Grass River Natural Area Events

See also our Guided Hikes and Nature Class pages for other fun-filled learning opportunities. You can also view a monthly calendar of classes and events here and print out your own copy of our Classes and Events flyer.

Terry Wooten - Stone Circle Storytelling
Friday July 11, 2014 - 9:00 pm
Everyone

Join poetry bard Terry Wooten (www.terry-wooten.com) in an unforgettable evening reminiscent of a time before TV & radio, when bards spun their tales to an enchanted audience. Around a flickering campfire, under a canopy of stars, listeners will experience an ever-changing variety of poetry & storytelling. Share a story or poem of your own.

Loon Lookout
Friday July 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm | Friday July , 2014 - 7:30 pm
Families

Join Naturalist "Arloon" Westhoven for a cruise along Grass River to learn about loons. Bring a light jacket, sunscreen, binoculars, and camera. Please bring life jackets for your children. Two trips offered on Friday, and two on Saturday. Space limited, register early by calling 231-533-8314.

Loon Lookout
Saturday July 26, 2014 - 10:00 am | Saturday July , 2014 - 11:30 am
Families

Join Naturalist "Arloon" Westhoven for a cruise along Grass River to learn about loons. Bring a light jacket, sunscreen, binoculars, and camera. Please bring life jackets for your children. Two trips offered on Friday, and two on Saturday. Space limited, register early by calling 231-533-8314.

An Afternoon with a Sketchbook
Saturday August 02, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Adults, Kids 12+

Join artist Amelia Hansen (www.ameliahansen.com) in this intermediate class for people who love to draw. We'll work on techniques for drawing animals, plants, and natural artifacts outdoors. FEE: $15, includes a sketchbook, pencils, and a 3-hour class.

Constellation Cruise
Saturday August 09, 2014 - 9:00 pm
Families

Cruise down Grass River at sunset and watch the stars come out. Observe and hear stories about the summer constellations and be on the look out for nocturnal creatures that call Grass River home. Space limited, register early by calling 231-533-8314.

Joint Education Events

Outdoors in Antrim!
Tuesday August 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Adults

Recreation abounds in Antrim County! Join Megan Olds and Brad Gerlach of Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy as they highlight two of the many new recreational opportunities in Antrim County: the Chain of Lakes & E. Grand Traverse Bay Water Trail and the Glacial Hills Pathway & Natural Area. A variety of local recreational resources will also be available. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres following the program. Admission is FREE. Co-sponsored by GRNA, Three Lakes Association, Torch Lake Protection Alliance, Friends of Clam Lake and Intermediate Lake Association in partnership with Antrim Conservation District, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. Location: Alden Depot

Joe Reilly Live at Grass River
Saturday August 16, 2014 - 11:00 am
Families

Joe Reilly is a singer, songwriter, and educator from Ann Arbor, Michigan who writes songs from his heart. Joe's songs are playful, clever, engaging, joyful, and always have something meaningful to say. If your family loves music and nature, don't just sing along, get up and move as he shares his music at Grass River. (www.joereilly.org) $7 for adults, $3 for children, or $20 for a family. (Please use two separate transactions for a combination of adults and children.)

Admission

Constellation Cruise
Saturday August 23, 2014 - 9:00 pm
Families

Cruise down Grass River at sunset and watch the stars come out. Observe and hear stories about the summer constellations and be on the look out for nocturnal creatures that call Grass River home. Space limited, register early by calling 231-533-8314.