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MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER | 2016
MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER | 2016

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION

SUMMER | 2016

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER | 2016 Pathways 1920s COUNTRY FAIR & FESTIVAL SUNRISE LAKE BEACH
Pathways 1920s COUNTRY FAIR & FESTIVAL SUNRISE LAKE BEACH CLUB Cottage Garden Concerts National NIGHT
Pathways
1920s
COUNTRY FAIR
& FESTIVAL
SUNRISE LAKE
BEACH CLUB
Cottage
Garden
Concerts
National
NIGHT OUT
Evening
Canoe Paddle

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Lights in the Night T he trails at Pyramid Mountain NHA light up at night
Lights in the Night
T he trails at Pyramid Mountain NHA light up at night during the summertime
with twinkling stars and frenzied fireflies. Exploring the trails during this
magical time is an adventure for all ages.
Firefly Fireworks
Families are invited to explore the trails together with a naturalist and reminisce
about past evenings of summer spent catching fireflies. On Saturday, July 9
at 8p.m., come to Pyramid Mountain NHA in Montville Township to spend an
evening discovering these idyllic critters and head out on the trails to search for
them. With stops for hands-on activities and games, this is certain to be a night
of fun, wonder, and light! This easy walk traverses some gentle slopes across the
trails on the Turkey Mountain side of the park and explores habitats where we may
find fireflies. Come prepared with comfortable shoes and a flashlight. This hike is
approximately 1 hour, and costs $5 per person age 5 and older.
Stargazing
On warm summer nights, you may also look up to the sky and witness the beauty
of bright stars in the dark sky. On Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. learn through a brief
presentation about the constellations that light up the sky. Build your own star
chart, which can be set to show which constellations are visible on any given night.
Gaze at the stars with a naturalist and identify constellations. Bring along a blanket
and be ready to spend a fun evening with friends. This program is 90 minutes with
both indoor and outdoor portions, and the fee is $5 for age 5 and older.
For more information or to register, please call 973.334.3130.
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BOATING AREA OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Sat., May 28 – Mon., May 30 INDEPENDENCE DAY
BOATING AREA
OPEN
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Sat., May 28 – Mon., May 30
INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND
Sat., July 2 – Mon., July 4
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
For more info, please call 973.326.7616
or email recreation@morrisparks.net
Silas Condict County Park
100 Kinnelon Rd., Kinnelon, NJ 07405
3 Morris County Community Gardens Open Gates Weekend T he latest buzz around the hot

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3 Morris County Community Gardens Open Gates Weekend T he latest buzz around the hot topics

Morris County Community Gardens

Open Gates Weekend

T he latest buzz around the hot topics of food and health centers on

the growing number of community gardens across the county. Many

Community Gardens throughout Morris County will be open to the

public on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.for the event Open Gates Weekend. Take a tour of many Morris County Community Gardens, and explore what’s growing at your local Community Garden, learn how to start a Community Garden in your town, and discover more about growing your own food. This event showcases the beauty and diversity of Morris County’s Community Gardens, and highlights the people, plants, and planting techniques that make these gardens thrive. The connection to local food pantries is another important feature at Morris County Community Gardens. According to Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education at the Morris County Park Commission, “Each garden has found a unique way to help address the issues of hunger here in Morris County. Garden tours, food tastings, and garden related demonstrations will be offered at the various Community Gardens.” Admission is FREE, and no registration is required for this rain- or-shine program. This program is sponsored by The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, with additional support from Whole Foods Market of Morristown.

For complete event details and a map of Open Gates Community Gardens, visit arboretumfriends.org.

Matilda’s
Matilda’s

AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

N othing compares to a fun summer afternoon celebrating the day with ice cream. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, once the home of Matilda Frelinghuysen, graced with its magnificent Colonial Revival mansion and scenic gardens, is the setting for Matilda’s

Ice Cream Social. On Sunday, July 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate the life and times of

Matilda Frelinghuysen, and explore the customs and traditions of her childhood. On the Mansion’s Great Lawn, join us for the turn of the century games and crafts that Matilda would have enjoyed. Cool down with an ice cream sundae or cone from Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream of Ledgewood while you listen to a period-perfect performance by barbershop quartet, Gimme Four. Admission is $20 per person and children under 2 years of age are FREE . Reservations are required for this special event.

For information and to register, visit arboretumfriends.org or call 973.326.7603.

F lowers Galore Tea and Tour Wednesdays: July 13 & Sept. 14 11 a.m. The

F lowers Galore Tea and Tour

Wednesdays:

July 13 & Sept. 14

11 a.m.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum 353 East Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ $40 per person. To register, call 973.326.7603.

Step onto the beautiful grounds for a leisurely one-hour tour focusing on seasonal blooms. Enjoy a delicious tea, prepared by classically trained German baker, Christian Renfer, at the charming Matilda’s Café. A sumptuous selection of scones, traditional tea sandwiches, baked from scratch pastries, and teas from around the world and our herb garden are offered. Please wear comfortable walking shoes!

scratch pastries, and teas from around the world and our herb garden are offered. Please wear
scratch pastries, and teas from around the world and our herb garden are offered. Please wear

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TUESDAY August 2 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
TUESDAY
August 2
5 p.m.
- 9 p.m.

National Night Out

AT MENNEN SPORTS ARENA

5 p.m. - 9 p.m. National Night Out AT MENNEN SPORTS ARENA M orris County’s annual

M orris County’s annual National Night Out, hosted by the Morris County Park Police and the Morris County Park Commission, returns to Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township on Tuesday, August 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with more FREE attractions. There will be FREE food, drinks, entertainment, ice-skating, giveaways, and attractions offering

attendees one of the nation’s best ‘Nights Out.’ This year, National Night Out overflows with amusements. Explore police, fire, and emergency and rescue vehicles, such as motorcycles, ambulances, all-terrain vehicles, fire engines, and squad cars. Dozens of municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies participate, and are available for questions. Visit the horses of the Morris County Park Police’s award-winning Mounted Equestrian Unit. Groove to the tunes of a DJ and live performances. The Morris County Park Police are once again offering the most popular FREE Child ID cards, an initiative launched in 2000 that registers more than

1,000 children annually. Each year since 2007, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) named Morris County’s National Night Out event a National Award Winner. “The Morris County National Night Out, for the past seven years, has received national recognition because it offers a comprehensive array of participating agencies to educate the public on available community services,” says Chief Gabe DiPietro of the Morris County Park Police. Chief Gabe DiPietro and the Morris County Park Police ensure public safety throughout Morris County, and provide assistance to other area agencies. The department currently patrols park facilities with cars, motorcycles, bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, and horses.

motorcycles, bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, and horses. For more information, please visit morrisparks.net or

For more information, please visit morrisparks.net or contact Park Police at 973.326.7632.

vehicles, and horses. For more information, please visit morrisparks.net or contact Park Police at 973.326.7632.
5 FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS, AND ATTRACTIONS

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5 FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS, AND ATTRACTIONS
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5 FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS, AND ATTRACTIONS
5 FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS, AND ATTRACTIONS
5 FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS, AND ATTRACTIONS
5 FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS, AND ATTRACTIONS
5 FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS, AND ATTRACTIONS
FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS, AND ATTRACTIONS

FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT, ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS, AND ATTRACTIONS

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Traditional Master Class Craft Courses

AT HISTORIC SPEEDWELL

R ecently, the trend of creating and selling handmade crafts is exploding. Whether you are familiar with the trend, or a

Morristown. These courses are led by experts in their respective craft, who have dedicated their lives to traditional and

craft, who have dedicated their lives to traditional and newcomer to this specialized form of art,

newcomer to this specialized form of art, a series of unique craft courses for adults will be held at Historic Speedwell in

lost arts of the past. On Saturday, July 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., join artist Cindy Au-Kramer of Panda Paper, for an interesting modern perspective on the classic art of Bookmaking. In this Master Class, students use stone paper, a new material that cannot be ripped, is practically waterproof, and is made from stone and glue. This class is intended for artists ages 13 and older. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Speedwell, and cost $30 per person, which includes materials. On Saturday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., join the Paper Marbleizing and Decoupage workshop. You are invited to explore the Victorian arts of decorating paper through marbleizing and decorating small containers with decoupage. Cost is $10 per person. Here is the opportunity to try your hands at the art of mosaics which has been around for centuries. On Saturday, August 13, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., join honoree artist Eleanor Parr- DiLeo of Designs by Eleanor in Towaco, as she teaches a Master Class in Mosaics. Learn the basics of cutting techniques, placement of tiles and gluing to create a one-of-a-kind, six-inch trivet. No art or mosaic experience is required. This class is intended for artists ages 13 and older. Program cost is $30 per person, and includes materials. Prepare to get a little dirty during the Blacksmithing Class: Hammerin’! on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. William Barrett, of Bill Barrett Custom Knives, leads this two-day intermediate blacksmithing class. This Master Class focuses on more advanced blacksmithing techniques. Prior experience is helpful, but not required. All supplies are provided and you can work on a project to take home. This class is intended for artists ages 13 and older, and is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Speedwell, and costs $30 per person, which includes materials. All classes require preregistration and are limited in size to allow for a truly unique, hands-on experience.

For more information, or to register, contact Maressa McFarlane at 973.285.6537, or mmcfarlane@morrisparks.net.

INDUSTRIAL CRAFTS DAY at the Cooper Gristmill D iscover the art and science of early

INDUSTRIAL CRAFTS DAY

at the Cooper Gristmill

D iscover the art and science of early industrial crafting at the Cooper Gristmill in Chester Township

of tinsmithing, tin piercing, blacksmithing, weaving, and spinning. Try your hand at weaving and

during Industrial Crafts Day, on Saturday, August 27, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy demonstrations

spinning, and create a tin-pierced craft to take home. Crafters will have items available for sale. The suggested donation for this program is $3 per adult, $2 per senior (age 65+), and $1 per child age 4 through 16. Children under age 4 are admitted FREE .

For more information, please call 908.879.5463, or visit morrisparks.net.

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Cottage Garden Evening is a lovely time in the Frelinghuysen Arboretum Cottage Garden. Enjoy an
Cottage
Garden
Evening is a lovely time in the
Frelinghuysen Arboretum Cottage Garden.
Enjoy an intimate concert here along with
complimentary refreshments.
Concerts
Cherry Lane
Dani Zanoni
Aubrey Anne Trio
7 pm - 8 pm
$15 per person, per concert
Refreshments & seating provided
July 15 Cherry Lane - Coffee House
facebook.com/CherryLaneAcoustic
July 22 Dani Zanoni - Eclectic Pop
facebook.com/DaniZanoniMusic
Appropriate for ages 12+
July 29 Aubrey Anne Trio - Brazilian Jazz
facebook.com/aubreyanneduo
Preregistration is required.
Register at arboretumfriends.org
or 973.326.7603

BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY WHOLE FOODS ® MARKET OF MORRIST OWN

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C ome one, come all, to the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival with farm animals, wagon rides, live music, a variety of food trucks, a first-floor walk-thru tour of the Foster mansion and the Farmhouse, dance lessons, wood-burning cook stove demonstrations, old fashioned

games, and so much more! Join the hundreds of visitors who come each year to this spectacular recreated country fair at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. On Sunday, September 18, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., visit the farm animals including the Belgian and Percheron draft horses, Jersey cows, chickens, sheep, ducks, turkeys, and pigs. Hop aboard the open air wagon for a ride around the farm. See a sidesaddle rider, milk the wooden cow, and watch a blacksmith perform his craft. Lend a hand churning butter and pressing apples into cider. Enjoy the live foot-tapping music of the Long Hill String Band, and move to Charleston dance steps! Stop at the 1920s Farmhouse where wood-burning cook stove demos and sewing on a treadle sewing machine take place. See where the farm foreman once lived, and compare it to the 1854 Gothic Revival-style mansion, The Willows, once home to the Foster family, the previous owners of Fosterfields. At the Visitors Center, view an array of hand crafts, and vegetable and floral displays. Don’t forget to stop by the food trucks for delicious lunch and treat options! Special event fees are $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4 through 16, and $4 per child age 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2. Friends members are half price with a current membership card.

For more information, please call 973.326.7645.

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EVENING PADDLE

ON SPLIT ROCK RESERVOIR

T here’s nothing like gliding across a

ROCK RESERVOIR T here’s nothing like gliding across a scenic lake in a canoe while herons

scenic lake in a canoe while herons fish

along the shoreline and turtles bask on

rocks. On Wednesday, September 28, the staff of Pyramid Mountain NHA is offering a guided Evening Canoe Paddle from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the beautiful Split Rock Reservoir in Rockaway Township. All paddlers must have completed the Basic Canoe Skills Class as it is a prerequisite for the Evening Canoe Paddle and all other Morris County Park Commission canoeing programs. During the paddle, naturalists point out wildlife and provide information about the animals and their habitat as you leisurely glide across the water, finishing around sunset. The cost for this paddling excursion is $20 per person. All Morris County Park Commission Paddling Programs are designed for ages 12 and up, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so advanced registration is required. Please dress for the weather and bring a snack and water. You must be able swim and carry canoes and gear.

For more information or to register, please call 973.334.3130 or visit morrisparks.net.

Park Alliance Corner

T he Morris Park Alliance was recognized by Northern NJ

Safe Kids/Safe Communities at their 2016 annual meeting

for the grant funded Concussion Awareness project at

Mennen Sports Arena. Brochures for parents, skaters, and staff are available at the Arena to provide information on protecting against concussions and what to look for if an injury occurs. The project also includes signs at the Skate Rental window, staff training, and revisions to the facility’s Emergency Action Plan. The Alliance is grateful to Northern NJ Safe Kids/Safe Communities for the grant of $1000 to support the project. Appreciation is extended to Novartis Pharmaceuticals for a $7500 donation to support Novartis employee volunteer projects at the Park Commission. Novartis employees regularly come out on Community Partnership Day to work on trails, in parks, and at facilities to enhance the visitor experience. We recognize the generous contribution of Novartis and its employees. During this time of year when parks are the busiest, the Park Alliance continues to accept donations for facilities and programs. Some of the places to support include historic sites, Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center (exhibits), the All Access Playground at Central Park of Morris County, (site of new shade structures), and Mennen Arena (programs).

To donate and for more information, please contact Denise Lanza at dlanza@morrisparks.net.

Lewis Morris County Park Morris Township Enjoy swimming, volleyball, beachside activities, and sliding on the
Lewis Morris
County Park
Morris Township
Enjoy swimming, volleyball, beachside
activities, and sliding on the Zoom Floom.
For an extra fee, explore Sunrise Lake
on a paddle boat, or jump and climb
across the Wibit, an inflatable
obstacle course.
You don’t have to travel far
to enjoy a day at the beach!
Tiny Tot Tuesday’s
Tuesdays in July
(9:00am-10:45am)
Hours of Operation:
Weekends:
Weekdays:
Information:
May 28 – September 5
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday | June 28 – August 26
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
973.267.4351 (in season)| 973.326.7616 (off season)
recreation@morrisparks.net
Together parents and toddlers
can explore the beautiful
water and sandy beach
of Sunrise Lake.
FREE for toddlers 4
and under.
*Tuesdays in July 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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I n late summer and early autumn, New Jersey’s bats use echolocation to forage for thousands of flying insects and bulk up before their winter hibernation. Since Northern New

Jersey is home to one of the state’s largest overwintering sites, the Hibernia Hibernaculum, this is the perfect time and place to ‘go batty!’ On Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Pyramid Mountain NHA in Montville Twp., join Dr. Lance Risley of the William Paterson University Biology Department for a slideshow and discussion of North America’s bats. Dr. Risley is involved in the latest bat research. Become updated on current bat populations, and hear the latest on the devastating White Nose Syndrome. After the presentation, join a guided walk on the darkening trails of Pyramid Mountain NHA with Dr. Risley and a staff naturalist. An echolocation device is used to aid in the search for foraging bats. This ‘bat detector’ makes the bats’ high-frequency sounds audible to human ears. This program is designed for ages 8 and up and the cost is $6 per person. Space is limited so call early to register!

For more information or to register, please call 973.334.3130.

$6 per person. Space is limited so call early to register! For more information or to

Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 31 Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Fly by Night

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for July is ‘America, the Beautiful.’ Enjoy a great way to get the family outdoors year- round. Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $10 per family.

Gallery Exhibit: See It: Don’t Just Look At It

Photographer Kam Ko believes that every photo should tell a story. His use of macro photography makes his botanical photos come alive. A chemist by profession, Mr. Ko has been photographing for over 35 years. Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: FREE.

Saturday, July 2 Explore the Farm Wagon Ride

Enjoy a leisurely wagon ride through the farm. Make a special Independence Day craft. Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 Boating at Silas Condict Park

Paddle Boat Rentals – Open to the Public. Time: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Silas Condict County Park, Kinnelon. Cost: $5 per boat for 30-minute rental. For info, 973.326.7616.

Sunday, July 3 Introduction to Safe Hiking: Easy

All Ages. First-time hikers learn the basics of safe hiking for both people and wildlife during this relaxing hike along Turkey Mountain Trails. Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

Huzzah for King George!

Loyalists! Visit the Ogden Farmhouse for a spot of tea, and help a genteel colonist with her textile projects. Time: 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Arboretum Tour

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Learn the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $3 per person. Exact change, please.

Wednesday, July 6 Experiments in the Attic:

Engineering for Everyone

The National Historic Landmark Factory Building is the setting for this unique, hands-on program that uses chemical and physical engineering practices to create exciting experiments. Put on your lab coat and see what happens. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Pond Explorations

Ages 6 & Up. Get your feet wet while exploring the pond of the Great Swamp OEC. Uncover the animals and plants that call this habitat home. Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per person.*

Saturday, July 9 Summer Botanicals Photography Workshop

This workshop, led by professional nature photographer Richard Sherman, (richardshermanphotography. com) starts in the classroom. Learn the keys to improving your floral and nature images with a packed session covering color, balance, light/shadow, and macro photography. Then, put what you have learned into practice while shooting the Arboretum’s grounds and gorgeous summer flowers. The workshop concludes back in the classroom with a review the images you have taken. Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $100 per person, and $95 per Veterans of the Armed Forces.*

Sail, Sail Your Boat

All Ages with an adult. Children decorate boats and sail them in the tailrace. Boats can be purchased for $10 (Friends members $5) or borrowed for FREE. Please wear enclosed-toe shoes or boots. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: FREE.

Firefly Fireworks

Ages 5 & Up with an adult. Enjoy a hike along Turkey Mountain Trails in search of fireflies. Learn about these critters through hands-on activities and watch their natural fireworks display light the trail. Bring a flashlight. Time: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per person.*

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Sunday, July 10 Cooking Demonstration:

Crudo

Crudo means ‘raw’ in Italian, and in this cooking demonstration, learn to make four raw or uncooked pasta sauces, including Sicilian carrettiera, arugula pesto, and more. When it’s too hot to cook, these recipes are your salvation. Deliziosa! Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $25 per person.*

‘Hay’ There!

Weather permitting, watch as the farmers “make hay while the sun shines.” Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Stream Exploration

Ages 6 & Up. Get your feet wet while exploring the streams and uncover the animals and plants that call this habitat home. Wear boots and be ready to wade into the water to explore. Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per person.*

Carriage House Craft Series:

Weaving

The Factory Building was once intended to house looms. Make a project on the mini loom to take home. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Monday, July 11 Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9. Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor program. Each class features a different NJ animal to learn about and draw. Parents are welcome to stay and participate. Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per child.*

Tuesday, July 12 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Dismal Harmony, Mendham Twp.

Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629.

Experiments in the Attic:

Engineering for Everyone

The National Historic Landmark Factory Building is the setting for this unique, hands-on program that uses chemical and physical engineering practices to create exciting experiments. Put on your lab coat and see what happens. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Thursday, July 14

Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission. Thursday, July 14 Friday, July 15 Cottage Garden Concerts Evening is a

Friday, July 15

Cottage Garden Concerts Evening is a lovely time in the Cottage Garden. Its bright colors
Cottage Garden
Concerts
Evening is a lovely time in
the Cottage Garden. Its bright
colors and many textures
take on a special glow as
the sun fades. Enjoy this
intimate garden, a concert of
live coffee-house style music
by Cherry Lane, (facebook.
com/CherryLaneAcoustic),
and a cold beverage and
tasty cookie from Matilda’s
Café. For information about
the musicians and to register
for each concert, visit
arboretumfriends.org. Seating
for this very special evening
event is limited. This program
is presented with the generous
support of The Friends of The
Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen
Arboretum.
Cost: $15 per person.*
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Saturday, July 16 Dragonfly Days

All Ages. Learn about dragonflies and their fascinating life cycle. Go outside for an easy hike in search of these fantastic flyers. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

All About Bees!

All Ages. Learn to love honeybees, or at least understand them better, during this fun, interactive program. Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up.*

Wednesday, July 13

Flowers Galore Tea and Tour Ages 13 & Up. What could be more pleasant than
Flowers Galore
Tea and Tour
Ages 13 & Up.
What could be more pleasant
than a leisurely stroll amidst the
flowers of The Frelinghuysen
Arboretum?
In the cool of the morning, take
a tour of the grounds under the
expert tutelage of horticulture
staff.
Then, on to the charming
Matilda’s Café for a sumptuous
selection of scones, traditional
tea sandwiches, baked from
scratch pastries, and teas from
around the world and our own
herb garden. Gentlemen are
most welcome!
Tour, tea, gratuities, and
tax are included. Tours start
promptly at 11 a.m. and
meet in the lobby of the
Haggerty Education Center.
Please wear comfortable
walking shoes, as you will
be exploring the grounds.
Time: Tour: 11 a.m.
Tea: 12 noon.
Location: Frelinghuysen
Arboretum.
Cost: $40 per person.*
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Blueberry Muffin Baking

All Ages with an adult. Make blueberry muffins using flour ground at the Gristmill. While the muffins are baking, take a tour of the Gristmill. Time: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: $10 per family; Friends members $5.* Preregister by June 30.

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Nature Art

All Ages with an adult. Use grain and natural items to create artwork. Explore painting, printmaking, rubbings, and collage/mosaic while designing art items to take home. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: Suggested donation of $2 per person for art supplies.

Caroline’s Special Place:

Cottage and Garden Craft

Get to know Caroline Foster, her ‘Temple of Abiding Peace’ cottage, and its colorful flower garden. Make a paper replica of the cottage, and pot seeds to take home. Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Bookmaking Master Class

Ages 13 & Up. Cindy Au-Kramer of Panda Paper is back for a fourth year. Create a project with stone paper, a new material that cannot be ripped, is practically waterproof and made out of stone and glue. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Speedwell. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: $25 per person, plus $5 for materials paid to the instructor.* To register, 973.285.6537 or mmcfarlane@morrisparks.net.

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Sunday, July 17 ‘Staycation’ Hike for Adults

Ages 18 & Up. Relive the good old days of summer camp with fun games and team-building activities during this easy and interactive hike. Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $2 per person.*

The Broody Hen

Discover the special traits of a broody hen, and learn how she hatches her chicks. Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

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Sunday, July 17

Matilda’s
Matilda’s

Ice Cream Social

All Ages! Summer, ice cream, special games, and crafts are all planned to take place on the Great Lawn of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum to celebrate the life of its former owner, Matilda Frelinghuysen. Enjoy all this with the background music of a barbershop quartet, Gimme Four! Rain date is July 23. Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $20 per person, children under age 2 are FREE.*

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Junior Engineer Day

It’s a fine day for science at Historic Speedwell where you can come and be an engineer for the day. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Monday, July 18 Snake School!

All Ages. Enjoy a fun, interactive crash course about the snakes that live in New Jersey during an easy hike along the Acorn Trail. Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up.*

Tuesday, July 19 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Kay Center, Chester Twp.

Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629.

Creepy Crawlies

All Ages. Discover the reasons insects are so unique, and learn which bugs inhabit the swamp. Meet LIVE insects up close. Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up.

Wednesday, July 20 Experiments in the Attic:

Engineering for Everyone

The National Historic Landmark Factory Building is the setting for this unique, hands-on program that uses chemical and physical engineering practices to create exciting experiments. Put on your lab coat and see what happens. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Friday, July 22 Butterflies in the Meadow

Join experts from the North American Butterfly Association as we walk the meadows of Bamboo Brook in search of mid-summer butterfly species. Many different species have been observed during past walks including Monarch, Summer Azure, and Wild Indigo Duskywing. Bring water, sun protection, and a camera. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Bamboo Brook OEC. Cost: FREE.* To register, njconservation.org.

Cottage Garden Concerts Evening is a lovely time in the Cottage Garden. Its bright colors
Cottage Garden
Concerts
Evening is a lovely time in
the Cottage Garden. Its bright
colors and many textures
take on a special glow as
the sun fades. Enjoy this
intimate garden, a concert
of live music by the talented
singer-songwriter Dani
Zanoni, (facebook.com/
DaniZanoniMusic), and a cold
beverage and tasty cookie from
Matilda’s Café. For information
about the musicians and to
register for each concert, visit
arboretumfriends.org. Seating
for this very special evening
event is limited. This program
is presented with the generous
support of The Friends of The
Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen
Arboretum.
Cost: $15 per person.*
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Saturday, July 23 New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs for the Forward Thinking Gardener

Each year hundreds of new species, varieties, and cultivars of plants are introduced into commerce. These choice plants offer superior flowers, foliage, fruit, greater vigor and cultural adaptability. This lecture, presented by Vincent Simeone, Director of Planting Fields State Historic Park, focuses on the newest and most promising selections of trees and shrubs for gardeners with a true appreciation for the best and brightest plants available. This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $18 per person.*

1880s Music Day at Milltown

Enjoy an interactive program reminiscent of musical events performed in Milltown over a century ago. Children can join the musicians by playing fiddlesticks, and animating dancing puppets called limber jacks. Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: FREE. Donations appreciated.

Go With the Flow!

Streams provided an important water supply to farms. With a guide, follow a stream to see where it goes, and what life it sustains. Time: 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Trashy History: Pollution in the 19 th Century

Pollution isn’t a modern invention. Join us for a talk to learn about the causes of pollution over a hundred years ago and what was done to correct and prevent it. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Sunday, July 24

Best Dressed in the Vail House

Costumed interpreters lead tours of the Vail House. Experience a realistic depiction of life in an historic place. Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Snake School!

All Ages. Enjoy a fun, interactive crash course on the snakes that live in New Jersey during an easy hike along the Acorn Trail. Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up.*

Hook, Line, and Sinker!

At the pond, cast a fishing line to see if any fish respond. Catch of the day will be thrown back. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Wednesday, July 27 Experiments in the Attic:

Engineering for Everyone

The National Historic Landmark Factory Building is the setting for this unique, hands-on program that uses chemical and physical engineering practices to create exciting experiments. Put on your lab coat and see what happens. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9. Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor program. Each class features a different NJ animal to learn about and draw. Parents are welcome to stay and participate. Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per child.*

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Friday, July 29

Cottage Garden Concerts Evening is a lovely time in the Cottage Garden. Its bright colors
Cottage Garden
Concerts
Evening is a lovely time in the
Cottage Garden. Its bright colors
and many textures take on a
special glow as the sun fades.
Enjoy this intimate garden,
a concert of live music by
Brazilian Jazz artists, Aubrey
Anne Trio, (facebook.com/
aubreyanneduo), and a cold
beverage and tasty cookie from
Matilda’s Café. For information
about the musicians and to
register for each concert, visit
arboretumfriends.org. Seating
for this very special evening
event is limited. This program
is presented with the generous
support of The Friends of The
Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen
Arboretum.
Cost: $15 per person.*
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Stargazing

Ages 5 & Up. Spend a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky, build your own star chart, and head outside to identify summer constellations. Time: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per person.*

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Saturday, July 30 Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at The Willows

During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows. Help the maid with household chores. At the end of the tour, assist the cook and prepare historic foods using the wood- burning cook stove. Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Sail, Sail Your Boat All Ages with an adult. Children decorate boats and sail them

Sail, Sail Your Boat

All Ages with an adult. Children decorate boats and sail them in the tailrace. Boats can be purchased for $10 (Friends

members $5) or borrowed for FREE. Please wear enclosed- toe shoes or boots. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: FREE.

Adult Craft: Paper Marbleizing and Decoupage

Explore the Victorian arts of decorating paper through marbleization and decorating small containers with decoupage. Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: $10 per person.* To register, 973.285.6537 or mmcfarlane@morrisparks.net.

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Saturday, July 30 & Sunday July 31

Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend

The Morris County Park Commission and The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum invite you to participate in the Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend. Discover the beauty and diversity of Morris County’s Community Gardens through the people, plants, and planting techniques that make gardens thrive. These gardens also foster civic engagement, support local food pantries, and enhance our quality of life. Visit arboretumfriends.org for maps and directions. Time: Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Community Gardens throughout Morris County. Cost: FREE.

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Monday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 31 Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for August is ‘90 Degrees.’ Enjoy a great way to get the family outdoors year-round. Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $10 per family.

Gallery Exhibit: Millburn- Short Hills Art Center Member Show

Enjoy the exhibit of the talented members of the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center. The exhibit features both professional and amateur artists working in a variety of media. Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: FREE.

Tuesday, August 2 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome to join. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain, Montville Twp.

Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629.

Twp. Cost: $2 per adult.* To register, 973.635.6629. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT FREE food, entertainment, ice

NATIONAL

NIGHT

OUT

FREE food, entertainment, ice skating, and giveaways! Join the Morris County Park Police, and over 40 law enforcement and community agencies for an evening of awareness and fun. Explore a variety of emergency vehicles: fire trucks, police motorcycles, squad cars, ambulances, all-terrain vehicles, and more! Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Location: Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Avenue, Morris Township.

Cost: FREE!

Contact: 973.326.7654.

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Wednesday, August 3 Experiments in the Attic:

Food Science

Learn what makes your favorite foods taste so delicious. We are opening doors to new flavors in August. Experiment with food to unlock its secrets. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Thursday, August 4 Corn Muffin Baking

All Ages with an adult. Make corn muffins using cornmeal ground at the Gristmill. While the muffins are baking, take a tour of the Gristmill. Time: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: $10 per family; Friends

members $5.* Register by July 21.

Friday, August 5

Friends members $5.* Register by July 21. Friday, August 5 CAMPOUT ON THE BEACH Under the

CAMPOUT ON THE BEACH

Under the stars, enjoy a campfire, storytelling, and s’mores at this overnight event. A continental breakfast is provided by Whole Foods Market of Morristown. Time: 7 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. Location: Sunrise Lake, Lewis Morris County Park Cost: $45 per family.* To register, 973.326.7616.

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Saturday, August 6 Butterfly Search

All Ages. Learn about the life cycle and habits of butterflies. Search the butterfly gardens and tally how many eggs, caterpillars, chrysalides, and butterflies can be found. Monarch butterflies are a migratory species of special concern. Search for evidence of visiting monarchs, too. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

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Explore the Farm Wagon Ride

Enjoy a leisurely wagon ride through the farm, thanks to the newest draft horses, Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Busy Hands, Happy Hands

Try out seasonal activities from The American Boys and Girls Handy Books, the Victorian-era recreational guides for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

The Many Colors of Food

Food can be art. During this talk, some of the most beautiful aspects of food are discussed. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Sunday, August 7 The Potting Shed

Join Horticultural Education Assistant Lily Mehl as she demonstrates the art of Kokedama. By wrapping a plant in a layer of bonsai materials and moss, then tying it up with various strings, an artistic whole is formed that is more than the sum of its parts! Get busy with all your little plantlings and make some Kokedama! Time: 12 noon - 2 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $5 per person. Exact change, please.

Wash and Wear Sheep

Help the farmers wash lambs that were born in the spring. Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

farmers wash lambs that were born in the spring. Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Location:

Arboretum Tour

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Learn the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $3 per person. Exact change, please.

Carriage House Craft Series:

Pot Holders

Historically, people didn’t let anything go to waste. Use rags to make a very useful pot holder. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Monday, August 8 Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9. Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor program. Each class features a different NJ animal to learn about and draw. Parents are welcome to stay and participate. Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per child.*

Wednesday, August 10 Experiments in the Attic:

Food Science

Learn what makes your favorite foods taste so delicious. Experiment with food to unlock its secrets. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Saturday, August 13 Dig Spuds!

Dig in, and find the potatoes from the crop that was planted this past spring. At the Farmhouse kitchen, see how potatoes are prepared. Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Sail, Sail Your Boat

All Ages with an adult. Children decorate boats and sail them in the tailrace. Boats can be purchased for $10, (Friends members $5) or borrowed for FREE. Please wear enclosed-toe shoes or boots. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: FREE.

Bead Weaving Workshop:

Chevron Poppy Bracelet

Janet Palumbo and Reem Iversen have been teaching bead weaving for many years with a devoted following and rave reviews. They lead workshops at Bead Fest Philadelphia, the biggest bead event on the east coast. Using the tools and materials provided, create a dainty bracelet, while learning the basics of bead weaving. A flower button clasp with a Swarovski crystal center, adds the finishing touch to this garden trellis for your wrist. Learn both flat and circular chevron stitch. Topics include: tools, materials, and resources; bead colors and finishes; understanding beading patterns and terminology; and making creative decisions. Class is suitable for beginner and intermediate beaders. Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $60 per person.*

Mosaic Master Class

Ages 13 & Up. Learn the basics of cutting techniques, placing and gluing tiles to create a 6-inch trivet. No art or mosaic experience is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Speedwell. Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: $25 per person, plus $5 for materials paid to the instructor.* To register, 973.285.6537 or mmcfarlane@ morrisparks.net.

 

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Sunday, August 14 Family ‘Staycation’ Hike

All Ages. Having a busy summer? Enjoy a family fun hike along Turkey Mountain Trails reminiscent of summer camp days gone by with interactive team games and activities. Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $2 per person age 3 and up.*

Cooking the Books:

Summer Fruits

Drams, gills, pecks – measurements are not the only things that have changed in the kitchen over the past 300 years! Explore recipes of the past from the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection. Begin with a talk by Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education, about fruit breeding in the 1700s and enjoy the selected botanical art. Then, Chef Cynthia Triolo, Horticultural Program Specialist, demonstrates preparation of summer fruit recipes, explaining the unusual ingredients and cooking techniques updated for modern-day cooks. Finally, enjoy sampling a variety of dishes. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $25 per person.*

The Art of Preserves

In the days before refrigeration, foods were preserved using a variety of methods. Enjoy a demonstration of preserving techniques and get recipes to take home. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Tuesday, August 16 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC, Chatham Twp.

Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629.

Wednesday, August 17 Experiments in the Attic:

Food Science

Learn what makes your favorite foods taste so delicious. Experiment with food to unlock its secrets. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9. Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor program. Each class features a different NJ animal to learn about and draw. Parents are welcome to stay and participate. Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per child.*

Thursday, August 18 Apple Muffin Baking

All Ages with an adult. Make apple muffins using flour ground at the Gristmill. While the muffins are baking, take a tour of the Gristmill. Time: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: $10 per family; Friends members $5.* Register by August 4.

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Friday, August 19 Butterflies in the Meadow

Join experts from the North American Butterfly Association as we walk the meadows of Bamboo Brook in search of mid-summer butterfly species. Many different species were observed during past walks including Monarch, Summer Azure, and Wild Indigo Duskywing. Bring water, sun protection, and a camera. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Bamboo Brook OEC. Cost: FREE.* To register, njconservation.org.

Saturday, August 20 Bear and Tripod Rock Hike:

Moderate

Ages 16 & Up. Explore the trails to view these glacial erratic wonders. Learn about these glacial rocks, how they got here, and the unique geology of the area. Time: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $1 per person.*

Lace Creations

Watch the nimble fingers of the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey as they perform the centuries-old arts of bobbin lacemaking and tatting. Try your hand at bobbin lacing. Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: FREE. Donations appreciated.

Deliciously Disgusting!

During this talk, we will highlight some of the most disgusting recipes from the 19 th century. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Sunday, August 21 Butterflies for You and Me!

Ages 5 & Up with an adult. Charles Foster kept a journal about everyday life at Fosterfields. Meet at the cottage garden to try nature journaling, and record the butterflies found there. This program is weather dependent. Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

The Route of Clean Water

Local historian Joe Macasek talks about the Morris Aqueduct and the 19 th century project to bring clean water to Morristown. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Butterfly Search

All Ages. Learn about the life cycle and habits of butterflies. Search the butterfly gardens and tally how many eggs, caterpillars, chrysalids, and butterflies can be found. Monarch butterflies are a migratory species of special concern, search for evidence of visiting monarchs, too. Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

Monday, August 22 Fabulous Dragonflies!

Ages 5 & Up. Discover amazing facts about these fascinating mini-predators, and join a naturalist to search for various species around the pond and meadow. Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per person.*

Tuesday, August 23 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Lewis Morris County Park, Morris Twp.

Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629.

Yoga for Nature Kids

Ages 2 - 6 with an adult. In this indoor/outdoor program, little ones learn yoga-like poses and movements to represent the animals and plants around them. A walk on the trails and children’s literature compliment the poses. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per child.*

Life Under the Leaves

Ages 4 & Up. There are so many interesting creatures living just under the leaf litter on the forest floor. Explore their world with a naturalist and see how many different critters you can find. Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per child.*

Wednesday, August 24 Experiments in the Attic:

Food Science

Learn what makes your favorite foods taste so delicious. Experiment with food to unlock its secrets. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Meet the Critters

All Ages. Take a closer look and touch the LIVE resident animals in this indoor program. Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per child age 3 & up.*

Stream Exploration

Ages 6 & Up. Get your feet wet while exploring the streams to uncover the animals and plants that call this habitat their home. Wear boots and be ready to wade into the water to explore. Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per person.*

Thursday, August 25

Pond Explorations

Ages 6 & Up. Get your feet wet while exploring the pond. Uncover the animals and plants that call this habitat home. Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per person.*

and plants that call this habitat home. Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp

Saturday, August 27

Industrial Crafts Day

Discover early industrial crafts with demonstrations by a blacksmith, a tinsmith, tin piercers, weavers, and spinners. Crafters have items for sale. Time: 12 noon - 4 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: Suggested donation is $3 per adult, $2 per senior (65+), $1 per child age 4 - 16. FREE per child under age 4.

 

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Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at The Willows

During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows. Help the maid with household chores. At the end of the tour, assist the cook and prepare historic foods using the wood-burning cook stove. Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

The Cure to What ‘Ales’ You

Join the discussion on the varied and controversial relationship between alcohol and people during the 19 th century. Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Sunday, August 28 Ice Cream ‘Sunday’

Lend a hand by cranking homemade ice cream. Enjoy a sample while supplies last! Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Tuesday, August 30 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome.

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Tourne County Park, Boonton Twp. Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629

Thursday, September 1 through Friday, September 30 Gallery Exhibit: Watercolors by the Musconetcong Watercolor Group

The spectacular watercolors by the Musconetcong Watercolor Group are on display this month. The 21 members, under the direction of artist Doris Ettlinger, meet in a 19 th century gristmill overlooking the Musconetcong River, from which they draw much inspiration. Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: FREE.

Saturday, September 3 Explore the Farm Wagon Ride

Enjoy a leisurely wagon ride through the farm, thanks to the newest draft horses. Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Go With the Flow!

Streams provided an important water supply to farms. With a guide, follow a stream to see where it goes, and what life it sustains. Time: 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Saturday, September 3 & Sunday, September 4

Family Photo

Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature photo scavenger hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for September is ‘Cool Off!’ Theme and prizes change monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the family outdoors year-round. Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Cost: $10 per family.

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Sunday, September 4 Labor Day Hike: Moderate

Ages 7 & Up. As the summer season concludes, join a hike through the cool, forested trails. Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $1 per person.*

Best Dressed in the Vail House

Costumed interpreters lead tours of the Vail House. Experience a realistic slice of life in an historic place. Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Arboretum Tour

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Learn the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $3 per person.

Farm Know-How on the Go:

Granary & Ensilage Pits

Discover how the Granary and Ensilage Pits were used. Help prepare ensilage, a livestock feed made by chopping green corn. Time: 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Tuesday, September 6 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome.

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Jockey Hollow National Park, Harding Twp. Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629.

Wednesday, September 7 Read and Create:

Kids Industrial Craft and Story Time

Ages 3 - 6 with an adult. Spend an afternoon in the Factory Building to hear a story and create a mechanical craft. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Saturday, September 10 Weekend Family Walk

All Ages. Take to the trails to discover the unique animals and plants found at the Great Swamp. Everyone is sure to learn some amazing new nature facts. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

Turkey Mountain

Exploration: Easy

Ages 5 & Up. Take an easy stroll through lesser-known Turkey Mountain Trails. Discover new trails and the beautiful views of the woods as you walk with a naturalist. Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $1 per person.*

Lifting and Dividing Perennials at Bamboo Brook

When dividing perennials, timing and technique are important. Learn how to rejuvenate even the oldest residents of a garden by occasionally dividing them. The Gardeners at Bamboo Brook demonstrate this technique at this hands-on workshop. This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Location: Bamboo Brook OEC. Cost: $15 per person.*

National Milling Day

Celebrate the 261 st birthday of Oliver Evans, a 1780s inventor, who created the first automatic flour mill. See some of his inventions at work at the Gristmill. View a collection of antique printed flour bags. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: FREE. Donations appreciated.

Cara’s Cottage

Visit Caroline Foster’s ‘Temple of Abiding Peace,’ where she entertained friends and enjoyed her nearby garden. Sample light refreshments. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Family Activity Center:

Corn Husk Dolls

Make a family-friendly craft of corn husk dolls. Play games that were popular long ago. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Time: 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11 Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature photo scavenger hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for September is ‘Cool Off!’ Theme and prizes change monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the family outdoors year-round. Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $10 per family.

Hammerin’!:

Blacksmithing Master Class

Ages 13 & Up. William Barrett, of Bill Barrett Custom Knives, leads a two- day, intermediate blacksmithing class on advanced blacksmithing technique. Prior experience is helpful. All supplies are provided, and you work on a project to take home. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Speedwell. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: $50 per person, plus $10 for supplies paid to the instructor.* To register, 973.285.6537 or

mmcfarlane@morrisparks.net.

 

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Monday, September 12 Toddler Trek:

Life on the Pond

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. Enjoy a story read aloud and head out to the pond to see what animals and plants call it home. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per child.*

Tuesday, September 13 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome.

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Mt. Hope Historical County Park, Rockaway Twp. Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629.

Family Science Day: Habitats

All Ages with an adult. Learn about habitats while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families to work together and make new discoveries. Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $8 per child age 5 & up, $5 per child age 3 & 4.*

Wednesday, September 14 Wayward Warblers

Songbirds are on their way south for the winter, and September is a wonderful time to see the most colorful warblers as they pass through New Jersey. American Redstarts, Black-Throated Green Warblers, and Magnolia Warblers are just a few of the species we might observe. Bring water, sun protection, and a camera Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Location: Bamboo Brook OEC. Cost: FREE.* To register, njconservation.org.

Read and Create: Kids Industrial Craft and Story Time

Ages 3 - 6 with an adult. Spend an afternoon in the Factory Building to hear a story and create a mechanical craft. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Pre-School Walk:

Fluttering

Butterflies

Ages 4 & 5 with an adult. Explore the trails in search of butterfly friends. Finish with a butterfly-themed craft. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per child.*

Finish with a butterfly-themed craft. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost:

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Wednesdays, September 14 through October 19 Nature’s Little Explorers

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. Discover the wonders of nature together through six weeks of walks, activities, and crafts. Time: 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $55 per child.*

Puddle Jumpers

Ages 4 & 5 with an adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler and learn about the natural world through the season during six weeks of walks, activities, and crafts. Time: 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $55 per child.*

Thursdays, September 15 through October 20 Nature’s Little Explorers

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. Enjoy discovering the wonders of nature through six weeks of walks, activities, and crafts. Time: 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $55 per child.*

Puddle Jumpers

Ages 4 & 5 with an adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler and learn about the natural world through the season during six weeks of walks, activities, and crafts. Time: 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $55 per child.*

Saturday, September 17 Miller’s Pancake

Join in this live adaptation of Eric Carle’s Pancakes, Pancakes! Learn where the ingredients for making a pancake come from, see grain ground into flour or meal, and watch the Miller make a pancake. Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Cooper Gristmill. Cost: FREE. Donations appreciated.

Stream Exploration

Ages 6 & Up. Get your feet wet while exploring the streams and uncover the animals and plants that call this habitat home. Wear boots and be ready to wade into the water to explore. Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per person.*

Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18 Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for September is ‘Cool Off!’ Theme and prizes change monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the family outdoors year-round. Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $10 per family.

Sunday, September 18 Willowwood Open House

Enjoy autumn’s splendor at Willowwood Arboretum. Take a guided tour of the gardens and meadows, or stroll the grounds using your cell phone to guide you. The Tubb’s house is open for a rare peek at the home life of botanizing brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs. Curated talks about some of the decorative arts in the house, such as the fine collection of Willowware, are given throughout the day. Horticultural staff share tips on how to properly put your garden to bed and which trees, shrubs, and flowers are fall-performers. Light refreshments are provided by the Willowwood Foundation. Time: 12 noon - 4 p.m. Location: Willowwood Arboretum. Cost: $5 per car.*

p.m. Location: Willowwood Arboretum. Cost: $5 per car.* 1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival Come one,

1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival

Come one, come all to the country fair with farm animals, wagon-rides, food trucks, live music, crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, period games, wood-burning cook stove demos and hands-on activities. This annual event attracts hundreds of people! Fun for the entire family. Time: 12 noon - 5 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4 - 16, $4 per child age 2 & 3. FREE per child under age 2. Friends members are half price with a current membership card.

 

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Trail Treasure Hunt

All Ages. Enjoy a nature scavenger hunt where families work together to follow clues and find the answers to nature riddles along the trails. Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $2 per person age 3 and up.*

Monday, September 19 Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9. Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor program. Each class features a different NJ animal to learn about and draw. Parents are welcome to stay and participate. Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per child.*

Tuesday, September 20 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Schiff Nature Preserve, Mendham Twp.

Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629.

Toddler Trek: Beautiful Butterflies

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. Enjoy a story read aloud and take a walk in the butterfly garden to look for our butterfly friends. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per child.*

Tyke Hike:

Beautiful Butterflies

Ages 4 & 5. Drop off your preschooler for an hour to enjoy a story read aloud and a walk in the butterfly garden to look for fluttering friends. Please note that parents who also have a 2 or 3-year-old can attend a simultaneous Toddler Trek while the 4 and 5-year- olds participate in this program without a parent. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per child.*

Fly by Night!:

Bat Presentation and Evening Walk

Ages 8 & Up. Join Dr. Lance Risley of the William Paterson University Biology Department for an update and discussion on the bats of North America, including the latest on White Nose Syndrome. Finish with a walk on the trails searching for bats using an echolocation device. Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $6 per person.*

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Wednesday, September 21 Read and Create:

Kids Industrial Craft and Story Time

Ages 3 - 6 with an adult. Spend an afternoon in the Factory Building to hear a story and create a mechanical craft. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell.

Cost: Admission.

Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9. Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor program. Each class features a different NJ animal to learn about and draw. Parents are welcome to stay and participate. Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per child.*

Saturday, September 24 Fall Foliage Hike: Moderate

Ages 7 & Up. Walk along the ridge of Pyramid Mountain and return along the reservoir. View the breathtaking fall foliage from the mountain at this stunning time of year. Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $1 per person.*

Speedwell Games Day

Join us for an exciting day of tournaments and triumphs at the first ever Speedwell Games Day. During the day, families and children of all ages are invited to participate in games and play with toys that were used in the bygone era of the Vail Family. At 5 p.m., the adult card tournaments begin. Time: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

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Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at The Willows

During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows. Help the maid with household chores. At the end of the tour, assist the cook and prepare historic foods using the wood-burning cook stove. Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Fosterfields. Cost: Admission.

Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25 Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature photo scavenger hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. The theme for September is ‘Cool Off!’ Theme and prizes change monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the family outdoors year-round. Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cost: $10 per family.

Sunday, September 25 Glacial Erratics: Strenuous

Ages 16 & Up. Join a hike that passes the major glacial erratic in the park and includes some great autumn views. Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $1 per person.*

Carriage House Craft Series:

Make a Victorian Toy

Use optics to make some deceptively simple toys that were enjoyed by adults and children alike over 100 years ago. Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Monday, September 26 Toddler Trek:

Going on a Seed Hunt

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. Enjoy a story read aloud and during a trail walk, learn how seeds move to new places to grow. Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per child.*

Tuesday, September 27 Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails. All adults are welcome. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain NHA, Montville Twp. Cost: $2 per adult.* To register,

973.635.6629.

Wednesday, September 28 Home-School Adventures:

Amazing Adaptations

All Ages. Learn all about the amazing physical and behavioral adaptations that help wildlife survive. After a brief introduction inside, go outdoors to explore habitats and take part in hands-on activities. Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $8 per child age 3 & up.*

Read and Create: Kids Industrial Craft and Story Time

Ages 3 - 6 with an adult. Spend an afternoon in the Factory Building to hear a story and create a mechanical craft. Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Historic Speedwell. Cost: Admission.

Autumnal Evening Canoe Paddle

Ages 12 & Up. Enjoy a leisurely paddle on this first evening of autumn. Canoes, life vests, and paddles are provided. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register today as space is limited. Canoe skills course is a prerequisite for this program. Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Location: Split Rock Reservoir, Rockaway Twp. Cost: $20 per person.* To register, 973.334.3130.

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Saturday, October 1

LENAPE DAY Annual event celebrating the Lenape people with dancing, drums, vendors, and historical talks

LENAPE DAY

Annual event celebrating the Lenape people with dancing, drums, vendors, and historical talks by the Ramapough Lenape People. Enjoy games, crafts, touring a replica wigwam, and more. Great fun for the entire family! Time: 12 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per person age 3 & up.

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Park Police

973.326.7632

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973.326.7631

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Historic Speedwell

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