Join women for some fun-filled girls’ nights out! These hands-on outdoor classes are taught by women for women and are held on the second Thursday of the month in June and September.

The following classes are scheduled:

Thursday, June 8 – Dutch Oven Cooking: Take Dutch oven cooking to the next level. Participants will make some old standards as well as some new and exciting dishes in this class. When registering, please note any special dietary needs.

Thursday, Sept. 15 – Survival Skills: Have you heard of the rule of three? Do you want to learn to build a fire without a lighter or match? Then this is the class for you. Fires will be started without a match and if it’s big enough, marshmallows will be roasted.

Classes are held at the bluff top from 6 to 8 p.m. All equipment is provided. Participation is limited to individuals 18 years or older and registration is required. To register, contact Connie at 573-751-1224 or

Echo Bluff State Park is located at 35244 Echo Bluff Drive in Eminence. For more information, call 573-751-5211.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.