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Programs & Events
2018

Last updated: September 24, 2018



Halloween Fest
Saturday, October 27, 4 p.m.

Treats and Tricks!



At a Glance

HALLOWEEN FEST, Saturday, October 27, 4 pm

WINTER BIRD FEEDING, Saturday, November 10, 10 am

FALL STAR PARTY, Saturday, November 10, 6 pm

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE AND NATURE CRAFTS, Sunday, November 18, 1 pm

WINTER SNOW FUN, Saturday, December 8, 1 pm

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE AND NATURE CRAFTS, Sunday, December 9, 1 pm

WINTER SNOW FUN, Saturday, December 15, 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, Sunday, and Monday, October 6, 7, and 8, 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. daily - EARL W. LEHMAN ART EXHIBIT, ARTISTS' OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND - With Soup on Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Earl will mount an exhibit in the historic Carriage Barn during the countywide self-guided Artists' Open House Weekend art tour as the culmination of his year-long residency at Salt Springs Park. A portion of his sales will be donated to the Friends. The Friends will also host a hop soup sale on Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. No fee for the exhibit.




Saturday, October 6, 1-4 p.m. - PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

Capture the beauty of the season and learn how to frame a picture you would love to hang on your wall for years to come. We will explore using the Manual settings to create stunning nature photos. A 45-minute presentation on basic shooting techniques will be followed by some hands-on practice out in the park. Bring your digital camera and a tripod if you have one; hiking shoes will also be appropriate for this photo shoot. Come early for the hot soup sale accompanying artist Earl W. Lehman's showing in the Carriage Barn. Pre-registration appreciated (570-967-7275). Fee: $10; members, $5. Rain date, Sunday, October 7, 1 p.m.






Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. till noon - 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; $15/family. In case of rain, we'll shoot in the upper level of the Dairy Barn.







Sunday, October 14, 1 p.m. - FALL COLORS

Professional scientific illustrator Kelly Finan will explain the plant anatomy and physiology behind our beautiful fall colors and guide us through the steps to paint a leaf that pops off the page. Bring a pencil, paper, and/or a watercolor set (basic is fine) if you have one. All ages welcome. Pre-registration appreciated (570-967-7275). Fee: $15; members, $10.









Saturday, October 27, 4 p.m. - HALLOWEEN FEST

Our popular family fall event is back for the 7th year, with lots of pumpkins, activities, games, and food. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with pumpkin carving. At 6 p.m. we'll take turns at the pinata and then tell ghost stories until dark. We'll end the evening with our Haunted House. $5 per person; $20 for families; FSSP members, 50% discount.








November


Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m. - WINTER BIRD FEEDING

The winter months are a great time to enjoy feeding wild birds. Learn the secrets to attracting seed-eating species to your property. Our presenter, Evan Mann, spent three decased working in the bird-feeding industry. He will share his understanding of the principles behind attracting the widest variety of birds and the best practices for getting the most enjoyment from the hobby. He will also cover the birds, seeds, and types of feeders that can fill our yards with color throughout the upcoming season.Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.




Saturday, November 10, 6:30 p.m. - FALL STAR PARTY

The air is cooler and the sky is clearer. Come see Mars, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus and the surrounding heavenly bodies. Mike and Mary Sinkovich will host this fall star party, beginning with a presentation at the Wheaton House (tips about telescopes and finding good astronomy resources on the Internet) and ending in the upper field, where viewing is ideal. Dress in warm layers. All levels of stargazers welcome; bring a cheap flashlight and we'll transform it into a red light with nail polish. We'll top off the evening with some hot cocoa and cookies. Total cloud-out and rain are unpredictable; call the park if the weather looks iffy. Fee: $5; $15 for families; members, free.



Sunday, November 18, 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 8, 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 9, 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.


Saturday, December 15, 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.