The Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S Walker Road, Prescott, offers a variety of programs for students and families to help them discover the wonders of nature and become wise caretakers of the land.
From the 15th Annual Holiday Bazaar to making your own Holiday Wreath and the annual Hiking Spree, the Highlands Center has exciting and festive activities for all ages.
15th Annual Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit the Highlands Center prepared to peruse and purchase nature-themed arts and crafts created by local artists and artisans. We expect to have over 20 vendors sharing their wares at this year’s event so stop by and pick up some unique, locally-made gifts. Admission is free.
Wreath-Making Workshop – with Sue Clabby Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and another from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Take home your very own wreath made with your own hands. In this two-hour class, we will provide all the materials you need to create your own grapevine wreath and discuss how to collect and prepare materials. By the end of the class, you will have a finished simple wreath and the knowledge to add more or make another. Children are welcome to attend with a guardian. $30 , $15, 13 and younger. Members save $5.
Colored Pencil Drawing Series – with Diane Iverson Nov. 7 – Nov. 18, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Foliage and fauna are on full display at the Highlands Center for Natural History. It is a fantastic time to explore and observe. If you have ever been interested in drawing what you observe in the natural world, then you should attend this program. Price: $35 per class, Members save $5.
Hiking Spree ’22 Through Nov. 28
This Highlands Center happening is a community-wide event that takes place each fall and can be completed at the participant’s own pace. People from all over the state come to Prescott to hike within the Prescott National Forest between August and November. Hike, or attempt, 8 out of 10 of the hikes before Nov. 28 to be entered in a raffle for a $300 gift certificate from The Hike Shack. The trail maps are free and available for printing on the Highlands Center website highlandscenter.org/hiking-spree.
For information, or to register for any Highlands Center Program, call 928-776-9550 or visit highlandscenter.org.
Information provided by the Highlands Center for Natural History.