"Aw, Mom, I don't have nothin' to do."
Well it shouldn't, with lots of things for kids going on in Emmet County this weekend.
On Saturday, there's the Fall Pioneer Festival, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Estherville Public Library.
There will be a live candle dipping demonstration as well as games, crafts and chores - all free fun and for the whole family. This is a great opportunity to learn what people did with little or no money and how years ago folks used what nature could provide. Activities include such fun things as mucking out Clara the cow's stall, a "cow chip" toss, collecting eggs, tin stamping, pumpkin painting and creating a cornhusk doll. You can find craft patterns available from EbscoHost. A link to EbscoHost can be found on EPL's website at www.estherville.lib.ia.us.
So make plans to join the Estherville Public Library for what promises to be great fun.
The next day, Sunday, will be annual Youth Pheasant Hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League. Kids 12-15 are invited to take part, and Iowa Hunter Safety Course certification is not required.
The event gets under way with sporting clay practice, a safety session and lunch before heading out at noon. There's no cost and blaze-orange apparel and guns will be provided if necessary; however, kids are asked to bring their own blaze-orange clothing and gun if they already have it.
Any kids who would like to take part can call Rick Kilpatrick at 380-5360.