HUNTERDON PARKS HAS TRIPS PLANNED DETAILS

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COACH BUS HOLIDAY TRIP

NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM, Deer Path Park, all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult), $35.00

Must bring your own car seat, you may leave it on the bus.

 

Join us on Sunday, December 4th for our coach bus trip into the winter wonderland of Rockefeller Center.  Here the Christmas spirit lasts all season, as the smell of hot chocolate and pine waft through the air.  You can visit the famous ice rink at Rockefeller Center, going over to lovely Bryant Park, with its own tree and ice rink or go down to Central Park. You may also spend the day shopping, visiting a museum or seeing the show of your choice. Why not make reservations at Tavern on the Green for lunch!

The bus departs from Deer Path Park at 8:30 AM. We will travel to New York City and disembark the bus in the surrounding area of Radio City Music Hall.  We provide the transportation, and you design your schedule from endless New York City winter activities!

Registration is required download a form from our website www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/ProgramRegistrationForms.htm.l

 

PARK VAN TRIPS 

 

STICKLEY MUSEUM AT CRAFTSMAN FARMS

Friday, January 13, (snow date 1/20), 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Arboretum, adults (teens with an adult are welcome), $12 plus a $10 tour fee to be paid by you the day of the trip. (lunch is not included in the price)

 

Travel back in time by visiting the historic Craftsman Farms and Stickley Museum. Gustav Stickley was a visionary spokesman and proponent for the Arts and Crafts philosophy and a major tastemaker of his era. His furniture designs in the late 1800s were a radical departure from that of the Victorian era. Craftsman Farms exemplifies Stickley’s

Philosophy of building in harmony with the environment by using natural materials. In 1908 Stickley designed the farm to be self-sufficient, with gardens for vegetables and flowers, orchards, dairy cows and chickens; the produce grown on the farm was used in the restaurant operated by Stickley as part of his furniture showroom and department store in Manhattan. The log house of Craftsman Farms proclaims the romance of our nation’s agrarian past. Although large, it is firmly rooted in the ideals and dreams of a simpler age. Before we go to the museum we will stop for lunch (lunch is not included in price at to be announced.)

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SAHARA SAM’S OASIS (Indoor Water Park)

Saturday, January 14, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Arboretum, 8 and up (children

accompanied by an adult), $35

Need a break from winter? Join us for a nice 84 degree day with low humidity at NJ’s only indoor water park.  Enjoy the flow river, surfing simulator, 3000 square foot arcade, and so much more.  Have lunch at the Desert Palms Café.   Locker rooms are available for changing, with rental lockers available on a first come basis.

No outside foods allowed and please bring your own towels.

 

ADVENTURE AQUARIUM

Saturday, February 4, Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Arboretum,

8 through adult (children must be with an adult),

adult $21, child $17

 

Discover the exciting world beneath the sea at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ.  Kids can get up close and personal with sharks and hippos, and warm water invertebrates in the hands-on “touch” exhibits. Exciting attractions like Dinosaurs of the Deep and Creature Feature will make this a day you won’t soon forget.  We provide transportation and you are free to explore the aquarium as you like until our departure around closing time.

You can also take a short walk along the waterfront and visit America’s most  decorated battleship, the New Jersey BB62, right next door. There is more information available at www.battleshipnewjersey.org and www.adventureaquarium.com

Registration is required download a form from our website www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/ProgramRegistrationForms.htm.l

 

 

Please call the Park office with any questions at (908) 782 1158.

CONTACT: mconroy@co.hunterdon.nj.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FRESH GREENS AT

CHRISTMAS TIME

 

Date: Tuesday, December 6

Time 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Echo Hill

Ages: Adults

Cost: $35

 

Join Senior Gardener “Jaybird” Strauss for a merry evening of holiday creativity.  Bring Christmas inside with an evergreen wreath, swag, or a boxwood topiary.  It will be an enjoyable evening to share with friends and family.  All basic material for the decorations will be provided, but feel free to bring your own accessories as well.  Pre-registration required.

            Registration is required and is first come – first served.  For a registration form download one from our website at www.co.hunterdon.nj.us click on “Parks & Recreation.” For more information call the Parks Division at (908) 782-1158.

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CONTACT: mconroy@co.hunterdon.nj.us

WINTER NATURE CLUBS

for KIDS AGES 3 – 3RD GRADE

 

Our popular nature clubs will introduce your child to many exciting nature topics.

Park Naturalist, Laura Kroon Bush will guide the children during hikes as they discover the diverse field, forest, and pond habitats at Echo Hill.  Other hands-on activities

include science experiments, field games, and take-home craft projects.  The children will be able to observe the subtle changes from week to week as we progress through the season.  Through our explorations, children will also sharpen their attention to detail as we observe the colors, shapes, textures, and sounds of the natural world.

This year we are offering Sessions A and B for ages 3 to 5 and Session C for kindergarten through third graders.  This is a drop-off program. 

Please be sure to dress your child for the outdoors so that the whole group will be able to enjoy our lessons fully.  We strongly recommend old clothes and sneakers/boots that can get dirty.  Nature Clubs meet rain or shine.  In inclement weather, we shorten our outdoor adventures to spend more time indoors.

WINTER NATURE CLUB

Eight Tuesdays, January 10 to February 28

Echo Hill, $90 for all 8 lessons

Session A: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, 3 to 5 years

Session B: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, 3 to 5 years

Session C: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, kindergarten through 3rd graders

Download a registration form from our website at http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/parks/forms/ProgramRegistrationForm.pdf

 

 

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CONTACT: mconroy@co.hunterdon.nj.us

 

SHELTER BUILDING

Saturday, November 19, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM,

Echo Hill – playground, ages 5 through adult, $3 per person

Get outside and learn the important survival skill of shelter building!  We will talk a little about wilderness survival, learn how to find a good spot to create a shelter, and build a debris hut out of sticks and leaves.  We will also talk about the type of shelters animals use.

EVERGREEN WALK

Saturday, December 10, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM,

Arboretum, ages 5 through adult, $3 per person.

The Arboretum has a large variety of trees that are still leafed out in winter.  We will learn the differences between pines, spruces, junipers, and hemlocks.  Also we will visit broad-leaved evergreens like hollies and rhododendrons, and deciduous conifers like our Dawn Redwood. Meet Park Naturalist Laura Kroon Bush at the garden gate.

TREES OF HUNTERDON LECTURE

Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM,

Echo Hill – Lodge, ages 8 through adult, $3 per person

Do you struggle to tell white oaks from red oaks?  What do opposite versus alternate branches mean?  What about compound and simple leaves?  Join Park Naturalist Laura Kroon Bush for a new slideshow on local trees!  We will also learn about “world record” trees.

Registration is required download a form from our website at http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/parks/forms/ProgramRegistrationForm.pdf

For more information call the Parks Division at (908) 782-1158.

www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/harbinger.html

 

FIRST AID COURSE

Session B: Wednesday, November 30

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Echo Hill, 12 and up, $25

 

This First Aid course is taught by an American Heart Association (AHA) instructor.   You will learn basic first aid.  Course will cover minor injuries to cold and heat emergency. This is a great course for everyone to attend.

*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR and instructional material for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an education course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM,

Echo Hill, 12 and up, $5

This is a presentation of knowledge for First Aid & CPR emergency preparedness, not a certification. We will go over what to do in an emergency including basic

bandaging, bleeding, choking, as well as other medical emergencies. This program is taught by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and will include a CPR demo. This is a great opportunity for Girl and Boy scouts who may have missed the program with your group.

 

CPR FOR THE COMMUNITY COURSE

Wednesday, January 11, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Echo Hill, ages 12 and up, $25

If you have ever wanted to learn CPR, this is the time.  This CPR course is taught by Patrick Eckard, American Heart Association (AHA) Instructor.  You will learn Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and Choking, and be ready to help anyone of any age.  This is not a course for health care personnel.  If you have a group of 2 to 6 people, you can set up a private class for Heartsaver or Basic Life Support for the Health Care Personnel; contact Patrick Eckard atpeckard@co.hunterdon.nj.us

*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR and instructional material for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

 

 

Registration is required, download a form from our websitewww.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/ProgramRegistrationForms.html

For more information call the Parks Division at (908) 782-1158.

www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/harbinger.html

Art Classes with Lena Shiffman

 

THURSDAY MORNING ART STUDIO

Session C: Five Thursdays, December 1 – January 5 (no class 12/8)

Session D: Five Thursdays, January 12 – February 9

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Arboretum, Adult,

$100 (materials not included)

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON ART STUDIO

Session C: Five Thursdays, December 1 – January 5 (no class 12/8)

Session D: Five Thursdays, January 12 – February 9

12:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Arboretum, Adult,

$100 (materials not included)

THURSDAY EVENING ART STUDIO

Session C: Five Thursdays, December 1 – January 5 (no class 12/8)

Session D: Five Thursdays, January 12 – February 9

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Arboretum, Teens and Adults,

$100 (materials not included)

 

Don’t think you can draw or paint, but would like to give it a try?  “Everyone has talent, they just don’t know it!” says art instructor and illustrator Lena Shiffman.  Using a variety of subject matter, including still life subjects and photographs, Ms. Shiffman will work with students to  improve their drawing and painting skills.  Students may work in charcoal, pastels, oil, acrylic, or watercolor paints.  Students supply their own materials.  Beginners, please bring charcoal sticks & charcoal pencils, an      eraser, and a medium sketch pad (14 x 18”) to the first class.  Material list will be supplied at the first class.  Join us for an evening of fun in a relaxed atmosphere; you will be amazed at what you can accomplish!  All ability levels welcome!             

 YOUNG ARTISTS DRAWING AND PAINTING

Instructor Lena Shiffman.

Session C: Six Saturdays, January 7 – February 11

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Arboretum, ages 6 to 10,

$82 (includes materials)

Blooming young artists can learn the principles of painting and drawing.  Students will work using pencil, charcoal, and paints on a variety of still-life subjects.  These classes are designed to increase the students’ understanding of color, composition, and the proper use of materials.  The instructor works excellently with beginners to very advanced students. Remember to dress in old clothing.

 

 

 

ARTISTS-IN-TRAINING DRAWING  PAINTING

Instructor Lena Shiffman.

Session C: Six Saturdays, January 7 – February 11

10:15 AM to 11:45 AM, Arboretum, ages 11 to 15,

$92 (includes materials)

Blooming young artists can learn the principles of painting and drawing.

Students will work using pencil, charcoal, and paints on a variety of still-life subjects.  These classes are designed to increase the students’ understanding of color, composition, and the proper use of  materials.  The instructor works excellently with beginners to very advanced students. Please remember to dress in old clothing. 

 

Registration is required, download a form from our website www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/ProgramRegistrationForms.html

For more information call the Parks Division at (908) 782-1158.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              11/15/2016

CONTACT: mconroy@co.hunterdon.nj.us

ART CLASSES with CHARLES DAVID VIERA

PAINTING  on Wednesdays

Session C: Six Wednesdays, January 4 – February 8

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Arboretum, Adult, $140 (materials not included)

 

PAINTING on Fridays

Session C: Six Fridays, January 6 – February 10

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Arboretum, Adult, $140 (materials not included)

 

This session begins with instruction in the basic rules of drawing, which includes

information on contour, value, and composition.  This painting class will be a study and use of oils or acrylic paints.  Working from a variety of subject matter, the instructor will offer information on color theory and the proper use of materials via group and individual critiques. Instruction is catered to the level of your experience; more advanced students will be offered more advanced techniques.  Students should bring only drawing materials to the first class as the instructor will discuss the various materials needed for the rest of the session.  Some six week sessions may require an approximate $5 model fee that will be collected at the first class.   

 

BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE DRAWING

Session C: Six Wednesdays, January 4 – February 8

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Arboretum, Adult, $98 (materials not included)

 

This class offers solid instruction in basic drawing.  Studio projects are complemented with group and individual critiques, slide lectures, and historical references. Elements of contour, value, composition, and perspective are defined as students work from a variety of subject matter.  This class offers patient and individual instruction in a supportive environment.  A great place to begin!  Materials: Please bring to the first class an 18 x 24 inch all-purpose pad, vine charcoal (soft), compressed charcoal (soft) and a hard rubber eraser.

 

PORTRAIT DRAWING AND PAINTING

Session C: Six Fridays, January 6 – February 10

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Arboretum, Adult,

$98 (materials not included, plus a one-time $20 model fee collected at first class)

 

The subtleties of contour, value, and color of the human figure have been learning tools and a challenge for artists over the centuries.  In this class, students of all levels will receive basic academic instruction as well as more expressionistic options in dealing with the art of portraiture. Guided by the instructor, students will explore a variety of portrait and figure painting techniques, including creating a likeness, the use of color in representing flesh tones, and understanding elements of anatomy.  Students can work with their favorite medium from figure casts, as well as a variety of portrait models (no nude models). Students should bring drawing materials (pad, pencils, charcoal, eraser) to the first class.  The instructor will discuss various color material options for the remaining class dates.  An approximate $20 model fee will be collected during the first class.

Registration is required download a form from our website at http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/parks/forms/ProgramRegistrationForm.pdf

For more information call the Parks Division at

(908) 782-158.

www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/harbinger.html

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              11/15/2016

CONTACT: mconroy@co.hunterdon.nj.us

BASKETRY WORKSHOPS for ADULTS   

 Instructor, Liz Braidwood Fulmer

 

 

PIGGYBACK BASKET

Saturday, December 10, 9:00 to 4:00 PM, Arboretum, $30

Create a basket atop a piece of driftwood (or deer antler supplied by you). Students will drill holes into the

driftwood and insert round reed spokes and creating a small basket on the driftwood base.

SKILL LEVEL: Moderate to difficult.

SEWING BASKET

Tuesday, January 10 and 17, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM,

Arboretum, $35 (includes materials)

When making a lidded basket you make two baskets, one being the lid. And these two have tapered spokes so this is a project that includes homework! After tapering the spokes students will weave them together using raffia and seagrass

creating a 9” round 2” tall basket bottom then start again to make the lid.  SKILL LEVEL: Difficult.

 

UFO…UNFINISHED OBJECTS

Tuesday, January 24, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM,  $5

Do you have a basket that you have not finished and would like to work on?  Or a basket kit you always

wanted to try? Join us for this UFO class.

 

TAPESTRY BASKET

Fridays, February 10 and 17, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM, $27

Let’s explore tapestry weave, you will create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Starting with a wood base and weaving with fine reed, strings, wax linen, raffia, wool yarn

finishing the top with an angulating wrapped bulrush rim.  SKILL LEVEL: Easy

Registration is required download a form from our website at http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/parks/forms/ProgramRegistrationForm.pdf

For more information call the Parks Division at

(908) 782-158.

www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/harbinger.html

CHILDREN’S BASKETRY WORKSHOPS

designed for children ages 6 to 10 accompanied by an adult,

adult/child teams to make one project, cost is per project. 

solo children 11 and up and adults are welcome. 

 

 

 

TRINKET BASKET

Saturday, December 17, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM,

Arboretum, ages 9 through adult,  $22, includes materials

Hands on is fun! Weave a cute little round basket with a wooden base. Weaving over a wooden mold makes the shaping a snap. The finished basket measures approximately 6” in diameter and 5” tall.  Makes a great gift! Bring lunch and a drink.

 

 

SIMPLE ROUND VALENTINE BASKET

Monday, February 13, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Arboretum, ages 7 through adult, $8 (includes materials)

This workshop is great for introducing children to the art of making baskets.  Let’s weave and create a heart design using beads.

Registration is required download a form from our website at http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/parks/forms/ProgramRegistrationForm.pdf

For more information call the Parks Division at

(908) 782-158.

www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/harbinger.html