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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Oscar's Grill Pancake Breakast @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 8:00am EST

The cost is $4.00/person kids 12 years and younger is $2.00/person.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

What better way to start your day than with a hearty, home-cooked breakfast.  This winter family-friendly program is fully prepared by park Volunteers for both day-use visitors and campers.  The breakfast includes your choice of plain or blueberry pancakes with syrup (regular or sugar-free), sausage, and your choice of juice, coffee (regular or decaf), or tea.  A great way to meet other park guests.

Mangrove Walk @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, January 28, 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

Come take a walk through the trees that help hold south Florida together! Learn about the different types of Mangrove trees and how they are vital to the health of our local ecosystem. The walk will take place in and around the mangroves.

Additional Information:

We recommend bringing shoes that can get wet, bug spray, water, sunscreen, and a towel. Reservations recommended.

Mangrove Walk Participation Requirements

School Days at Fort Foster @ Fort Foster State Historic Site

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EST

Student admission for this special event is a $2 donation to Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society per student. There is no charge for teachers and chaperones.

More Information:
Ranger Station: (813) 987-6771

Located in the Southwest region at:
Fort Foster State Historic Site
15402 U.S. 301 N.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

This “Back in Time” living history program will feature the military, Seminoles and civilians along with a variety of craft demonstrations. A special time for students to enjoy a first person history lesson, take a ranger-led tour of a Florida frontiers fort, and interact with period-dress, Seminole natives. An opportunity to purchase period merchandise & refreshments is available to your students. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

All school groups, sutlers, vendors, and demonstrators, must register by January  25th.  Please see the “Additional Information” tab for registration forms.

The Fort Foster State Historic Site is located adjacent to Hillsborough River State Park on U.S. 301 North, 9 miles north of Fowler Avenue and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills.

Palm Frond Weaving Art @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EST

Cost is $3 park entrance fee/vehicle, $2 bicyclist or walk-in, activity fee is $5/person, 12 and under free.

More Information:
Park Visitor Center - 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Participants will learn to weave with palm/palmetto fronds to make boondoggles, German stars, baskets and other crafts. 

Lovers Key Fishing Clinic @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Join a park naturalist to learn a variety of tackle and fresh bait rigs, find out the best places to drop a line, and learn about the rules and regulations that pertain to game fishing in Southwest Florida.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Park Music Jam @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 3:00pm 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

Enjoy watching and listening to musicians jamming out to various music tunes.  Anyone with an instrument that would like to join in is welcome and encouraged.  This family-friendly program is sure to be full of toe-stomping fun located at the Nature Center.  Audience members are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Americana Under the Stars @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm CST

$5.00 donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park includes regular park admission.

More Information:
George Royal or Fred Provost, 850-267-8332

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Presenting original Americana music, including folk, jazz, blues and more by musicians from Florida and other states. The concerts take place at our newly refurbished and upgraded amphitheater, unless bad weather conditions are present. If bad weather, the concert is held inside our clubhouse. 

Additional Information:

A regularly updated schedule of artists and dates can be found at www.luckymudmusic.com  

Americana Under the Stars @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm CST

$5.00 donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park includes regular park admission.

More Information:
George Royal or Clayton Iron Wolf, 850-267-8332

Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Presenting original Americana music, including folk, jazz, blues and more by musicians from Florida and other states. The concerts take place at our newly refurbished and upgraded amphitheater, unless bad weather conditions are present. If bad weather, the concert will be held inside our clubhouse. 

Additional Information:

A regularly updated schedule of artists and dates can be found at  http://www.luckymudmusic.com

Participation Requirements

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

Friday, January 29, 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.