Painting, medicine topics Saturday

TOWN OF RUSSIA — Pastel painting and holistic medicine are topics Saturday at the Shawangunk Nature Preserve, 255 Shawangunk Road off Pardeeville Road, in Herkimer County. Call 826-7405 to attend. Events are free although some have materials fees.

Scheduled Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m., unless otherwise noted, are:

April 28: Pastel Painting — Bring your own or use their pastels for $3. Instructor will show you how to make "quick, easy, colorful paintings with this delightful medium."

Holistic Medicine: From a certified Health Practitioner ­ some pragmatic, every-day ways to keep healthy and deal with our frailties.

May 5, 9 a.m. ­ Noon May Day Cloverleaf Basket — It’s small but the design is "clever and delicate, kind of like a Celtic knot...a pleasant challenge and a satisfying result." Materials $10

Basic Self Defense — An absolutely necessary workshop for anyone who wants to know how to protect themselves and loved ones.

The Shawangunk Nature Preserve is a 345-acre forever wild, non-profit, holistic, deep ecology learning and cultural center located between Cold Brook and Grant, off Pardeeville Road.

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