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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Scarecrows in the Gardens @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:00am EDT to Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00pm EST

The event is free with paid park admission if you just wish to stroll through the gardens and view the scarecrows. Refer to http://friendsofmaclaygardens.org for fees required to enter a scarecrow in the competition.

More Information:
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and the Friends of Maclay Gardens, Inc., invite you to enjoy Scarecrows in the Gardens! The 9th Annual Scarecrows in the Gardens event will kick off on October 15th. From the wacky and scary to the artistic, come enjoy these handcrafted creations along the Gardens’ brick walkway. If you want to join the fun, the Friends of Maclay Gardens invite you to create a one-of-a kind scarecrow to display in the Gardens through November 7th. Businesses, community groups, schools, families, and/or individuals are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Adult, Business, Non-Profit and Youth categories. Adult, Business and Non-Profit winners receive tickets to the 2017 Moon Over Maclay Concert to be held in the evening on Sunday, November 5th. Youth and People’s Choice winners receive cash prizes. Entries from prior years and current contest rules and registration information may be found at http://friendsofmaclaygardens.org.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Pine Needle Basket Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EST

Cost is $3/vehicle park entrance fee or Florida Annual Park pass plus $5/person, 12 and under free activity fee. 

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

Pine Needle basket class for beginners using Long Leaf Pine needles to make a small basket.  All materials will be provided.  Please pre-register as class size is limited to 10 people. 

Dade Pioneers @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST

Cost is $10/child for school year and includes membership in Dade Battlefield Society

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

Dade Pioneers is an after school program for ages 8-18.   Each program consists of nature and history programs, crafts, games and food. 

Eco Fitness Classes @ Oleta River State Park

Wednesday, November 8, 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 andSaturday mornings."

Please Contact BG Oleta River Outdoors for exact times.