Close Encounters with Birds of Prey

February 22, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Would you like to see a real, live golden eagle, a peregrine falcon, a red tail hawk or, perhaps, a saw-whet owl? If so, join Durand-Hedden at Jefferson School auditorium at 1:30 pm as Bill Streeter, director of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center of Milford, PA, presents Close Encounters with Birds of Prey. You’ll view six live raptors and spend a magical hour gaining a greater knowledge and appreciation of the raptors of the northeast, a number of which visit yards and open spaces right here in Maplewood. Jefferson School is located at 518 Ridgewood Road, across from the Durand-Hedden House. At 2:30 pm, visitors are invited to come to the House for light refreshments and a chance to see the exhibit "The Maplewood Theater: Its Forgotten Saga" plus to shop at The Country Store which will feature photos of raptors by local artist Joy Yagid.

Virginia Road door opens at 1pm.

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Shuttles, Spindle and Flyer Wheels: Hand spinning and Weaving in the 21st Century

The Essex County Hand Spinners Guild will demonstrate the magical art of spinning fibers into yarn on hand spindles and spinning wheels, some antique or traditional in appearance, and some contemporary that have a modern look. Weavers will also demonstrate how cloth is made on a variety of looms. Visitors will also be invited to try their hands at spinning and weaving.


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