Mar 19, 2019 – Mar 22, 2019
10:00 AMMechanical Marvels at the Science Mill this Spring Break!Bring your family!
Mechanical Marvels at the Science Mill this Spring Break!
Bring your family! Bring your friends! Guide robots through an obstacle course, and check our our tech spin on K’Nex. Let your imagination inspire new creations! Special Spring Break stations will include an mBot obstacle course, where up to four drivers at once will use iPads to drive their mBots through lots of twists and turns. We’ll also have joystick-controlled machines made of K’Nex. Once you’ve mastered operating those, you can try your hand at inventing and coding your own creation. Put your knowledge of physics and engineering to work, and see what your machine can do!
Special activities will run from 11:30am-2pm on the following dates:
Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
Thursday, March 14
Friday, March 15
Tuesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 20
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
Don’t miss the brand new Aquaponics Greenhouse during your visit! Walk into a working aquaponics system to see how fish, plants and microbes work together to create healthy food. Discover fruit, vegetables and tropical plants in vertical growing tubes, floating rafts and a giant living wall. This unique ecosystem represents the technology, beauty, practicality and science for sustainable agriculture and healthy eating.
Make a customized avatar passport before you explore the Science Mill’s 50+ hands-on exhibits, and see a 3D movie, during our special Spring Beak hours!
Hours for both weeks (March 12-17 and March 19-24):
March 4-6: New Orleans - Celebrate Mardi Gras – Spend 3 days & 2 nights in the beautiful Texas Hill Country while learning a variety of New
March 4-6: New Orleans – Celebrate Mardi Gras – Spend 3 days & 2 nights in the beautiful Texas Hill Country while learning a variety of New Orleans cooking skills and celebrating Mardi Gras! This class will focus on the two main cuisines in and around New Orleans – Creole and Cajun – and will deliciously reflect their mix of Spanish, African, and French heritages. You will learn to prepare dishes such as award winning Gumbo, Blackened Snapper, Cajun Barbequed Shrimp, Louisiana Brined Roasted Loin of Pork, King Cake and the classic Beignet.
March 18-20: BBQ Camp– You’ll be the envy of your friends and family once you learn the secrets to preparing wonderful meals on the grill. Try your hand at Cedar Planked Wild King Salmon with Jerk Spice and Mango Salsa, St. Louis Style Baby Back Ribs with Cherry Coke Glaze, Smoked Beer-Can Chicken, Texas Brisket, and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler with Home-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
Typical Three Day Texas Hill Country Cooking Classes Schedule
Arrival at the charming Blair House Inn by 3:00 pm.
Your first demonstration will begin with our Executive Chef in our commercial kitchen at 4:00 pm.
After dinner you participate in a short discussion with our Chef. This will include an itinerary and recipe assignments for the next two days.
Chef will await you at 7:45 am and your first lab will begin by preparing breakfast.
After enjoying your meal you will have a short break to explore the Hill Country and return to the kitchen by 10:00 am. At this time you will receive instructions and break off to prepare you assigned recipes for lunch.
An afternoon break will be after lunch and at 3:00 pm you start to prepare your evening dinner.
Once complete you will have a feast of the finest foods to enjoy and top the evening off.
You will once again report to the kitchen at 8:00 am and begin breakfast preparation.
A small break will be allowed and then you will enjoy preparing a picnic lunch to be taken on a Hill Country outing to a local Texas Vineyard or Farm.
This will conclude your three day course at approximately 2:00 pm.
Schedule your classes today and share the joy of cooking with new friends in a relaxing atmosphere! Extend your stay to 3 nights and receive 10% off of the published rate of each room night. Class room size is limited to no more than eight, to insure individual attention. Food allergies should be mentioned at the time of booking to insure exceptions can be made. Below you will find our themed three day classes to choose from. If you would like to schedule a private group class please feel free to contact the inn directly for assistance.