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July 23, 2016 Ft. Payne: DeSoto State Park Happenings



Yoga on the Mountain
Hosted by One World Adventure Company & DeSoto State Park
Interested in starting your day in a positive way? Come to a yoga class in a stunning mountain setting. The yoga class is alignment based which makes the class perfect for those beginning their yoga practice. Deidre has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training and is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Experience yoga while enjoying the beauty that is Desoto State Park! Open to local residents and park visitors alike.
Date: Saturday Morning-July 23, 2016
Time: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Where: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (gate to campground will be open, once you go thru the gate go straight and follow a one-way loop to site 93. You will see campfire ring on your right. Park anywhere on side of road)
Fee: 5.00 per participant per class. Some mats available. Location subject to change. Call Angie Shugart at 256-634-8370 or 
email

Serious Skills Series:
Finger Weaving Workshop

The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors.
Fingerweaving is a Native American art form used mostly to create belts, sashes, straps, and other similar items through a non-loom weaving process. Some patterns and color combinations were originally restricted to certain societies or clans, while others were available for general use by all. Belts, sashes, leg bands, capes, gun straps, even dresses, shirts, and pants were created by the sometimes intricate patterns and methods.
Learn the basics of this old craft with a long history with instructor Keena Graham. She will demonstrate and teach the 3 styles of finger weaving: the "four" method, cardboard loom weaving, and the "three columns" method. Students will be asked to work on a project using one of the methods. All materials will be furnished.
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, AL. –Nature Center next to the Country Store
Fee: $20 supply fee per person. Workshop is limited to 12, so pre-registration is required.
Call 256.997.5025 or 
email for details.

Campfire Talk:
Voices of the Night

Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Famous biologist Carolus Linneaus referred to them as ‘foul, and loathsome creatures’ with ‘harsh voices’.  Others find the calls of our frogs and toads to be quite pleasant and calming.  Join Dr. George Cline (aka Dr. Frog) and his friends as he teaches us how to identify these often  beautiful beasts that may be heard just a short hop from your home.
Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish.
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: DeSoto State Park's Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground
(In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center)

Fee: Free & open to the Public & Great for all ages! Call 256. 997.5025 or email  for details.