North Bend State Park’s Winter Wonder Weekend… January 19-21, 2018

Special Fun for people who love Birds of Prey!!!

Join Jan and me for a fun-filled weekend of programs, hikes, activities and field trips.

North Bend State Park’s Winter Wonder Weekend is a wonderful tradition and a great way to have fun.  There are loads of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages to choose from.  The staff at North Bend always shows amazing creativity with decorations and activities related to their theme – I’m sure this year will be just as wonderful.  This year’s theme is the 1960’s:   Have a Blast from the Past.

Friday evening I will present the program, “The Sixties in West Virginia – A Blast from the Past“.

the sixties

My Sixties program will cover everything from “Zeke from Cabin Creek” (Jerry West) and wilderness in West Virginia to The Beatles (of course) – and so much more.  I bet you didn’t know……….

The presentation will be followed by an ice cream social by the fireplace and a performance by Stepping Stone Band…music to sing along with or even dance to.  The final Friday night activity will be a winter-night walk led by Jan and me.  We may even try to call in some owls and admire the brilliant constellations in that very dark area.

pho_ice_cream_sundae

Make your own sundae

 

owls

Left to right – Eastern Screech-owl, Barred Owl and Great Horned Owl (Eastern Screech-owl and Great Horned Owl photos (c) Bill Beatty – Barred Owl photo (c) Grant Hickey)

 

stepping stone band

Stepping Stone Band

This is a sample of the music from the Stepping Stone Band –   Jan and I always marvel at their talent.  “Our” music comes alive and we can’t help but dance.

During the day on Saturday, there are indoor and outdoor options in the park and at nearby locations…always something fun for  everyone.

Part of Saturday’s program will be presented by Wendy and Ron Perrone of the Three Rivers Avian Centerhttp://www.tracwv.org/

raptors

American Bald Eagle and Red-tailed Hawks, two of several raptors that will be part of the Three Rivers program.  (Photos courtesy of the Three Rivers Avian Center)

Programs on Sunday conclude the weekend.

This is something Jan and I always look forward to and would love to share with our friends.

Weekend description, prices and registration form: http://www.wvdnr.gov/Winter_Wonder_Brochure_2018.pdf

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