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Happy Holidays Toddler Party! Friday, December 4
BARR LAKE: Bring the party to the ELF-size level! Join Ranger Michelle and her merry elves as they throw a party for toddlers age 3-6. There will be the tree lighting ceremony in the Nature Center, followed with age-appropriate holiday crafts, a story around the tree, and some tasty, fun snacks.
Holiday Open House!Saturday, December 5
GOLDEN GATE: Join us as we celebrate the upcoming holidays! We will have hot drinks, cookies and candy canes for all. Santa will join us and will be available for pictures (Free of charge!). Additionally, enjoy 10% off everything in our gift shop!
Holiday Open House!Sunday, December 6
Navajo State Park Holiday Open HouseSunday, December 6
Navajo State Park welcomes everyone to a Holiday Open House. Refreshments will be provided and all Bookstore items and gifts will be discounted 15%.
For the Holidays: 10% Discount Days!Saturday, December 12
ROXBOROUGH: Come on down and help support the Park & Friends of Roxborough while you take care of the nature-lovers on your holiday list. Stop by the visitor's center bookstore and take 10% off all books, t-shirts, maps, hats, sweatshirts, and more!
Mueller Christmas Open HouseSaturday, December 12
MUELLER: Visitor Center is open 9:00 – 4:00 pm.
Join us for a day of Holiday fun activities! Holiday Nature Hike at 10 am. Nature's Ornaments at 12-2 pm. Birds of Prey at 2 pm.
Holiday Nature HikeSaturday, December 12
MUELLER: How are trees and other bits of nature used in the holiday season? Learn the trees of Mueller and what the animals are doing at this time of year.
Holiday Open HouseSaturday, December 12
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN: Join us at the visitor center for an open house to bring in the holidays!
Sylvan Lake Open HouseSaturday, December 12
Holiday Open House: kids crafts, treats, 15% off bookstore and check out the animal skulls & skins from 10 AM - 2 PM
Join us for "Its a Wonderful Tree Life" at 1:00 PM
Majestic BirdsSaturday, December 12
MUELLER: See live Birds of Prey from the Pueblo Raptor Center! Diana Miller will show and tell about the amazing abilities of hawks, owls, eagles and falcons and how she cares for the birds at the rehabilitation center.
AHRA Holiday Open HouseFriday, December 18
ARKANSAS HEADWATERS: Celebrate the holiday season at the AHRA Annual Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held at the AHRA Visitor Center, located at 307 W. Sackett Ave. in downtown Salida.
Folks of all ages are welcome to share in some refreshments, make a Holiday decoration, and visit with special guests including AHRA volunteer natuarlist Bob Hickey. Hickey is well-known to AHRA for his fun and educational hikes, as well as for his extensive knowledge of geology. Bob will have an on-going presentation on the unusual geology found in the local area.
There will also be a 10% discount on all merchandise from the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association’s sales outlet. Annual Parks Passes are also available and make a wonderful gift, so you can check off the nature lovers on your shopping list.
All activities and parking at the visitor center are free. For more information call AHRA at 719-539-7289.
Old Fashioned Holiday CelebrationSaturday, December 19
ROXBOROUGH: Enjoy a winter stroll down the Fountain Valley Trail, and then warm up with hot cocoa, warm cider, and holiday treats at the historic Persse Place.
First Day Hike at James M. RobbFriday, January 1
Get the year started off right by attending the First Day Hike at the Connected Lakes section of the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park. We will hike the trails and discuss the flora, fauna, and work that we have been doing to bring the area back to its native vegetation. We'll finish up by making backyard bird feeders.
Douglas County Christmas Bird CountSaturday, January 2
ROXBOROUGH: Bird lovers unite! All ability levels welcome. Join us for the 2015 annual Douglas County bird count and potluck chili dinner.* Teams spend the day counting birds and, at the end of the day, converge at the Roxborough visitor center for a potluck chili dinner.