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    Art In The Wild Exhibit 2023

    , Harrisburg
    Visit naturally inspired trailside creations along Wildwood Park’s wandering trails and wetlands. Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations. This year’s theme is “The Earth Laughs.” A map-brochure about the exhibit is available online, at the kiosks or inside the Nature Center.
  • BALM Course

    , Harrisburg
    Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services offers this course for families affected by another's Substance Use Disorder/Addiction.
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    Life with the Reilys Exhibit

    , Harrisburg
    Come and see how John and Helen Reily, the last inhabitants of Fort Hunter Mansion, spent their time from their marriage in 1887 through the early 20th century. View John as an outdoorsman, Helen in her wedding dress, among other artifacts, clothing photos and even entries from Helen’s diary, plus much more. All mannequins will also feature period-accurate hairstyles courtesy of professional wig maker and stylist, Ashley Leitzel-Reichenbach. Please visit our website to schedule a tour time, or stop in the museum shop to purchase an exhibit-only ticket.
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    Summer Camp – Native American Program and Children’s Mansion Tour

    , Harrisburg
    Do you have a group of summer campers or homeschoolers and need a fun activity this summer? Come spend a day at Fort Hunter Mansion and Park! Our standard field trip program includes two parts: a mansion tour geared towards children with games and activities and “Native Americans Along the Susquehanna,” an interactive program where children will learn hands-on how Native Americans obtained food, shelter, clothing, and water. Looking for a half-day program? Schedule just the Native American program at a discounted rate. Contact us to make a reservation for your group of 15 or more children. Chaperones must attend with children. Reservations required.
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    Introduction to Kayaking

    , Hershey
    This adventurous wellness program is geared for those interested in learning how to kayak. Everything is provided including kayaks, equipment, shuttle, guides, paddling, and safety instruction. Enjoy approximately 5 miles of easy paddling for approximately two hours on the normally gentle, tree-lined Swatara Creek! This guided evening paddle will let you discover firsthand why many are getting involved in this healthy life-long hobby. Guides will provide kayak skill instruction before and during the trip. Participants should be in moderate physical condition and prepared to be physically active. You will be paddling, not just floating, at a leisurely pace during this program. There is a pathway made of pavers that leads you downhill to the entry point on the water. There you will be met by our EZ in EZ out kayak launch. If you need special assistance with this paddle, please contact us directly so we can discuss any accommodations needed for this program. Click on the registration link below for full program details.
  • Two women laughing while lying on the grass

    Laughter Yoga

    , Harrisburg
    Fort Hunter Park $5.00 per participant Join instructor Erika Malorzo from CommUNITY Yoga Space for Laughter Yoga. What is Laughter Yoga: Bring more oxygen to the body and brain, foster positive feelings, and energize yourself with laughter. Laughter yoga is a unique concept where anyone can laugh for no reason. It combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing. No yoga experience is necessary. This class will be very interactive and there will be a whole lot of laughing going on. This class will take place outside on the beautiful grounds of Fort Hunter Park overlooking the Susquehanna River. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. This is a Park Rx program sponsored by Highmark and supported by UPMC.
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    Kids Discover: Herps (Ages 5-10)

    , Harrisburg
    Wildwood Park $5 per child, chaperones are free A short walk along the Towpath or Delta Boardwalk reveals a row of turtles basking in the sun, a startled frog leaping into the water or a snake curled up on a log. Frogs, turtles and snakes have many adaptations unique to animals who spend their lives near wetlands. Come to see these animals up close and learn about what makes each one special. Meet at the North Lot. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
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    Walk with a Doc - Wildwood Park

    , Harrisburg
    Join us for a moderately paced walk at Wildwood Park. The walk will be approximately 3 miles around Wildwood Lake, but participants can choose to only walk part of the way depending on their own fitness needs. Pre-registration is required. This is a Park Rx program sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield.
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    Sustainable Living Series: Composting 101

    , Harrisburg
    Wildwood Park Free Join Catherine Scott with the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, for an evening lecture on how to start composting at home. She’ll provide you with tips and tricks for reducing your household food waste and turning it into usable, biodiverse soil. Joining her will be Jil Strang, owner of DigMyEarth composting facility, located in Susquehanna Township, who will talk about commercial composting and the variety of services they offer. This is the first lecture in our Summer Sustainable Living Series which will focus this year on Sustainably Grown Food. Program will occur entirely outdoor, meet in the Olewine Pavilion. Pre-registration required.
  • Group of walkers at Detweiler Park looking at plants

    Master Gardener Walk & Talk

    , Dauphin
    Detweiler Park Free x Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a leisurely one-hour stroll to learn about plants in the park. A short presentation related to what we will be seeing will precede the walk. Participants can choose to walk only a portion. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield and supported by UPMC. Pre-registration is required.