Irene B. French Community Center
5701 Merriam Drive
11:30am - 1:30pm
"From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms."
To acknowledge Older Americans Month, we'll have Erica Layton manager of the "Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum" in Gladstone, here to share the history of aprons and the changing attitudes toward women and domestic work. Bring or wear a special family legacy apron: perhaps it was your first home economic project or a hand-me down. Be prepared to share your own stories. Light lunch will be provided.
Registration required by Wednesday, May 2.