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Autumn 2019

MHNC staff reserves the right to cancel a program if minimum enrollment has not been met by the registration deadline. We ask you to register and pay for programs in advance because of the need to purchase supplies and pay guest speakers and instructors. If we need to cancel a program, your payment will be refunded in full. If you need to cancel, please notify us at least 48 hours before the class. If we are able to fill your spot, you will be refunded in full; if not, we will refund 50% of your fee. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the class, your entire registration fee will be forfeited. Please help us ensure the success of our programs by registering and paying before the deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information or to register for a program, please email us or call the center at 920-779-6433.

 

The Calendar


Plants for Cold and Flu
Sunday, September 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

As we move into autumn, sniffles and coughs can become a lot more prevalent due to allergies or viruses making the rounds. Coincidentally, many common plants growing at that time of year in our gardens and backyards can provide a reprieve from symptoms. Participants will be taken on an herb walk to see these plants growing on the nature center property, then learn how to utilize them in teas, syrups, tinctures and more.

$8/person, $6/students, seniors, FOMH
Registration and payment due September 1.

 

Wolf Cub Adventure: Paws on the Path
Sunday, September 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Learn how to prepare for a hike and how to respect the land by learning the Leave No Trace Principles and the Outdoor Code. Take a 1-mile hike and learn about the plants and animals that call Mosquito Hill home. Space is limited.

$8/scout
Registration and payment due ASAP.

 

Memory Cafe
Wednesday, September 11, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Let's talk trees! Paul Krause, an arborist for the City of Appleton and a Mosquito Hill Nature Center volunteer, will share his knowledge and great stories with us. Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in.

No charge.

 

Honey Sunday
Sunday, September 15, 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Come and help us celebrate the honeybee and the gentle art of beekeeping during this annual event co-sponsored with the Waupaca County Beekeepers’ Association. Watch honey being extracted from the hive, beeswax candle dipping and a cooking demonstration. Take in some short informational sessions, visit the kids’ craft area and, of course, don’t miss out on our delicious honey-baked goods and honey sundaes. Bring your family and friends out for some sweet sensations.

$10/car

 

Vintage Market at the Hill
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Shop more than 20 vintage and artisan vendors at MHNC. Enjoy the flavors from local food trucks and watch artist demonstrations. Our raffle drawing will be held at the conclusion of the event.

$2/person

 

Raffle Drawing Held
At the conclusion of the Vintage Market, a raffle drawing will be held at MHNC to announce the winners of the 2019 Mosquito Hill Raffle. $1,000, $500, and $250 cash prizes will be awarded. Tickets are on sale now for $15 each or two for $20. Winners do not need to be present to win. Stop in to make your purchase or contact us for more details.

 

Bear Cub Adventure: Fur, Feathers and Ferns
Sunday, September 22, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

From tracks and scat to nests and burrows, signs of animals are all around. Explore the Mosquito Hill Nature Center grounds on a 1-mile hike to search for evidence of animals. Learn about endangered and extinct animals and what we can do to protect their habitats. Space is limited.

$8/scout
Registration and payment due September 15.

 

Guided River Paddle
Saturday, September 28, 9:00 AM start

Enjoy a relaxing, guided paddle down a short portion of the Wolf River. We will start at the Stephensville Access, off of County Road S, and end at Damn Yankees Watering Hole, on County Road M, where we can enjoy a lunch together afterword. The trip will be approximately 5 miles and will take around 3 hours. Bring your own canoe or kayak, paddling gear, and money for lunch. This will be a great adventure for beginner and advanced paddlers alike.

$8/person
Registration and payment due September 17

 

Basket Weaving: Market Shopper Basket
Sunday, September 29, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Jeni Mursau, Woven Blessings Basketry, will lead you through the process of weaving a basket approximately 9”W x 15”L x 7”H. This basket includes canvas handles. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. Staining your completed basket is optional for an additional $5.

$55/person
Registration and payment due September 19.

 

Tiger Cub Adventure: My Tiger Jungle
Saturday, October 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Look, listen and get up close to plants, bugs, birds and other animals on a short hike around the nature center property. Scouts will also make a simple bird feeder to use at home. Space is limited.

$8/scout
Registration and payment due September 28.

 

Yin Yoga
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Yin yoga consists of a series of poses that mainly work the connective tissues in the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady stretch. These passive poses are held for up to five minutes with the aid of straps, blocks, bolsters and other yoga props. This is a slow-paced class appropriate for those with the ability to move through seated, standing, kneeling and reclined positions.

$25/4-week class or $8/session
Pay in advance or walk-ins welcome.

 

Memory Cafe
Wednesday, October 9, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Raptors are fascinating birds, from owls to hawks and eagles. Join us as we welcome Pat Fisher, from The Feather Rehabilitation Clinic, New London, who will talk about her rehabilitation work with these birds. She has been known to bring a feathered friend or two with her as well! Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in.

No charge.

 

17th Annual Harvest Moon Festival
Saturday, October 12, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Don’t miss the family event of the season! As the full moon rises behind Mosquito Hill, jack-o-lanterns will smile, hayride wagons will be filled with fresh straw and our center will be visited by live critters. The evening will be filled with stargazing through telescopes, hayrides, the Great Pumpkin Walk, learning sessions, games and much more. Snacks and beverages will be for sale.

$10/car
No reservations necessary.

 

Mosquito Hill Endurance Run
Saturday & Sunday, October 19 – 20

This event, now in its fourth year, has something for everyone. Participants will complete 3.1 mile loops (to the top of Mosquito Hill) and may choose one of six races: a moonlight 5K, 3, 6, 12 and 24-hour and a last-person-standing race (not for the faint of heart)! Visit www.runrace.net to register and find updates on Facebook (Mosquito Hill Endurance Run). All proceeds benefit MHNC.

 

Webelos Adventure: Into the Wild/Into the Woods
Sunday, October 20, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Scouts will earn both elective adventures during this workshop. Learn about the plants and animals around us, how they are dependent on each other and why they’re important parts of the ecosystem.

$8/scout
Registration and payment due October 7.

 

Night Hike
Saturday, October 26, 6:00-8:00 PM

Your family can explore the nature center property after dark. What does it take for animals to prowl the woods when the sun goes down? There will be a brief indoor program followed by an outdoor guided hike with a fire and s’mores. Participants should come dressed for the weather, have good hiking footwear and bring a flashlight.

$6/person, $4/students, seniors, FOMH
Registration and payment due October 22.

 

Weave a Deer Antler Basket
Saturday, November 2, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Weave a unique seasonally-themed basket. A wooden base is laser-engraved with a deer image and finished with an antler for the handle. Jeni Mursau from Woven Blessings Basketry will provide all the materials and instruction.

$95 per person (Stain is $5. Please have correct change.)
Registration and payment due October 19.

 

Restorative Yoga
Sunday, November 3, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Restorative yoga is a therapeutic practice that allows for relief of tension and stress. Postures are practiced on the floor with the support of props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks, and are held for 2 to 15 minutes. Experience gentle stretching and strengthening of the body. Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to gather necessary supplies and prepare your space. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

$15/person
Registration and payment due October 26.

 

Yin Yoga
Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Yin yoga consists of a series of poses that mainly work the connective tissues in the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady stretch. These passive poses are held for up to five minutes with the aid of straps, blocks, bolsters and other yoga props. This is a slow-paced class appropriate for those with the ability to move through seated, standing, kneeling and reclined positions.

$25/4-week class or $8/session
Pay in advance or walk-ins welcome.

 

Nature Journaling for Kids
Sunday, November 10, 1:30-3:00 PM

Keeping a journal of explorations can be a great way for kids to keep memories from nature outings while only leaving footprints. Children will be able to make a journal to take home. There will also be a small scavenger hunt to put journaling skills to the test.

$6/child
Registration and payment due October 29.

 

Woven Ornaments Workshop
Saturday, November 16, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Prepare for the holidays by weaving a variety of tree ornaments with various colors of reed. Jeni Mursau from Woven Blessings Basketry will provide all the materials and instruction to help you create a woven snowman, Christmas tree, snowflake and heart. No weaving experience is necessary.

$35/person
Registration and payment due November 1.

 

Trails Closed During Gun Deer Hunting Season

The nature center trails will be closed during the state-wide gun deer hunting season from Saturday, November 23 through Sunday, December 1. Hunting is not permitted at the nature center but occurs on surrounding private property. We apologize for any inconvenience but your safety is important to us.

 

Holiday Make & Take
Saturday, December 7, 9:00 – 11:00 AM or 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

You won’t want your kids to miss this one! They’ll make eight unique gifts and wrap them with the assistance of our volunteer team. Voila! Your child’s holiday shopping is complete. This event is most appropriate for 4 – 12 year olds. No one younger than 4 years, please.

$15/child
Registration and payment due November 22.


For more information or to register for a program, please email us or call the center at 920-779-6433.

 

 

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