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Friday, February 23, 2018

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

Friday, February 23, 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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Reconstruction @ Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am EST to Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 4:00am EST

Regular park entrance fee of $5.00 (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

                                                             Reconstruction Era

                                     -Visitors are invited to immerse themselves into history-

Dudley Farm Historic State Park will host its annual Reconstruction Era event on February 23rd and 24th, 2018. The Reconstruction Era Event is set during some of the hardest economic and socially difficult years in Florida following the War Between the States (the American Civil War). Living Historians bring to life the trials and troubles faced by people during those times. The year is 1868 and people do not dress, speak or think the same way we do now. Come experience what life was like for a Cow Hunter, a Temperance Marcher, a former slave turned soldier or just the common person trying to stay alive. Step back in time, see how life was. Be forewarned, they are not from our time, they might wonder what is that I-phone in your hand.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Friday Guided Hike @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 23, 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, February 23, 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, February 23, 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.

Walk on Wild Side @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, February 23, 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 guided hike along our Black Island Trail. Learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in this maritime hammock. Do some bird watching, and maybe learn a little local history. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Friday, February 23, 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.

River Rhythms - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 4:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
(352) 236-7156 or craig.littauer@dep.state.fl.us

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

Join us the 4th Friday of every month, for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., come and enjoy this musical experience. Like all public drum circles, all voices are welcome. There are a few extra drums but if you have some please bring them along. Also, to increase your comfort, we recommend that you bring a blanket or a chair. In addition to drumming and percussion, singing and dancing are highly encouraged! An audience is always needed so feel free to watch and listen.

Additional Information:

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

For more information about the hosts of this event, or to see a flyer, please visit their website, https://m.facebook.com/OcalaDrumCircles/about

Participation requirements.

Campfire Music Jam @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST

Cost is $3/vehicle or Annual Florida 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

Bring your favorite musical instrument, camp chair, flashlight and campfire food and join us around the campfire for a jam session. 

Movie Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 23, 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.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

An Evening Under the Stars @ Big Lagoon State Park

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:00pm CST

Free event with regular park admission. You must arrive before sunset to pay the park entrance fees. The park closes at sunset, which varies throughout the year. 

More Information:
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Big-Lagoon

Located in the Northwest region at:
Big Lagoon State Park
12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola , FL 32507

Escambia Amatuer Astronomer's Association is partnering with Big Lagoon State Park to offer an Evening under the Stars. They will have multiple telescopes available for viewing different celestial objects of interest.

Additional Information:

Please call the Ranger Station (850) 492-1595 for current closing time.

Participation requirements

Regatta Moonlight Concert @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Adults: $10.00

Members of The Barnacle Society: $8.00

Children 6-9: $3.00

Children under 6: Free

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

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

Come out for an evening of live music under the moonlight as Ken and Summer Gill perform on the front porch of one of the oldest historic homes in Miami. This father-daughter duo entertains with an eclectic mix of acoustic music spanning all decades and genres and characterized by harmonies, guitar, and piano instrumentals. The gate opens one hour before show time for ticket sales, and you can bring a cooler, blanket and low lawn chairs to enjoy a picnic with friends and family on the bayside front lawn.
 

Additional Information:

Moonlight Concert Participation Requirements

The Barnacle is a pedestrian park. Metered parking is available throughout Coconut Grove. Visitors with a Disabled Person Parking Permit may call the Ranger Station for additional parking information.

No pets, please.

Washington's Birthday Regatta and Chowder Party @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018 (All day)

Regatta: $50.00 with advance registration or $75.00 on race day.

Chowder Party: Free for registered sailors; $10 per non-sailing guest.

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

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

The Washington’s Birthday Regatta commemorates the first yacht race on Biscayne Bay, organized in 1887 by Ralph Middleton Munroe—architect of The Barnacle, boat designer, Coconut Grove pioneer, and first Commodore of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. This year’s regatta is open to small sailing craft of traditional rig. The Skippers’ Meeting and continental breakfast begin at The Barnacle at 10 a.m., and the race starts at noon on the bay. Following the regatta, participants are encouraged to come back to The Barnacle for the traditional Chowder Party wearing period clothing from the Era of the Bay (1821-1896). Dinner, the awards ceremony, and "Who in the Grove do you think you are?" costume contest begin at 5:30 p.m.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

To register a sailboat, please visit www.TheBarnacle.org.