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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Oscar's Grille Pancake Breakfast @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am EST

The cost is $5.00/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.

Stump Pass Beach Trail Hike @ Stump Pass Beach State Park

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:00am EST

Event is free with $3 per vehicle or $2 per visitor entrance fee.

More Information:
Call 941-964-0375 for more information.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Stump Pass Beach State Park
South end of Manasota Key 900 Gulf Blvd
Englewood, FL 34233

Meet at the picnic pavilion at the trail head near the restrooms.  Program includes topics related to the park's natural resources.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat.  Sunscreen and drinking water are recommended.  The beach walk is approximately 2 miles long and will last approximately 2 hours. 

Kayaking for Beginners - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Thursday, February 16, 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.

Taking the "Sting" out of Stingrays @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST

FREE with 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

Do you know how to do the stingray shuffle? Come get a lesson from a Ranger and find out how this foot work could mean the difference between a good day and bad day at the beach. You’ll also learn about local stingrays and how they are beneficial to the environment.

Additional Information:

Stingray Participation Requirements

Palm Frond Weaving Art Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:00am EST

$3 per vehicle Park Entrance Fee (No entrance fee for Florida State Parks annual pass holders).

$5 per person activity fee.  Children 12 and under free.

More Information:
Call the Park Office at 352-793-4781

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

Join our talented volunteers for a two-hour class on how to create decorative crafts from native Florida palm fronds. Participants will learn how to make Boondoggles and other fanciful pieces. All materials are provided. 

Additional Information:

Pre-registration is encouraged at 352-793-4781.

Lovers Key Fishing Clinic @ Lovers Key State Park

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST

Free with park entry

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 park naturalists 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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Calling all Crafters @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Free with paid 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 an afternoon of crafting! Spend time enjoying the park while working on your own project. Learn from others, share your skills or we will have a project available for you! All ages welcome. You can register for this program at Eventbrite.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Gulf Fishing Opportunities @ T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm EST

Free with regular park admission.  

More Information:
Ranger Station: 850-227-1327

Located in the Northwest region at:
T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
8899 Cape San Blas Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Join Ranger Eric Lott as he goes over different fishing opportunities available from waters in St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Participants will learn about the different types of tackle used and what species of fish are commonly caught in the waters that surround the park. He will also have a few rods and reels to demonstrate different types of casts and allow participants to try them out for themselves. Meet at beach access #2.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Music Jam @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm 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.  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.  Audience members are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Marjorie and Idella--Black History Through Their Eyes at the Archer Library @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm EST

The event is free.

More Information:
Taryn Brown, Archer Branch (352) 495-3367 & Valerie Rivers (352) 466-9273

Located in the Northeast region at:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
18700 S. CR 325
Cross Creek, FL 32640

Join Valerie Rivers, Park Manager of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, at the Archer Branch of the Alachua County Library District as she takes you through the changes between black and white Americans during the first half of the 20th century---as seen through Rawlings' eyes, and those of her "perfect maid," Idella Parker. 

Passages from both Parker's books and Rawlings' letters, notes and books will be read and shared during the program, giving insight to their lives, telling the story of a spirited, complicated friendship, and of race relations in rural Florida in the days before integration.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

The Archer Branch of the Alachua County Library District is located in Archer, Fl. at 13266 SW State Road 45, Archer, Fl. 32618. For specific directions from nearby towns, please call the library at (352) 495-3367.