Woodlawn announces October events schedule



ELLSWORTH — A chair caning workshop will kick off Woodlawn’s schedule of October events.

Al Jenkins will lead the five-week session, which begins on Thursday, Oct. 2. The workshops will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday in October, concluding on Oct. 30.

The cost for the workshop is $75 for Woodlawn members and $85 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required.

A nature program on autumn leaves will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The program will be led by naturalist Lynn Havsall. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are requested.

A daylong apple festival featuring activities for all ages is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The morning program, running from 11 to 1, includes cider pressing, apple identification and children’s activities.

The festival also will feature talks by author Claude Jolicoeur at 1 and orchard manager Dan Bussey and expert pomologist John Bunker at 2:30.

Fiber artist Melissa Mattes will lead a wet felting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to learning the technique of wet felting, participants will learn how to pre-felt the wool, layering wool and felting solid colors, to cut and use to construct colorful wool felt paintings.

The cost is $70 for Woodlawn members and $80 for nonmembers and includes all materials. Pre-registration is required.

Artist Jeanne Seronde Perkins will lead a workshop on silk painting and nontraditional batik on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn the art of silk painting with salt and water-based resist by creating a scarf in the morning. They will then explore nontraditional batik techniques in the afternoon.

The cost is $85 for Woodlawn members and $95 for nonmembers and includes all materials. Pre-registration is required and participants should bring a bag lunch.

A nature program titled “The Nature of Halloween” rounds out the month on Saturday, Oct. 25. The program will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

In the program, naturalist Lynn Havsall will discuss how spooky wildlife became associated with Halloween. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

For more information on any of these programs, call Woodlawn at 667-8671.

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