The Explorer Magazine Summer 2021 - Page 10

SUMMER FUN RUN Wednesday , Aug . 18 • 4 to 7 p . m . W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park ( see page 3 for address )
The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County ’ s Summer Fun Run Series is back for 2021 ! Enjoy an untimed stroll or run with family and friends at your convenience anytime between 4 and 7 p . m . at the brand new W . S . Gibbs Memorial Park in Avon ! We will offer a short and a long course to run or walk on trails with gravel and natural surfaces . ( Trails are not conducive to standard strollers . Jogging strollers with larger tires are a better option .) We ’ ll have ice cold water for you to cool down when you ’ re done ! Please call our Weather Hotline at ( 317 ) 718-6111 for any weather-related concerns .
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES • FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 3 HOURS ( ONGOING )
GUEST SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT Saturday , Aug . 21 • 2 p . m .
McCloud Nature Park
We bring in a variety of expert guest speakers throughout the year to discuss various nature-related topics ! Mark the dates on your calendar and then keep an eye on HendricksCountyParks . org and our Facebook page as the dates approach to learn which guest speakers and what topics will be featured each month throughout the year .
Photo by Silvia Schneirov
OUTDOOR COOKING Saturday , Aug . 21 • 10 a . m . McCloud Nature Park
Cooking outside is delicious and does not have to be only hot dogs ! Park Naturalists will teach several different cooking techniques , which may include cast iron ovens , pie makers , and aluminum foil to prepare several dishes . Bring your empty stomach and be ready for some hands-on learning ! You will feel confident making some of these dishes in your own home or at the campsite after this program .
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12 THROUGH ADULT . • FEE : $ 10 / PERSON ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY AUG . 17 APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 3 HOURS
MCCLOUD BEE FEST Saturday , Aug . 28 • 1 to 4 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
Join us at McCloud Nature Park for our 6th Annual McCloud Bee Fest , celebrating the importance of our pollinators ! Check out the honeybees in the Bee House observation hives ! Master beekeepers will teach the basics of backyard beekeeping , and local experts will have tips and tricks for supporting native bees around your gardens . Enjoy games and activities , buzz around the vendor booths to browse some great bee products , and support our wonderful pollinators ! Activities while supplies last . Allergy alert : as with any visit to the outdoors , it is possible to come into contact with live bees and / or other stinging insects .
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 3 HOURS ( ONGOING )
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