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Make your own string art set at Audubon

On Saturday, Jan. 2, and Wednesday, Jan. 6, area residents have their choice of five sessions when they can make their own string art decoration at Audubon Community Nature Center.

Area residents can create a unique wall decoration using only string, nails and a board.

Audubon Community Nature Center is offering five string art make-and-take opportunities. The hour-long Make-and-Take times are on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Participants can choose from a nature-inspired pattern, doable for beginners.

Directions, examples, string, wood, nails and some hammers are provided to complete the retro craft. Those attending are encouraged to bring a hammer if possible to ensure enough are available. Those who have a particular board they want for the base may also bring that.

All ages are welcome, though small children will need assistance.

Audubon’s COVID-19 safety precautions require face coverings for all visitors ages 3 and up for indoor programs.

The program fee is $10 for adults, $7.50 for Nature Center members and children 3-15, and free for those two and under.

Paid reservations are required by Thursday, Dec. 31, for the Saturday sessions and by Monday, Jan. 4, for the Wednesday sessions. Register by calling 569-2345 during business hours or going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking on “Register for Upcoming Programs.”

Walk-ins may be accepted if there is room; call for availability after the deadlines.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, live animals, and the 2020 Nature Photography Contest winning photographs, is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.

The public is welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily.

While practicing safe social distancing measures, view the grounds and six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.

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