Calendar


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 2018

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 17thMaple 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 24thMaple 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 2018

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

April 14th Pine Needle Basketry – Explore the traditional art of Pine Needle Basket Weaving. “Little” John Holzwart will be your instructor as you make your own small basket to take home. You will learn the art of coiling and creating simple stitches to make your own unique basket. Florida long leaf pine needles have been gathered and cured for you to use, and all materials are provided. Discussion about other basket styles and decorative options will be included. Bring reading glasses, thimble and small scissors if possible. Limit 15 People. $40 per person. Registration is required.

April 21st Pine Needle Basketry – Explore the traditional art of Pine Needle Basket Weaving. “Little” John Holzwart will be your instructor as you make your own small basket to take home. You will learn the art of coiling and creating simple stitches to make your own unique basket. Florida long leaf pine needles have been gathered and cured for you to use, and all materials are provided. Discussion about other basket styles and decorative options will be included. Bring reading glasses, thimble and small scissors if possible. Limit 15 People. $40 per person. Registration is required.

April 26thBird 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!
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May 2018

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 3thBird 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 5th – 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 10thBird 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 12thBirds 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 16thWildflowers of the Season – 11am-noon – with Lori Artiomow. Hawthorn Hollow has a great display of woodland spring ephemerals.

May 17thBird 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 19thWildflowers of the Season – 10am-11am – with Lori Artiomow. Hawthorn Hollow has a great display of woodland spring ephemerals.

May 23rd – Garden Trellis Workshop – 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.

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June 2018

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 9thSewcial 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 22rdPike River Benefit Concert Series: Arm Chair Boogie – 6pm-9pm – Rust Belt

June 28thDiscover the wonders of Pollywod Pond! – 5pm-7pm – In partnership with the Racine Zoo, Hawthorn Hollow will provide a unique opportunity to explore life in our pond. Free!
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July 2018

July 13th Pike River Benefit Concert Series: Matt Meyer & the Smooth Riders – 6pm-9pm – 

July 21st – Wildflower Walk with Lori Artiomow – 10am

July 25th – Bat / Observatory Night

July 28th – Beekeeping for Beeginners: Part 1 – 10am-Noon – Learn the Beekeeping basics with Hawthorn Hollow Beekeepers TJ Levenque and Kyle Woller. You will learn about the life of the honeybees, tour our honey house and have a chance to get hands on in the beehives. Registration required. Limit 14 people. $30 per person
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August 2018

August 17th Pike River Benefit Concert Series – 6pm-9pm – The Oscillators

August 22nnd – Beekeeping Part 2
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September 2018

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 1stWalk in the Woods Art Fair – 10am-4pm – over 60 artists display their creations along the wooded trails and gardens of Hawthorn Hollow.

September 29thWildflowers 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 2018

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 27th – Broom Making: Hearth Brooms – 10am-2:00pm –
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November 2018

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.
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December 2018

December 1ndHoliday Boutique and Bake Sale – 9am-3pm – Unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts, wreaths & sprays made from natural materials gathered on the grounds, plus delicious baked goods.
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