Pumpkin Carving with TAKO

Event Details

Pumpkin Carving with TAKO

Time: October 24, 2015 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Johnson County Poor Farm
Street: 4811 MELROSE AVE
City/Town: Iowa City, IA
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Phone: 3193303833
Event Type: get, outdoors!
Organized By: Judith E. Joyce
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2015

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Event Description

Please join Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) on Saturday, October 24th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  at the Johnson County Poor  for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Event.  We have plenty of carving kits, paint, pumpkin patterns and supplies.  Bring your own pumpkin or carve one of ours!


For this event, we are partnering with Eco-Iowa City, Soilmates and Grow: Johnson County.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM and we will have some hot apple cider and roasted pumpkin seeds to share


Want to learn how to sculpt a pumpkin? Experienced sculptors will provide hands on training on how to get the look you want.  Perfect activity for older kids (10+)


Participants should dress to get muddy.  Dress in layers and be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Bring a hat, work gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant, drinking water, and any other items you may need to be comfortable in the outdoors. Participants are encouraged to bring a digital camera and/or binoculars. 


Please bring help us reduce waste by bringing a water bottle, plates, silverware and other lunch items. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.  Advance registration is requested, but not required.  Questions about the event can be directed to TAKO Executive Director, Judy Joyce at (319)-330-3833 or by e-mail at earthview01@gmail.com. 


Before we can have pumpkins, we need to remember that the plants' roots need to eat first!  And what they're eating is ... THE SOIL!  Come and have fun exploring compost and checking out the  “Worm Wagon”.   


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