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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Legendary Sirens Perform! @ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 1:30pm EST to Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 2:00pm EST

Included with the price of admission.

More Information:
352-592-5656

Located in the Southwest region at:
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way
Weeki Wachee, FL 34606

This nostalgic show will take you back to the early years of Weeki Wachee Springs by the ladies who created the magic.  The former mermaid show includes performers representing the decades from the 50's to the 70's.  Don't miss this magical performance by this special group of ladies. 

Eagle Viewing @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 9:00am EST

There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

This weekly program is offered during bald eagle nesting season. Two nests are located in the park but the easiest to access is on the Green Trail. Once nest construction has begun, part of the trails are roped off per federal law. To view the eagles from a safe distance, a Volunteer will be manning a viewing station. A high-powered spotting scope to view the nest will be provided. The 20-minute walk to the eagle viewing station on the Green Trail from the Nature Center or campground is self-guided and trail maps can be obtained at the Ranger Station and Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!

Additional Information:

Beach Combing Participation Requirements

Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Park Service Specialist Andrea Henry 863-696-1112 or andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Rd.
Lake Wales , FL 33898

As you meander down the trail to the cow camp, you will travel back in time to 1876.

At the end of the trail you will find a Florida Cow Hunter in a frontier camp along the route of a cattle drive. He will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle or just resting up until the next round up or drive. The cow hunter will be happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces.

Available upon request for groups of 15 or more.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Read with a Ranger @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Terry O'Toole, 772-388-2750

Located in the Central region at:
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South Highway A.1.A.
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

Join a friendly Park Ranger for an hour of fun as we read some of our favorite nature-themed children's books in celebration of Children's Week.

Additional Information:

Meet at the Fishing Museum on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. Participants will receive a free, family-friendly children's book compliments of The Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park, Inc.

This program is for children age 9 and under.

Participation Requirements

Baking Program @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 11:00am EST to Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 12:00pm EDT

FREE with park admission of $4 for one person in vehicle, $5 for up to eight persons in a vehicle.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

EVERY SUNDAY 11:00a.m. Join us for a "pinch" of history at the Cast Iron Café where Koreshan bread recipes are prepared using a historic Dutch oven and wood-burning stove.

Mary's Music Series @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

FREE with park admission of $4 for one person in vehicle, $5 for up to eight persons in a vehicle.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Sunday, January 24, 2016 1:00-2:00p.m.  Deborah Carlsen will delight us with her vocals and play Pop, Rock and Contemporary music on the historic 1885 Steinway Piano. This concert will take place in the Historic Art Hall at 1:00-2:00p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hungrytown Live Concert @ Long Key State Park

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm EST

The concert is free with regular park admission or camping reservations.

More Information:
(305) 664-4815

Located in the Southeast region at:
Long Key State Park
67400 Overseas Hwy
Long Key, FL 33001

Come enjoy the live music of folk band Hungrytown along the Atlantic shoreline at Long Key State Park. They will be playing in an open area, so please bring a chair or blanket.

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Music by firelight @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 6:30pm EST

This program is open to registered campers only and is free of charge.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Music lovers will enjoy this program held by firelight at the Campfire Circle. If inclement weather will be held in the Nature Center 

Additional Information:

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Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State Park

Monday, January 25, 2016 (All day)

This exhibit is included with the price of regular park admission.

More Information:
Park Services Specialist Craig Littauer, 352-236-7148 ext. 5, craig.littauer@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Paradise Park was a segregated Florida attraction opened in 1949 by the owners of Silver Springs, the state’s oldest attraction, and operated by an African-American staff until 1969.

In conjunction with the Appleton Museum of Art's exhibit, Silver Springs State Park will host a selection of photographs from Paradise Park in the Education Center. The Education Center is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.

Also in the Education Center, current Silver Springs and former Paradise Park boat captain David Faison will walk visitors down memory lane every Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sharing stories from his 58 years of service and taking questions.

Additional Information:

To get to this exhibit at Silver Springs State Park, enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Paradise Park Remembered was organized by the Appleton Museum of Art and Lu Vickers on behalf of the late Bruce Mozert, in partnership with Silver Springs State Park, Friends of Silver Springs and Marion County Black Archives. The exhibition at the Appleton Museum features approximately 100 photographs taken by Mozert, former Silver Springs staff photographer, as well as snapshots from private collections and Marion County Black Archives.

For more information about the main exhibit, or the Appleton Museum of Art, visit their website.

Participation requirements.