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Friday, February 10, 2017

Flight To Freedom (School Days) @ Fort Mose Historic State Park

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:00am EST to Friday, February 10, 2017 - 2:00pm EST

Free to participants.

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

The first two days of this annual three day heritage event during Black History Month are reserved for scheduled school groups. Visitors walk along the freedom trail accompanied by a guide as they encounter a freedom seeker, a Yamasee also in search of freedom, a trapper turned and bounty hunter. Last but not least, a Franciscan friar directs them to a canoe waiting to take them the final few miles by coastal waterway to Spanish Florida. As they reach the outskirts of Saint Augustine, they are greeted by the leader of Fort Mose and Captain of the Black Militia Francisco Menendez who introduces them to the Governor of Spanish Florida, Governor Manuel de Montiano. Spanish soldiers and members of the Black Militia welcome them with a volley of cannon and musket fire. Community life at Fort Mose is represented by Spanish Colonial cooking demonstrations in the chosa.

Additional Information:

Visitors wishing to enter the museum and exhibits are charged an admission fee of $2.00 per adult.

Children under the age of six are admitted free.

 

Guided Hike and Bike @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 10, 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.

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic @ Alafia River State Park

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 10:00am EST

class fees paid directly to the vendor. Regular park admission fees apply.

More Information:


Located in the Southwest region at:
Alafia River State Park
14326 S CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547

Lee likes Bikes will be holding Mountain bike skills classes at the park. For more information visit http://leelikesbikes.com

Jamming with Bill @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 10, 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, February 10, 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: Zen-stretching @ Little Manatee River State Park

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:00pm EST

Park entrance fees apply.  Registered campers and day visitors with paid park entry participate for free.

$5/vehicle (2-8 persons)

$4/vehicle (1 person)

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

More Information:
Ranger Station 813-671-5005

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!  Join us for Zen-stretching by the lake.  Meet at the equestrian parking lot, where we will walk 1/2 mile to the scenic and serene Dude Lake.  Zen-stretching will incorporate basic stretching techniques and yoga-like exercises.  Bring your own towel or mat.   

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. #FitnessFridays

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 mat or towel.  It is recommended that participants also bring water in a refillable container and insect repellant.   

The 1/2 mile route to Dude Lake is wheelchair accessible.  For detailed accessibility information, please see the EEC Zen-Stretching.  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. 

Moonrise at the Beach @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm 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

Join us for a moonrise at the beach! You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and our coastal ecosystem. Bring binoculars for as spectacular view and camera for beautiful photo opportunities! Due to the storm, our beach access ramp is closed and there is no beach access at this time. However, you can view the moon from the overlook.

All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. You can register for this program at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Historical Fashion Show @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm EST

Cost $3/vehicle  for park entrance or annual park pass. 

More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us;352-793-4781

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

Dades's First Historical Fashion Show will showcase American History from the late 1700's  - to the 1940's using live models to showcase clothing of the period.  Light refreshment will be served. 

Moon Over Myakka Concert @ Myakka River State Park

Friday, February 10, 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

One Mile Final

According to ReverbNation, One Mile Final crafts textured anthems that incorporate the styles of rock, hip-hop, country, jazz and blues. Their energetic live performances offer dynamic original songs as well as innovative renderings of popular tunes. Treat yourself to an enchanted evening under a star-filled sky, and let the music take you away!

Additional Information:

To buy your tickets in advance, go to www.FriendsofMyakkaRiver.org/events/

To receive the Friends discount, become a Friends member today! 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 5pm. The North Gate will be open until 6:30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Movie Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 10, 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

Eco Fitness Classes @ Oleta River State Park

Saturday, February 11, 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.