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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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2019 is Here!

February 2019

February 1st Telescope Tour – 7pm-9pm – Take a visual tour of planets, nebulae, galaxies, and other celestial bodies through the 16″ telescope at the Schoolyard Observatory. Learn about the how to locate these objects and determine their distances, sizes, and other properties. Register in advance since attendance is limited to 10 individuals by e-mailing the address above. ($5/person; weather permitting).

February 9thObservatory Open House – 5:30pm-9:30pm – Come enjoy an evening of star gazing and telescope viewing. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes.

February 18th  Binoculars on the Sky – 7pm-8:30pm – Use binoculars to find objects in the night sky and enjoy the beauty of magnified planets, galaxies, and nebulae. Binoculars are available to borrow or you may bring your own. Appropriate for adults and mature children. ($5/person; weather permitting).  Space is limited so sign up by e-mailing the address above.

March 2019

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 2ndMaple 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 2nd  Observatory Open House – 6pm-10pm – Come enjoy an evening of star gazing and telescope viewing. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes.

March 8thTelescope Tour – 7:30pm-9:30pm – Take a visual tour of planets, nebulae, galaxies, and other celestial bodies through the 16″ telescope at the Schoolyard Observatory. Learn about the how to locate these objects and determine their distances, sizes, and other properties. Register in advance since attendance is limited to 10 individuals by e-mailing the address above. ($5/person; weather permitting).

March 9thMaple 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 11thNaked-Eye Astronomy – 8pm-9pm – Find out how the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets move across our sky and learn the important points that we use to map the sky. You won’t need any special equipment beyond your eyes and your brain. Open for all ages ($5/person or $10/family; indoors if weather bad). E-mail the address above to sign up.

March 20thMarch Equinox Full Moon – 6:45pm-8:45pm – Celebrate the spring’s special day of equal day and night paired in 2019 with a full moon. During that time, we will enjoy the sunset, the moonrise, stargazing and telescope viewing. Welcoming of all ages (walking required for sunset viewing) with no fee (indoors if weather bad) but register by e-mail at the address above. 

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April 2019

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

April 6th Pine Needle Basketry – 10am-2am – 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 6thObservatory Open HouseCome enjoy an evening of star gazing and telescope viewing. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes.

April 27th – Willow Wattle Fence Class – 10am-2pm – Wattle fencing has long been familiar to gardeners throughout England and Eastern Europe. In this class you will learn how to make a wattle fence panel of your very own. Limit 15 Students, $45 per person.

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May 2019

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 2ndBird Walk – 5:30pm-6:30pm – 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 4th – Observatory Open House – 8:30pm-12:30am – Come enjoy an evening of star gazing and telescope viewing. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes.

May 6th – Observatory Morning Meteors  4am-5:30am – Details Coming Soon!

May 9thBird Walk – 5:30pm-6:30pm – 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 11thBirds 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 15th – Garden Trellis Workshop – 5:30pm-7:30pm – 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 18thWildflowers Walk – 10am-noon – with Lori Artiomow. Hawthorn Hollow has a great display of woodland spring ephemerals.

May 23rdBird Walk – 5:30pm-6:30pm – 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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June 2019

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 1stSewcial 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 8th – Bead Workshop (Strawberry) – 10am-2pm – The Iroquois developed this technique during the Victorian Era to sell beading to help support their families. Learn Simple Iroquois raised beading techniques and learn the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee (people of the longhouse). Strawberries are just one of many plants celebrated by the Haudenosaunee. This month it takes on special meaning as the fruit is the Oneida name for June – AwAhihte’. $35 per person.

June 12th – Bats & Stars – Details Coming Soon!

June 21st Town Hall Concert – 6pm-8:30pm – Enjoy an intimate concert on the Summer Solstice in the 1859 Somer’s Historic Town Hall at Hawthorn Hollow with acclaimed singer/songwriter, poet, and storyteller Brent Mitchell. Seating is limited Tickets are $40 each and include Craft Beer from Public Brewery, soft drinks, and Hors d’Oeurves. Carry in beverages are allowed. Tickets are available at Hawthorn Hollow. Alpaca Art, and Heepish. All proceeds go to Hawthorn Hollow.

June 28th – Pike River Benefit Concert Series: The Dillweeds – 6pm-9pm – The Dillweeds

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July 2019

July 10th – 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

July 19th Pike River Benefit Concert Series: Trombone Dave & the Lawn Clippings – 6pm-9pm – Trombone Dave & the Lawn Clippings 

July 20th – Wildflower Walk with Lori Artiomow – 10am-noon with Lori Artiomow. Hawthorn Hollow has a great display of woodland spring ephemerals.

July 27thObservatory Open House – 8:30pm-12:30am – Come enjoy an evening of star gazing and telescope viewing. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes.

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August 2019

August 12th – Morning Meteors – 3:30am-5:30am – Details Coming Soon!

August 13th – Morning Meteors – 3:30am-5:30am – Details Coming Soon!

August 16th Pike River Benefit Concert Series – 6pm-9pm – Indigo Canyon

August 21st – Beekeeping Part 2 – 5:30pm-6pm – Get sticky with Hawthorn Hollow Beekeepers TJ Levenque and Kyle Woller. You will be able to harvest, process, bottle and take home your own honey. Registration Required. Limit 7 people. $35 per person.

August 31stObservatory Open House – 7pm-11pm – Come enjoy an evening of star gazing and telescope viewing. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes.
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September 2019

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 7thArt Fair – 10am-4pm – The Walk in the Woods Art Fair has grown to be one of the more popular and well respected in southeastern Wisconsin, where over 60 artists display their creations along the wooded trails and gardens of Hawthorn Hollow. A $5.00 donation per vehicle is requested. 

September 28th – Wildflowers Walk – 10am-Noon – with Lori Artiomow.  Fall is officially here! Let’s see what’s blooming and what has gone to seed.

September 28thObservatory Open House Come enjoy an evening of star gazing and telescope viewing. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes.
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October 2019

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 6th – Harvest Hoot – 1pm-4pm – Details Coming Soon!

October 12th – Beading Workshop (Cedar) – 10am-2pm – The Iroquois developed this technique during the Victorian Era to sell beading to help support their families. Learn Simple Iroquois raised beading techniques and learn the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee (people of the longhouse). “Cedar” – The straight tree, so that the smoke and prayer would rise uninterrupted.

The center beading represents the sun.

He is our older brother and was given responsibilities.

We are human beings and were also given responsibilities.

October 26th – Observatory Open House – 6pm-10pm – Come enjoy an evening of star gazing and telescope viewing. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes.

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November 2019

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 2nd – Broom Workshop – 10am-1pm – Come join Little John as he teaches you the art of broom making! At this workshop you will make a handcrafted Hearth Broom; Little John does not use machinery. His rustic handmade brooms are from all-natural broom corn and hand selected handles of varying types of wood. He harvests many of the handles and has grown some of the broomcorn himself. As a result, each broom has its own personality. Registration required. This workshop has limited space. $60 per person.

November 9th Bread Workshop – 9am-11am – Learn how to use a cast-iron dutch oven to create spectacular artisan bread in an ordinary kitchen with farmer Charlie Tennessen. Experience full hands-on process of making bread from flour, water, and salt using heritage Red Fife flour, grown and milled in Wisconsin and learn about the revival of 19th Century Wisconsin Wheat varieties. $20 per person.

November 16th Mead Making – 10am-1pm – Mead, the oldest alcoholic beverage known to the world, is a fermented blend of pure honey, water and yeast. Often fruits, flowers and spices are added producing a dry, semi-sweet, sweet or even sparkling mead. Mead is something that is quite easy to make, and you can join John Holzwart as he shares his experience with this enjoyable past time. Participants will make one batch of mead with the class and take home a small bottle for themselves.

November 30th Observatory Open House – 6:30pm-10:30pm – Come enjoy an evening of star gazing and telescope viewing. A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes.
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December 2019

December 7thHoliday 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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