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  1. FEATHER BASKET  11/16/2020

  2. HISTORY OF HUNTERDON COUNTY PARKS 12/10/2020

  3. YOU AND I MAKE A SIMPLE BASKET WEBINAR 12/29/2020

  4. INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT HUNTERDON 01/06/2021

  5. FINGER WEAVING WEBINAR 01/12/2021

  6. WEED BASKET WEBINAR 01/26/2021

  7. ECHOES OF HISTORIC ECHO HILL WEBINAR 02/09/2021

  8. MAPLE TREE TAPPING WEB PROGRAM 02/18/2021

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VIRTUAL LEARNING - Recreation Programs:

Webex Registration Guide

Webinars via WebEx. 

Free (*) Webinars. You must register for each program individually.

* Please note: Some programs listed below have associated costs for materials and tools that the Division of Parks and Recreation will provide to you. Other webinars, you may need to supply the materials and tools. 

These programs will be conducted through WebEx and are best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer. They can also be viewed through a tablet or smartphone.

Register through the individual links provided.

Please note:

Attendees to these virtual programs will have no camera and no microphone capabilities (these items will be set on mute, by the host, therefore you do not need a device equipped with a camera or microphone to participate).  To communicate with your host and presenter you will need to use the chat function.  

 

Feather Basket

Make a basket from things found in nature and repurposed string

FEATHER BASKET  

Date: Monday, November 16 
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Ages: 12 through adult
Cost: Free
Instructor: Liz Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator

Click here to register...

This feather-shaped bowl stands on a three-legged frame, created using two Y-shaped sticks.  Let’s construct the frame and weave a section of the basket. 

Participants will learn the skills to finish weaving this project on their own after the webinar is over.  Any questions email Liz at lfulmer@co.hunterdon.nj.us or call (908)-806-4329.

Supplies you supply:

4 pencil-thickness or a little thinner, Y-shaped sticks about 15” long (maple branches are smooth and work well, best if wood is green, meaning freshly cut and bendable, if you harvest your sticks early keep them in a freezer), 3 pencil-thickness straight sticks 15” long, weaving materials such as; yarn, string, jute, ribbons, # 2 round reed, honeysuckle vines, grasses, dried or green iris, daylilies, yuca leaves or dandelion stems.  Scissors, pruning shears, 10 clothespins, an awl, a bucket of water, you might want a large yarn needle.

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HISTORY OF HUNTERDON COUNTY PARKS

DATE: Thursday, December 10
TIME: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online class
Ages: 10 through adult (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free! (pre-registration required)
Instructor: Patrick Eckard, Recreation Leader
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Do you want to know who owned the parks before they became parks? You may be surprised; some were owned by famous people or friends of famous people. Maybe you want to know which park was first! Well, join Recreation Leader Patrick Eckard as we explore Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation.

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Feather Basket

Let’s team up and experience weaving a basket together

YOU AND I MAKE A SIMPLE BASKET WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, December 29 (during winter break)
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: You will receive an invitation via the email address you put on your Registration Form.  
Ages: 7 through adult (children must be teamed-up with an adult)
Cost: $8, You will need to pick-up a basket material kit at the Hunterdon County Arboretum by December 23. (Located at 1020 Route 31 North, Lebanon, NJ; office is open Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.)
Class Size: 10 sets of participants
Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator
Registration: Fill out, pint, and mail with a check, our Registration Form. (https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/parks/forms/ProgramRegistrationForm.pdf)

This workshop is designed for an adult and a child working together to weave one basket. Grab a partner and join in the fun. Create a round reed basket with an eye-catching color pattern made by adding beads. Don’t forget to pick up a basket kit!

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

Materials you supply: Scissors (strong enough to cut basket material) and a bucket of warm water
Please note:During this WebEx webinar, participants’ cameras will remain off and audio muted; communication will take place via chat. Plans are to record this event and send you an email containing the address and password for the recording if you need to re-watch any portion of it.  

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INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT HUNTERDON

Date: Wednesday, January 6
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online class
Ages: 10 through adult (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free! (pre-registration required)
Instructor: Patrick Eckard, Recreation Leader
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER...

Did you know that Hunterdon County had a NAVY ship called the “Hunterdon County,” and it was in two wars? There is so much more about this county that you may find interesting, so join Recreation Leader Patrick Eckard as we explore interesting facts about Hunterdon County.

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Finger Weaving Webinar

Learn how to finger weave and make this cool headband.

FINGER WEAVING WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, January 12
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online class
Ages: 12 through adult (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free! (pre-registration required)
Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER...

We will cut up an old tee-shirt to make yarn. Then using your hand as a loom, let’s learn how to finger weave and make a headband.

Materials you supply: An old tee shirt (without seams up the sides), a yard stick, scissors that cut fabric, one or two skeins of yarn (thicker is best).  

Please note: During this WebEx webinar, participants’ cameras will remain off and audio muted; communication will take place via chat. Plans are to record this event and send you an email containing the address and password for the recording if you need to re-watch any portion of it.  

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Feather Basket

Weed Basket

WEED BASKET WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, January 26
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: You will receive an invitation via the email address you put on your Registration Form. 
Ages: Adult
Cost: $10, you will need to pick-up a basket material kit at the Hunterdon County Arboretum by January 22. (Located at 1020 Route 31 North, Lebanon, NJ; office is open Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.)
Class Size: 8 participants
Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator
Registration: Fill out, print, and mail with a check, our Registration Form (https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/parks/forms/ProgramRegistrationForm.pdf)

A place to display that handful of weeds you bring home. Work along with Liz and make a Weed Basket. This cute small basket measures approximately 6” wide at the base and 4” wide at the rim and 6 ½" tall. Don’t forget to pick up a basket kit!

SKILL LEVEL: Some basket making experience necessary.

Materials you supply: Scissors (strong enough to cut basket material), pencil, tape measure, tuck tool or butter knife or small standard head screwdriver, a blunt sewing needle with a large eye, bucket of warm water and a surface to work on. Optional: spray bottle and an awl. 

Please note: During this WebEx webinar, participants’ cameras will remain off and audio muted; communication will take place via chat. Plans are to record this event and send you an email containing the address and password for the recording if you need to re-watch any portion of it. 

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Feather Basket

ECHO - ECHO - ECHO HILL

ECHOES OF HISTORIC ECHO HILL WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday, February 9
Time: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Location: Online class
Ages: All (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free! (pre-registration required)
Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER...

A full journey… an artistically inspiring old homestead and the farm that surrounded it, a train station that moved?, and many hot summer camp days. This property has a special spiritual way about it!

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MAPLE TREE TAPPING WEB PROGRAM

Date: Thursday, February 18
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online class
Ages: 8 through adult (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free! (pre-registration required)
Instructor: Patrick Eckard, Recreation Leader
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER...

Have you come to the Maple Sugar open house and enjoyed the information about how we get sap out of the Maple tree? Then join Patrick Eckard, Recreation Leader, as he goes over the history of tree tapping and does a demo of the tapping we do here at the Hunterdon County Parks. 

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Highway 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833       MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822
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