December Events at River Bend Farm

Uxbridge:
blackstone river bendAnnounces upcoming events for December 2015.  All Programs are free and open to the public.  An adult must accompany children.  Reasonable accommodations available upon request. For questions please contact  River Bend Farm Visitor Center, 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge MA 01569  508-278-7604.

Brown Bag Along the Blackstone : Mondays, December 21, 28. 12:00-1:00.
Pack a lunch and join us in the heated “bull pen” -now a conference room at River Bend Farm Visitor Center. Watch an episode of “Along the Blackstone”, an award winning series of videos by the Rangers of the National Park Service capturing the stories, cultures, natural resources, and the heritage of the Blackstone Valley.  Lunch is followed by an optional follow up Canal Walk at 1:00. NPS Ranger Chuck Arning will be our guest speaker on December 14.

Canal Walk : Mondays, December  21, 28. 1:00-2:00.
This easy walk meets at River Bend Farm Visitor Center and continues along the Blackstone Canal’s historic towpath. Appropriate for all ages, walk with us and listen to stories about the canal’s history and wildlife. Two miles round trip.

Evergreen Walk: Saturday, December 19, 26. 2:00-3:00.
Hemlock, Norway spruce, white pine…view, identify, and appreciate the park’s coniferous and evergreen plants on this winter walk. Meet at Visitor Center, all ages welcome.

Kidleidoscope Story Time: Friday,  18. 10:30-11:30.
Nature Story time continues through the late fall and winter season! Join us in the heated meeting room for nature stories, followed by a craft activity and a short outdoor nature walk. Meets rain or shine- during inclement weather, outdoor discoveries will be substituted by a scavenger hunt in the unheated hayloft of River Bend Farm Visitor Center. Bundle up and get young children out and enjoying nature!

Nature Journals and Sun Prints: Saturday, December  19, 1:00-1:30.
Slow down and enjoy reading the landscape, take time to observe the natural world and sketch or write your thoughts down. Supplies provided to make your own journal and sun print. Sun prints are made from placing objects on photo sensitive paper. A great way to preserve nature images! Meet at Visitor Center, all ages welcome.

SPECIAL EVENTS-
Solstice Sunrise Walk: Sunday December 20. 7:00-8:00 am.
Join us for a guided sunrise walk and enjoy the landscape of the fields, canal, and river at its seasonal best. Refresh and regenerate on a easy stroll as we celebrate the lengthening of days in the coming weeks as we take in all that nature has to offer at sunrise.  To check status during inclement weather, email blackstone.heritage@state.ma.us  or call 508-278-7604.

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