Agriplex talks turkey with Thanksgiving kids’ event & more

Halloween is gone, and Thanksgiving’s just around the corner. So the North Alabama Agriplex is kicking off turkey season with a holiday-focused kids’ event that lets everyone get some quality time with a holiday mascot; one they usually don’t get to see until it’s served up on a plate.

The Agriplex’s Farm Kids Club Turkey Time session starts Saturday at 9 a.m., bringing to the Agriplex a walking, talking turkey that kids can examine up close, while getting hands-on history lesson about a uniquely American holiday. Admission is $5 per child and $10 per family.

On Nov. 5, the Agriplex’s ongoing living landscapes series will cover new ground with a session on horses, bringing singing cowboy Morrow Doss by for a fun and informative talk about the basics of horse raising — from pedigree and gaits to feeding and riding. Admission is $5 per person, and the lecture begins at 6 p.m.

If you’re an essential oils enthusiast, or even if you simply want to see what all the aromatic buzz is about, you won’t want to miss the Nov. 7 seminar on essential oils basics. Learn what essential oils are, how to use them to make your home fresher and healthier, and even make an essential oils product of your own to take home. Cost is $15 per person, and the course begins at 6 p.m.

The spotlight swings back to the kids on Nov. 8 with a John Deere-themed tractor lesson aimed at taking a deeper look at a familiar agricultural icon. Discover the history of the real John Deere and his famous green tractor, and bring the parents: Cost for the 10 a.m. class is $5 per child, and $10 per family.

On Nov. 14, the continuing Heritage Homeschool series will take a closer look at the soybean — a staple of local commodity farming that lots of people know about, but far fewer really understand. The soybean class gives homeschoolers another opportunity to examine just one part of the fascinating life of George Washington Carver, and it begins a 9 a.m. Cost is $8 per child, and $16 per family.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at the North Alabama Agriplex, located at 1714 Talley Ho Street across from the Cullman Bowling Center. For more info about all of the Agriplex’s ongoing programs, call 256-297-1044, and visit the website at agriplex.org.

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