Mammoth Spring State Park to offer workshops

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mammoth Spring State Park will offer three workshops in October --?flint knapping, basket weaving and Dutch oven cooking.

Each workshop is limited in space and reservations are required. Both the flint knapping and basket weaving are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. Flint knapping is the primitive art of creating tools and weapons from a chunk of rock. This workshop is for beginners and for those age 14 years and older. A fee of $20 will cover the cost of instruction and materials needed, plus a starter kit. Call 870-625-7364 to reserve a space. Classes will run from 1-4 p.m. at the state park maintenance complex.

The basket weaving workshop will also be held from 1-4 p.m. and reservations are required. This workshop will be held at the pavilion. A fee of $15 will cover the cost of instruction and supplies. Participants will leave with a finished basket.

Saturday, Oct. 20 will be the Dutch oven cooking workshop. Class will begin at 10 a.m. at the pavilion and last about three hours. Participants will learn how to select a Dutch oven, season an oven, control heat and take care of the oven. Everyone will work together to prepare 2-3 dishes. A fee of $12 will cover instruction and food costs. Again, space is limited and reservations are required. Call the park at 870-625-7364 for more information or to make your reservations.

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