Friday, June 07, 2019

Activities planned...

Today, Friday, June 7, 2019 we have a cook-out at our Hands on learning center. Five to Seven PM. A variety of activities are planned and kids are welcome.

On the front porch we'll be whittling, and making pencil holders. Come learn the joy of passing a knife safely through wood while bringing your intent to bear. Then create a personalized pencil holder that you can use on your own desk.

Inside, I'll have copies of my book, "Making Classic Toys that Teach" and a display of objects from that book alongside projects made in the Clear Spring School. If you've wondered about the giant wooden blocks on the Clear Spring School playground, ask, and I'll explain them.

Front porch whittling is a long standing tradition in the Ozarks. Men would sit outside grocery and dry goods stores while their wives were shopping. Or they would come to town on their own to whittle and chat. What were they making, you might ask? The pleasure of passing a sharp knife through wood. I've prepared a bundle of recycled redwood whittling stock.

Bring your checkbook or credit card and help us forward in meeting a matching grant.

Make, fix, create, and assist others in learning likewise.

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