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Educational Program LogoCheck out the calendar of classes and events.  Our programs are growing with the help of your support.  March is annual membership renewal month so look for your membership letter and 2016 Educational Program in the mail soon.   Membership comes with many benefits, one of which is discounts on many of our class offerings.  Follow the links on the calendar to each of the class web pages and register online, or click the Educational Programming logo above to go to the main classes page from here.

Not a member?  Download the full 2017 Educational Program brochure here.  There’s a Friends of Hawthorn Hollow membership form inside. Or click here and become a member today!

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March 2017

It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time! – K-5 Field Trip Opportunity – Come join us as we tap our sugar bush during the month of March. Visitors will take a journey back in time and discover the magic of maple sugaring.

March 11thMaple Sugarin’ Adult & Family Class – 10am-Noon – Come join us as we tap our sugar bush during the month of March. Visitors will take a journey back in time and discover the magic of maple sugaring.  Register early as space is limited!

March 18thMaple Sugarin’ Adult & Family Class – 10am-Noon – Come join us as we tap our sugar bush during the month of March. Visitors will take a journey back in time and discover the magic of maple sugaring.  Register early as space is limited!

March 25thMaple Sugarin’ Adult & Family Class – 10am-Noon – Come join us as we tap our sugar bush during the month of March. Visitors will take a journey back in time and discover the magic of maple sugaring.  Register early as space is limited!
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April 2017

1906 Schoolhouse Program – 3rd grade field trip sponsored by Kenosha History Center

April 8thStarting Heritage Seeds – 10am-12:30pm – with Kate Jerome. Learn why heritage vegetables and flowers are increasing in popularity and how to keep them healthy and strong, then select a variety of seeds from some of our favorites to start and take home for their garden. Registration Required.

April 27thBird Walk – 5:30pm-7:30pm – hosted by Rick Fare and the Kenosha-Racine Hoy Adubon Society.  Bird walks are complimentary! If you can, please register to help us know how many bird lovers to expect!

April 29thBird Lover Series: Attacting Bluebirds  – 10am-12:30pm – with Rick Fare.  Register in advance.
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May 2017

1906 Schoolhouse Program – 3rd grade field trip sponsored by Kenosha History Center

In the Footsteps of the Potawatomi – K-5 Field Trip Opportunity – Walk the Old Indian Trail and experience the lives of the Potawatomi. The Potawatomi lived in this area for centuries and traveled for through Hawthorn Hollow’s grounds. In this program students will learn how the Potawatomi used the resources around them and prepared for the different seasons.

May 4thBird Walk – 5:30pm-7:30pm – hosted by Rick Fare and the Kenosha-Racine Hoy Adubon Society.  Bird walks are complimentary! If you can, please register to help us know how many bird lovers to expect!

May 6th – Garlic Mustard Pull Party – 9am-Noon – Join us for a morning with friends, family, and nature enthusiasts as we clear garlic mustard for our spring ephemerals. Afterwards, enjoy a delectable lunch of garlic mustard entrées made by Hawthorn Hollow staff in appreciation of your help.  Contact Lori Artiomow our Restoration Ecologist for more information: lori@hawthornhollow.org

May 11thBird Walk – 5:30pm-7:30pm – hosted by Rick Fare and the Kenosha-Racine Hoy Adubon Society.  Bird walks are complimentary! If you can, please register to help us know how many bird lovers to expect!

May 13thBirds and Breakfast – 7am-11am. Come enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and a beverage. While you’re here walk the trails and look for migrating birds with the Hoy Audubon Society. The Two Sisters Boutique will also be open along with our annual plant sale in which you can buy a large variety of unique and native flora.

May 18thBird Walk – 5:30pm-7:30pm – hosted by Rick Fare and the Kenosha-Racine Hoy Adubon Society.  Bird walks are complimentary! If you can, please register to help us know how many bird lovers to expect!

May 20thCreating a Garden Trellis – 10am-12:30pm – with TJ Leveque. Let your creative side run wild with willow branches and jute twine to design and construct your own custom garden trellis to incorporate into your garden at home. Registration Required.

May 27thWildflowers of the Season – 10am-noon – with Lori Artiomow. Hawthorn Hollow has a great display of woodland spring ephemerals.

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June 2017

In the Footsteps of the Potawatomi – K-5 Field Trip Opportunity – Walk the Old Indian Trail and experience the lives of the Potawatomi. The Potawatomi lived in this area for centuries and traveled for through Hawthorn Hollow’s grounds. In this program students will learn how the Potawatomi used the resources around them and prepared for the different seasons.

June 10thSewcial Barn Quilting – 10am-12:30pm – with Benthany Wise & Dan Lyons.  Each person in the class will get to make their own 2’x2’ barn quilt block that they get to take home and display on their home, garage, or even hang in the living room.  No quilting experience needed.  Registration Required.

June 23rdPike River Benefit Concert Series – 6pm-9pm – Rust Belt
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July 2017

July 7th Pike River Benefit Concert Series – 6pm-9pm – The Crazy Chesters

July 22ndBees & Wax Work Candlemaking – 10am-12:30pm – with TJ Leveque and Dan Lyons.  Bees make more than honey, and the wax that bees produce has had many uses. We’ll explore history of uses for beeswax leading into making your own set of tapered beeswax candles. Registration Required.
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August 2017

August 4th Pike River Benefit Concert Series – 6pm-9pm – The Westerlees
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September 2017

The Cornucopia of Fall! – K-5 Field Trip Opportunity – Visit Hawthorn Hollow this fall for an extraordinary journey full of adventures and discoveries. This program focuses on the different ways plants grow through life stages and survive to produce new offspring.

September 2ndWalk in the Woods Art Fair – 10am-4pm – over 60 artists display their creations along the wooded trails and gardens of Hawthorn Hollow.

September 16thWildflowers of the Season – 10am-Noon – with Lori Artiomow.  Fall is officially here! Let’s see what’s blooming and what has gone to seed.
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October 2017

The Cornucopia of Fall! – K-5 Field Trip Opportunity – Visit Hawthorn Hollow this fall for an extraordinary journey full of adventures and discoveries. This program focuses on the different ways plants grow through life stages and survive to produce new offspring.

October 14thScarecrow Building Party! – 10am-12:30pm – with  TJ Leveque & Dan Lyons.  Enjoy a fall Saturday morning at your local nature sanctuary being immersed in scarecrow lore. Your will be guided through the history and mythology of the scarecrow followed by an activity of making your own scarecrow to decorate your home or yard for the Fall Harvest Season! Registration Required.
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November 2017

The Cornucopia of Fall! – K-5 Field Trip Opportunity – Visit Hawthorn Hollow this fall for an extraordinary journey full of adventures and discoveries. This program focuses on the different ways plants grow through life stages and survive to produce new offspring.

November 1st – Gates begin closing at 4pm – 9am-4pm – With Daylight Savings Time coming to an end, Hawthorn Hollow begins closing at 4pm though the rest of the year.

November 4thBird Lover Series: Winter Birds  – 10am-Noon – with Rick Fare.  Register in advance.

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December 2017

December 2ndHoliday Boutique and Bake Sale – 9am-4pm – Unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts, wreaths & sprays made from natural materials gathered on the grounds, plus delicious baked goods.
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