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Saturday, January 14, 2017

9th Annual Hammock Half Marathon and 5K Race @ Highlands Hammock State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:30pm EST

5K entry fee is $20 through January 6, 2017 and $25 after January 6.  Half marathon Entry Fee is $40 through January 6, 2017 and $50 after January 6.  A $12 special kid’s rate entry fee applies to children aged 13 years and younger, however does not include a shirt. 

 

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at (863) 386-6094.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring , FL 33872

Take a run through pine flatwoods and forested hydric hammock at the 9th Annual Hammock Half Marathon and 5K.   The race starts at 8:00 a.m.  Runners will experience the beauty of the park and complete a 5K or go the distance and compete in the half marathon.  The event is open to all age groups from 13 years and under to 80 years and older.  Running the half marathon and 5K has become a winter tradition at the park and is a challenging event not to be missed! 

This Central Florida Striders running club event is a benefit for the park and draws a large crowd, so please register early.  For registration and participation requirements, please see Additional Information.   

Additional Information:

Online registration is available at endurancesportstiming.com.  Entry forms are also available at the Ranger Station and may be mailed to:
Chet Brojek
3310 Par Road
Sebring, FL 33872. 

Entry race fees are payable by check to the Central Florida Striders.  Proceeds benefit the park via the Friends of Highlands Hammock, Inc.   

Race shirt sizes are guaranteed to pre-registered participants by January 6, 2017 only!  No additional shirts will be ordered.  To learn more about the participation requirements for these race events, please review EEC HAMMOCK HALF MARATHON AND 5K. If you have any additional questions, please contact cbrojek@comcast.net.  

11th Annual All-Trails Hike/Concert @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 8:00am to 2:00pm EST

$10 for individuals 16 years and older; under 16 years free with paid adult.

Park entrance fee included.

More Information:
(941) 483-5956

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

Hike starts at 8:00am, lunch at 11:00am and music at Noon.

With 15 miles of hiking trails to choose from, create your own trail adventure at your own pace, or follow the route suggested! Multiple rest stops on all of the trails along the way will have water and snacks. After working up an appetite, come enjoy the concert while having lunch at the Nature Center until 2:00pm.

 

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am EST to Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 5:00pm 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.

The weekend exhibition through Sunday, January 15 will include local artwork and live flowers for sale.

 

Artwork will remain in the Kimbell Center in the park through February 5.

Ocala Plein Air Painters - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Concession Gift shop, 352-236-7148 ext. 2

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

The Ocala Plein Air Painters meet the second Saturday of each month to capture the beauty of Silver Springs State Park. Come out and watch a canvas come to life. Some pieces are available for purchase in the art gallery and gift shop.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

 For more information about Plein Air groups in Florida, click here.

Participation requirements.

Beach Cleanup @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

Free entry to the park if assisting with the beach cleanup.

More Information:
(561) 776-7449, ext. 109

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

Join us for a few hours of sun and surf and help keep MacArthur Beach State Park clean.  Beach cleanups help remove trash which might otherwise end up endangering sea turtles or shorebirds.  Participants will receive gloves and trash bags.  Please bring a reusable water bottle, hat and sunscreen.  Community service hours will be given upon request.  Free entry into the Park if assisting with the event.  for more information contact (561) 776-7449, ext. 109.

Watercolor Painting @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST

Free plus camping or standard day park entrance fee.​

Donations for supplies greatly appreciated!

More Information:
(941) 483-5956

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

This weekly program offers an opportunity for artists of all ages and skill levels to gather and paint with watercolors. Learn tips and tricks to creating watercolor masterpieces, or simply capture a beautiful winter morning in paint! Materials will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional Information:

Program takes place in the Nature Center. Space is limited to 10 people.

Participation Requirements

 

 

Ichetucknee Time Machine History Tour @ Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

Free with Park Entrance

$6 per vehicle (2-8 people)

$4 per vehicle with an individual

More Information:
Park Office 386-497-4690

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
12087 SW U.S. Highway 27
Fort White, FL 32038

Take a fascinating journey by van into the Ichetucknee forest, to the site of the 17th Century Mission de San Martin de Timucua.  Learn all about the ancient Timucuan capital of Aquacalyquen.  This special interpretive program is space-limited, and reservations are recommended.  The tour will begin at the Head Spring parking lot, at the North Entrance off Elim Church Road (County Road 238).

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

SUP for Beginners @ Oleta River State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST

Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, and cost $40.00+tax per person. Price includes equipment and instructor

More Information:


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

Do you want to learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard?? Come learn the foundations of beautiful sport at the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center, located within the Oleta River State Park. "Walk on Water" through Mangrove Creeks leading out to Biscayne Bay. Our knowledgable "SUP" instructor will provide you with a 10 minute on land lesson, including the anatomy of the board. Learn how to properly launch and mount your board followed by slowly coming to the upright standing position. You will learn proper paddling technique, how to handle adverse weather conditions and how to help another paddler in need. 

Don't be intimidated! This watersport is easier than it looks. Pick up a new hobby while meeting other local outdoor adventurists! 

 

Nature Photography Workshop @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm EST

$35.00 per person, does not include park entry fee.

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

Join us on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for technical and artistic instruction from a local professional.  Appropriate for all photographers from beginners to advanced.  Bring your own camera equipment, point and shoot or SLR.  Wear light clothing, bring sunblock and mosquito repellant.  Fee is $35.00, does not include park admittance fee.  For more information visit www.macarthurbeach.org

1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EST

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

 

Coffee in the Campground @ Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Melody Brennan, (850) 927-2111 Melody.Brennan@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Northwest region at:
Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive
St. George Island, FL 32328

A Park Ranger or volunteer will give interpretive programs on many topics which may include Apalachicola Bay seafood, panhandle seashells, campfire cooking, flora and fauna of St. George Island, birding and sea turtles.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Bringing a breakfast related dish is welcomed.

Coffee is provided by the Friends of Franklin County State Parks.

The Coffee in the Campground is held in the interpretive building in the family campground.

 

Kayaking for Beginners - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST

$25.00 per person includes the cost of a single or tandem kayak rental. $2.00 per person park admission fee not included.

To purchase tickets in advance contact brian@silversprings.com

More Information:
Call the park concessionaire at 352-261-5842 or email brian@silversprings.com

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

Escape the hustle and bustle of every day life with a guided paddling tour on the Silver River. Participants will learn the basic skills and techniques of kayaking as well as how to stay safe on the river.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

For more information about concessions visit www.silversprings.com

Participation requirements.

Fakahatchee Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm EST

The Fakahatchee Swamp Walk is $80 per adult; tickets for teens age 12 - 18 are $60. Advance reservations are required. Registration and More Information

More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
137 Coastline Drive
Copeland , FL 34137

Many people say the only way to experience the beauty and diversity of the Fakahatchee Strand is to immerse yourself in it. For many visitors, an official Friends of Fakahatchee Swamp Walk is the highlight of their Florida visit. Accompanied by experienced guides, participants wade in cool water up to their waists for half a day observing the native wildlife and plants in the Fakahatchee Strand. This is a long, strenuous walk into the heart of the Fakahatchee. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liabilty form. Saturday swamp walks on Nov. 19, Dec. 10, Jan. 14. Feb. 11, Feb. 20, March 11, and April 8 will be led by Park Biologist Mike Owen. All other swamp walks will be led by trained Friends of Fakahatchee naturalists. Participants meet at the Ranger Station off Janes’ Scenic Drive no later than 9:30 a.m. It is located at 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, FL. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41. This is the only access to Janes Scenic Drive. Please DO NOT rely on GPS or Google Map info which may incorrectly show other routes.

Additional Information:

Swamp walkers should wear long pants and lace-up boots or sneakers (no waders or open-top boots). A hat and long-sleeved shirt are also recommended. Bring water, snacks, or lunch. Bring bug repellent if you are sensitive. Put anything you do not want to get wet in zip-lock plastic bags. You will also want to have a change of clothes to leave in your car for a more comfortable trip home. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41. This is the only access to Janes Scenic Drive. Please DO NOT rely on GPS or Google Map info which may incorrectly show other routes.

Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 10:00am 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 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, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CST

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

Dudley Farm Kids Day - Moo Cows @ Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm EST

Regular park entrance fee of &5.00/car up to 8 people. Honor box, cash only.

More Information:
Sandra Cashes, (352) 472-1142

Located in the Northeast region at:
Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669

Moo Cows

-Children can participate in educational demonstrations and crafts -

 

Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month for our Dudley Kids Day.  Children and adults alike, ages 5 to 65, can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education.  Learn about history, and a farming way of life.

Additional Information:

 Participation Requirements

 

 

Cruisin' Food Fest @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm EST

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6950

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

Come on down to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park for our first ever Cruisin' Food Fest.  Weather permitting, there will be music, Food Truck Invasion and plenty of original, restored and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles to admire.  The event is open to all vehicles and is sponsored by the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park.  Admission to the event is free with park entry fee.  For more details or if you have any special needs, please contact the park office at (561) 624-6950 to make reasonable accommodations. 

Koreshan Music Series @ Koreshan State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:00pm EST to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm EDT

FREE with Park admission of $5.00 for up to 8 people in a vehicle, $4.00 for and individual in a vehicle and motorcycles, and $2.00 for pedestrians and bicycles. 

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

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

Continuing the Koreshan's enthusiasm for music, we welcome you to the Art Hall almost EVERY SATURDAY and SUNDAY at 1:00 p.m. for the KORESHAN MUSIC SERIES. A variety of musicians, vocalists, storytellers, and bands delight the senses in the Historic Art Hall. The acoustics and the historic Steinway piano make this FREE musical event a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Please contact the Ranger Station for details of the performers. 

Additional Information:

Program details available at the Ranger Station.

North Atlantic Right Whales: How you can help! @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

Program is free with park admission!

More Information:
386-517-2086

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Author and speaker Frank Gromling from Ocean Art Gallery, will present a 45-minute program about one of the world's most endangered large mammals, the North Atlantic right whale. Frank has been a volunteer with the Marineland Right Whale Project since its inception in 2000, and has monitored and photographed these 50-ton animals as they visit the coastal waters off Flagler Beach each winter.

All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. You can register for this program at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Tram Tour @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:30pm EST

The cost to ride the tram is $5.00/person, plus normal entrance fees.

Children under 5 ride free with a paid adult.

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 our knowledgeable and enthusiastic Park Rangers on a tram tour through the park trails to discover the secrets of Oscar Scherer State Park! Parking is available at the Nature Center and participants are asked to meet at the Nature Center promptly at 1:30 p.m. Seating on the tram is on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to 25 people. Make sure to arrive early to reserve the best seats - accommodations for two wheelchairs are also available.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Legendary Sirens Perform @ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:30pm EST to Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 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 40's to the 70's. Don't miss this magical performance by this special group of ladies. Show time 1:30 p.m.

Concert in the Park @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm EST

Cost is free with camping or standard ay 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

Enjoy watching and listening to musicians jamming out to live music.   This family-friendly program is sure to be full of toe-stomping fun located outside the Nature Center (inside the Nature Center if inclement weather).  Audience members are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Sunset Kayak Tour - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:15pm EST

$35 per person includes kayak rental, single or tandem. $30 for students with valid student ID. $2.00 per person park admission fee not included.

To purchase tickets in advance contact brian@silversprings.com

More Information:
Call the park concessionaire at 352-261-5842 or email brian@silversprings.com

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

Paddle into the sunset by kayak on the scenic Silver River. Before it gets dark you will visit springs with names such as the Blue Grotto, the Garden of Eden, Fisherman's Paradise, and the Alligator Hole. On the way back to the launch, west along the river, the sun will be setting behind the headsprings.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

For more information about concessions visit www.silversprings.com

Participation requirements.

Ranger Program - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 5:00pm EST

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.

Guided Night Paddle @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 5:00pm EST

The cost to participate is $20.00/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

Awaken your senses with the wonders of the nocturnal world while park staff guide you along a gentle paddle among the fragile estuarine mangrove habitat of South Creek. Participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to sunset to get set-up. Space is limited to ten vessels and is on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early (up to one month prior to the paddle date). Canoes, kayaks, paddles and life jackets are available for rent at the park. Folks are welcome to bring their own paddling gear instead of renting.

Time varies based on sunset - contact park for actual times.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Campfire Program @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 7:00pm EST

This after hours program is open to registered campers only and free to participate.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

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

Come sit around the campfire and find out about the amazing world around you.  This informative family-friendly program takes place in the best classroom---the outdoors with the theme changing weekly! The wheelchair accessible campfire circle is located between sites 35 and 36. Held in the Nature Center if inclement weather.  

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Music In The Park At Highlands Hammock @ Highlands Hammock State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 7:00pm EST to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00pm EDT

 

Concert admission is $10.00 per person.  Accompanied children 5 and under are free of charge.  Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) and $4.00 per single occupant vehicle are waived after 6:00 pm on concert nights. Park entry fees for day visitors are waived after 6:00 pm on concert nights.  Campers are not excluded from paying admission fees for the concerts and other Special Events sponsored by the Friends of Highlands Hammock, Inc. for which fees are required because they are camping in the park at the time of an event.  Proceeds benefit park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock. 

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring , FL 33872

Music In The Park has a terrific concert series lined up for 2017!   American Roots and Blues, classic rock, Florida folk, and Southern rock will fill the stage during the winter/spring season.  All concerts are scheduled on Saturday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Highlands Hammock newcomer Ben Prestage, one of today’s most talented “outsider” musicians, is scheduled to kick off the season on January 14, 2017.  Considered to be “the future of American Blues, Roots Music and Americana,” his unique instrumentation includes finger style and resonator guitar, harmonica, banjo, lap-steel, fiddle, foot-drums, and vocals.  Influenced by Mississippi culture and Blues, he grew up in near the headwaters of the Everglades in “panther, gator, and cottonmouth country.”  Prestage has played on historic Beale Street in Memphis and received many awards including the International Blues Challenge, the Lyon/Pitchford Award for “Best Diddley-Bow Player,” and “The Most Unique Performer” at the Song-writers Showcase of America.  Visit www.benprestagemusic.com/.

A longtime park tradition is the California Toe Jam Band concert on February 18, 2017.  This local Heartland favorite is known for “packing the park,” so concertgoers may want to consider arriving early and finding their spot in the Music in the Park circle. Toe Jam, which always brings the audience to their feet, will have everyone “rocking out” and dancing to the best classic rock from the 1960s and 1970s.  Members of the band have come and gone over the last 33 years, but the band delights in playing their “family friendly” shows and the music remains the same.  Visit www.californiatoejam.com/.

Singer songwriter Brian Smalley will perform solo on March 25, 2017.  He has played both the Will McLean and Florida Folk Festivals.  Smalley truly “gets Florida” and is inspired to write about it in ways that are both moving and humorous.  Blending a soulful, earthy voice with high-energy acoustical guitar, he spins tales that captivate listeners and take them on a journey.  His songs reveal the depth and breadth of the Florida experience, ranging from his Civil War ballad (Chickens Pigs) to a contemporary meditation on the rusting boats along a Key West wharf (Iron Boats).  Known for his lively performances, Smalley plays full out from the heart, leaving audiences enthralled.  Visit www.reverbnation.com/briansmalley.

Master guitarist and Southern Rock legend Les Dudek, who recorded with The Allman Brothers Band, will close out the concert series on April 15, 2017.  Known for playing guitar harmonies on Ramblin Man and acoustic guitar on Jessica, he had already played in bands all over Florida by the time he was 14 years of age.  Dudek has also played with Boz Scaggs and The Steve Miller Band.  He made an appearance in the 1984 movie Mask with actors Cher and Sam Elliot, and wrote several of the film’s songs.  In 1991, he toured with Stevie Nicks and later released a rock- n – blues album, Deeper Shades of Blues.  His instrumentals have been featured on many television shows.  Visit www.lesdudek.com/

Please see Fees for current admission fees to the concerts and Additional Information for participation requirements. 

 

Additional Information:

Music In The Park concerts are sponsored by the Friends of Highlands Hammock, Inc., the park’s 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit, tax deductible Citizen Support Organization. All proceeds benefit park improvements via the Friends.  Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights and enjoy an evening of music under the stars.  Food vendors will be onsite. For participation requirements, please review EEC MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERTS.

Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park concert with Four Shillings Short @ Sebastian Inlet State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Terry O'Toole 772-388-2750 or 321-984-4852

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

The Friends of Sebastian Inlet presents the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California. They have been performing together since 1995.  They tour in the US and Ireland, and are independent folk-artists with 12 recordings, performing 150 concerts a year and live as the Troubadours of old. Rooted in Celtic and American folk, their performances are inspired by Indian Raga and Ethnic idioms—a diverse and inventive Traditional Music Experience.  Their music is played on over thirty world instruments including Hammered and Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Native American Flutes, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Ukulele, Doumbek, Percussion and Even a Krumhorn.  The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees. For more information about the Night Sounds concerts visit http://www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet or  http://www.4shillingsshort.com or call 772-388-2750 or 321-984-4852    

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EEC Night Sounds Concert updated

SUP Yoga @ Oleta River State Park

Sunday, January 15, 2017 (All day)

$30.00 + tax

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

"Come enjoy the combination of nature and exercise by joining our Stand Up Paddleboard YOGA Class offered every Sunday morning. Never Paddleboarded before? No problem, beginners welcome. Class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long, and cost $30+tax per person. Price includes equipment and instructor."  Please contact BG Oleta River for exact times.