The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department is offering a half-day blacksmithing workshop for beginners ages 12 and up. The workshop meets Friday, March 21 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Ushers Ferry Historic Village. Participants will learn the history of this once essential skill and will discover the secrets of metal, fire and forge as they create their own small piece of metalwork. The fee is per child (ages 12-17). It is $18 for Cedar Rapids residents and $22 for non-residents. The workshop is free for adults accompanying children.
Pr-registration is required for program #314502-01. Call (319) 286-5731 or go to www.crrec.org for more information or to register.