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LEON — Try a new learning experience!

Come and join the Leon community for a fun day and some great homemade food. Learn how to make baskets, sew, knit and quilt. Get involved in making baskets, or sew a change purse, knit a neck scarf or quit a pot holder. Classes are taught by Amish and “English” artisans.

Several different presentations will be held on four different Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events are being held at the Leon Fire Hall in Leon on the Leon-New Albion Road, just off Route 62. There will be signs posted to follow.

The cost each day is $30 per person. All necessary supplies are provided so that participants can take home a project each day. Lunch is available for an additional $5, or attendees can bring their own lunches.

The schedule is:

April 22: projects: basket making and greeting cards. Lunch: homemade chili or homemade chicken soup.

April 29: project: sewing a wrap change purse. Try a treadle sewing machine. Lunch: homemade sloppy Joes or veggie soup.

May 6: projects: spinning and knitting a scarf. Lunch: homemade gumbo or hamburg soup.

May 13: project: quilting: old and new techniques. Lunch: pizza and homemade pies and cookies.

Seating is limited. Call 296-5709 or 257-5272 to reserve a spot.

Opening day for the Leon Historical Museum is May 6. The museum will then be open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. The church will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Amish-baked goods, crafts, homemade goods and quilts will be available for sale.

To see more details, or the Leon Historical Society Facebook page.