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Friday, January 19, 2018

Co-Ed Low Impact Exercise Class @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:15am to 9:00am EST

Free with camping or standard 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

Wear comfortable shoes and wake up with a morning exercise session led by Kate Isles! Exercises do not require participants to sit or lay down and program is considered accessible. Located in the Screen Room by the Nature Center.

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Friday Guided Hike @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST

Free with camping or standard 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

Go on a guided hike with a ranger. Learn about the plants and animals around the park while exploring a trail and hearing some park stories. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Canoe Trip @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm EST

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

More Information:
For more info contact the Ranger Station at (239) 394-3397

Located in the Southwest region at:
Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34114

Join park staff for a guided 4 mile paddle.

We stop 3 to 5 times to talk about the plants, animals, the park, and Seminole Indians history of the area.

Ages 6 and up.

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

Canoe, life jackets, whistles and paddles are provided.

Wear: Comfortable clothing, your shoes could get wet.

Bring: Water, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses, dry bag, hat and a light jacket.

There is no place to get out of the canoe once the trip starts, so a restroom stop is wise just before the trip. A restroom is located in the picnic area in the boat basin.

9:00 am - Meet at the Ranger Station to make payment and then proceed to the boat basin/canoe launch area.

9:15 am – Be at the boat basin/canoe launch for introduction and review of paddling strokes and safety tips.

9:30 am – Canoe Trip starts.

12:30 pm - Canoe Trip ends.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

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 guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Kayak Tour @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST

Regular Entrance Fees Apply

More Information:
Call 239-463-4588.

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

Join a Park Ranger for a relaxing 1½ mile kayak tour. Learn the history of Black Island and experience some of the wildlife that call the waterways of Lovers Key home. Feel free to bring your own kayak, or rent one from the in-park concession. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588.

Variety of Performing Musicians @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:00am EST to Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 4:00pm EST

Free with general park admission. $5.00 per car load, up to 8 people per vehicle

More Information:
Patricia Cromer, Museum Docent (386) 397-4408

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41 or Mailing address: P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32096

Come enjoy a variety of performing musicians! Hammer Dulcimer, violin, piano, flute and more happening throughout the day in our Carillon Tower.

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Arbor Day Celebration @ Ravine Gardens State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST

Free with regular park entry of $5.00 per vehicle.

More Information:
Ray Presley, 386-329-3721, raymond.presley@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Join us as we celebrate Arbor Day with the Florida Forest Service and the City of Palatka. Join Forester Conrad for a planting demonstration on the second terrace of the formal garden at 10:00am.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirement

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

Guided Tours are $2 per person, $1 for children under 6, with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311 or FriendsofKoreshan.org

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

Join us for a Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Koreshan Settlement. Explore structures and gardens of the 19th century utopian settlement and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half and is accessible to all.

Additional Information:

Park admission is $2 for bicycle/pedestrian, $4 for one person in a vehicle, $5 for up to 8 persons in a vehicle. Walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour and is mostly outdoors on a crushed shell path. Please bring water, proper footware, and sun protection. Wheelchair available upon request.

Requests for these and other tours for clubs, home school associations, and other groups can be made by calling the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311. We make every effort to accommodate all groups, however we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than a two week notice.

Movie Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 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

Join your fellow campers and watch a movie together. Be sure to put in your vote for which movie. Options displayed in the Ranger Station and at the Nature Center weekly. Refreshments provided. Campers may bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Program is for registered campers only as it takes place after hours. Located in the Nature Center.

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Jeanie and Stephen Auditions @ Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:00pm EST to Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 4:00pm EST

Free with park entrance of $5.00 per car load. Up to 8 people per car.

More Information:
Patricia Cromer, Museum Docent, (386) 397-4408

Located in the Northeast region at:
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41 or Mailing address: P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32096

The festivities will begin Friday evening at 8 pm with “An Evening with Jeanie and Stephen” in a concert that will honor the contestants and their families.   At 10 am Saturday the singers will audition for the title of “Jeanie” and “Stephen” in a public concert before a panel of judges. The event attracts contestants from throughout the state of Florida and is sponsored by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs and the Stephen Foster Citizen Support Organization. Competitors must sing one song composed by Stephen Foster, and a song of their choice written by American composers. 

Additional Information:

More information about the Florida Federation of Music and the competition rules can be found on their website at http://www.ffmc-music.org/jeanie.htm

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Shakespeare in the Park @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:00pm EST

$2.00 Suggested donation.

$5.00 Chair rental.

$40.00 VIP seating.

More Information:
Ranger Station, (305) 442-6866

Located in the Southeast region at:
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133

Bring a picnic and a blanket or a low lawn chair and enjoy a live performance of "Hamlet." In Shakespeare Miami's production, it is 1922, and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is in mourning. He returns home from school at Wittenberg University to attend his father's funeral, only to find that his uncle has married his mother, and with her assent, has assumed the throne. Not only has the Prince lost the crown to his uncle, his father's ghost haunts the castle, demanding revenge for his apparent murder. Feigning madness, Hamlet is determined to seek out the truth and exact revenge.

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Participation Requirements

Gate opens one hour before show time.  

No pets, please.

Curbside and off-street paid parking is available throughout Coconut Grove. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.

For more information about Shakespeare Miami, please visit www.shakespearemiami.com