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October 23, 2013

Plan your outdoors activities with these notes for the week beginning Oct. 23

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GUYS MILLS — ERIE — A “Brews for Birds” fundraiser is Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive.

Music will be provided by Salmon Frank. Taste beers from Voodoo Brewery of Meadville and sample wines from Blue Iris Winery of North East. Snacks and appetizers will also be provided.

Play some games for a chance to win prizes. Cost is $20. Tickets are available at Wild Birds Unlimited in Village West in Erie, at the Audubon Pennsylvania office at 301 Chestnut St. in Meadville, or at the door. Brews for Birds is sponsored by the Presque Isle Audubon Society along with Audubon PA and benefits bird research and banding at Presque Isle State Park.

More information: Call 333-1170.

The Crawford County Conservation District will offer several environmental education programs to the public at the Woodcock Creek Nature Center, 21724 German Road, Meadville, throughout November and December.

Programs are free and require pre-registration unless otherwise specified.

Nov. 6 — Discover Bats Movie Matinee from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 12 — Clouds, Storytime and Fun children’s event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Limited to first 15 registrants.

Nov. 20 — Protecting Your Private Water Supply from Contamination from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 26 — Trash to Treasure Chest from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 2 — The Great Mitten Caper from 3 to 4 p.m. Members of the public are urged to bring mittens to swap. Extras will be donated to the local Women’s Services shelter.

Dec. 10 and 17 — Creative Clay Project Two-Day Workshop from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Limited to first 15 registrants. Attendees can make a pinch pot or clay box with $5 materials fee.

In addition to the weekly education programs, the Woodcock Creek Nature Center will feature various displays and hands-on activities. The center is open year-round Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To register or more information: Call Kathy Uglow at the Crawford Conservation District at 763-5269 or visit crawfordconservation.com.

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