The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

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Summer Story Time

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 11:00 AM for Summer Story Time!  Free admission for all ages.

Date Title & Author
September 6th How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends? by Jane Yolen
September 20th Raising a Hero by Laura Joffe Numeroff
October 4th Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
October 18th The Monster at the End of This Book Starring Loveable, Furry Old Grover by Jon Stone
November 1st The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
November 15th An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton
December 6th The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
December 20th A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
January 3rd Too Many Toys by David Shannon
January 17th The Mitten by Jan Brett
February 7th Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter
February 21st Somebody Loves you, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
March 7th Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting
March 21st Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale by Sibylle Vyn Olfers
April 4th Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris and Anna Green

Primitive Skills for Modern Man

Primitive Skills for Modern Man

Interested in primitive living, outdoor survival, or even just camping and hiking?  Would you like to learn a unique set of skills?  Then take a crash course in caveman living!  Primitive Skills for Modern Man is a series of hands-on workshops covering topics such as fire-making, flintknapping, and native plant identification.  Led by Herrett Center staff and local experts, these fun and friendly workshops offer participants a unique chance to gain practical, hands-on primitive skill knowledge in an informal environment.

Class Fee Dates Times
Beginning Flintknapping $50 Tuesday, September 11th 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Friday, September 14th 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 15th 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Holiday Crafts Free Friday, November 23rd 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Saturday, November 24th 1:30 to 4:30 PM

Beginning Flintknapping

Hafted point

Fee: $50

Learn the ins and outs of breaking rock in this exciting workshop!  Assemble your own tool kit, learn some flintknapping lingo, and create a number of simple flaked obsidian tools.  Through hands-on instruction and live demonstrations, this workshop will focus on the creation and recognition of expedient stone tools by the beginning flintknapper.  Knapping safety will be emphasized for all students.*

Includes all class materials and lunch on Saturday.  (Attend all three classes.)

*Students are encouraged to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.  Safety glasses are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own.

Register early!  Class sizes are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, e-mail or call Joey Heck at (208) 732-6668.

Holiday Crafts

Hafted point

Fee: Free

Go native this season!  Join us for holiday-themed archaeological make-and-take activities.  Create hand-woven bags, cattail ducks, split-twig figures and more.  Drop in and learn to make an array of prehistoric crafts you can use as ornaments, decorations, and unique holiday gifts—no pre-registration required.  Fun for the whole family!