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Dec
6
Thu
Explore Archery: Thursdays Dec-Jan @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Center Shot Academy (JOAD): Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only.

This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on skill development. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

Dec
7
Fri
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Christmas at the Cody’s @ Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate Christmas at the Cody’s each weekend in December leading up until Christmas. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children.

This event includes: Hayrack rides, Nightly entertainment in Irma’s parlor, best decorated room judging by local media, cookies/chestnut roasting and apple cider, kids’scavenger hunt, and take your own pictures with Santa!

December 7th kicks off the ribbon cutting and lighting ceremony.

December 15th is Military and First Responders Night.

 

 

 

Compound JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Special after-hours Mansion viewings

See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Dec
8
Sat
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 8 all-day

Seasonal educational activities including old-fashion holiday crafts, lighted hayrack rides, free cookies and hot cider, sledding hill, groomed cross-country ski trails (snow permitting), and Snowman Building Contest.

A Park Entry Permit is required.

Introduction to Handgun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am

The Wildcat Hills Nature Center is pleased to offer Wildcat Weekends! A variety of programs will be offered at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center on the second Saturday of the month (*unless otherwise noted). Best of all, most programs are FREE!

December 8, 2018 at 10:00am MST- Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors

Come and help us create garland feeders, bird feeders and fun nature ornaments that will dress up the Nature Center and your own homes for the winter season!

For more information about these events or to register (when applicable), contact the Nature Center at 308-436-3777 or ngpc.wildcat.hills@nebraska.gov

Staff reserves the right to cancel or reschedule programs due to unforeseen circumstances.

A valid 2018 Nebraska State Park permit is required.

Download the event flyer:  2018 Wildcat Weekends Flyer

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