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Get crafty this holiday season with the Kellogg Manor House

Hone your creative skills next month and put a new twist on this year’s holiday decorations at three DIY craft events offered at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station.

 Offered by the W.K. Kellogg Conference Center and Manor House, the classes will meet either in the Manor House or in the KBS Carriage House’s classroom. “These events are wonderful opportunities to enjoy an evening with a friend during the busy holiday season, and leave with something to decorate your home, or to give as a gift,” says Nicole Kokx, Manor House event coordinator.

 Join landscape and garden designer Sherri Snyder on Monday, Dec. 2, to create a Dr. Seuss-inspired evergreen display that can be placed indoors or outdoors. All materials are included in the admission fee, and garden gloves are recommended but optional. Coffee and hot tea will be available, and registration is required.

 If your tree needs some sprucing, take a glass fusion ornament making class set for Tuesday, Dec. 3, and create three of your own, one-of-a-kind glass ornaments. Glass artist Joan George, who is a familiar face from past Manor House holiday markets, will lead the class. Coffee and hot tea, as well as a cash bar, will be offered. Register to reserve your spot.

Designer Sherri Snyder will be back to lead a class in creating a mixed evergreen decorative piece, also on Tuesday, Dec. 3. No prior experience is necessary to make your own wintry accent piece, and all materials will be provided. Coffee and hot tea will be served, and registration is required.

The cost for each event is $41 for members and $45 for non-members. All events will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Kellogg Manor House and KBS Carriage House are located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., in Hickory Corners. To learn more, visit conference.kbs.msu.edu. Direct questions to the Manor House at (269) 671-2160 or conference@kbs.msu.edu.

About the Manor House

Built in 1925-26 on the highest point overlooking beautiful Gull Lake, the Manor House was once the summer home of W.K. Kellogg. The Manor House’s mission is to share with the public Kellogg’s legacy of philanthropy as well as information about the research undertaken at the Kellogg Biological Station. The Manor House hosts special events to further support KBS’s research and education mission, and is available to tour independently year-round or with a docent by appointment.