The Explorer Magazine Fall 2022 - Page 8

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Danville Geocaching Tour Saturday , Sept . 24 • 2 p . m . Bread Basket Café & Bakery , 46 S . Tennessee Street , Danville
Looking for a new activity to do as a family ? Try geocaching : a high-tech treasure hunt ! Locate a handful of caches around Danville with a Park Naturalist geocacher ! Start off with treats at the Bread Basket Café & Bakery and then drive short distances between caches in Danville . You ’ ll need a few tools to go geocaching , and we ’ ve put together a geocaching kit for you ! Special thanks to the Bread Basket and Danville Parks & Recreation for partnering with us to bring you this activity !
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES . CHILDREN MUST ATTENDED WITH A LICENSED DRIVER . FEE : $ 10 / PERSON ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY SEPT . 20 APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 3 HOURS
Astronomy Saturday , Oct . 1 • 8 p . m McCloud Nature Park
Take stargazing to new heights by escaping the light pollution of the city and heading to McCloud Nature Park , where thousands of stars twinkle like jewels in the dark night sky !
The Indiana Astronomical Society partners with Park Naturalists to hold this sky seminar and viewing . These programs , led by expert sky watchers , are geared for the novice astronomer . This program will begin with a brief informational session (“ sky seminar ”) where you will learn which planets and constellations will be visible that night .
These seminars last about 30 minutes and are best suited for ages 8 through adult .
IMPORTANT NOTE : Sky seminars will take place rain or shine , but sky viewings are dependent upon clear skies . If poor weather is forecasted or any severe weather advisories are issued , the skyviewing portion of the program will be canceled .
For updates regarding the seminars , follow the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation Facebook page or call the Weather and Program Hotline at ( 317 ) 718-6111 .
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 THROUGH ADULT • FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 2 HOURS
Fitness in the Park Saturday , Oct . 1 , 8:30 a . m . W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park , Bluegill Shelter
Try a different fitness class on the first Saturday of each month ! We ’ re bringing fitness instructors in from a wide variety of programs to give you a FREE one-hour introduction to their area of fitness expertise – all while you enjoy the natural beauty of W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park ! As each month approaches , visit HendricksCountyParks . org and our Facebook page to find out who ’ s leading Fitness in the Park that month and the details of the fitness program being presented . Registration is recommended to notify participants of any weather cancellations .
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES FREE TO ATTEND APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 1 HOUR
Fall Harvest Festival Saturday , Oct . 8 • 11 a . m . to 1 p . m . W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park
Join us in a celebration of the fall harvest season during our very first festival , complete with scarecrows and a chili cook-off , at W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park ! Vote on your favorite scarecrow with canned goods ! ( These canned goods will be donated to a local food pantry to help community members in need .) Enjoy free chili and decide which is the winning recipe ! Try your hand at harvest-themed games and other activities ! ( See page 17 for more details .)
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES • FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 2 HOURS ( ONGOING )
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