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THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF MAPLE - REGISTER HERE!
Mon., February 16 (President’s Day Holiday) – California Woods Nature Preserve
For Ages 5 (currently in Kindergarten) - 12
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Let's tap some trees, haul some sap and make some maple syrup. Lots of tasting for the sweet tooth! The fun also includes games and a craft. Call 231-8678 by Feb. 13 for more information
Fri., February 13, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. – Wolff Planetarium at Trailside Nature Center
Experience the oldest public planetarium west of the Allegheny Mountains. Discover stars, constellations, galaxies and more. Learn stories behind many of the
constellations. From nebulas and novae to star formation and more, this show has it all! Appropriate for adults and families with ages 5 - up. Fee: $5 per person.
Call 751-3679 for more information and reservations.
SWEET REWARDS FOR VALENTINES DAY: BACKYARD MAPLE
Sat., February 14, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. – Caldwell Nature Preserve
Learn to make something sweet for your Sweetie this Valentine’s Day. Our staff teach the tricks of the trade for making maple syrup at home. Discover what trees to tap, how to collect and cook the sap into syrup. Most of the program is held outdoors. Tapping spouts are available for sale. FREE but reservations required. Call 761-4313 by Feb 12 for more information and reservations.
ALL ABOARD! RAVINE TO FREEDOM
Sun., February 15, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. – LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve
Step back in time and walk part of a route used by escaping slaves during the 1850’s and determine whether you have what it takes to gain your own freedom. A local focus brings the broader history of the Underground Railroad to life. FREE but reservations required. Appropriate for adults and families with ages 8 - up. Call 542-2909 by Feb 12 for more info and reservations.
MAPLE IN MT. AIRY - REGISTER TODAY!
Sat., March 7 - Breakfast seatings from 9:00 a.m. - noon - Oak Ridge Lodge in Mt. Airy Forest
You and your family enjoy a hay wagon ride to the Arboretum and interact with costumed sugar makers from the past. Along the way, taste maple sap, tea and sugar. Join in as we simulate how trees produce sugar and discover how people have tapped into this sugar source over the centuries. A free pancake breakfast is provided before your program begins. Program Fee: $8 per person. The full program, including breakfast, takes approximately 2.25 hours. Reservations with breakfast are required.
PANCAKES IN THE WOODS
Sun., March 15, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – California Woods Nature Preserve