This month, the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is pairing two of its regularly scheduled programs.
Today, starting at 10 a.m., children ages 7 and up will have the opportunity to learn about and celebrate Latin American Heritage Month. The program will allow the kids to learn about Mexican culture and history as well as make some traditional crafts. The main craft they will make is “God’s Eye” which can be made using yarn and popsicle sticks. God’s Eye is an ancient symbol which represents a child’s first five years of life. The central section of the craft is traditionally made when a child is born and each year a bit of yarn is added until the child is 5 years old.
The program is free for museum members and $5 for the general public. It is part of the Super Saturday program which consists of monthly activities for children. Kids will also get a chance to see the children’s hands-on history gallery.
Today also will be the next Toast and Jam in the courtyard from 5 - 7 p.m. This month will feature Diana Tuffin, a jazz, blues and gospel artist from Winston-Salem. She has participated in the Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest University and in public schools in performances of Creators of Jazz.
The featured winery this month is Old North State Winery who will be offering wine tastings and sales along with a brief educational program about their wines. Trio Restaurant and Bar will provide tapas for the event as well, giving the public a chance to sample its fare.
“The whole idea is to give folks something to do on a Saturday afternoon,” said Matt Edwards, museum director, of Toast and Jam. “It should be a good day. The weather is looking good for us.”
Toast and Jam will continue through November, including the Saturday of the Autumn Leaves Festival.
“We’ve got some great musical opportunities coming down the pipeline,” said Edwards. “It’s also a great opportunity to come out and check out the museum.