Meadville Tribune


January 29, 2014

Here are outdoors news and activities notes for the week beginning Jan. 29


HARRISBURG — TITUSVILLE — On Feb. 8, Drake Well Museum and the Friends of Drake Well Inc. host a special Pithole Sledding Party. 

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting) at the Pithole historic site located on Pithole Road just off Route 227 near Plumer. Admission is free and children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Melissa Mann, museum site administrator, stated, “We are very excited to host the Pithole Sledding Party. It’s the perfect opportunity for folks to shake off the winter blues and enjoy the landscape of Pennsylvania’s legendary oil boomtown in a whole new way.” 

The sledding party will feature hours of fun in the snow, a bonfire, hot cocoa, cookies and more.

- For reservations: Call (814) 827-2797.

EDINBORO — Have you ever wished you’d known how to handle a wildlife emergency? A hawk hit by a car on a roadside? Ducklings stranded away from their mother?

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center is offering a Wildlife First Responders Course to teach participants when to intervene and when not to, and how to capture, handle, stabilize and transport injured birds. Carol Holmgren and Kristine Steiner, licensed wildlife rehabilitators for Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, will teach the class.

The class meets at the Edinboro Borough Building, 124 Meadville St., on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., February 18, 25 and March 4. The class is intended for adults, though older teens can attend with a parent. There is a $25 fee for resource materials and it includes a year's membership. Preregistration is requested to ensure there are enough materials for everyone.

- To register: Go to and download a registration form. Fill it out and mail it with a $25 check to the address shown on the form. Or call the center at 763-2574 and leave a message, including your name, address and phone number to register by phone and bring your payment to the first class.

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