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Our “We Love Cardinals Contest” is for all local elementary age school children. Drop off entries to our shop by February 28, 6:00 pm to enter. We will need the artists name, school grade and phone number on the back of the artwork.  Any medium may be used: crayons, paint, markers, etc., and limit entry to no larger than 8½" x 11".  If you want your artwork back it may be picked up at our shop by March 10, 2017. 

The prizes for best efforts will include bird seed to attract cardinals, feeders for cardinals, and everyone who enters will receive a "J.J. Buck" (a token they may redeem in our shop toward merchandise) for their effort and the judging will be done by a retired local teacher who wishes to remain anonymous.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. Pine Cone Owl We will decorate and assemble an owl made of perching twigs, a giant pine cone, feathers and other parts...plus share interesting owl facts. For children age four and up - and it's free!  Call to reserve a seat.
Saturday, March 11, 11:00 am Hand Polish a Petoskey Stone This class includes all the materials you’ll need to hand a Petoskey stone that is included in your kit, information and natural history about the Petoskey stone, and a copy of Peter & His Pet Petoskey Stone book by Michigan author, Victor B. Eichler. For ages five through adult -- $12.00.
 
Saturday, March 18, 11:00 am Story Hour – Chippy Chipmunk After we read a charming story about Chippy Chipmunk and his friends we will have a craft and snacks for the kids. For ages 4 to 9 and $3.00.
Saturday, March 25, 11:00 am Build an Eastern Bluebird Box Assemble and decorate a solid wood nesting box that is approved by the North American Bluebird Society, and learn all about the eastern bluebird and how to attract them. For ages eight through adult ... $24.95.
 
Saturday, April 1, 11:00 am Make a Fruit Feeder for Orioles You will assemble and decorate a solid wood feeder will attract a variety of colorful birds including the Baltimore and orchard orioles. For ages five through adult and $9.95.
 
Tuesday, April 4, 4:30 pm Orchard Mason Bee Workshop Have you an interest in hosting one of the best little pollinators native to Michigan, the blue orchard mason bee? These docile, non-aggressive little bees are a delight to invite into your gardens. This workshop includes the construction of a mason bee home and all the accessories to keep them happy and healthy. $44.00 kit includes a started set of live mason bees, a locally made mason bee home, nester tubes, replacement nester tubes for spring 2018, mason bee mud mix, Invitabee attractant and information about mason bee hosting. For ages eight through adult.
 
Tuesday, April 18, 4:30 pm Design Your Own Kite A hands-on building experience building your own 3-corner kite. Kit project includes paints and other materials to turn your kite into a masterpiece! For ages five to adult, and $16.95. Saturday, April 29, 11:00 am Make A Hummingbird Feeder Assemble an elegant copper and glass hummingbird feeder and then decorate it will a variety of materials to lure hummingbirds in to feed. $12.00 fee includes hummingbird nectar mix and all materials to complete the project. See a real hummingbird’s nest, too! For ages five through adult.

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