FLAG to host ‘Ladies Day Out’ June 17


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The Fayette Ladies Adventure Group (FLAG) is a division of the Fayette County Fish & Game Association. FLAG is dedicated to provide an interactive, outdoor experience for women ages 14 and older (participants 14-17 years old must have a guardian accompany them at all times). This year’s fun-filled “Ladies Day Out” will take place on June 17 at the Fayette County Fish & Game lodge and grounds. We offer educational and hands-on activities taught by artisans, craft-makers and experienced persons in their field of study.

Our day begins with registration at 8 a.m. and is completed by 5 p.m. We provide a continental breakfast and a hot lunch, with beverages served throughout the day. In addition to the meals provided, your paid registration of $50 includes your choice of four FLAG courses (two in the morning and two in the afternoon), use of all equipment and one ticket to enter the grand prize drawing.

We will have FLAG items and other gifts available for raffles. Some instructors will be selling their handcrafted items also.

The classes offered this year are: Archery – learn about archery equipment and shoot using a compound and/or traditional bow; Essential Oils – you will make and take home two bath bombs, two bath salts and one room spray; Shotgun – introduction to shotgun, handling, safety and then target shoot using trap; Flower Arranging – using driftwood, air plants, moss and metal you will make an arrangement to decorate your home; Kayaking – first you’ll learn the basics and then take a leisurely trip on scenic Paint Creek; Handgun – stay safe by learning how to handle, arm and shoot handguns; Steel Plate Shoot – this is an easy target game that’s great for practice or competition; Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking – cook a variety of foods over an open flame or in a Dutch oven, you’ll take home lots of easy recipes; Nature Printing – you will print a t-shirt using leaves and other natural materials; Self Defense – learn how to manipulate a vulnerable joint, using dowel sticks, to disable an attacker; Basket Weaving – this hands-on class will show you how easy it is to weave a basket; Gourd Decorating – you will decorate a homegrown gourd with various materials; Nature Notebook – create your own nature notebook by drawing and documenting wildlife in your back yard or a park; Basic Tracking – a professional tracker will teach you how to look for details beyond prints left in the dirt; Natural Healing – learn how to make healing remedies using native plants and make herbal supplements using oils, teas and tinctures.

All materials are provided and some classes are limited in size, so we encourage early registration.

Our brochures will be available at various businesses throughout the community or you may contact Susan Meriweather at 740-505-1100 or smeriweather@ameritech.net.

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