Design the perfect Thanksgiving decoration this season with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department! Adults and children ages 8 and up can make decorative seasonal art from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 9, at the Hands-On Heritage: Gourd Crafting at The Historic Daniel Boone Home, 1868 Highway F in Defiance.
With the assistance of longtime park volunteer and expert gourd crafter Ellen Hendricks, participants will learn how to paint designs, a snowman or Santa Claus on gourds under The Grand Pavilion outside in the park. Arrive early; it takes at least an hour to paint and prepare a gourd and two hours to create a birdhouse from a gourd.
The cost of the program is $5 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 636-949-7535 or visit http://bit.ly/2019GourdAndBirdhouseCrafting to register.
While you’re visiting the park, take a guided tour of The Historic Daniel Boone Home. Tours are offered at the top of every hour; ticket prices are: adults, $8; seniors, $6; children ages 5-12, $5; and active or retired military and children under 4 are free. There’s no charge for self-guided tours of the village grounds.