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Saturday 26 Jul 10:00 AM

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Sunday 27 Jul 1:00 PM

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Saturday 2 Aug 11:00 AM

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Outdoor Learning : Aquatic Mammals
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 10:00 AM

Northeastern Pennsylvania is covered with streams, rivers, and lakes in which can be found a wide diversity of aquatic mammals.  Did you know that a beaver\'s vision is weak, but its hearing and sense of smell acute?  Or that a mink may curl up and sleep for several days during the cold winter months?  Why the name \"Muskrat\"?  Come join a National Park Ranger to learn more about these and other animals that make their homes in or near water.

Outdoor Learning : Partner Ridge Hike
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 1:00 PM

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Outdoor Learning : How Honey Bees \"Talk\"
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 10:00 AM

Most people learn in elementary school about honey bees dancing to tell each other about where flowers can be found.  But they have other interesting ways of communicating to others in the hive.  Can you guess what some of them might be?  Anita Collins tells their secrets!

Outdoor Learning : Lacawac Research
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 11:00 AM

Past - present - future.  Details by Leslie Knoll.

Kids Corner : Kid\'s Nuts about Nature
Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 2:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled introduction to nature and art!  Hike outdoors, learn a little about plants and wildlife and enjoy arts and crafts.  Designed for children 5 - 8 years of age.

Outdoor Learning : Wildflowers
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 10:00 AM

Did you know that Bluets are also known as Little Washerwoman?  Or that the Spiderwort is also referred to as Widow\'s Tears?  Northeast Pennsylvania is home to these and other wildflowers.  Come join a National Park Ranger to learn more about flower identification, how flowers were named, and the histories of these natural wonders.  Admired for their beauty, wildflowers are a favorite topic of study and observation.

Special Events : Beer Tasting
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 7:00 PM

This program, presented by Dr. Dennis Peterson, describes the history of beer brewing, brewing science, homebrewing techniques and the different types of beer.  Following the discussion, a wide variety of beer styles are tasted.  Dennis is an avid homebrewer, a volunteer at Lacawac Sanctuary and a member of the Board of Directors.  $15

Weekend Workshops : Lacawac In Watercolor
Friday, Aug 15 - Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 7:00 PM

Take your painting to the next level during this intensive program that focuses on both basic and advanced skills in landscape painting.  Lacawac offers a range of spectacular subjects and watercolors are especially suited to capturing and expressing that beauty.  Nationally-known instructors Renee Emanuel and Bill Teitsworth have collected numerous national awards for their watercolor and acrylic paintings, and they are inspired teachers besides!  So come and hone your painting skills in this beautiful natural setting, and enjoy the ambiance of our historic Great Camp!  

Full Weekend Fee $200 ($185 Members)

Commuters Fee $150 ($125 Members) - Lunch only

Outdoor Learning : Town Under the Lake
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 7:00 PM

When the Lake was formed in 1925-6 most of the things on the bottom disappeared from view, and now from memory.  The program is a compilation of side-scan sonar images, maps, photographs and histories of objects covered by the lake, including Wilsonville, once the county seat of Wayne.  Jon Tandy shares an amazing and informative presentation.

Special Events : What Lives in Lake Wallenpaupack?
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10:00 AM

Nick Spinelli from the Lake Wallenpaupack Management District provides an overview of some of the smallest microscopic creatures living in the lake as well as pictures of larger lake residents and visitors.  The presentation will provide an overview of the creatures that call Lake Wallenpaupack \"home\".

Special Events : Tour of Lacawac Sanctuary
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 1:00 PM

Join us for a short nature walk and introduction to the history of the preserve and its buildings.

Weekend Workshops : Yoga Wellness Weekend
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 1:00 PM

Enjoy a Restorative Yoga class at 1:00 with Diane Rixner of Bend Yoga, then hike our trails, join our Lake Paddle and Cabaret night, or have dinner on the town.  Sunday morning at 10:00 AM will be another Restorative Yoga Class.  Classes are $8.00 Each.  Reiki sessions will also be availabe at $1.00/minute (15-60 minutes per session)  For overnight stay and further details visit www.Lacawac.org.

Outdoor Learning : Great Camps of the Adirondacks
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 1:30 PM

Interested in knowing more about what inspired the rustic architecture at Lacawac?  Come explore the fascinating history and architecture of the Adirondack Great Camps with local writer Barbara Lewis, who spent several seasons as residential manager and staff photographer at Great Camp Sagamore, vacation home of the Vanderbilt family in Raquette Lake, NY.

Outdoor Learning : Lake Lacawac Paddle
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 3:00 PM

A guided paddle on Lake Lacawac.  Roy Chesseri leads a tour along the perimeter to see birds, exotic plants and much more.  Swimmers only please - ages 8 and up.  Bring binoculars and camera.  Watercraft and personal flotation devices provided.  $10 ($5 Members)

Special Events : Cabaret Night
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 8:00 PM

Cabaret Night at the Carriage House.  Featuring Nancy and Spencer Reed\'s Quartet.  An evening of warm, relaxed swinging music in the carriage house\'s cabaret-themed setting.  The quartet also features multi-instrumentalist Ralph Liberto and percussionist Patrick J. Marcinko, III.  Refreshments.  $15 ($10 Members)

Outdoor Learning : Tour of Lacawac Sanctuary
Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 1:00 PM

Join us for a short nature walk and introduction to the history of the preserve and its buildings.

Outdoor Learning : Monarch Butterflies
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 1:00 PM

Oh NO!  Where are the Monarch Butterflies?  The monarch butterfly population is at a low ebb.  Learn about the Monarch\'s life cycle, why it is threatened and why shrubs such as milkweed are so highly valued by Monarchs and other beneficial insects.  Since 1966 Ed Wesely has rescued Monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars from threatened habitats.

Outdoor Learning : Wild Mushroom Walk
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 1:00 PM

Wild Mushrooms - Take a Bite?  Walk Lacawac\'s forest with Nathaniel Whitmore seeking wild mushrooms.  Learn to differentiate edible from poisonous species, their role in the ecosystem and hear about their medicinal and culinary uses.  $5 (FREE Members)

Special Events : The Young Geezers
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 3:00 - 5:00 PM

This charming and melodic folk, gospel and bluegrass trio has been filling the house at Lacawac for the past five years.  Their programs of American music offer an intriguing mix of great vocal harmonies and fine acoustic instrumentation, plus anecdotes to amuse.  They bring something new, something old, and something different each time they visit!  $15 ($10 Members)

Outdoor Learning : Lake Lacawac Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 1:00 PM

Join Roy Chesseri, on a guided paddle around the perimeter of Lake Lacawac.  See birds, exotic plants and much more.  Participants will share and provide the manpower in canoes or small rowboats.  Watercraft and personal floatation devices will be provided.  Bring binoculars, camera and bug lotion (not spray).  Swimmers only, please - ages 8 and up.  $10 ($5 Members)

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