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Community Wreath Making

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

35211 Hwy 190, Springville CA

10 a.m. - Meet at River Ridge for gathering materials and nature walk.

12 noon - Wreath Building at The Blue Oak


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