Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Cabin Fever Event Session 2

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Event Date(s): Sat, 04/29/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Leon's Amish-English Wrap Purse Craft

Feel like winter will never end?  Try a NEW learning Experience!  Learn how to make baskets, sew, knit, and quilt at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events.  Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events.  Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world.  Get involved and make a basket, or sew a tote bag, or knit a neck scarf, or quilt a pot holder.  Enjoy seeing how different and yet how similar our ways are.

Pre-Registration is needed!  Call 716-296-5709 or 716-257-5272 to register now!

Sewing/Wrap and Change Purse:
Try sewing with a treadle sewing machine and an electric sewing machine.  The first project is a wrap to hold all your sewing notions and craft needs.  Now everyone will have a place to store and transport their scissors, tape measure, thread, needles, pins, and whatever else you need in a place where you can find it and use it.  This project is fun and you can design your wrap to look and function how you want it.  Several configuration ideas are demonstrated.  Another Leon Amish Lady makes change purses and sells them at her bake sale each week.  She is excited to share how she makes these with the group! 

Lunch: Additional $5 gets you:
Homemade Sloppy Joes or Homemade Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread and Homemade Butter, Chips, Homemade cookies and coofee, tea, soft drink or water.  There will be Amish Donuts and coffe, tea or water served at 9am to start off the work day - no charge!

Cost for day is $30 per Saturday, per person.  Classes run from 9am to 4pm.  All necessary supplies are provided, so you can take home a project from each day!  Lunch is available for an additional $5 or you may bring your own. 

All events are held at the Leon Fire Hall in Leon, NY, on Leon New Albion Road just off Route 62 at the four corners in Leon, NY. If your traveling south on 62 it is a left hand turn. The fire hall is within sight distance from 62. Signs will be posted to follow.

For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/Leon-Historical-Society-197130763730122/

This event will be held at:

Leon Fire Hall
Leon-New Albion Rd.
Leon, NY 14751
United States
42° 17' 35.0448" N, 79° 0' 55.3896" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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