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The Center offers Junior Farmers program, basketry classes

A Junior Farmer holds baby chick Center's Children's Farm Palos Park.  |  Supplied photo

A Junior Farmer holds a baby chick at the Center's Children's Farm in Palos Park. | Supplied photo

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Updated: June 27, 2014 3:29PM



Registration is underway for the final sessions of Junior Farmers at The Center’s Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, according to a release from the center.

Summer Junior Farmers is an opportunity for children ages 3 to 8 to learn about and enjoy the life of the farm, the release said. The program is led by farm program coordinator Kay Ardizzone, known for her love of animals and of children, according to the release.

The final two-week sessions of Junior Farmers begin July 14 and 28. Classes for each session meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Morning sessions, which cost $200 and are for ages 6 to 8, meet from 9 a.m. until noon. Afternoon sessions, which cost $84 and are for ages 3 to 6, meet from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Advance registration is required. For more information, call (708) 361-3650.

Basketry classes

Meanwhile, the Log Cabin Center for the Arts will offer three-week summer basketry workshops beginning July 10 and Aug. 7. The classes are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays.

Basketry students will make an easy, beautiful, wood-bottomed basket with their choice of colored trim, the release said. Instructor Ann Fowler will help returning or experienced students choose a basket style and pattern appropriate to their experience level, or students may finish up uncompleted baskets from previous classes.

The basketry workshop costs $42, plus a $12.50 materials fee. Advance registration is required by calling (708) 361-3650 or visiting www.thecenterpalos.org.

Staff report



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