Celebrating 40 years, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, the Hartley Outdoor Education Center, 12633 Beaver Road, St. Charles, will be open to the public. The Hartley staff and volunteers will be providing tours and information.
Included will be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., adults, $6; senior citizens, $5.50; youth ages 5 through 10, $3; younger than 5, free. Lunch will be noon to 2 p.m. A nominal fee for lunch.
For 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will be the “History on the Move” trailer with Saginaw Valley archaeologists; the St. Charles Museum; Tri-City Woodcarvers; 4-H activities; train rides; and Clydesdales-drawn wagon rides.
For 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., it will be Spinning at the Schroeder Cabin; 9 to 11 a.m., The Barber Band (music in Activity Room); 9 a.m. will be Bird Banding. For 9:30 a.m., Monarch Program and Netting; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Make a Leaf Print T-shirt; 10 to 10:45 a.m., Candle Dipping at the Log Cabin; 10 a.m., Reptiles and Amphibians Program; 11 a.m., Birds of Prey, the Joe Rogers program.
Also, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Make a Tin Punch Ornament; noon, Cake Cutting to Celebrate Hartley’s 40th Anniversary; 12:15 p.m., Coal Mine Tour; 12:30 p.m., Bats of the World Program by the Organization for Bat Conservation; and 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., Candle Dipping at the Log Cabin.
For more, persons may call Hartley Outdoor Education Center, (989) 865-6295, or persons may visit the website at www.sisd.cc/hartley.