Archive for September 28th, 2017

Turkey Trot 5K Trail Run

[ November 18, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Turkey Trot 5K Trail Run

Fox Island County Park

November 18, Saturday  10:00 AM Start

The Fort Wayne Track Club sponsors this annual Pre-Thanksgiving 5K trail run.  The route begins and ends at the Fox Island Nature Center and winds through woods, field and water.

Registration 8:00 – 9:45   Online registration/info  at:  runrace.net

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Preschool Discovery Hour – Animal Home Hike

[ November 14, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Preschool Discovery Hour – Animal Home Hike

Fox Island County Park

November 14, Tuesday  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

We will meet indoors to talk about where critters live in Fall.  Then we will hike out to search for animal homes, and finally warm up with hot cocoa and a snack.

Cost: $3.00/Child        $2.00/adult

Pre-register by: 11/9   Min:5  Max: 20

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Hike and Hot Chocolate

[ November 11, 2017; 1:00 pm; ] Hike and Hot Chocolate

Fox Island County Park

November 11, Saturday  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy a 1 hour hike and then return to the Nature Center for hot chocolate and sweets around  the fireplace. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Cost: $3.00 includes park admission  Under 7  $1.00

Pre-register by: 11/03  Min:5  Max: 15

To register or for more information: Email:jormiston at allencountyparks.org [...]

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How to Get Clean Water

[ November 11, 2017; 4:00 pm; ] How to Get Clean Water

Metea County Park Nature Center

November11, Saturday  4:00 PM

After air, water is our most basic biological need.  Whether an emergency situation or a backpacking trip, getting clean, safe water is a priority.  Learn how to make water safe and where to find it in this hands-on program.

Cost: $2.00

Pre-register by:  11/08  Min. 5  [...]

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Bug Out Bag – When it’s time to get to safety

[ November 11, 2017; 2:00 pm; ] Bug Out Bag – When it’s time to get to safety

Metea County Park Nature Center

November 11, Saturday  2:00 PM

A midwest storm knocks out your power.  High winds damage you home.  Flooding is creeping up toward your front door.  Many things could require us to leave our home for a while.  Having a backpack of things [...]

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Trailblazer Hike with Fort Wayne Trails

[ November 11, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Payton County Park  13928 Dunton Rd.

November 11, Saturday  10:00 AM

Hike from Payton to Life Bridge Church Trailhead as we explore the Pufferbelly Trail and nature in autumn at Payton County Park.  About 3 miles.

Cost: Free

To register or for more information: Email:bdispenza at allencountyparks.org   Call: 449-8619  Bob Dispenza

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Fox Kit Club Adventures – “Birds in Winter”

[ November 7, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Fox Island County Park

November 7, Tuesday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Some birds migrate to warmer climates.  Our winter birds are a hardy bunch and have adapted to our challenging Indiana winters.  Learn about these adaptions and how to care for your own backyard birds.  Fees include a snack/drink for each child.  Paid preschool teachers of [...]

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Honeysuckle Daze

[ November 6, 2017; 10:00 am; November 8, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Metea County Park

November 6 & 8, Monday and Wednesday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Help save our beautiful view of scenic Cedar Creek.  FREE annual individual park pass to those that work a full six-hour day of removing invasive, non-native plants.  Invasive plants are out-competing our native wildflowers and tree saplings.  Bring leather gloves/boots, long sleeves/pants [...]

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The Night Before “All Hallow’s Eve”

[ October 30, 2017; 6:00 pm; ] The Night Before “All Hallow’s Eve”

Metea County Park

October 30, Monday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

‘Twas the night before “All Hallow’s Eve…

When the creatures were stirring, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!  This program includes many night-related nature activities, fall crafts and trick-or-treat snacks.  Please come in costumes appropriate for families of all ages.

Cost: $3.00 / person, ages [...]

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Growing Milkweed

[ October 29, 2017; 1:30 pm; ] Growing Milkweed

Fox Island County Park

October 29, Sunday  1:30 PM – 3:00  PM

Learn the different types of milkweed and when and where to plant the seeds. Take home seeds to plant in your beds.

Cost: Free w/annual  Pass or $2.00 park admission 7 and older

Pre-register by:10/20  Min: NA  Max. 25

To register or for more information: Email:jormiston at [...]

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