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Published: Saturday, March 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – The 18th annual Heritage Arts Make and Take Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St.

Lee County Homemakers Education Association, the Home and Community Education Associations of Carroll, Stephenson, and Jo Daviess counties, and the University of Illinois Extension are the sponsors. The public is welcome.

Coffee and registration start the day off from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Roger Taylor will present a program on the history of the Whitney apple from 9 to 10 a.m.

The program will be followed by two 1-hour workshops from 10 a.m. to noon. The subjects available are crocheted or tied flip flops, quilted coasters, homemade laundry soap, corn husk roses, and edible centerpieces.

The 2-hour afternoon session choices are card making, trellis lace necklace, T-shirt pillow, hula hoop rug, and preserving food safely.

The cost is $15 if registered by March 28 and $20 thereafter. The money covers refreshments, lunch, and handouts.

Checks should be made payable to Lee County HEA and mailed to the University of Illinois Extension, 807D Clay St., Mount Carroll, IL 61053. Include name, address, phone number, and first and second workshop choices.

For more information, call 815-244-9444.

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