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6/28/2017

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Articles
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VA State Parks Celebrate 75 Years
(Let the Summer Begin)

Staunton River 75th Anniversary
(Additional Photos)

Berry Picking
(Fun Outdoor Activity or Ethical Dilemma?)
By Maria Scinto

Fennel in Your Herb Garden
Submitted by the Southside Virginia Herb Society

Relay For Life 2011 Events
(Southern VA & Northern NC)

Southside Virginia Herb Society selects scholarship winner

Southside Master Gardener Receives 500 Hr Award

 

Columns

Editor's Page
(Cooking Some SPAM)

Southside Gardener
(Monthly Tips & "To Do List")
By William H. McCaleb

South Winds
(The Secret to Inner Peace)
By FCOIT

Ask Bubba - Advice
(Parody)
The Bubba Squad

 

Departments

Festivals & Events

July-Aug-Sept Events

Staunton River State Park Events

Relay For Life 2011 Events

Farm & Ag Info

Farmers Markets Listing (FMs in or near SSVA)

Press Releases

Southside Master Gardener Receives 500 Hr Award

Southside Virginia Herb Society selects scholarship winner

 

Past Issues

Past Issues are available from June 2008 through the current issue.
Select the desired issue from the drop-down box below.

 


Staunton River State Park Events


July 18 Ė July 24, 2011

 

Monday
6:00am Sunrise Hike
- Wake up with the park and see how a magnificent sunrise can be the perfect backdrop to the scenic vistas at Staunton River State Park.

10:00am Captainís Stroll
- Take a walk with park staff and learn about Captain Staunton and how the park came to be.

2:00pm SRSP Souvenir Bags*
- Customize your own reusable shopping/tote bag and learn how this fun craft benefits society.

Wednesday
9:00am Junior Rangers*** (fee includes lunch at the concession stand)
- Spend a fun filled day one on one with a ranger learning about Survival! Can you make a fire with only one match or navigate your way through the woods? Well come learn how!

Thursday
10:00am Ahoy Matey**
- Get away from the hustle and bustle of the campground and pool to join us on our private lake for a tranquil canoe trip. (See note about required registration, personal vehicle, and fees)

2:00pm Snakes Alive
- Do you love these scaly reptiles? Or fear them? Either way, come learn about what types of snakes make the park their home and how to tell if they are venomous or not.

4:00pm Feathered Friends*
- Make environmentally friendly bird feeders. Itís easy and something you can do at home.

Friday
10:00am Orienteering
- Navigate your way through the clues to complete the course using a handheld compass.

2:00pm Flower Power*
- Paint your very own flower pot and plant some seeds and watch them grow for the rest of the summer!

4:00pm Whatís The Buzz???*
- You have probably eaten honey from bees, but have you ever used beeswax?? Learn about these potentially pesky insects while making your very own candle!

6:00pm Ahoy Matey**
- Get away from the hustle and bustle of the campground and pool to join us on our private lake for a tranquil canoe trip. (See note about required registration, personal vehicle, and fees)

8:30pm Símores and More Campfire
- Join us for a meet and greet with the park staff and fellow park guests. Itís a great opportunity to learn what the park can offer you personally during your stay.

Saturday
6:00am Sunrise Hike
- Wake up with the park and see how a magnificent sunrise can be the perfect backdrop to the scenic vistas at Staunton River State Park.

10:00am Scavenger Hunt
- Will you be the first to finish? See how many things on the list you can find to earn your prize!

Noon GPS Journeys
- Learn how to use Handheld GPS units while following the hidden clues.

1:00pm Watermelon Ways
- Get a fresh, juicy slice of watermelon and learn where these tasty fruits came from.

2:00pm Landfill Limits
- Come learn some simple recycling ideas that will help to reduce the amount of trash we create in our landfills. Can you guess which common household items you would use to make recycled fire-starters?

3:00pm Skin and Bones
- Join us in the Interpretative Classroom at the Visitorís Center to learn about native wildlife and get to see how their skulls look and touch their furs.

4:00pm Campfire Cooking Ė Peach Cobbler
- Think outside the graham cracker box and learn how to make something more than símores!

6:00pm Wagon Ride*
- Take a ride through the park on our bench-seat wagon and learn about our recreation opportunities, history, and the recent tornado event.

8:30pm Movie Under the Stars Ė Kung-Fu Panda
- Join us for an outdoor movie behind the Visitorís Center, and donít forget to pick up a $1 bag of freshly made popcorn from inside the gift shop! But donít be a free meal for a mosquito, bring the bug spray.

Sunday
10:00am Stayiní Alive
- Could you survive in the wilderness? Come learn how to make a quick and easy emergency shelter from the materials around you.

Noon Tornado Tales
- Have you been wondering what happened to all the trees? Come learn about the tornado, view pictures of the aftermath, and hear stories about the day from park staff.

2:00pm Air Blown Art*
- Use your everyday bubbles and learn how to make your own painted picture.

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All programs will meet at playground by the pool parking lot.

*2.00 fee
**5.00 fee
***10.00 fee
Pre-Registration and personal vehicular transportation is required for Ahoy Matey

For further information about these and other programs please call:
434-572-4623

www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/sta.shtml
www.virginiastateparks.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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