Crafting workshops being offered


OREGON – The make and take workshops at Cork and Tap have been a huge success and there are more opportunities for fun for you to put on your calendar.  

Register through the Oregon Park District for a variety of upcoming workshops. The various items make great gifts or can be added to your décor for the holidays. Not only are the classes enjoyable and educational, but they are a fun night out for yourself or with friends with the added benefit of sipping on your favorite beverage while you work and chat. 

If you love the trendy wooden signs, Timber + Tribe will be at Cork & Tap on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6:30-9 p.m. You will stencil a 14” x 18” sign.  Upon registration choose between 12 different sayings. At the workshop, you will choose stain color and paint color and then you can go to work creating your sign. The registration deadline is Oct. 31.  

If painting is your thing, give the Paint and Sip class on Wednesday, Nov. 13, a try from 6:30-8:30 p.m. No painting experience is required as the instructor walks you through the process.  The basic pattern is there for you, but you have the freedom to be creative and add your own personal touches to the canvas. This workshop canvas is a winter scene with a deer in the woods under the night sky with snow gently falling.  Registration deadline is Nov. 5.

Are you wanting a fresh centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? Learn from the best. Merlin’s Greenhouse staff will be teaching how to design a lovely fall arrangement in a real pumpkin on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6-7 p.m. or choose the 7:30-8:30 p.m. time. Registration deadline is Nov. 13.

There is a little something for everyone offered through the Park District. Register through the Oregon Park District:, at Nash, or by calling the Park District at 815-732-3101. For more information on these classes, contact