WILTON — The Western Maine Audubon will sponsor a “Fall Family Fun On the Land: Friction Fire, Hot Apple Cider and Corn Husk Dolls” event from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18, at Kineowatha Park.

The event, geared toward children age 6 to 12, will offer earth-based stories, a craft and songs. The group will make corn husk dolls to take home and watch the ancient art of friction fire at work by making a camp fire by rubbing sticks together. The children will end the morning by drinking hot apple cider, warmed over the fire, as they learn the “Apple Song.”

Chris and Ashirah Knapp, outdoor educators and practitioners of sustainable living, will lead the program. They have taught and guided for the past 10 years with Kroka Expeditions, the Vermont Semester Program and Earthways. In 2008, they founded Koviashuvik Local Living School in Temple where they offer classes in traditional skills, folk arts and modern-day sustainable living.

Being a family event, one responsible adult is required to attend with each child or small group of children. There will be a fee of $10 for each child, with a family rate of $20 if there are two or more children in the family attending. Preregistration is required, as the group size will be limited. Call 778-6285 to register.


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