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Friday, January 13, 2017

Guided Hike and Bike @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

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

($2 for pedestrians/bicyclists entering the park from the Legacy Trail; cost for vehicles varies based on occupancy.)

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 two-part program is conducted by a Ranger or Volunteer.

Hike time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Bike time: 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The guide will take you on an informative walk along one of the six trails in the park.  If you’re interested in taking your journey a step further, stay for the second portion of the program which includes a leisurely bike ride along the Green Trail and a portion of the Legacy Trail. The bike ride is about 12 miles round-trip. Participants must provide their own bikes; road and trail bikes are ok. Children under 16 years of age must wear a helmet while bicycling. Both portions of the program begin at the Nature Center. Remember to bring plenty of drinking water.

A Walk on the Wild Side @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station at (239) 463-4588

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

Take a 1/2-mile long guided hike along our Black Island Trail with a park ranger to learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in this maritime hammock.  Due to limited space, reservations are required. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Jamming with Bill @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm EST

Free with camping or standard day park entrance fee.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Join a music jam session with the park's favorite musical volunteer, Bill, or enjoy watching and listening to the musicians.  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 outside the Nature Center (inside the Nature Center during bad weather).  Audience members are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Sunset Paddle Tour @ Oleta River State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST

The Tour is 2 hours long and $35.00 per Adult or $25.00 per College Student.

More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Have you ever gone Kayaking at night? Sunset Kayak/SUP Tours are available every Friday evening at the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center. We paddle for 1 hour before arriving at Sandspur Island where we will take a break and watch the sun go down. Once the sun has set, your Guide will turn on bright colorful lights located on the front and back of your Kayak or SUP before a 30 minute paddle back to the Outdoor Center.

 

Fitness Fridays: Group Bike Ride @ Little Manatee River State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 5:00pm EST

Park entrance fees apply.  Registered campers and visitors with paid park entry fee attend program free. 

$5/ vehicle (2-8 persons)

$4/ vehicle (1 person)

$2/ person (entering on foot, bicycle, or bus)

 

More Information:
Kathryn.smithson@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southwest region at:
Little Manatee River State Park
215 Lightfoot Rd.
Wimauma, FL 33598

Treat yourself to an hour for your health on Fitness Fridays!  Bring your own bike and meet at the picnic area parking lot to join us for a group bike ride in the spectacular setting of the park. 

Join us every Friday for one or all of the Fitness Friday programs including the Group Bike Ride, Zen-Stretching by the Lake, or a One Mile Run.  All exercises are easy to moderately strenuous, and open to all ages.  Following the fitness program, stick around to watch the sunset in the park.  

Additional Information:

Program location, directions, and other details will be posted at the Ranger Station on the afternoon of the program.  Check for any updates upon entering the park.

Participants must provide their own bicycle.  Participants under 16 years old must also bring and wear their own helmet.  It is recommended that participants also bring water in a refillable container and insect repellant.   

The riding course will take place on the paved park drive, covering a distance between 4-6 miles, with shorter and longer routes available.  The course is wheelchair accessible to any persons who would like to participate in the ride using a wheelchair.  For detailed accessibility information, please see the EEC Bike Ride.  To request assistance to make your full participation in the program possible, please call 813-671-5005.  Some accommodations may require notice up to two full weeks in advance. 

 

Floral Fusion Art Reception and Flower Exhibition @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 6:00pm EST

$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. 

$4.00 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.

 

More Information:
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park are hosting a floral exhibition in partnership with Martin County and Jupiter/Tequesta Orchid Societies, local artists, and Big Pine Nursery.

A reception will be held Friday, January 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The weekend exhibition through Sunday, January 15 will include artwork and live flowers for sale. Artwork will remain in the Kimbell Center in the park through February 5.

Night Hike on Dade's Trails @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Cost is $3/vehicle or annual park pass, $2 walk-ins or bicycles. 

More Information:
Kristin.N.Wood@dep.state.fl.us or (352) 793-4781

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

A park ranger will lead participants on the trails at Dade to listen and look for night wildlife.  Participants are recommended to bring a flashlight and insect repellant. 

Moon Over Myakka Concert @ Myakka River State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm EST

Tickets sold at Ranger Station on the day of the event or in advance through the Friends of Myakka website.

$20 per person

$15 for Friends members.

To buy tickets in advance and to find out how to become a Friends member, see below under additional information.

More Information:
Ranger Station (941) 361-6511

Located in the Southwest region at:
Myakka River State Park
13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241

The Jonnie Morgan Band

In 2015, The Jonnie Morgan Band had the opportunity to open for acts like Sammy Hagar, Better Than Ezra and Cheap Trick. They also headlined the Florida Music Festival twice and have played at festivals across the nation. Described as a jam band with a singer-songwriter twist, JMB is a must see this concert season.

Additional Information:

To buy your tickets in advance, visit www.FriendsofmYakkaRiver.org/event/

To receive the Friends discount, become a Friends member: www.FriendsofMyakkaRiver.org/membership/

If you buy your tickets in advance, please remember to print out your ticket and bring it with you. Due to a lack of wifi or cellular roaming the Eventbrite app will not work at the park.

Concert will be at the South Pavilion. The park entrance fee is waived if you arrive after 5 p.m. The North Gate will be open until 6:30 p.m. Bring a chair and a picnic snack. 

Movie Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Free for registered campers

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 family-friendly winter program is sure to entertain. Each week features a different theme. Campers can vote for the movie of their choice at the Nature Center, where the movie viewing will take place. Refreshments are provided and campers are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages and favorite movie theater snacks.

Additional Information:

Located in the Nature Center

Moon Over the Mounds First Guided Tour of 2017 @ Crystal River Archaeological State Park

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm EST

Recommended donations of $5.00 per person will be applied to sustaining future interpretive programming in the park.

More Information:
Park Ranger 352-795-3817

Located in the Northeast region at:
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
3400 N. Museum Point
Crystal River, FL 34428

Welcome in 2017 with a guided walking tour of the Crystal River Archaeological State Park’s pre-Columbian ceremonial complex. A National Historic Landmark, this world-famous center on Florida’s west coast offers a monthly moon and torch lit tour of the site led by professional interpretive guides.

Travel back in time to experience the park under the full moon to catch a glimpse of what life was like living on the Crystal River from 1000 BC to AD 1000.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Reservations are not required, but recommended for larger groups.

Eco Fitness Classes @ Oleta River State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 (All day)
More Information:


Located in the Southeast region at:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

"By combining health-fitness with outdoor recreation, Eco Fitness appeals to those seeking to increase time spent exercising and connecting with nature. Through a strategically formulated exercise regimen, participants will see adaptation to their physical abilities as well as an increase in their love for the great outdoors. 

Eco Fitness Classes incorporate Kayaking/Stand Up Paddleboarding, Mountain Biking, Swimming and Plyometrics over the course of 2 hours for the low price of $40.00 per class.

Classes are held the first 2 weeks of the month; Wednesday evenings, Friday and Saturday mornings."

Please Contact BG Oleta River Outdoors for exact times.