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Saturday Workshops for Adults And Families 2017

HALLOWEEN MASKS
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Masks have been a part of many cultures throughout history. They are useful for hiding identities, but also for inciting fear or awe or other emotions. Sighted people tend to depend on the visual for their effects, but textures and shapes can convey emotions as well. Museum staff will guide participants of all ages and abilities as they make scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for adults and children age 6 and up.

CODES, CYPHERS, AND SECRET MESSAGES
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

What does braille have in common with Morse code, semaphore, shorthand and ASCII ? They’re all codes. Codes and ciphers have fascinated people for centuries. Spies and governments rely on them, diarists use them to keep their personal writings private, and kids send secret messages to friends. Join us to crack a few codes and to invent our own. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. For adults and children ages 6 and up.

FAMILY DAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Friends and relatives visiting for Thanksgiving? Looking for something uniquely Louisville to show friends and relatives visiting for Thanksgiving? Bring them to APH’s one-of-a-kind museum! Visitors can write their names in braille, see a book from Helen Keller’s Bible, play games and read books designed for children who are blind, and enjoy many other activities in our award-winning museum. See “Denver the Guide Dog,” a Discovery Channel video about how a puppy becomes a dog guide and is matched with a new owner. Holiday goodies and hot cider will be served. For all ages.

HOLIDAY CARD/ORNAMENT FACTORY
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Visit the museum to learn how people who are blind and visually impaired “see” with their fingertips. Then craft your own tactile ornament to decorate your home for the holidays. Make unique holiday cards as well. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to register. Best for adults and children age 6 and up.