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Outing Club to hike in Great Mountain Forest
 
The Outing Club’s club next adventure will be held on March 31.
 
Participants will meet at 1 p.m. at 44 Rock Hall Road in Colebrook to carpool to the Forestry Office Park area at the east gate of Great Mountain Forest off Windrow Road in Norfolk. 
 
A hike will follow trails and forest road around Old Man McMullen Pond to look for signs of spring.  Sturdy shoes are recommended.  A potluck lunch will follow.  If the weather is inclement, meet in Colebrook at 3 p.m. for games and socializing.  Call 860-379-6425 or 860-626-3479 to let Joyce know what you will bring for the potluck. 
 
All Outing Club events are open to single or married adults and children when accompanied by an adult.  All events are non-smoking, non-alcohol and no pets.
  
 
 
Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street
Morris, CT   06763
Phone: 860-567-7437
 
Museum Mile, NYC – Saturday, March 16; $55.00 pp. The Museum Mile is a lovely stretch along 5th Avenue in New York City chock full of museums and other fine art institutions, such as MOMA, the Guggenheim an the nearby Museum of Natural History are all options to consider. Cost includes motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, snacks and more. Admission to Museum(s) is a separate fee. Convenient departure from the Morris Town Hall. Please contact Morris Beach and Recreation for more information: 860-567-7437.
 
TRIVIA NIGHT! – Saturday, March 16; Doors open at 7:00 pm / Games begin at 8:00 pm; tickets $20.pp. Get a table together and join us for Morris Beach & Recreation’s second annual Trivia Night – a fundraiser for Morris Beach and Recreation. Event held at South Farms, Morris. Beer / wine / snacks will be available for purchase. No outside food or beverages permitted. Tickets are $20.00 per person and are on sale at Eventbrite.com
 
Red Cross Babysitting Course – Saturday, March 23; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; $70.00 per student. The best way to prepare children aged 11 – 15 for a babysitting business! Class sponsored by the Warren & Morris Recreation Departments. Class held in the Community Room at the Morris Senior Center, 109-21 East Street, Morris. Please pack a bagged lunch. Advance registration required by contacting Morris Beach & Recreation at 860-567-7437.
 
New York Botanical Gardens / Bronx Zoo – Saturday, April 6; $55.00 pp. We’ll be visiting during the Garden’s spectacular 17th annual Orchid Show: Singapore, a dazzling tribute to Singapore – one of the world’s greatest orchid cultures. Combined with a second stop at Little Italy in the Bronx, time permitting. Cost includes motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, snacks and more. Admission to Gardens / Zoo is a separate fee. Convenient departure from the Morris Town Hall. Please contact Morris Beach and Recreation for more information: 860-567-7437. 
                                 
  
White Memorial Conservation Center
Calendar of Events March 2019
 
March 2 – 8
Museum Children Free Week
Courtesy of Arthur and Tara Stacom Diedrick in Honor of Claire and Matthew Stacon. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.
 
March 2
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center. 
10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.
 
March 2
The Secret Lives of Owls with Mary Beth Kaeser, Horizon Wings Raptor Center
It seems that owls have always been surrounded by an air of mystery, probably because most are nocturnal and not easily spotted in the wild. This is your chance to be only a few feet away from four different species of owls. Discover the extraordinary features of owls, including exceptional eyesight, hearing, and ability to fly silently. 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $5.00
Non Members: $10.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org.
 
March 3
Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont
You can do it! Venture out into a cold winter morning in search of our native owls with expert Fran Zygmont. We’ll be in search of Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Saw-Whet Owls, and Great Horned Owls. Dress for the weather. Coffee and comestibles will be served beforehand. Optional breakfast at Patty’s après program. 4:00 A.M., Meet at the A. B. Ceder Room. Online registrations for this program are closed. Limited space is available. Please call 860-567-0857. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
 
March 5
After School Adventures: Grades 1 –3
Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series, Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series
 
March 6
After School Adventures: Grades 4 - 6
Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series, Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series
 
March 7
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on the first Thursday of each month from January-April for an hour-long program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents/Grandparents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Members: $8/child per session, Non-Members: $12/child per session
 
March 9
Winter Wildlife Tracking with Andy Dobos: The Forest Wolf
Andrew Dobos takes you on a wildlife-tracking walk through the winter woods. There are always clues left behind by the animals for us to decipher, telling a story of their habits and lives. Get to know our beloved wildlife that much better. Children should be accompanied by an adult and all should dress extra warm and wear good boots! You never know where the animals have been.10:00 A. M. – 12:00 P.M. Meet in the Museum. Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $20.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org
 
March 9
3rd Annual Nature Trivia Night!
Cerebrum, Cerebellum, Medulla Oblongata, Hippocampus…How big are yours? Are you even remotely prepared to test your nature knowledge at our 3rd Annual Nature Trivia Night? Teams of up to six (we HIGHLY encourage team costumes) will compete for a valuable prize. Register individually, but form teams beforehand. Otherwise, we’ll put you a team when you arrive.
A Chili supper will be served along with dessert, coffee, and soft drinks. BYOB and your own place setting. Come on, Brainiacs! Accept the challenge! 7:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $10.00, Non-members: $25.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. You can register for this program online: www.whitememorialcc.org or call 860-567-0857.
 
March 12
Monthly Bird Walk  Series with Kristi Dranginis
Join Kristi Dranginis on the second Tuesday of each month, for a golden opportunity to explore the rich and varied habitats of White Memorial while learning how to identify birds on an educational bird walk. Kristi is the founder of Bird Mentor.  www.BirdMentor.com
 
If you are looking for a walk where the leader gives you all of the answers, this is probably not for you.  If, on the other hand, you are ready to learn how to distinguish and deeply connect with what you are seeing and hearing, then please join us!  
 
The walks will average about 2 hours, but feel free to head out whenever you need to.  They are open to all experience levels. Dress for the weather! Kristi’s walk will take place rain or shine! 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREEDonations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
 
March 12
After School Adventures: Grades 1 –3
Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Members: $9/child per session, Non-Members: $13/child per session
 
March 13
After School Adventures: Grades 4 –6
Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Members: $9/child per session, Non-Members: $13/child per session
 
March 16
Animal Architects with Gerri Griswold
Egypt, Greece, Rome, from Thomas Jefferson to I. M. Pei, humanity’s history has been chock full of extraordinary architects and architecture. We, however, were not the first to erect monumental structures! While humans had yet to emerge from caves, many animals were going gangbusters impressing mates with their own monuments! Meet some incredible builders in this one-hour picture presentation celebrating the glory of human and animal architecture. 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 8660-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org.
 
March 17
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center. 2:00 p.m., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.
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March 19
After School Adventures: Grades 1 –3
Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Members: $9/child per session, Non-Members: $13/child per session