CLASSES / EVENTS

Presented by the
Circle Legacy Center

The Circle Legacy Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering Native Americans. Through a variety of cultural events, community projects, and business assistance, CLC honors and supports the First Nations Peoples of the Americas regionally and nationally. They invite you to explore the rich cultural traditions of Native Americans by attending one of their classes, demonstrations or events held througout the season at Blue Rock Heritage Center.

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Circle Legacy Center Events for 2021

 

 

June 6 1-4pm Blue Rock Open House- Free Admission

Tina Mark- Traditional Games, Strawberry Shortcake

Barry Lee- Social Dances, Wampum Belt Display

 

June 19 1-4pm Finger Weaving- $10

MaryAnn Robins, Onondaga Nation, Craftswoman, Educator

How did we make those bags and belts without a loom? Come and learn this old art form still used today.

Registration Required. Class Minimum 5, Maximum 10

Bring 2 skeins of rug yarn or medium weight yarn. Pack a lunch. Snacks provided.

Contact MaryAnn Robins: maryannrobins@comcast.net or call 717-435-5729

 

June 26 6-7:30pm Stories Around the Campfire- $1 Donation

Barry Lee, Munsee, Educator, Craftsman, Musician

Presentation of artifacts, history, and stories of the Native American past as well as discussion of the present and future.

 

July 10 1-2pm Eastern Woodland Games- $2

Tina Mark, Conoy/Seneca Nation, Educator and Historian

Learn the games of skill and have plenty of fun. A bean game will be given to take along to play at home.

Registration Required

Contact Tina Mark: Conoyindian3@yahoo.com or call (717) 426-2166

 

July 24 1-4pm Porcupine Quillwork- $10

MaryAnn Robins, Onondaga, Craftswoman, Educator

Porcupines provided food and a source for jewelry and embroidery. You will see some of the work done by Natives on clothing, knife sheaths and more. You will then have a choice of making a necklace or a pair of earrings

Registration Required. Class Minimum 5, Maximum 15

Contact MaryAnn Robins: maryannrobins@comcast.net or call (717) 435-5729

August 7 1-3pm Wild and Medicinal Edible Plants- $5

Tina Mark, Conoy/Seneca Nation, Educator and Historian

Contact: Tina Mark: Conoyindian3@yahoo.comor call (717) 426-2166

 

August 21 1-5pm Eastern Woodland Moccasins- $50

Registration Required. $25 Deposit. Class Minimum 5, Maximum 10

All Supplies Included

Contact MaryAnn Robins- maryannrobins@comcast.net or call (717) 435-5729

 

September 18 10am-12pm Medicine Bag- $8

Learn the history of the types of medicine bags used by Native Americans and then make one personal to you.

Registration Required. Class Minimum 5, Maximum 15. Supplies Included

Contact MaryAnn Robins: maryannrobins@comcast.net or call (717) 435-5729

 

October 9 11am-4pm Twined Corn Husk- $10

Shucks! There’s more to corn than tasty nibbles. Native corn farmers used the husks too. They made dolls, cordage, mats, masks, moccasins and containers.

Join MaryAnn in making a twined basket out of this versatile material.

Registration Required. Bring scissors and needle nose pliers. Pack a lunch. Snacks provided.

Contact MaryAnn Robins: maryannrobins@comcast.net or call (717) 435-5729

 

November 20 7-9pm Who, What Where did Thanksgiving Come from?

Barry Lee, Munsee

What did they really have? Who came to the dinner table? How long did it last What did the Pilgrims write? It is fascinating to learn what the Pilgrims wrote about their first meal with the Wampanoag. Then, from a Natives perspective.

Contact MaryAnn Robins: maryannrobins@comcast.net or call (717) 435-5729