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A Lunch Break to Educate | Monthly, September - February

Bushel and Peck's Market
328 State Street, Beloit, WI 53511

Sponsored by Visit Beloit
A Lunch Break to Educate Series
Learn while you enjoy a box lunch and drink prepared in the kitchen of Bushel and Peck's Market- brought to you by the Beloit Historical Society! Reserve your place by mail, stop in at the Lincoln Center (845 Hackett St. Monday-Friday from 12-4 PM), or reserve your seats via PayPal below. Sorry payment will not be accepted at he door. Make checks payable to: Beloit Historical Society.
Mushrooms and Shallots: The Perfect Pair
Jerry Boon from Froggy Meadow Farm, Roscoe, IL
September 27, 2017, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Register by September 20.
Jerry will be discussing the two topics on a basic level. First how to grow French Shallots, second the basics of foraging for wild mushrooms, concentrating on morels and hens of the woods. Try a sample of hens of the woods or a French Grey or Red Shallot!
Winey Wednesday- -Turning Water Into Wine
Dave and Jan Knutson, Beloit, WI
October 25, 2017, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Register by October 18.
Wine making is a combination of chemistry, mixology and sometimes...magic. Dave and Jan have been making wine since the 1980's...almost 40 years; some good and some not so good. They will share the lessons they have learned and tips and tricks for making your own wine. Come get a taste of some of their creations!
Digitizing Historic Photos 101
Josh Hickman, Digital Resources Librarian, Beloit College
November 29, 2017, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Register by November 25.
Do you know little to nothing about digitizing photos? Come to this beginning basic class and learn to digitize those pictures of family and keepsake pictures you hold so dear. Josh is excited to join the group and can provide us with useful information.
The Makings of a Shaker-Style Pantry Box
David Konowal, Retired Industrial Arts Teacher, Beloit ,WI
December 20, 2017, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Register by December 13.
The shaker style pantry box is a round bentwood box made by hand. Such boxes are associated with shaker folk life because they express the utility and uniformity valued by the Shaker culture. David will explain step by step from beginning to end how these boxes are made and their usefulness.
First Lady Cordelia Harvey: Angel in a Gray Bonnet
Jessica Michna, Impersonator, Racine, WI
January 24, 2017, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Register by January 17.
Cordelia Harvey came to WI as a young girl. Raised as a schoolmaster she would meet and marry Louis Harvey, a governor of WI. Cordelia's life would unravel after less than three months in the Governor's Mansion, becoming a widow. Her husband's tragic drowning left her without purpose. She would set aside her grief to become the healing angel of a nation wracked by the Civil War.
All Eyes on the Eagles
Kurt Van Galder, former teacher, Beloit, WI
February 21, 2017, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Register by February 14.
It is a great event to get outside and enjoy nature. I find it very exciting no matter how many times I see the bald eagles...Kurt has been photographing the beautiful eagles in the surrounding area. Join Kurt as he gives us a view of the eagles who call our region home through the lens of his camera.