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Dec
7
Sat
Light Up the Fort @ Fort Robinson State Park
Dec 7 – Dec 31 all-day

Join us at the Fort for a twinkling display of decorations throughout the month of the December!

Park entry permit required.

Dec
20
Fri
Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Our Center Shot Archery Academy intermediate level class is open to students who have previously been enrolled at the intermediate level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

Lessons will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a compound bow in hunting, recreational, and competitive settings. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Students will receive their own copy of the National Training System (NTS) shot cycle, a stretch band, a string bow, and a finger sling.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Name at least four steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 4 pins (white pin) in any discipline
– Personal compound equipment is required (equipment should be fitted to the individual in terms of draw weight and length before the first class)

Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa.

Adults: $8, Children 4-12: $5, 3 and younger: Free

Download event flyer: Christmas at the Codys

Park entry permit required.

Dec
21
Sat
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 21 all-day

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

Download event flyer for December 7th: December 7

Download event flyer for December 14: December 14

Park entry permit required.

FIRST SHOTS Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Take your first shots with us!

The biggest challenge for new shooters is getting started. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy – and, best of all, it’s only $10!

At a First Shots seminar, you’ll receive:
-An educational introduction to the safe and recreational use of firearms
-A clear understanding of the local requirements for owning and purchasing a firearm
-Individual and group training
-A rundown of shooting sports opportunities for all levels of interest
-A chance to give shooting a try!

This seminar offers a small group setting for students ages 16 and over. All equipment is provided.

Attending participants receive a reward coupon for over 50% off their next handgun class at the Outdoor Education Center. Preregistration required.

Closed-neck shirts and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

Yule Log Festival @ Platte River State Park
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Enjoy the beautiful season of the park with friends and family at this Yule Log Festival. Beginning at noon there will be activities such as pine cone bird feeder making, marshmallow roasting, time with Santa, and other crafts and games. At 3pm the Yule Log Quest begins – teams may register by calling 402-234-2217. After the quest enjoy a bonfire and free lighted hayrack rides. Meet at the Walter Scott Lodge for all activities. Refreshments will be on sale at the Lodge.

Download event flyer: Yule Log

Park entry permit required.

Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to see what archery is all about? Never held a bow before? Not sure where to begin?

Try Archery is your place to start!

This easy-going program covers basic range rules and procedures, along with starter techniques. Participants get to fling arrows on their very first visit! And whether archery turns out to be your thing or not, students walk away with the ability to be safe and have fun wherever adventure takes them next.

All equipment provided. Open to both kids (8 and up) and adults – ideal for families.

Looking to take the next step in this family-friendly lifelong sport? Be sure to check out our Explore Archery classes!

Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa.

Adults: $8, Children 4-12: $5, 3 and younger: Free

Download event flyer: Christmas at the Codys

Park entry permit required.

Dec
22
Sun
Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa.

Adults: $8, Children 4-12: $5, 3 and younger: Free

Download event flyer: Christmas at the Codys

Park entry permit required.

Dec
24
Tue
EARLY CLOSURE – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 24 all-day

The Outdoor Education Center’s indoor ranges will close early (5 p.m.) to public use December 24, 2019. The outdoor archery range is not affected by this closure.

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