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Programs & Events
2019

Last updated: September 24, 2019



At a Glance

HALLOWEEN FEST, Saturday, October 26, 4 pm

GEOCACHING WITH RON NAGY, Saturday, November 2, 1 pm

MILKWEED MUD PIES FOR MONARCHS, Sunday, November 10, 1 pm

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE AND NATURE CRAFTS, Sunday, November 17, 1 pm

WINTER SNOW FUN, Saturday, December 7, 1 pm

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE AND NATURE CRAFTS, Sunday, December 8, 1 pm

FULL MOON HIKE, Friday, December 13, 6:30 pm

WINTER SNOW FUN, Saturday, December 14, 1 pm



Program Information

 √ For all programs, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  Meet at the Wheaton House, unless otherwise indicated.

  Friends of Salt Springs Park members will receive a discount on some program fees.

 Programs may be cancelled because of bad weather, low registration, or other unforeseen circumstance.

 For last minute updates, call the park at 570-967-7275.
October




Saturday, October 5, 1-4 p.m. - FALL PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn the basics of landscape photography, and capture the colors of fall. We will explore options using your camera's manual settings to create a stunning nature photo of the waterfalls or the fall foliage. After a 45-minute presentation on basic shooting techniques and a short break, we'll practice the techniques as we walk the areas within a mile of the Wheaton House. Bring your digital camera and, if possible, a tripod. Hiking shoes will be helpful for the field shoot. Pre-registration appreciated (570-967-7275). Fee: $10; members, $5. Rain date, Sunday, October 6, 1 p.m.



Friday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. - FULL MOON HIKE

Kick off the holiday weekend exploring Salt Springs Park by the light of the moon. Warm up with a campfire and some hot chocolate afterwards, sharing snacks and stories. Bring a snack to share, a flashlight, and an adventurous spirit. Fee: $5; members, free.





Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 12, 13, and 14, 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. daily - QUILT EXHIBIT, #20 along the ARTISTS' OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND Tour - With a Soup Lunch served on Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. till 2 p.m., in the Carriage Barn

Our 2019 Artists in Residence, Jayne Morris Stoll and Barbara Merritt, will mount an exhibit in the Wheaton House during the countywide self-guided Artists' Open House Weekend art tour as the culmination of their year-long residency at Salt Springs Park. A portion of their sales will be donated to the Friends.

The Friends will offer a hot soup lunch on Saturday, October 6, 10:30 a.m. till 2 p.m., for a modest price. No fee for the exhibit.







Saturday, October 26, 4 p.m. - HALLOWEEN FEST

Our popular family event is back for the 8th year, with lots of pumpkins, activities, games, and food - something fun for everyone! The festivities begin at 4 pm, with pumpkin carving. We delve into the pinata and ghost stories at 6 pm, and end the evening in our Haunted "House." $5 per person; $20 for families; FSSP members, 50% discount.





November

Saturday, November 2, 1-4 p.m. Rain or Shine - GEOCACHING WITH RON NAGY

Whether you are a seasoned expert or just curious about geocaching, you will benefit from the tips and treasures Ron Nagy will share with you today. Since he began in 2007, Ron has geocached in 18 states and Canada. He has found 3,600 caches as close as Salt Springs Park and (via "virtual geocaching") as far away as England. Want to learn more? Ron's presentation will give you all the basics. Then we'll head outside for a hands-on treasure hunt. Fee: $5; members, free.



Sunday, November 10, 1-3 p.m. - MILKWEED MUD PIES FOR MONARCHS

Now is the time to plan for Monarch butterfly habitats. Monarch butterfly caterpillars eat only milkweed, so include a stand of beautiful milkweed flowers in your garden. A short presentation is followed by hands-on seed preparation, which you will take home to plant. All materials are provided. Bring gloves if you don't want to get your hands dirty!Total cloud-out and rain are unpredictable; call the park if the weather looks iffy. Fee: $5; members, free.




Sunday, November 17, 1 p.m. - HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE AND NATURE CRAFTS

Let's take a walk to gather some of nature's treasures and create a piece of art—maybe a wreath, ornament, or centerpiece. Bring your creativity, a container for your artwork (like a shoebox or a picture frame) and any accessories you might want to add. Bring your own tools—scissors, glue, glue gun—if you have them; we'll have a limited supply available to share. Children 3 to 103 welcome! Fee: $5; members, free.




December





Saturday, December 7, 1 p.m. - WINTER SNOW FUN

Get out to see some winter wonders - animal tracks, dazzling snow drifts, white landscapes. We will provide snowshoes or ice cleats and poles—just wear your winter boots. Basic instruction will be given to those new to these winter sports. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll reschedule. Fee: Free-will donation.





Sunday, December 8, 1 p.m. - HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE AND NATURE CRAFTS

Let's take a walk to gather some of nature's treasures and create a piece of art—maybe a wreath, ornament, or centerpiece. Bring your creativity, a container for your artwork (like a shoebox or a picture frame) and any accessories you might want to add. Bring your own tools—scissors, glue, glue gun—if you have them; we'll have a limited supply available to share. Children 3 to 103 welcome! Fee: $5; members, free.


Friday, December 13, 1 p.m. - FULL MOON HIKE

Hopefully we will have freshly fallen snow to make conditions bright and beautiful. Come explore the park by the light of the moon. Bring a snack to share around a campfire afterwards, a flashlight, and an adventurous - not superstitious! - spirit. Fee: $5; members, free.


Saturday, December 14, 1 p.m. - WINTER SNOW FUN

Get out to see some winter wonders - animal tracks, dazzling snow drifts, white landscapes. We will provide snowshoes or ice cleats and poles—just wear your winter boots. Basic instruction will be given to those new to these winter sports. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll reschedule. Fee: Free-will donation.