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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES

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Back to School?...Back to Hidden Villa!

For Grades K – 6

1 class per week for 11 weeks: Thursdays, or Fridays  

September 20 to December 7  

After a full day of school, give your child the chance to spend their afternoons exploring Hidden Villa’s farm and wilderness. Our education staff will help students self-direct their learning as they work in small groups  to engage with our farm animals, observe wild critters, take hikes through the forest, discover native plants, cultivate their green thumbs, and express their creativity and curiosity in a natural setting. Through inquiry-based learning, this program will reinforce the new Next Generation Science Standards used in most classrooms and feel more like play than instruction. Your children will come home from Hidden Villa full of fresh air and more closely connected to our natural world of wonder.

Transportation to and from Hidden Villa must be arranged by the child’s caregiver.

For more details and registration, please visit After School Programs

Fee: 350/child

Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ojo de Dios

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Come join us as we make Ojo de Dios, beautiful combinations of yarn and wood that were traditionally made as a celebration or blessing. These make a great colorful addition to any space!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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Forest Playgroup

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For Families with toddlers and preschoolers Come for some exploration and fun in Hidden Villa's forest. We will stroll all the way through the farm to the Creek Trail, where kids will have plenty of time to follow their own agendas and curiosity while our experienced mentors gently facilitate intentional experiences with the outdoor world. We will go nice and slow, to make sure we have time to look at and learn about: rocks, bugs, birds, scat -- all the amazing things of nature. Join us for an unforgettable morning in the forest that incorporates learning, social development, and a sense of wonder into the life of your little one. Ages 3-5 + adult. Note: We will wrap up class at the far end of the farm, so you can head back at your own pace. Snacks and water are a good idea!

Pricing:
  • 20.00 Adult and First Child
  • 8.00 Subsequent Person


Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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AFTERNOON FARM TOUR

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All ages.
Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villas farm and educational garden. Under 2 years old, free of charge. 

Every time you participate in our tours and programs, you are directly helping steward this land and heritage farm for the community -- thank you!

Pricing:
  • 15.00 Person


Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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MORNING FARM TOUR

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Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villa's farm and educational garden.

Pricing:
  • 15.00 Person


Sunday, September 23, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Manure to Meadow to MMMMmmm!

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For ages 5 and up.
Join your child in making homemade vanilla ice cream flavored with fresh fruits and herbs you pick from our beautiful garden. Meet our lovely dairy cow Tilly up close and learn how she converts the work of worms into the main ingredient for our favorite treat!

Pricing:
  • 30.00 Adult and First Child
  • 15.00 Subsequent Person


Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Women's FULL MOON Circle

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Join a group of inspiring women to tap into wisdom and co-create sacred space. Connect and commune with creative feminine energy, the Moon, singing frogs, hooting owls, Stars, Air, Earth, Fire, Water: The Greater Web of Life. From a place of safety, warmth and honoring, we can share, learn, give, receive, open, renew and grow. We will be outdoors around a fire except if it is a spare the air day, raining or extremely cold then we will be indoors. This circle is for women and teen girls, and not always appropriate for little ones. If you wish to bring a younger girl, please check with Facilitator Katherine Glasa first. QUESTIONS? FOR LATEST INFO/DETAILS and to contact Katherine, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.truevibrancy.com/fullmoon.html? Facilitator Katherine Glasa is a Transformational Coach, Breath & Somatic Therapist, Reiki Master, Earth-Honoring Minister & Ceremonialist, DJ/Dance Catalyst, and organizer for the Women's Healing Conference community. She empowers women to cultivate their vibrant wellness, embody the wisdom of their true nature and the natural world, and transform painful stress and trauma into peaceful vitality and joy. www.truevibrancy.com

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Preschoolers on the Farm Series

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Bury your hands in sheep wool, throw corn to the chickens, and more! There's lots to discover on the farm... we ask your child the questions and they discover the answers in this fun weekly class just for the preschool set. Offered rain or shine, so be prepared to get dirty! Space limited so please register early. This is a 3-Part Series Class for ages 3.5 to 5 and parents/caregivers. NOTE: No charge for siblings under 18 months old.

This is a three part series! The dates of this program will be Wednesdays 9/26, 10/3, and 10/10 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. By registering, you are signing up for all three classes.

Pricing:
  • 65.00 Adult and First Child
  • 30.00 Subsequent Person


Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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After-School Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship

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For youth in grades 7-11
 
You are invited to train with Hidden Villa’s experienced farm crew to learn sustainable and humane techniques for raising chickens, pigs, goats, sheep, and jersey cows. After a comprehensive introduction to each of our production animals, apprentices will team up to master the care of their favorite animals.
 
Session 1: September 26 - October 31 (6 weeks); Wednesdays 4-6PM
 
Session 2: March 7 - April 11 (6 weeks); Thursdays 4-6PM
 
Session 3: April 18 - May 23 (6 weeks); Thursdays 4-6PM
 
$375 per session
Scholarships available
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Kids in the Garden!

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For children ages 6 and up. Come have your child dig in the dirt and learn about planting and caring for yummy veggies. Explore the mystery of seeds and how they grow through stories and art. We will learn about caring for the garden, get to dig, hoe, and water, and then make a special new plant project to bring home to tend and watch grow!  While class is in session, parents can stroll the farm and enjoy our beautiful property!

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Go Goats!

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Come feed our hungry goats their dinner, milk our sweet mama goat Etta, and learn groovy goat facts. Sign up early - this is one of our most popular animal programs! 

Ages 5 and up; all children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Pricing:
  • 30.00 Person


(Waitlist only)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Brunch on the Farm

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For kids only, ages 6 to 8

Come make a colorful, 100% organic breakfast the old-fashioned way - by gathering the ingredients from the farm yourself! Kids will form a lasting connection with their food as they collect eggs from Hidden Villa hens, harvest veggies from our garden, and learn how to prepare a tasty meal with our teachers and some new friends in our outdoor kitchen.

This is a Kids-Only class. Grown-ups can go for a hike on our trails, head into town, or just relax in the garden while class is in session!

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Person


Sunday, September 30, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Big Buzz about Bees

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For children of all ages, with guardian

Bees are wonderful, helpful creatures... and this fun and engaging class, designed especially for children, is a terrific way to introduce them to these amazing, tiny, winged friends of humans. Teacher Kendal will open your child's eyes, and yours too, with stories and lots of interesting things to show about an often, unfairly, feared little being.

Everyone gets a chance to see and touch all the parts of a working beehive and learn about the tools that it takes to be a beekeeper. We’ll talk about how bees collect pollen and nectar and contribute to many of the foods and products we love. We’ll also explore the many jobs that the different types of bees do inside and out of the hive. The class wraps up with taking a peek inside of a real working hive (it’s completely contained safely behind plexiglass) so we can see real worker bees caring for young larvae, making honey, and if we’re lucky, we may be able to spot the queen bee! And of course, we’ll taste the sweet rewards of beekeeping - honey harvested locally in Los Altos!

 

 

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Adult and First Child
  • 10.00 Subsequent Person


We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!
Saturday, October 06, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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MORNING FARM TOUR

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Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villa's farm and educational garden.

Pricing:
  • 15.00 Person


Sunday, October 07, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Preschoolers on the Farm Series

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Bury your hands in sheep wool, throw corn to the chickens, and more! There's lots to discover on the farm... we ask your child the questions and they discover the answers in this fun weekly class just for the preschool set. Offered rain or shine, so be prepared to get dirty! Space limited so please register early. This is a 3-Part Series Class for ages 3.5 to 5 and parents/caregivers. NOTE: No charge for siblings under 18 months old.

This series will take place on 10/7, 10/14 & 10/21.

Pricing:
  • 65.00 Adult and First Child
  • 30.00 Subsequent Person


Sunday, October 07, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Big Buzz about Bees

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For children of all ages, with guardian

Bees are wonderful, helpful creatures... and this fun and engaging class, designed especially for children, is a terrific way to introduce them to these amazing, tiny, winged friends of humans. Teacher Kendal will open your child's eyes, and yours too, with stories and lots of interesting things to show about an often, unfairly, feared little being.

Everyone gets a chance to see and touch all the parts of a working beehive and learn about the tools that it takes to be a beekeeper. We’ll talk about how bees collect pollen and nectar and contribute to many of the foods and products we love. We’ll also explore the many jobs that the different types of bees do inside and out of the hive. The class wraps up with taking a peek inside of a real working hive (it’s completely contained safely behind plexiglass) so we can see real worker bees caring for young larvae, making honey, and if we’re lucky, we may be able to spot the queen bee! And of course, we’ll taste the sweet rewards of beekeeping - honey harvested locally in Los Altos!

 

 

Pricing:
  • 25.00 Adult and First Child
  • 10.00 Subsequent Person


Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Go Goats!

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Come feed our hungry goats their dinner, milk our sweet mama goat Etta, and learn groovy goat facts. Sign up early - this is one of our most popular animal programs! 

Ages 5 and up; all children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Pricing:
  • 30.00 Person


(Waitlist only)
Saturday, October 13, 2018 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Beginning Cheesemaking: Fresh Cheeses

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For Adults and Students age 16 and up

Jeannie Mckenzie of Pinehaven farm will reveal the great mysteries of making awesome chevre and fantastic feta, as well as the mysterious St. Maure! In addition to learning everything you’ll need to know to make yummy cheeses in your own kitchen, you’ll have the opportunity to sample other scrumptious Pineheaven Farm creations and pick herbs and edible flowers from our organic garden to add different notes to your own creation!  You'll craft cheese by hand in the beautiful Duveneck House and enjoy the learning process in a small group. Feel free to visit our lovely, curious dairy goats before or after class to thank them for delicious cheese!  Class size limited to ensure everyone gets full benefit of this wonderfully interactive session. Class fee includes all materials you'll need.

Pricing:
  • 70.00 Person


Sunday, October 14, 2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Little Red Hen Baking Class

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For kids only, ages 6 to 8
Who will grind the wheat? Who will churn the butter? Who will gather the eggs? How about YOU? Come make 100% organic, tasty treats the old-fashioned way - by gathering the ingredients from the farm yourself! Have fun baking with our teachers (and some new friends) while your grownup goes for a hike on our trails or just relaxes in the garden!

Pricing:
  • 30.00 Person


Sunday, October 14, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Family Yoga on the Farm

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Yoga has been clinically proven to have wonderful benefits for children. Come join us on the beautiful farm and learn some fun and easy yoga with your child. Be led through a calming and meditative flow of yoga poses and learn some easy breathing techniques to balance emotions... farm themed with Bunny, Bumble bee, and more!  After your yoga session be lead on a tour to meet our lovely farm animals!

This session is appropriate for children 3-8 years old and their adults!  (A class for older students will be held in November).

Teacher Margo Brooke Pellmar was the youth community programming coordinator at Pure Yoga NYC, teaching group and private yoga classes to children ages 5 and up, and facilitated a yoga program at Central Synagogue Nursery School in NYC. She currently teaches private yoga to mamas and their babies here in the Bay Area.

 

Pricing:
  • 30.00 Adult and First Child
  • 15.00 Subsequent Person


Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Pricing and Refund Policy

Pricing
Rates stated as "per person" apply to both adults and children. Unless otherwise noted in program description, child rates apply to ages 2-12 and children UNDER 2 are free. Senior rate applies to ages 65 and up. Must present valid student identification to receive student discount. Limited Income option is for those who cannot otherwise afford to register. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for any of our programs, send a request to: communityprograms@hiddenvilla.org.

Cancellation
Full refund 30 days before event. 50% refund if requested 8 days or more before the event. No refunds 7 days or less prior to the event.