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grey roots march breakThis March Break at Grey Roots, get back to your roots with a farmyard party as we learn about farming and local food! Every day enjoy special guests sharing different themes, from dairy cows and and dirt to bees and crickets!

Saturday, March 14:
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m: Tammy Cruickshank, Grey County Early Years Literacy Facilitator, will lead a farmyard themed program of stories, songs and crafts for toddlers and pre-school aged children.
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m: Design and build a LEGO city with Scott Taylor, Grey County Planner!
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Family friendly movies playing in the theatre.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m: Explore the trails in Moreston Heritage Village! Buildings are not open, but audio tours are available.

Monday, March 16:
All day: Farmyard Party! Hop on farm bouncers, do a scavenger hunt, and make a tissue paper carrot!
Time to be confirmed: Join local dairy farmer Kristine Hammell as she demonstrates how to milk a cow! Yes you can try it too!
11 a.m. to 4 p.m: Explore the trails in Moreston Heritage Village! Buildings are not open, but audio tours are available.
1 to 4 p.m: Check out a linotype machine demonstration in the Print Shop!
2 p.m: Meet Dr. Thorsten Arnold from Eat Local Grey Bruce in the theatre to talk about Why Food Can Regenerate Our Planet.

Tuesday, March 17
All day: Farmyard Party! Hop on farm bouncers, do a scavenger hunt, and make a busy bee headband craft!
11 a.m: Local enthusiast Bill Moses will tell you all about solitary bees and how to build a home for them.
11 a.m: It's time for balloon animal fun with Petunia the Clown!
2 p.m: Join local beekeeper Carmenie Stemmier in the theatre to learn all the buzz about bees and answer all your questions.
2:30 p.m: Try your hand at milking a mechanical cow!
11 a.m. to 4 p.m: Explore the trails in Moreston Heritage Village! Buildings are not open, but audio tours are available.
1 to 4 p.m: Check out a linotype machine demonstration in the Print Shop!

Wednesday, March 18
All day: Farmyard Party! Hop on farm bouncers and do a scavenger hunt.
11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m: Zoo to You brings an interactive and "ed-zoo-cational" experience that everyone will love! Learn about and meet with many exotic animals, from snakes and lizards to hedgehogs and ferrets! Tickets sold separately. Space is limited and advance tickets are recommended. See https://zoo-to-you-grey-roots.eventbrite.ca for tickets!
11 a.m. to 4 p.m: Explore the trails in Moreston Heritage Village! Buildings are not open, but audio tours are available.
1 p.m: Try your hand at milking a mechanical cow!
1 p.m: Have you ever eaten goat’s milk ice cream? Today is your chance with Jennifer Osborn from All Sorts Acres. She will also have a selection of animal fibers for you to touch and feel!
1 to 4 p.m: Check out a linotype machine demonstration in the Print Shop!

Thursday, March 19
All day: Farmyard Party! Hop on farm bouncers and do a scavenger hunt.
10:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts with a special Toddlers Take the Museum program by Tammy Cruikshank from EarlyON.
11 a.m and 2:30 p.m: Try your hand at milking a mechanical cow!
11 a.m: It's time for balloon animal fun with Petunia the Clown!
11 a.m. to 4 p.m: Explore the trails in Moreston Heritage Village! Buildings are not open, but audio tours are available.
12:30 p.m. Eat Dirt with this fun, edible activity about soil.
1 to 4 p.m: Come find a member of the Spinners and Weavers Guild to learn about the history of wool and spinning!
1 to 4 p.m: Check out a linotype machine demonstration in the Print Shop!

Friday, March 20
All day: Farmyard Party! Hop on farm bouncers, do a scavenger hunt, and check out the bean sensory bin & legume craft! Stop by the 4H Club's table to learn more about what they do!
11 a.m. to 4 p.m: Explore the trails in Moreston Heritage Village! Buildings are not open, but audio tours are available.
1 to 4 p.m: Check out a linotype machine demonstration in the Print Shop!
2 p.m. Learn about moths and what they do in the winter with a fun presentation in the theatre sponsored by the Owen Sound Field Naturalists.
2:30 p.m: Try your hand at milking a mechanical cow!
Time to be confirmed: Explore alternate proteins, from almonds and crickets to jellyfish!

Saturday, March 21
All day: Farmyard Party! Hop on farm bouncers and do a scavenger hunt.
10:30 a.m: Come meet “security Tom” from Fairmount Security and his working dog Zooz! Watch Zooz in action as he tracks down hidden items in the Grey Roots galleries, and then stick around for a meet and greet with Zooz (and his human Tom) to learn more about protection dogs. https://www.fairmountsecurity.com/our-team.html
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Family friendly movies playing in the theatre.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m: Explore the trails in Moreston Heritage Village! Buildings are not open, but audio tours are available.

Regular admission rates apply. Free for Grey Roots Members. Zoo to You Tickets are not included in regular admission or member admission and are sold separately. Member ticket prices available.

source: media release, Grey Roots

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