Remick Farm Announces May Offerings 2017
The Farm & Museum Offers A Varied Schedule and Celebrates Nurses.
Fiber Arts Group, Tuesday, May 2, 16 & 30, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Fiber artists or interested onlookers are welcome to join our Happy Weavers & Friends group to observe the historic art of weaving, spinning, sewing, quilting and more! Bring your project to work on and we'll provide a comfortable space. Led by Barbara Lord, Volunteer Educator, this group meets every other Tuesday, year round. FREE (does not include access to the Museum). No registration required.
National Nurses Week & Reception, Saturday, May 6-Friday, May 12 In honor of National Nurses Week, all current or retired nurses receive FREE admission. (Please show proof of profession at the front desk toreceive your admission bracelet.) A special reception will take place on Florence Nightingale's Birthday, Friday, May 12 at 11 a.m., followed by a tour of the "Our Medicine Through Time" exhibit and the original doctors office at the Captain Enoch Remick House. FREE for nurses; activities included with $5 Museum admission, ages 4 and under, FREE.
Remick Homeschool Class: Wild Edibles. Monday, May 8 is the final day to sign up for this Monday, May 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. class. Hunt, gather and enjoy some tasty plants found in our backyard. $6/participant. For ages 6 and up. Students must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone, not left unattended. No charge for chaperones unless participating in the class project.
Full Moon Campfire & Walk, Wednesday, May 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Join us outside around a campfire, listen to stories and make s'mores. When the moon is up we will take a stroll and listen for nighttime wildlife. Weather dependent: if it is raining/snowing, this event will not be held. FREE; donations gratefully accepted. Dress for the weather and BYO flashlight. The Museum will not be open for this event; meet in the backyard, behind main entrance building. No registration required.
Hillsdale 4-H Dairy Club, Thursday, May 11, 7-9 p.m. The Carroll County Hillsdale 4-H Dairy Club focuses on learning about various dairy breeds of cattle, goats and sheep, while participating in local and state 4-H activities. The club meets monthly, with additional activities and meetings held at the leader's discretion. The club is open to residents of Carroll County, ages 8-18 (as of January 1 of current year). Ownership of a project animal is not required. FREE. Contact Farm Manager Lindsey McAllister for information: email@example.com.
International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Well-known local bird enthusiast Ned Beecher will lead interested "bird watchers" on an exploratory bird watch of village sites, including the Remick property. Binoculars, appropriate clothing and footwear, water, snacks and bird guides are recommended. No pre-registration required; call for details. Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village. 603-323-7591. More about International Bird Migration Day: www.birdday.org.
Planning Your Medicine Garden, Saturday, May 13, 1-3:30 p.m. Through slides, discussion, and tasting, get to know the planting needs and uses of 17 medicinal plants. Address details like: Will Bee balm overshadow Lemon balm? and How wide will Elecampane reach? Share teas made from some of our subjects; take home a booklet of planting/harvesting guidelines. Potted herbs will be for sale. $30/$40 non-members. Ages 16 (with parent) & above. Pre-register by Tuesday, May 9.
Outdoor Walk, Thursday, May 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Throughout the growing season, learn to recognize the abundance of useful, interesting, edible or medicinal plants on the grounds of Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. Join Carol Felice, Museum Educator/Herbalist for one or multiple walks. With each succeeding walk you will get to recognize the plants as they change through their life cycle and add new plants to your repertoire. Visit different sites on the property each scheduled day. These walks are fun and casual, but feel free to bring a small notebook or camera to help your memory, if desired. Additional walk dates through October. Free/$5 non-members (includes Museum admission), ages 4 and under, FREE. No registration required. Dress for the day's weather and our varied terrain.
Small Farmers Club: The Farmer's Year. Friday, May 26, 10-11 a.m. A monthly, farm-fun exploration for young children at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. Includes a hands-on activity inspired by life on the farm. This month: Dairy Goats. Activities will include stories, crafts, games, and exploration of the farmstead. $5/child, ages 2-6. Parent/guardian must accompany child/children for duration of activity. Dress to spend time outdoors. Space is limited; pre-registration required by Thursday, May 25.
Saturday hours begin, Saturday, May 6, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information about any of these events contact the Remick Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village. 603-323-7591.