Friends of Rogers hosts activities to liven up winter

SHERBURNE – With the arrival of winter, Friends of Rogers in Sherburne is hosting several free Family Fun programs for visitors to engage with nature while still remaining indoors.

Create hand-made projects to use as holiday gifts with re-claimed materials during the “Holiday Crafts” workshop at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 19. Participants will use a combination of new and repurposed supplies to invent beautiful ornaments and decorations.

“Sometimes it can be a challenge to find just the right gift during the holiday season,” said Sarah Freedman, Friends of Rogers environmental educator. “Our ‘Holiday Crafts’ offers the opportunity to create truly one-of-a-kind presents for everyone on your gifting list.”

Once the holiday season has concluded and the New Year arrives, join Friends of Rogers for a unique twist on a favorite indoor-weather activity. Join Friends of Rogers at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2016 for a high-flying game of Bird BINGO.

“Flock to the Visitor Center to play our twist on the classic game,” Freedman said. “All words and clues will be related to our feathered friends.”

Family Fun programs are held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of every month and last approximately one hour. Programs are held in the Visitor Center on state Route 80 in Sherburne; those needing to may use the adjacent parking lot, and the center is handicap accessible.

While there is no charge, Friends of Rogers encourages contributions to support future operations. Recent events have included Pond Ecology, Hibernation Preparation, and Winter Scavenger Hunt. Family Fun programs are an opportunity for visitors of all ages to experience hands-on learning and exploration of the natural environment.

Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for people of all ages. Seasonal hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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