FRANKLIN GROVE – Franklin Creek Conservation Association will host the 5th Annual Chautauqua on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Franklin Creek Grist Mill. This free event will start off with a nature walk through the Franklin Creek State Natural Area. There will be mill tours and music throughout the day. All proceeds from this event benefit the youth programs offered by the Franklin Creek Conservation Association, including renovations on their newest property purchase, 1480 Old Mill Rd.
Schedule of events include: Guided Nature Walk from 10 a.m. to noon; live guitar performances at noon and 4 p.m.; The American Indian Way of Life presented by Kim Sigafus from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Live eagle presentation by Hoo Haven from 2-3 p.m.; Painted Ponies (painting live horses) from 3- 3:30 p.m.; Native American stories and “Talking Feather” craft from 3:15-4:30 p.m. ($3);
“Every Bit of a Bison” by FCCA - How the bison sustained Native American life and culture from 3:30-4 p.m.; and Celebration of Native American Culture Through Music and Dance by Kim Sigafus from 4:30-5 p.m.
Food, drinks, and gift store will be available from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Franklin Creek Grist Mill is located at 1893 Twist Road, Franklin Creek.