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Metalsmiths show skills at Jan. 30 Forge Day
PICAYUNE, Miss. -- People can learn about metalsmithing during the annual Forge Day at the Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum on Jan. 30 in Pearl River County.
Area metal workers will demonstrate techniques for hobbyists and anyone else interested in learning the skill. Some artists will allow adults and children to participate in metal forging. Signed waivers are required, and protective equipment is provided.
Knife sharpening will be available. Products also will be available for purchase.
The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.
Admission is free for arboretum members, $5 for non-members and $2 for non-members’ children under age 12.
The Crosby Arboretum is located at 370 Ridge Road near Picayune. For more information or directions, go to http://crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu/.