Jester, Lewis A., Park

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Nov 23 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM #OptOutside Hike
Choose to #OptOutside on Black Friday with your friends and family. We’ll reconnect you with nature on a hike through Jester Park.
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Nov 29 Thursday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Seeing Stars
Come learn the fascinating history of how our solar system was formed, focusing on our unique planets, moons, and Sun. We will identify a number of constellations and other major astronomical objects in the classroom, followed by outdoor stargazing.
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Dec 1 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Super Saturday Shootout
Learn the basics of archery and air rifle target shooting. Get hands on shooting experience in the warmth and comfort of the new indoor shooting ranges.
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Dec 1 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Do It Yourself Body Care
Learn how easy it is to make your own body care products at home. We will make lip balm, fizzing bath powder, and body scrub for you take home and enjoy or give as a holiday gift.
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Dec 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Raptors of the Midwest
Learn about the hawks, falcons, eagles, owls, and vultures that live in Iowa or migrate through on their way to nesting or wintering areas. W
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Dec 6 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Tales
Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.
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Dec 8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Holiday Make and Take
Come and make some unique holiday nature decorations and gifts out of natural and recycled materials. Pre-registration required; deadline is December 3. Fee: $10.
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Dec 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Welcome the holiday season with a fragrant, homemade evergreen wreath. Learn to assemble a variety of fresh evergreen cuttings into a festive wreath, and then add your own personal touches to make it uniquely yours.
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Dec 11 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Holiday Make and Take
Need to relax and unwind as the holiday season approaches? Make some simple holidays gifts that include dip mix, cup of soup ornaments and hot cocoa cones.
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Dec 13 Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee and Chat
Join us for coffee and conversation to learn about the latest happenings at the Jester Park Nature Center. This is a social hour meant for meeting staff and others who enjoy nature.
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Dec 21 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Light the Night
Celebrate winter’s official arrival and the longest night of the year! We will take a short hike along the Discovery Trail lit with luminaries, enjoy a fire under the stars and share a cup of hot cocoa.
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Dec 27 Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Air Rifle Target Shooting
Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Learn the basics of air rifle target shooting from PCC naturalists certified from the Student Air Rifle Program.
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Dec 28 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Winter Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist and discover the wonder of the forest in the winter. FREE. No registration required.
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Dec 31 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Noon Year's Eve
Come celebrate the New Year with Mother Nature. Activities will include a short nature hike, noisemaker craft, animal themed snack and a countdown to midnight.
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Dec 31 Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Noon Year's Eve
Come celebrate the New Year with Mother Nature. Activities will include a short nature hike, noisemaker craft, animal themed snack and a countdown to midnight.
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