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The Friends of Salt Springs Park, Inc. • PO Box 541 • Montrose PA • 18801 • 570.967.7275 • info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org


Programs & Events
2017

Last updated: June 8, 2017



Archery for Beginners
Saturday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.

The class is based on the National Archery in the Schools Program and taught by a certified instructor.


At a Glance

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, July 15, 10:30 am

WOMEN WOKDERNESS WARRIORS, PART 1: COURAGE, Saturday, July 22, 11 am

DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES, Sunday, July 23, 1 pm

TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT SPRINGS PARK, Sunday, July 30, 1 pm

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER, Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, 9 pm

MUSHROOMS AND MYCELIA, Saturday, August 19, 1 pm

WOMEN WILDERNESS WARRIORS, PART II: TEAM WORK, Sunday, August 20, 11 am

TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT sPRINGS PARK, Sunday, August 27, 1 pm

SALT SPRINGS FIELD, FOREST & FALLS TRAIL RACE, Saturday, September 2, 9 am

SALT SPRINGS CELEBRATION!, Saturday, September 2, 11 am



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.
July


Monday, July 3, 7 p.m. - ALL-AMERICAN PATRIOTIC MUSIC

Join us in welcoming Kelly and Susan Pratt for an evening of joyful music under the stars at the Barn Pavilion.

This husband and wife duo will lead us in song at this year's birthday bash for America. Their repertoire is wide, and the evening's lineup will include patriotic
tunes (Ballad of the Green Berets, God Bless the U.S.A., Battle Hymn of the Republic), stirring Americana songs like City of New Orleans and Take Me Home, Country Roads, and some Woody Guthrie greats, including This Land Is Your Land. The audience is encouraged to join in on the songs they know (if you don't know Take Me Out to the Ball Game, we'll teach you!), and the kids are welcome to play the extra percussion instruments we'll have on hand.

Bring something to sit on and marshmallows to toast after the music. Rain or shine. Free, but we pass the hat.





Sunday, July 9, 1 p.m. - BEGINNER'S PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

Capture some summer scenes at Salt Springs Park. Learn how to fine-tune settings to enhance the beauty of the falls or the glamour of the wildflowers. We will explore a few favorite spots after a short presentation in the Wheaton House. Bring your digital camera, a tripod if available, and hiking shoes along for a photo shoot. Pre-registration appreciated (570-967-7275). Fee: $5/person; members, free.


Saturday, July 15, 10:30 a.m. TO 12:30 p.m. - ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

Enjoy one of the fastest growing sports in the United States - archery! We offer a beginner's program based on the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). We provide the equipment and targets, and you bring your focus, aim, and maybe someone else for a little friendly competition. All ages are welcome. This great family activity is taught by NASP-Certified Instructors. Led by Diane Hawley-Wurth. Fee: $5/person; members and kids, free.


Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m. - WOMEN WILDERNESS WARRIORS, PART I: COURAGE

Join us as we start this journey into the woods to get back to our roots and get in touch with nature. Take the first step with us into your brave new womanhood. We as women need to build each other up and encourage one another as we step out of our comfort zones to try something new. This is an opportunity to meet like-minded women and maybe discover a new pastime. Led by Courtney Leaidicker. Fee: Free-will donation.




Sunday, July 23, 1 p.m. - DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES

Test your swiftness as you try to catch dragonflies, damselflies, nymphs, and other insects. After a brief overview at the Wheaton House, we'll head to Silver Creek with nets that we provide. You bring waterproof or other sturdy shoes. All ages welcome. Program fee: $5 per person; $15 for families; members, free.


Sunday, July 30, 1 p.m. - TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT SPRINGS PARK

Bike the roads and trails to the edges of the park. We'll explore a different route on the last Sunday of each month throughout the summer, featuring easy to moderate riding. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $5/person; members and kids, free.




August

Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, 9 p.m. - PERSEID METEOR SHOWER

Join us for one or both evenings. Meet at the Wheaton House and walk out to an open field to enjoy this annual celestial light show of falling stars. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, viewing cameras or telescopes, and snacks and drinks. We'll have a bonfire if the night is chilly. Program fee: Free-will donation.




Saturday, August 19, Noon to 6 p.m. - WOOFSTOCK

Six years ago, the Pennsylvania SPCA was going to close the animal shelter in Montrose. A team of volunteers formed True Friends in order to keep the only local, non-kill shelter open for animals in need throughout Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. True Friends have not only kept the doors open but have built a community organization with volunteers, supporters, and staff dedicated to the shelter and to the animals they care for.

Join their 6th anniversary celebration (music, food, vendors, animal info & activities, and more!), held at Salt Springs Park. Peace. Love. Drool!




Saturday, August 19, 1 p.m. - MUSHROOMS AND MYCELIA

How much do we really know about mushrooms? From fairy tales to scientific research, the world of "fungus among us" is amazing and often misunderstood. Learn about these living organisms, which are a part of the Kingdom Fungi and important to our ecology. A brief discussion and slideshow will be followed by a trail walk. Meet at the Carriage Barn. Bring sturdy shoes, notebook, camera, and resource book if you have one. Program fee: $5 per person; members and children, free.





Sunday, August 20, 11 a.m. - WOMEN WILDERNESS WARRIORS, PART II: TEAM WORK

Join us as we start this journey into the woods to get back to our roots and get in touch with nature. Take the first step with us into your brave new womanhood. We as women need to build each other up and encourage one another as we step out of our comfort zones to try something new. This is an opportunity to meet like-minded women and maybe discover a new pastime. Led by Courtney Leaidicker. Fee: Free-will donation.


Sunday, August 27, 1 p.m. - TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT SPRINGS PARK

Bike the roads and trails to the edges of the park. We'll explore a different route on the last Sunday of each month throughout the summer, featuring easy to moderate riding. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $5/person; members and kids, free.




September

Saturday, September 2, 9 a.m. - SALT SPRINGS FIELD, FOREST, AND FALLS TRAIL RACE

The race takes you through meadows, past the park's namesake, through old-growth forests, past Penny Rock and along the gorge overlooking the park's iconic waterfalls.



Registration is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m. We offer a 2.5- and 5.5-mile loop. The shorter one is great for kids and beginners Full details and registration form are here.


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Saturday, September 2, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. - ANNUAL SALT SPRINGS CELEBRATION

Every Saturday of Labor Day weekend we provide an afternoon of free music, activities for all ages, hikes and demonstrations, and displays and exhibits. Stop by, see what's new in the past year, and enjoy some outdoor downtime with friends and family. You can also support our work by purchasing some lunch and items in our gift shop and joining in the silent auction.