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November 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Learn the lost art of woodcarving. With the guidance of the Cedar Valley Woodcarvers instructors, you will learn basic tool handling and carving. Start a new holiday tradition by creating a beautiful hand carved holiday ornament. Perfect for gift giving or for starting your own collection. This program will be for adults only, no experience needed. Bring your own lunch and we will provide the holiday cookies, materials and tools. Register by October 25. Cost $10.
November 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Wickiup Hill Learning Center
The “Club” is a time set aside for play at Wickiup Hill where you know other children will be here to play and make new friends. There is no formal program, but our naturalists will bring around a critter or two to meet while you are here. You can play inside the Learning Center or outside at the Nature Playscape - Wickiup’s Wandering Woods. All ages. No cost, but register two days prior to the scheduled event.
November 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wickiup Hill Learning Center
November tends to be a month that we remember all that we have to be grateful for. We will combine gratitude, creativity and rocks to create keepsakes to remember all year round. Are you a rock painting pro or ready to give it a try? We provide all the materials. Just bring a friend or your family and be ready to create! Activity is for all ages. Each person can create 3 rocks to take home. Cost $5 per person. Registration deadline November 4.
November 17, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Bender Pool
A pool can be a good substitute during the winter to practice for the open waters. It also provides an opportunity to refine paddling skills under a controlled environment rather than out on the river itself. Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation and Linn County Conservation - Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Area are teaming up this fall and winter to promote safer kayaking with pool time at Bender Pool, 940 14th Ave SE in Cedar Rapids. Drop in pool sessions will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on:
Minimum age is 10 years old. Everyone will be required to be in swimwear and a lifejacket. A helmet is required for practicing those rolls. Youth must be supervised by an adult. In case of an inclement weather, the City of Cedar Rapids weather/events line is (319) 286-5700 –listen for the Bender Pool prompt.
November 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Wickiup Hill Learning Center
The monthly meeting of the Conservation Board will be held in Board Room at Wickiup Hill Learning Center.
November 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Naturalist Chuck will lead this popular program, where these sets are created for hiking, unique gifts, or even decorations. These evening sessions are held at Wickiup Hill Learning Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on December 10, 12, and 19. Attendance at all three lacing sessions is highly recommended for best results. With some time invested at home, kits can be completed around the New Year. Additional evenings will be needed to varnish the shoes at our Services Shop at 3173 Highway 13, Marion (corner of Highway 13 and County Home Road) in the days following snowshoe construction and between the Holidays. A minimum of three to four of these sessions will be required to varnish the shoes properly.
Fee includes the cost of a snowshoe kit, a binding set and varnish for each participant. Kit building typically requires the manual dexterity of someone high school age or older. Class size is limited.