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2021 DNCA Calendar

All events will be held in compliance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19.  Please bring a mask and practice social distancing if required or recommended pursuant to these guidelines.

Until September: Submit your photos for the John Goodwin Nature Photo Contest in our basket at the Demarest Public Library between Aug. 1st and Sept. 17th. All photos must be taken in the nature center. Winners will be announced at Oktoberfest (or by phone/email if Oktoberfest is cancelled).

January and February: Ice skating parties as conditions permit. To be on our email notification list, write to [email protected].

Saturday, April. 24th: Birdhouse and birdfeeder building at Wakelee Fieldhouse from noon until 3 p.m. Kits are $15 for the first one and $10 for each additional kit, per family. Participating children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own hammer.  Click here for our event flyer.

Saturday, May 1st:  Nature Walk and Volunteer Day.  At 10am, a naturalist will lead an educational hike. At 11am we will collect litter. Bring gloves. Meet at the parking lot by the Imaginative Playground. Rain date Saturday, May 8th.

Saturday, May 22nd: Canoe Day. Families loved canoeing on the Duck Pond so much at Oktoberfest that we’re offering you another opportunity. Noon to 3 p.m. Rain date Saturday, May 29th.

Saturday, September 25th:  Dog Walk. From noon to 1pm starting at the bulletin board near the imaginative playground. 

Saturday, Oct. 9th: Craft Show at Oktoberfest. Handmade crafts for sale; German food, music, and beer; homemade goodies; canoe rides; arts and crafts activities for kids; nature presentations too! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date Saturday, October 16th.




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