Outdoor calendar - November 30

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November 30, 2011
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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St. in Ogden. For more information, please visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.

Wild Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Free for ONC members/$2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. Today’s topic is ““Excellent Eagles.” Join us as our Golden Eagle, Sundance, makes his first Wild Wednesday appearance. Our resident Bald Eagle, Des Ta Te, will also be on hand as we learn about these two amazing birds.

Up-cycling T-Shirts Workshop: 6-8 p.m. today. $8 members/$10 non-members. Ages 12 and up. Ever had a great idea for a T-shirt? Learn how to put your ideas onto your very own shirt. Please provide your own T-shirt for printing. Shirts may be new or old, but in good condition. Participants are welcome to bring their own designs for printing as well. Designs should be simple, black & white, and have minimal detail to simplify the process.

Holiday Open House & Local Art Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free. Local artists and craftsmen will be on hand with their latest creations, just in time for the holidays. Kids can make a pinecone gnome to take home. Also for sale will be fresh, evergreen holiday swags and centerpieces (come early for the best selection). Shoppers can pick up some unique and creative treats at the bake sale, and enjoy free admission to the Nature Center, free gift wrapping and hot chocolate.


Wasatch Hikers: Wednesday evening hiking group can be found every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. hiking a different trail in the Ogden area. Our creed is exercise is good for the body, mind and soul. The trails in the area are better than the gym. For information on our next outing, visit http://www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors/ and check the calendar under the meetups tab.


Bird Walks: Today at Pineview Area. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Dylan’s (12th and Monroe) for breakfast or in the Smith’s parking lot (12th and Harrison) at 9 a.m. to carpool. We’ll decide the birding location(s) then.

Dec. 7: South Ogden Nature Park. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at McDonald’s (5745 S. Harrison Blvd.) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. to carpool.

Board Meeting: 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Ogden Nature Center (966 W. 12th. St.). All members are welcome.


Drive through the holiday light display, Fantasy at the Bay, at Willard Bay State Park from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1. Admission is $9 per vehicle and Utah State Parks Annual Passes are not valid during light display hours. Cottonwood Campground is filled with animation, lighted trees, roadway lights and displays. Visitors may drive through the display or ride on a horse-drawn hay wagon at no additional cost. Enjoy cocoa, s’mores, hamburgers, chili and scones around a large campfire. For more information, please call 435-734-9294, 435-237-9506, or 435-734-9494.

Two log cabins are now available for overnight camping at Hyrum State Park. Each cabin sleeps up to eight people and is furnished with two log-style bunk beds, a table and chairs, power, heat, air conditioner, microwave, and refrigerator. Each cabin also offers a picnic table, barbecue grill, shared water tap and reserved parking for $40 per night. For more information or to reserve a cabin or campsite, please visit stateparks.utah.gov/reservations or call 801-322-3770.


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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St. in Ogden. For more information, visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.