The Sioux-Hustler Trail
Friday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Severson Dells Biologist/Educator Greg Keilback will tell the story with stories and pictures of why and how he hiked the Boundary Waters least utilized backcountry trail. Come learn why sometimes it’s ok not to bring your canoe in the Boundary Waters. The watershed of the beautiful area will be impacted if potential mining activity in the area occurs. Please come listen to why this place is important to all of us. You will be entertained and amused within the lesson! Free to members of “Friends of Severson Dells;” $3 per family non-members. Contact Severson Dells to register at 1-815-335-2915.
Winnebago County Forest Preserve District
Spring Awakening Gathering
Saturday, March 22
At the “Pec Barn” located within the Pecatonica River Forest Preserve;
entrance at 7260 Judd Road, Pecatonica.
Enjoy the celebration of the coming spring
season and have fun with the whole family.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lots of things to choose from…Hike the oxbow trail, kid’s activities, hang out by the fire, maple tree tapping demonstration and more!
3:00-4:00 p.m. – Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance. (Door prize chances with every dance you do.) Come out and enjoy this fun way to welcome the coming spring. We all will be having such a great time it will seem like the barn is dancing. The whole family is welcome to come and participate or watch. One needs not to worry about dancing abilities, only dancing attitude. Join Linda Halley line dance teacher extraordinaire as she and some friends take us through some easy steps to become the next “dancing with the stars” contestants. (maybe???) Guaranteed to be lots of fun and a great time. Linda teaches dance at the Roscoe Methodist Church and Betty’s Western Wear.
4:15-5:30 p.m. – Community Supper ~ FREE! Enjoy the hard work and great recipes of the folks from the region at this pot luck dinner. Bring your own table ware and dish to pass and take in the feast. Severson Dells will provide lemonade and coffee for drinks as well as frozen custard with maple syrup (while it lasts.) Enjoy some maple syrup on frozen custard or one of the other topping we have to offer. (Thank you to the Culver’s of Winnebago manager Jimmy Smith for providing the frozen custard.) Please call if you plan to attend so that we can have plenty for all. 1-815-335-2915.
6:00 p.m. -Wild Hope: An Evening of Story and Song
Join singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer and author/conservationist Scott Russell Sanders for a special evening of stories and songs about the natural world and the nature of hope. They will celebrate the true sources of wealth, in family and community and nature, from shared meals to a skyful of stars, from the telling of tales to the birth of turtles, from music to mystery. Reservations are a must for the “Wild Hope” event. 1-815-335-2915.