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Saturday, November 5, 2016

First Saturday Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose @ Fort Mose Historic State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:30pm EDT

This is a free outdoor program.

Entrance into the Visitor Center is $2.00 per person; children up to age 5 enter free.

More Information:
Carl P. Marchand, 904 823-2232, carl.marchand@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Fort Mose Historic State Park
15 Fort Mose Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Visit Fort Mose on the first Saturday morning of each month and become immersed into the 18th century. The members of the Fort Mose Militia come together to practice firing drills and teach new Militiia members historic weapon use and safety. Visitors will experience historic weapon demonstrations including musket firing drills. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in the children's militia training, using wooden toy muskets and authentic uniform accessories. This experience will provide a wonderful photo opportunity and a one of a kind experience, in a Florida State Park! 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

The Park opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m.

1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry, 863-696-1112, 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 roam down the short 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 roundup or cattle drive. The Cow Hunter will be very happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces.

Additional Information:

Offsite Cow Camps are available for groups of 15 or more, schools, community organizations, special events, etc. Call the Ranger Station for more information.

Participation Requirements

 

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT

$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Gamble Plantation Fall Car and Truck Show @ Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Pre-Registration is $15.00 and day of show is $20.00

More Information:
Gamble Plantation 941-723-4536

Located in the Southwest region at:
Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
3708 Patten Avenue
Ellenton, FL 34222

The Gamble Plantation State Park 20th Annual Fall Classic Car and Truck Show is coming up on November 5th 2016. The show is open to the public and registration starts at 9am. To enter your car, pre-registration is $15 and $20 day of show. This is a Large Car show with 150 plus cars. The Car show is co-hosted by two not for profit organizations, The Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance and SOLVE Maternity Holmes. All Proceeds go both charities. Food will be sold by Holy Smokes BBQ. Music is provided by Lance's Cruzin' to the Hop. Awards and specialty trophies. Contact the Park for more info.

Speaker Series @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT

$5.00 per person, park admission is not included

More Information:
(561) 776-7449, ext. 110

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

We invite you to join us in the Nature Center Theater for great information, exciting insights and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of local topics. This month's program features Leni Bane, Estuary-The Nursery of the Ocean.  Offered November through April on the first Saturday at 10 a.m.  Free to Friends Members, $5.00 per person non-members.

Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00am EDT

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 features different arts and craft opportunities for kids.  A Volunteer will be on-hand in the Nature Center to instruct and provide the materials but parents are asked to remain with their child throughout the program; parents are welcome to participate as well.  Supplies and seating is limited, so participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Family Challenge Saturdays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CDT

Standard park admission fees apply however there are no additional fees for programming.

More Information:
Ranger Station 850-267-8330

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

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to enjoy our Family Challenge Saturdays.  Each Saturday of the month we invite visitors to come and participate in our “Geocache Topsail “& “Topsail Photo Scavenger Hunt” programs.  You may choose to do one or both programs and return to the camp store to pick up a surprise at the end of your visit.  Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the camp store to pick up your program packets, you will need a gps or a smart phone capable of gps as well as a camera or smart phone for pictures. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

First Saturday Hike With A Park Ranger @ Colt Creek State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm EDT

Regular park admission fees apply.

Participation Requirements  

More Information:
Ranger Station 863-815-6761

Located in the Central region at:
Colt Creek State Park
16000 SR 471
Lakeland, FL 33809

Join us the first Saturday of every month for a guided hike with a Park Ranger. Learn about the flora, fauna and unique landscapes that make up Colt Creek State Park. Bring your camera, picnic and the family for this fun for all event.

 

Ironman Florida @ St. Andrews State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 12:00pm CDT to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 12:00am CDT

Park entrance fees are waived for participants.

More Information:
St. Andrews State Park, 850-233-5140

Located in the Northwest region at:
St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

St. Andrews State Park along with the Friends of St. Andrews State Park Inc., are hosting the Ironman Florida. Founded in 1999, Ironman Florida is the second oldest race in the country. St. Andrews State Park has been hosting the running portion of the triathlon since the races inception and will again for the 2016 Ironman Florida. The race route in the park will encompass State Park Circle between the Gulf Pier and Jetties parking lots. Park visitors should expect delays during race hours

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

For additional information visit: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/florida.aspx#axzz38xLnOqmS

Ranger Program - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 5:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Call the ranger station 352-236-7148 ext. 4

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

Every Saturday, a ranger will present a program on a different topic at the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center. Examples of programs include "Weavers in the woods," "What's that sound?," "Pioneer survival," as well as programs on topics such as fire, gopher tortoises and more. For the specific topic or program for the coming weekend, please contact the ranger station.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the Camping & Museum Entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.