Jump Into the Park _ Jr. Ranger Day
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Jump Into the Park _ Jr. Ranger Day

Rangers from the Sandburg Home will jump into the Park at Flat Rock for a fun day of activities for the whole family. The event will be held at the Park at Flat Rock on Highland Lake Road from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and all events are free and open to the public. Ongoing activity stations include a nature’s hide and seek trail walk, hands-on activities to learn about bugs and pollination with a live bee hive, a writing station with poetry and postcards, conservation craft-making, a wildlife show and even the Sandburg goats will jump into the park at a station to learn about where milk comes from.

The reptile wildlife show is scheduled for 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the pavilion featuring Alan Cameron and Earthshine naturalist Steve O'Neil.

Visitors young and not-so-young can pick up an activity “passport” when they arrive at the park and once they visit at least four activity stations and get a stamp they will earn special Junior Ranger prizes.

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Name The Connemara Baby Goat Contest
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Name The Connemara Baby Goat Contest

Join us at the Flat Rock Ice Cream Social to Name Our New Goat

There are some mighty proud chests out at the Sandburg barn with the arrival of the new kids on the block in 2017. Nettie gave birth to these two cuties on March 16.

Now they need a name - it is a little known fact that goats refuse to respond to "Hey, you." Come give us your best goat name on June 3 at the Ice Cream Social in Flat Rock Village.

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Friends of Carl Sandburg Annual Meeting
Apr
3
2:00 PM14:00

Friends of Carl Sandburg Annual Meeting

Members and guests are invited to the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Carl Sandburg. The event will take place on Monday, April 3 at the Flat Rock Village Hall from 2-4PM

Presentations will include an update on the extensive house and barn restoration.  Steven Kidd, Chief of Resources and Facilities Management, will address the challenges of maintaining historic integrity while preserving several century-old structures.

Attendees will be introduced to John Flynn, the 2017 Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence.  John credits his enthusiasm for the achievements of Carl Sandburg to his extensive travels and teaching overseas in Russia.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 828-674-2003

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