April 7, 2013
Knife making uses both the art and skill of the blacksmith in creating the most important item an outdoors man should have with him. In this class you will learn how to hand forge a knife blade, including the finer skills required to shape the blade and heat treating the blade to hold a keen and durable edge. This class is intended for students with prior experience in blacksmithing who are familiar with fire control and hammering techniques, and who have taken a previous blacksmithing class. This is a great class that will allow you to learn new skills and create a tool of which you will be proud.
NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety.
This two-day workshop is for kids twelve and up! Come make a pair of traditional gathered-toe moccasins like those that native people in the area would have worn. A template of your feet will be made to cut out the needed leather from brain-tanned and smoked buckskin or tandy leather. Awls will be used to make the holes that will be laced up with hand-made, spiral-cut leather lacing. You will complete both moccasins by the end of the workshop. The class will be complete with a short history lesson on the footwear.
The Glens Falls Medical Mission will host its Family FUNdraiser Fiesta at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Sunday, April 7 from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be games, prizes, a grand prize raffle, basket raffles, face painting, food and a genuine Guatemalan store. Admission is free. Those bringing a bottle of children’s or infant’s vitamins will receive a free game ticket. Come and have a great time and support the medical work in Guatemala!
Home life among the native peoples and settlers of the Adirondacks included the use of gourd vessels. In this fun class you will select a gourd, cut it, learn how to prepare and clean the gourd and, using a variety of optional finishes and adornments, create something both beautiful and useful such as a drum, bowl dipper, dream catcher, lantern, basket, cornucopia, or other objet d’art. You will enjoy seeing the unique items made by each of your fellow students — never two of a kind! No experience required.
The youth from Emmanuel Church/Iglesia Emanuel (a bilingual church) will venture out on a missions trip to Honduras this summer to visit an orphanage. They’ll be collecting specific items every Sunday through May 5th between 4-6pm. Please help collect the following items; Dry bags of rice, 1 gallon Ziploc bags, tooth brush/paste, powder baby formula, coloring books/crayons, neosporin, cake mixes, dry beans, individual fruit snacks, canned meat/tuna, band-aids, hard candy, deodorant, soap bars, back packs and gently used children and infant’s clothing and shoes *summer attire please*.