June 24, 2013


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Visitors are invited to meet the new fire chief, tour the station and equipment, get safety information, watch the Jaws of Life rip apart a car and get hands-on time with fire hoses and extinguishers.

Free blood pressure checks and disposal of old extinguishers will be offered along with a chance to learn about fire and home safety and the benefits of volunteering.

There also will be special events for children and refreshments will be available.

For more details, go to www.obifd.org.


Willowbrook Village offering two workshops

The 19th Century Willowbrook Village, at 70 Elm St., will host a Rural Life Skills Workshop and Farm Day event Saturday.

Farm Day will feature demonstrations of worm composting and making compost tea, beginning at 11 a.m. and a workshop on processing your own chickens, rather than bringing them to a butcher, will be held at 2 p.m.

The cost per workshop is $15 for Willowbrook members and $20 for all others.

The village is open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 to $12 for children and adults.

For more details, call director John Michalowski, Jr. at 793-2784 or email director@willowbrookmuseum.org.


Herbalist to instruct class on herb gardens

"Herb Garden Design for the Everyday Cook" is the title of a workshop to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26.

Herbalist Betsey-Ann Golon will instruct on use, function and garden location. Free plants from the Shaker garden will be given out.

The fee is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling 926-4597.

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