ACE to host fall events

ACE will also be holding Apple-icious, a cooking school, on Friday, Oct. 21 at ACE.

The class will go from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost for the cooking school is $10.

The class will make an assortment of apple treats including cake, dumplings, and turnovers.

“Anyone who came out here for Legacy Learning Chautauqua schools, they see that we gather around our big counter in the kitchen and learn from each other. It’s a hands-on experience,” said Janet Toering, ACE program director.

Those who wish to attend should call Toering at 832-4153.

The class will be able to taste, take home, and help bake items for the Harvest Festival at ACE the next day.

“We will also be preparing to bake and sell some of these items at the Harvest Festival,” Toering said.

All Cultures Equal will be holding their annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“There are many parts to the Harvest Festival,” said Toering. “A craft and vendor fair, stone soup lunch, pumpkin decorating, and raffle prizes.”

The craft and vendor fair will feature an assortment of hand made goods from area sellers. According to Toering there is still room for more vendors. Vendors who wish to participate can call ACE at (515) 832-4153 or email office@allculturesequal.org. Vendors can display their wares on an eight-foot table for $10 or a round table for $5.

“We will also have MarketplACE going on during the event,” said Toering. “We have a large amount of cold weather wear like blankets and wraps.”

Toering also said that MarketplACE is accepting gently used furniture and kitchenware.

Individuals who come out to ACE for the festival will be treated to stone soup for a small fee. Everything for the lunch was prepared and grown locally. Cornbread and apple desserts will be served along with the soup.

There will be a pumpkin decorating contest from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Individuals can participate in one of three age categories: preschool to 6th grade, junior/senior high, and adults. Prizes will be award to best pumpkins. Supplies will be provided at ACE, but participants can also bring their own materials.

“Come early to decorate your pumpkin,” Toering said. “People present at the festival will get to vote on best pumpkin for each age group.”

Raffle tickets will also be sold during the festival. Call Toering at (515) 832-4153 for ticket prices.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to make a fall craft for a small fee.

“There are a lot of hands-on activities for families,” said Toering. “These events are intended to bring people together.”