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Oct 21 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wild Tots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs McFarland Park
Oct 25 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Exploration
Discover the mysteries of the dark at the park!
Programs McFarland Park
Nov 3 Sunday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Wild Tots Family Lantern Walk
Bring a lantern or flashlight and any musical instruments for the walk (homemade lanterns and instruments encouraged). Directions for make-ahead lanterns can be found here: https://tinkergarten.com/activities/let-there-be-light.
Special Events Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor
Nov 6 Wednesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Remembering Iowa's Buffalo Bill
O.W.L.S. - Remembering Iowa's Buffalo Bill Roy Behrens, University of Northern Iowa
Programs McFarland Park
Nov 20 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Soap from Scratch NOTE:Location change
Explore the art and science of making handcrafted soap from scratch with Siberian Soap Company owner, Ann Staudt!
Other Location McFarland Park
Dec 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Tales of Iowa History NOTE:Location change
Tales of Iowa History Darrin Crow, Storyteller
Programs McFarland Park
Dec 8 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Geocache Elf Hunt
Geocache Elf Hunt
Special Events McFarland Park
Jan 1 - Mar 1, 2020 Wednesday Beat the Blues Winter Activity Marathon
Beat the Blues Winter Activity Marathon This is an activity you complete on your own, not necessarily at McFarland Park.
Special Events McFarland Park
Jan 7, 2020 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Reflections On Iowa Rivers and Their Futures NOTE:Location change
Reflections on Iowa Rivers and Their Futures Dr. Jim Pease, Emeritus Professor, NREM Iowa State University
Programs McFarland Park
Jan 11 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Explore Your Outdoors: Animal Tracks!
Explore Your Outdoors, Animal Tracks!.
Special Events McFarland Park
Jan 17 Friday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Snowshoe Hikes at McFarland Park
Embrace winter with an invigorating snow shoe hike to explore McFarland Park.
Programs McFarland Park