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Adults invited to make Ojibwe-style snowshoes

RINGWOOD – Have you ever wanted to snowshoe after a winter snowfall, but didn’t have the gear? This year, sign up for McHenry County Conservation District’s “Make Your Own Snowshoes” program and make it happen.

This adult class will run on three Thursdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 29, at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. 

Students will learn to make a fully laced, workable pair of Ojibwe-style snowshoes.

The history of snowshoes, techniques and other information will be discussed. Participants will need to do homework between sessions and buy varnish to finish the shoes.

A program fee of $140 for county residents and $175 for nonresidents covers the cost of the frame, lacing and bindings. The fee must accompany registration by the registration deadline of 5 p.m. Friday.

Register at www.mccdistrict.org (online registration code: 112258-01), by phone at 815-479-5779, or mail or walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake.

– Northwest Herald

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