. Featured kits this month include Small Owl ($15) and Large Hen($30); Needles and foam are an additional $5. Other assorted kits will be available for purchase. Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it.
Date/Time:Thursday, August 7 /7 PM
Cost:Varies depending on size of project kit (see above) ; There is a $5 savings for those bringing their own needles and foam.
Location:South Farm House

Summer Wildflower and Tree Hike

For All
Emma Lorusso of the Goodwin Nature Center will lead a program on the summer wildflowers and trees of the Van Vleck sanctuary. She will identify wildflowers and talk about their growing habits and the folklore associated with them as well as identify and talk about the trees that make up the forest of the nature center. This mid-summer walk is a great opportunity to see the amazing diversity of plants that constitute the center.
Dates/Times:Sunday August 10 /1 PM
Cost: Free to members/ $5 for non- members
Location: Sugar House

Ongoing

Flanders Bee-Ginnings Workshops

Adults
Flanders invites you to join our Bee-ginnings Bee School for hands on experience with honey bees. The Bee-ginning workshops promote the importance of pollinators and provide an opportunity for participants to learn all about keeping honey bees. Monthly meetings from January - November with Kevin Barry, an experienced local beekeeper who will offer educational opportunities to monitor hives during the entire season.
Date/Time:Sunday, July 13/ 3PM
Focus:The focus of this month’s workshop is the extraction and bottling of the honey.
Location:South Farm House Kitchen
Cost:$75 members/ $100 non-members covers all of the workshops for the year.
To download a flyer of the entire list of ongoing workshops through November 2014, click here.

Flanders’ Fabulous Summer Series 2014 - OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE!

On our 200-acre campus of forest, field, farm and pond, children explore nature, art, agriculture and ecology in a healthy and stimulating outdoor environment. From farming fun to outstanding outdoor explorations, art adventures or creative cooking, Flanders’ Summer Series offers more than 60 programs to keep your child, ages 3 to 14 entertained, while learning to appreciate and respect the natural world around us. Mix and match weekly themed programs to create the perfect series for your child’s interests and special talents, all summer long!
Flanders’ member families receive a discount on our already-affordable program fees. Plus register your child for multiple weekly classes and save 10% off regular series fees. Financial assistance is also available, as is morning and afternoon extended care.
Click here to register today! Click here to download a flyer.

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL YOUTH PROGRAMS!

Outdoor Rangers | For children ages 3 to 5/ Begins Monday, September 9
Mondays and Tuesdays/ 9-11:30 am or 12:30-3 pm. Trail House. Explore the forest, fields and ponds at Flanders 200-acre campus. Stories, hikes, crafts and games are all part of the fun, encouraging young children to learn about nature! Cost per class: $20 Call 203-263-3711 to register.

Be Smart With Art | For children ages 3 to 5/ Begins September 11
Wednesdays and Thursdays/ 9-11:30 am or 12:30-3 pm. Trail House. Discover the amazing world of art! Connecting science, nature and art, children get ready to paint and create a masterpiece. Cost per class: $20 Call 203-263-3711 to register

Flanders Story Time/For Young Children accompanied by an adult
Friday, September 26 /9:30-10:30AM Trail House. Flanders invites you to join us for exciting story time adventures. Monthly topics are designed to encourage young children (and adults) to explore nature, discover art and learn about farming together. Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and touch, nature walks and crafts are all part of investigating the great outdoors! Mom’s Groups, play dates and day cares welcome! Cost per session: Free for Flanders members/$5 nonmembers. Call 203-263-3711 to register so that we will have enough material for every child to participate. To register call (203) 263-3711.

EXPLORE FLANDERS AFTER SCHOOL For children ages 5 to 10 | Begins September 10
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays / 3:15 - 5:30 pm. Flanders Studio. Flanders offers after-school programs that connect science, nature, farming and art on Flanders' 200-acre campus. Classes meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/ or Thursdays. Bus transportation is available from Bethlehem and Mitchell Elementary Schools. Costs per class: Bethlehem Elementary school students $15; Mitchell Elementary school students $10 Extended care until 6PM available for an additional fee. To register call (203) 263-3711

Catalog of Natalie Van Vleck Artwork For Sale

In the Natural State: The Nude in the Art of Natalie Van Vleck The first color catalog of the artwork of Natalie Van Vleck (1901-1981), founder of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, published Summer 2004, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, twelve pages, twenty-one illustrations in color, and an essay on the art of Natalie Van Vleck, by curator of the exhibition, Marc Chabot.
Cost:$10 each
Please call 203-263-3711 Ext. 10 to order catalog and/or poster

Own a Poster of a Natalie Van Vleck Painting

Flanders is offering for sale a 11" x 17" full-color poster of a painting by Flanders founder Natalie Van Vleck , titled ">Flanders"White Salt Box House and Red Barns, Woodbury". The poster reproduces her original 30” x 36” oil on canvas painted in her studio at Flanders in 1929.
Cost:$5 each
Please call 203-263-3711 Ext. 10 to order catalog and/or poster

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