"Fall"ing for Outdoor Fun!

October 8, 2013

As the leaves begin to fall and the kids can play outside with just a sweatshirt, instructors Linda Bailey and Mimi Dempsey are making sure that you take full advantage of the brisk, cooler temperatures with some amazing Nature Programs planned in October! Please keep in mind most of our programs require pre-registration so that we have enough materials for everyone! You are able to register online or by coming down to the Dorothy Hart Community Center.

witches-brewDouble, Double Toil and Trouble, Parks & Recreation is brewing up a batch of spooks, chills and thrills at our ever popular annual Spooky Stories by the Shore at Motts Run Reservoir on Saturday October 19.  Walk the trail of spooks and spiders, to the shore for a roasting-fire! Enjoy the enchantment of Halloween along the shore of Motts Run Reservoir. We'll warm you with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows, and then chill you to the bone with spooky stories and other surprises. Its great family
fun! Dress warmly and bring a flashlight and blanket. Amphitheatre seating provided. This one can be a little scary so we do not recommend children under 5 attend. $6 per person. (Rain date: Oct 20)

Planning Ahead: Register early so you don't miss out on the Family Campout November 1-2 along the Motts Run Reservoir shore! Enjoy a magical autumn evening complete with a weenie roast and s 'mores. Sleep to the sound of night birds and beavers, and wake to the smell of coffee, bacon and French toast. We'll provide food, fun and games, a night hike and more! You bring your tent and a love of the great outdoors. Please pick up campout list at the Dorothy Hart Community Center.
Cost: Individual $15/$15 (residents/non-residents), Family of 5 Fee $65/$65 (residents/non-residents)

In addition, we have these other great family programs to keep you outdoors, active, and enjoying the natural resources Fredericksburg offers!

stargazingStargazing in the Park Series (8yrs – Adult)
Join astronomer Myron Wasiuta, astronomer and doctor at Total Eye, for a spectacular series of stargazing programs. You'll have an opportunity to discover the wonders of the universe through a powerful computer-controlled Celestron 14-inch telescope and state-of-the-art equipment. Dress for the weather, bring a lawn chair (optional) and come prepared for a great adventure with a different theme each month. Location:
Motts Run Reservoir (Park closed after hours. Please enter and SHUT gate behind you.)
October 12 - International Observe the Moon night – 8:00pm
$4/$4 (residents/non-residents)



Autumn Leaves Hike (6yrs – Adult)
The fall woodland is full of wonder. Take an autumn hike and learn about the trees and their seeds as we soak up the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. Dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. A family favorite, great for adults and kids. Linda Bailey, Instructor. Location: Motts Run Nature Center
Sunday, October 27
$4/$4 (residents/non-residents)

See you down at Motts Run at some point this month!

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