Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute
Thursday February 24th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
(The Owl Walk was originally set for Feb. 3)
Naturalist Lori Schlosser conducts a winter walk to areas of Pine Hill Park likely to attract owls. A pre-walk information session teaches about the nocturnal creatures and methods to locate them.
The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 60. Spaces fill up quickly for this popular event, so anyone wishing to join the walk should register soon. To register, call 717-762-0373 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just before the walk, Schlosser will present a brief introduction to owls and a preview of various owl calls. Schlosser will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.
Patience is required when trying to call owls. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls.
Schlosser hopes participants will attempt to call owls on their own once they have learned how. “They could go to places on their own, maybe in their backyard or along a road at the edge of a woods.”
Those attending should dress appropriately for the weather, as the walk may last up to an hour. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.
This walk is limited to ages 15 and up. Dress warmly and bring flashlights. Limit 60. Free, but pre-registration is required.
Snow/rain date TBA if needed.
For more information or to register, call 717-762-0373 or email to email@example.com
FREE Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday June 19th, 2021 * 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Presented by The Institute.
Admission is FREE!
Enjoy a full theatrical production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the trees at Red Run Park.
Presented on the park’s stage, this MEG (Maryland Entertainment Group) production marks the eighth anniversary of the group’s Shakespeare in the Park performances.
This year, MEG is working in partnership with the Cumberland Theatre.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, first performed around 1596, is an often-produced Shakespeare favorite, with the Athenian forest filled with magic, including fairy king, Oberon and the fairy queen, Titania.
When four young lovers from Athens run away to the forest, mischief-maker Puck causes havoc with a magical love potion.
During the night the four young Athenians chase each other through the woods while fairy magic is practiced upon them.
Even the fairy queen, Titania succumbs to a magic spell when she falls in love with Bottom, a rustic workman whose head has been transformed into a donkey.
Directed by Sam Little, the cast includes Bailey Hovermale (Helena), Sam Little (Oberon/Theseus), Kimberli Rowley (Titania), and Seth Thompson (Puck).
Costume design by Robin Shaner.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic if you wish.
EXPLORE! For the Birds, The Institute
Thursday March 25th * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Activities include a sensory nature walk, bird identification and learning bird calls, and playing games. The group will also listen to a nature storybook.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this program.
Instructor: Christian Swartzbaugh
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Location: Red Run Park
Participants will sign in & complete a waiver/contact form (available HERE).
NOTE: The PDF is fillable—you may type your information onto the form. However, we still need a printed copy, signed by hand.
If you can, please print, sign and scan it back to us at email@example.com (preferred), or print the form, fill it out and bring it along to the event.