Thursday, July 24, 2014

Coming Aug. 2: The Colorado Grown Festival

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:44 AM

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On Aug. 1, 1876, president Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation giving Colorado statehood. Now, 138 years later, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is celebrating with the Colorado Grown Festival happening Sat., Aug. 2.

The festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers a bevy of workshops, live music, kids activities and demonstrations, all to "celebrate and discover local history and identity through food, art, gardening and more."

The Pioneers Museum requests signing up for the workshops in advance, but you can register day-of if there is still room. That can be done online, here. All workshops are $10 per person ($5 for CSPM members) or $30 ($15 for members) for an unlimited amount.

Here's the full schedule:
• 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Frontier Rag Rug Collaborative Workshop (Weaving 5-strand rag rugs from re-purposed fabric scraps)
• 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Milk Science with Cool Science! (Making things out of Milk)
• 10 a.m. to noon: Historic Architecture Photography Workshop (Photojournalist Bryan Oller's tips, tricks and ideas for better photos)
• 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Basic Genealogy w/ PPGS & PPLD (Genealogical research skills)
• 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Creative SPACES Walking Tour (Learn about this year's new public art, with stops that sample the currently installed pieces, and insight into the artists behind them)
• 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Build Your Own Container Salad and Herb Garden (Come and build a small three gallon container salad and herb garden, complete with lettuce plants and herbs. Take it home when you are done!)
• 11 a.m. to noon: Frontier Rag Rug Collaborative Workshop (Weaving 5-strand rag rugs from re-purposed fabric scraps)
• 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Mosaic Design & Drawing Workshop (Together we will make cardboard mock-ups & drawings that will serve as inspiration for community members working on a mural in Vermijo Park Aug. 11-15)
• 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Build Your Own Container Salad and Herb Garden (Come and build a small three gallon container salad and herb garden, complete with lettuce plants and herbs. Take it home when you are done!)
• 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Wishing Star Farm Animal Workshop (An educational program allowing participants to interact with and touch farm animals)
• 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Keeping City Chickens (Learn a little bit about the the issues you need to consider before getting your own backyard flock, including city code, housing and feeding requirements, starting a flock with chicks vs. adults, and much more.)
• 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Make Cheese! Make History! (The basics of making an incredibly mild, soft herbed goat cheese)

There will also be:
• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch provided by Ranch Foods Direct
• Music from KRCC
• Noon to 3:00 p.m. - CityROCK Climbing Center interactive slack line
Rock Ledge Ranch historic blacksmith demonstration
• Hands On History interactive carts in exhibits throughout the museum
• Face painting by Fanciful Faces!
• Craft stations
• 30 minute guided Museum tours (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.)
(In addition, the night before, Concrete Couch will lead the first ever Lantern Parade, which will march from the Museum to Acacia Park along Tejon Street. As part of its SCAMP project four, Concrete Couch will host free lantern-making workshops from July 28 through the morning of Aug. 1. Click here for more information.)

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