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Apr
2
Sun
Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Meet at the Moredon Rd. parking lot of Lorimer Park for this morning bird walk, led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society.  All are welcome, both new birders and those with experience. Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area).  Look for spring migrants as well as resident bird species.  Bring binoculars if you have them. 

Spring Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants at Lorimer Park
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the park naturalist in a search for wild edible and medicinal plants.  Spring is the best time of the year for harvesting tender wild greens.  Of course, in parks of any type picking is not allowed, but during this program the naturalist will do a small amount of picking just to showcase particular plants.  Most of our park plant species are invasive aliens anyway!  Learn about the history of plant use, the nutritional value, how to prepare certain plants for eating, and what plants to stay away from.  Pre-registration is required.  Ages: adults and children 12 and up. 

Apr
8
Sat
Forest Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for a unique Easter egg hunt along our trails!

Search for eggs to turn in for prizes, play games, make a craft to take home and enjoy some family fun!

Stop by anytime between 10am and 2pm.

$5 per child

Apr
9
Sun
Orienteering Meet at Norristown Farm Park
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Orienteering is an international sport that uses a detailed map to find your way.  There is a level of this sport for everyone!  You can run or you can walk, but you must be able to follow the map to know where to go.  Instructors from the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association will be on hand to give you a lesson.  This is an official meet that will accommodate all levels of competitors.  All ages are welcome.  There is a $6.00 map fee.  Meet at the pavilions. 

Eco-Egg Hunt at Norristown Farm Park
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the only educational egg hunt that we know of.  Children ages 6 to 8 will be challenged to find eggs by following a series of ecological clues hidden in plastic eggs that are in the woods and fields.  The treasure trove will be found at the end of the hunt.  Younger children (ages 3 to 5) will simply hunt for eggs.  There are two different start times: 2:00 pm for ages 3 to 5 and 3:00 pm for the eco-egg hunt (ages 6 to 8).  The younger set should bring a small basket for collecting.  The older group will not need a basket.  Pre-registration by April 6th is required.  Meet at the pavilions. 

Apr
18
Tue
Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Meet at the Moredon Rd. parking lot of Lorimer Park for this morning bird walk, led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society.  All are welcome, both new birders and those with experience. Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area).  Look for spring migrants as well as resident bird species.  Bring binoculars if you have them. 

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on the Pennypack Trail
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 

 

Meet at the Welsh Road/Terwood Road parking area for the Pennypack Trail.  This is one of the regular third-Tuesday-of-the-month morning bird walks that are led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society.  Explore the Pennypack Trail in the area of the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area).  Look for resident winter birds and early spring migrants.  All are welcome, both new birders and those with experience.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  Pre-registration is preferred, but not required.  Ages: adults and children 12 and up. 

Community Golf Outing
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for the opportunity to play a premier, private golf course in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County.  Event will be held on at RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

The cost of this event is $135 per person/$500 per foursome.  Cost includes  greens fees, cart, box lunch, buffet dinner and player gifts.

Gather together three friends and register as a foursome. 

Apr
22
Sat
Volunteer Days at the Arboretum
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day by joining us anytime between 10am and 4pm Saturday, Sunday or both days to spruce up the Arboretum for Spring.

A great time to come out of hibernation meet friends and neighbors, give the family a chance to make a difference and be an integral part of the Arboretum.

Bring work gloves if you have them (if not we’ll provide them!) and we’ll have refreshments too.

Apr
23
Sun
5K Run/ Walk for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (S.A.A.M.) and Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. recognizes S.A.A.M. with a community event dedicated to increasing awareness of sexual violence.

Come join us on April 23, 2017 and show your support of the community and victims of sexual violence and child sexual abuse! This will be a fun event for the whole family, and pets, to enjoy!

Your contribution to our Run for S.A.A.M. will help us to continue to fund free and confidential counseling and advocacy services to victims of sexual assault, child abuse, homicide and other violent crimes, as well as safety and risk reduction programs in schools, colleges, and institutions throughout the county.

Date: April 23, 2017

Distance: 3.1 Miles

Location: Norristown Farm Park