Volunteer Work Day takes place Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help SLNC maintain its grounds. Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle. Give four hours and receive lunch. This event is rain or shine. Register online, by phone or at the Visitors’ Building.
Charlie Zahm & Tad Marks Concert – A Tribute to John Denver takes place Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Returning for another concert is Charlie Zahm on vocals and guitar and Tad Marks on fiddle. Concert will be held inside the Visitors’ Building. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance ticket sales end Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. Prices are the same for all ages. No refunds/exchanges.
Fall Fling takes place Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Back by popular demand, this event features live music, food, fun and camaraderie. Funds raised will support educational programs, trails/grounds and exhibits/Visitors’ Building. The event will be held inside the Visitors’ Building. It also includes a silent auction of artwork by members of the Artists of Bristol on the Delaware and the Bristol Photographers Club. RSVP online, by phone or at the Visitors’ Building. Cost is $50 per person.
Silver Lake Trail Opening Celebration takes place Saturday, Nov. 9. Ribbon cutting ceremony and refreshments will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. Meet at the SLNC Pavilion (near the Visitors’ Building). A guided hike will follow, from noon to 2 p.m. This event is free.
Paint a Portrait of Your Pet with A Taste of Artistry on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. This fun-for-all-ages paint class offers the non-artist a personalized pre-traced canvas of their pet, two hours of instruction and art supplies. The instructor Abbie will show attendees how to paint their pets in a traditional or funky style – their choice. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic). Tickets are $40 per person, with $10 from every ticket donated to the nonprofit Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center. For more information and to register, visit atasteofartistry.com.
Tracking Wild Animals takes place Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wild animals leave behind their footprints as they wander through Silver Lake Nature Center Preserve. During this expedition, participants will learn how to track animals and how to make a plaster cast of a footprint to take home with them. All ages welcome. Cost is $3 per person, or $2 per person for Friends of Silver Lake members. Register online, by phone or at the Visitors’ Building.
Earthship Tours take place Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to visit and learn about these interesting, sustainable structures. Tours are free.
Saturday Morning Bird Walks take place through November at 7:30 a.m. Guided walks are free. Bring your binoculars and meet outside of the Visitors’ Building, near the parking area.
Kids’ Nature Days take place Nov. 5 and 11, Dec. 30, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, and April 9 and 10. Why only have camp in the summer when you can do it in all seasons? These are scheduled for days when most schools are off. Each day provides seasonal adventures for children. Staff and campers spend the days exploring the forest, swamps and marsh in all weather. Kids’ Nature Days run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are drop-off only. Before and after care are available for an additional fee. Cost is $40 per child per day for 2019 Summer Camp Families, $50 per child per day for Friends of Silver Lake members, $65 per child per day for non-members. Balance must be paid in full at time of registration. Register online, by phone or at the Visitors’ Building. For a “buy three, get one free” deal, pay in full at the time of registration in order to qualify for a free Kids’ Nature Day.
Silver Lake Nature Center is located at 1306 Bath Road, Bristol. For more information and to register for events, visit SilverLakeNatureCenter.org or call 215-785-1177.