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December 4, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Conservation Center
O.W.L.S. programs are designed for "boomers" or older, but anyone can attend. No registration is required unless you would like to attend the optional luncheon that follows the program for just $7.50. If you would rather not register online, call our office at 515.232.2516.
Hear from Patricia Coffie as she tells the story of fire through the generations.
"It is one story of Iowa, tallgrass prairie to family farms to big cities. Sheffield Cemetery and the old house are still places to visit in Story City, the farm with the replacement barn is near Altoona but private, and the student housing in Iowa City where we had an apartment has been destroyed in a flood. All Iowa history."
Menu: lasagna, garden salad, breadsticks, and holiday brownie.
Register for lunch by November 30.
December 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ McFarland Park
Santa's helpers have been playing in the park! Kids will learn how to use a GPS and then search the woods to find stockings of goodies and elves hiding nearby. Bring back an elf to claim a special prize! Spots in the hunt are limited so be sure to register early. Be dressed to spend the afternoon outside. Fee of $5 per collector (children 3-14 years old) with registration required by 4pm on Friday, November 30.
December 10, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Conservation Center
The Story County Conservation Board invites the public to attend its monthly board meeting. Board agendas will be available at www.storycountyconservation.org the Friday prior to the meeting.
December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McFarland Park
Let luminaries light your way around McFarland Lake on a special wintry hike. End the experience with hot cocoa by a campfire. In case of snow, snowshoes will be provided (sizes available for ages 8 and up). Hike is self-guided; complete luminary loop is about one mile. Dress in layered, warm clothing appropriate for the weather. Participants can choose between a 6-7:30pm or 7:30-9pm slot. Fee of $5 with registration required by 4pm on Wednesday, December 12.
December 24, 2018 - December 25, 2018
December 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ McFarland Park
Come experience the snowy trails on snowshoes! We will discuss snowshoe sizing and learn techniques to enjoying this ancient method of winter travel.
These programs are outside, so please dress for the cold Iowa winter. Programs are dependent on snow levels. Fee of $5 with registration is required by 4pm on 12/26.
December 31, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM