Kids can make baskets, collect goodies April 15

Kids can make baskets, collect goodies April 15 With the arrival of spring and the pasque flowers in the W.H. Over Museum Heritage Garden, the annual Easter Egg Hunt is again on the schedule for the small fry.

Friends of the Museum, the Vermillion Optimists Club and Hy-Vee have teamed up to make a fun moment for children and their parents on Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. Children can make their own baskets first in the patio or Sletwold Hall depending on the weather.

Then at 11:30 a.m. the children can fill them with goodies which will have magically appeared on the lawn and in the shrubs near the museum as well as in the Oscar Howe Cottonwood Park across the street.

Older children and adults will have been painting wild flowers in the Discovery Room under the able guidance of artist Jennie Stein. The painting class is part of the spring schedule of free classes set up by Education Chair Karen Mahood and presented by volunteers who are skilled and informed about the topic.

So far in April we have had an illustrated talk by Dr. Collison of Yankton on the agricultural skills of the Hidatsa Indians who moved through this area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Last week we heard from the owner of Z-Birds, David Zahn of Worthing, about the development of his exotic bird business and the many challenges and rewards there are in caring for birds.

The Saturday programs are free and open to the public. The schedule of coming events is available by calling the W.H. Over Museum, 677-5228.

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