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Programs & Events
2019

Last updated: April 16, 2019



At a Glance

FULL MOON HIKE, Saturday, June 15, 8:30 pm

FRIENDS OF SALT SPRINGS PARK KIDS' CLUB, Saturday, June 22, 11 am

CELEBRATE THE SUMMER SOLSTICE, Saturday, June 22, Noon

ALL-AMERICAN MUSIC, Wednesday, July 3, 7 pm

"HEAD FOR THE HILLS" HIKE, Saturday, July 13, 1 pm

DRAGONFLIES, DAMSELFLIES, AND OTHER INSECTS, Saturday, July 20, 1 pm

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, July 27, 10 am

METAL DETECTING FOR BEGINNERS, Sunday, July 28, 2 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.
June


Saturday, June 1, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, June 2, 8:30 p.m.) - STAR PARTY

Mike and Mary Sinkovich will host this spring party, and this time we hope to see Mars, Jupiter, and maybe Saturn. We begin the evening with a presentation at the Wheaton House. At dusk, we'll move to a field on Salt Springs Road, where viewing is ideal. Bring a cheap flashlight and we'll transform it into a red light with nail polish, and dress for the weather. All levels of stargazers are welcome. Total cloud-out and rain are unpredictable; call the park if the weather looks iffy. Fee: $5; $15 for families; members, free.






Sunday, June 2, 1 to 3 p.m. - CONFETTI QUILT MAKING

Celebrate spring with fabric confetti! Artists in Residence Barbara Merritt and Jayne Stoll will show us how to make a small quilt using fabric scraps. All materials are supplied, and no sewing is required. This is appropriate for adults and kids; children must be accompanied by an adult. Held in the Carriage Barn. No fee.






Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to Noon - ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

We offer a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy for anyone to learn. We provide the equipment, and you bring your focus and maybe someone else for a little friendly competition. All ages are welcome. This is a great family activity taught by Diane Hawley-Wurth, a NASP-certified instructor. Fee: $5/person; $15/family. In case of rain, we'll shoot in the upper level of the Dairy Barn.


Saturday, June 15, 8:30 to 10 p.m. - FULL MOON HIKE

Join us for a hike. We'll end the evening around a campfire sharing snacks and stories. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: Free-will donation or nonperishable items for the local food bank.



New!   Saturday, June 22, 11:30 a.m. - FRIENDS OF SALT SPRINGS PARK KIDS' CLUB

Do your children enjoy learning by discovery? Do they enjoy being outside, or would you like to introduce them to nature in a fun and safe environment? Fill out a survey so we can gather more information to make this group work for your family. Pack a lunch. Meeting starts at 11:30, with summer solstice activities to follow. No fee.



Saturday, June 22, 12 to 4 p.m., with an evening campfire (Rain date: Sunday, June 23, same times) - CELEBRATE THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

Come for one or all of the workshops offered. Bring your picnic to the park - blankets or lawn chairs, snacks, food, and drink. Fee: $5; members and kids, free.

Noon Summer Sun. Learn about the layers of the sun and safe ways to view the center of our solar system - and make a food model.

1 p.m. Bees and Honey with Jim Perkins. Bees pollinate 33% of our food as well as make honey. The presentation will include discussions, demonstrations, honey samples, and Q&A.

3 p.m. Stream Stomp. Cool off in the creek and find some critters. Learn about macroinvertebrates, aquatic insects, and the ecosystem they support.

Evening campfire Join us for story-telling and a campfire at dusk. Bring snacks to share and revel in the long daylight until the stars come out to shine.






July






Wednesday, July 3, 7 p.m. - ALL-AMERICAN MUSIC

This year the Brackney String Band will delight us with traditional American and Irish folk music, along with a smattering of bluegrass, gospel, and blues.

The artists are Tim Matthews, fiddle; Johanna Masters, fiddle and bass; Rob Siegers, banjo; and Marguerite Shelp, guitar. As always, we'll honor the birth of America with some patriotic tunes as well.

Bring something to sit on and marshmallows to toast afterward. Held at the Williams Pavilion. Free, but we pass the hat.