On the International Space Station, brave astro-pioneers pass the time by making crafts—namely, dream catchers to catch the dreams of any nearby aliens dreaming of attacking Earth. Make your craft-capturing dreams come true with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two admissions to one night at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland (a $50 value). The event will take place August 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and customers must be at least 18 years old to attend.
Members of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi share their one-of-a-kind skills in manipulating metal, glass, and fabric at the Mississippi Craft Center, a modern creativity oasis located in the verdant Ross Barnett Reservoir. After arriving for the combination soiree and learn-a-thon, crafting duos spend an hour (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) preparing for their preselected classes by socializing and enjoying complimentary appetizers and wine. Students then participate in one of four, two-hour crafting classes. Skillful instructors acquaint pupils with hands-on arts including glass fusion, in which class participants create two items, such as a plate or elegant Frisbee, that can be taken home a few days later after firing. A fresh pair of earrings and newly forged necklace go home with metal-jewelry students, who learn to fashion glittery, wearable art using fine tools and careful precision. Aspiring blacksmiths and basket weavers can also craft artful creations to adorn mantels or add rustic touches to hermetically sealed plastic bubbles.
950 Rice Rd.
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157