“Many mowers and tillers will have a foam prefilter that can become filthy with use. If allowed to become too dirty, engines will run poorly or may not run at all. Sharpen blades, clean tines, tighten screws, replace broken parts and do all the other things needed to keep equipment in good shape. Though such maintenance takes some time and effort, it pays for itself by reducing frustration and lost time due to poorly performing equipment during a hectic spring.”
The walk features a half-mile walking trail lined with 900 candles in jars, and Christmas lights on some areas, including the island. Bonfires will give people a place to warm up and have roasted marshmallows and s’mores, which are included in admission, as are hot almond tree and cookies indoors.
The luminaria walk will be open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday this week, and Friday and Dec. 7 next week. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $2 for ages 3 to 15. Children under 3 years are admitted for free. The arboretum gift shop will include the work of local artisans.
The entertainment schedule: on Saturday, ballet and lyrical dance by Angel Feet Ministry, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and excerpts from “The Nutcracker” ballet performed by the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts Dance Ensembles, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m.; on Friday, winter concert of the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts Suzuki Strings Ensemble, 5 to 6 p.m., and a singing of carols from 7 to 8 p.m.; and Dec. 7, Friendly Baptist Deaf Church Bell Choir performs on Kristal Bells from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Hesston College Bel Canto Singers at 7 and 7:30 p.m.