Celebrating forestry, the Wright City Lumberjax Festival features competitive events including axe throwing, crosscut sawing, double-buck sawing and jack & jill sawing.
Celebrate the season with a chili cook-off, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, food vendors and more.
The festival is a showcase for turn-of-the-century arts and crafts. This year almost 70 exhibitors and vendors will feature crafts and skills like candle making, woodturning, lye soap making, knife making and quilting. Herbalists will share their knowledge, instrument makers will exhibit their work, and quilters will show their best.
Get your hands dirty with a free pottery class, January 20, from 10 am to 3 pm. Attendees can learn two different pot-making techniques—pinching and coiling. Each method is thousands of years old and has been used by cultures throughout the world. Families can drop in and drop out of the workshop any time. Fun with Clay is sponsored by the McCurtain County Art Club. Artists of all ages and skill levels of welcome.
With 320 bird species, it's no wonder birdwatchers have seen more than one lifebird in a day's trip. Join the Red Slough Wildlife Management team for their annual Red Slough Birding Convention. This year's guest speaker is Greg Lasley. Greg has been birding for over 40 years and now spends most of his time as a wildlife photographer and naturalist. He has co-authored the Texas column for the publication "North American Birds" for 18 years, has served on the ABA Checklist Committee for two…