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  • The Nature of Halloween – A Nature Program at Woodlawn
    October 25, 2014

    Dig up a friend and spirit the family away; spend a moonlit night unmasking the tricks and treats of real owls, bats, and spiders.   Discover how...

  • Holiday Tours
    December 01, 2014

    Tour Woodlawn and see splendid decorations while hearing a special audio tour presentation on the history of Christmas at Woodlawn and New England. ...

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Thursday, October 02, 2014
Chair Caning With Al Jenkins (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Whether it is a precious antique, grandma's rocker, or a flea market treasure, Al Jenkins will help you restore your chair to its original beauty by leading a chair caning workshop on Thursdays, October 2-30, 6:30 - 9:30 pm.  On the first class, which should end around 8 pm, participants will need to bring their chair with holes drilled around the perimeter of the seat.  They will learn how to measure cane needed for their project.  The cane will be ordered and available to start work on the following class.  The cost for the workshop is $75 for Woodlawn members and $85 for non-members, excluding material.  Depending on your project, the cane should run between $40 to $50 for 1 to 2 chairs.  As space is limited, registrations are required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.




Saturday, October 04, 2014
Splendor In The Leaves: Fall Colors – A Nature Program At Woodlawn (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Unravel Mother Nature’s chemical wizardry and solve the enigma of the autumn leaves.  Why do they turn color and how?  Decipher fall’s spectacle of scarlet with kitchen chemistry.  Learn to ID trees by their fall color.  Woodlawn’s nature programs, led by naturalist Lynn Havsall, are a fun learning experience open for all ages.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Suggested donation:  $10 for adults/$5 for children.  Please call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.




Saturday, October 11, 2014
Apple Day (11:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Woodlawn, in collaboration with Healthy Acadia and College of the Atlantic, is hosting a daylong apple festival with activities and lectures planned for all ages.  Morning program includes cider pressing, apple identification, and kid's activities.  From 1 to 2 pm, author Claude Jolicoeur will give a talk on Hard Cider:  History and Techniques, followed by a book signing session for his recently published book The New Cider Maker's Handbook. From 2:30 to 3:30 pm, Seed Savers Exchange orchard manager Dan Bussey and expert pomologist John Bunker will talk about American Heirloom Apples: A Lost Treasure.




Saturday, October 18, 2014
Wet Felting With Melissa Mattes (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Come for a fun day exploring the art of wet felting and pre-felting wool painting with fiber artist Melissa Mattes.  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.  Felting will be done using very hot water. Geared for age 15 and up, the wet felting process requires standing for a large portion of the class, using both hands/arms to roll the felted piece.  Be ready to create beautiful paintings using soft, colorful wool!  The cost is $70 for Woodlawn members/$80 for non-members and includes all materials.  Please bring a towel and a bag lunch.   As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.




Saturday, October 25, 2014
The Nature Of Halloween – A Nature Program At Woodlawn (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Dig up a friend and spirit the family away; spend a moonlit night unmasking the tricks and treats of real owls, bats, and spiders.   Discover how spooky wildlife became associated with Halloween.  Woodlawn’s nature programs, led by naturalist Lynn Havsall, are a fun learning experience open for all ages.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Suggested donation:  $10 for adults/$5 for children.  Please call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.




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P.O. Box 1478  •  Rte. 172  •  Ellsworth, Maine 04605  •  (207) 667-8671