Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Calendar: Winter Crafts (Dec. 8-12)

It's a crafty time of year for kids and adults alike, and local nature centers know it. All activities below require advance registration. As always, there are many hikes and other activities on our calendar.

Kissing ball by Robb & Jessie Stankey
On Wednesday at Long Branch Nature Center, there will be a kids' nature program on snow that includes making a snow globe. I'm intrigued. Ages 6-10. $5.

On Saturday at Meadowside Nature Center they'll be making holiday "kissing balls" made with natural materials and mistletoe. The activity includes a hike to collect materials; bring clippers. Ages 16+. $7.

On both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Long Branch Nature Center and Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington have a great offer: leave your kids from 1-5, and they'll entertain them with crafts and nature activities. Ages 4-14; $25.