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Poricy Park Conservancy Announces January-February Programs

Poricy Park Conservancy announces their community programs for January and February 2013, where there's something for everyone. Poricy Park is located at 345 Oak Hill Road in Middletown.

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Enjoy stimulating conversation and relaxing tea!
Tuesday, January 22, 7:00pm-8:30pm – “Courage, New Hampshire: Ambition”
Meet in the Nature Center.
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00pm-8:30pm – Quoting George Washington “We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.”
Meet in the 1770 NJ State Historic Murray Farmhouse parlor, weather permitting. Not necessary to commit to all sessions. Must pre-register at least one week prior to each session. Donations welcomed and appreciated!

Winter Hearth Series - Yoga by the Hearth
Saturday, January 12, 10:00am-11:00am
Interested in learning about yoga without making a long term commitment? This introduction to yoga session is appropriate for all beginners – young, not as young, chair yoga, etc!  Please courteously register in advance. Meet at the Nature Center.Regular program fees apply.

Winter Hearth Series - Seasonal Hearth Cooking
Sunday, January 20, 1:30-3:30pm
Rich aromas will envelope you as you step into the open hearth kitchen of the NJ State historic Murray Farmhouse. Appropriate for ages 7 to 107 (Children must be accompanied & supervised by an adult). Space limited - Please courteously register in advance. Meet at the MurrayFarmhouse. Regular program fees apply.

Winter Hearth Series - Fireside Story Time!
Friday, January 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Enjoy a variety of enchanting tales while being warmed by a crackling fireplace! Bring your mug and have it filled with warm cider or hot chocolate! Appropriate for all ages(children need to be accompanied & supervised by an adult). Advanced registration is appreciated. Meet at the Nature Center. Regular program fees apply.

Upcycle • Repurpose • Recycle - Create Your Own: Earrings
Thursday, January 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn how to create your own earrings using everyday objects. Pre-registration is required.
Fee (includes supplies): $12 members; $14 non-members

Upcycle • Repurpose • Recycle - Create Your Own: No Sew Rag Rug
Thursday, February 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Weave your own no sew rug from repurposed fabric. You will learn step by step instructions and you’ll go home with a new skill and the perfect use of unwanted t-shirts, sheets, etc. Pre-registration is required.
Fee $12 members; $14 nonmembers

Love Bug Valentines
Sunday, February 10, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Show your love for nature as you discover cool nature facts while creating a beautiful card to give to someone special! (Children must be supervised by an adult).  Please courteously register in advance.
Meet at the Nature Center Regular program fees apply.

The Great Backyard Bird Count - FREE EVENT
Sunday, February 17, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Participate in the 2013 GBBC! On the third day of this annual four-day event, bird watchers of all ages across the continent will tally birds and movements.  Participants may also send in photos for fun or as part of the GBBC Photo Contest! Why do this? Scientists need our help to document the distribution and movements.  Appropriate for all! (Children must be accompanied & supervised by an adult). Meet at the Nature Center.

Colonial Children’s Tea – Note: two dates available!
Saturday, February 23, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, February 24, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Participate in a colonial tea party inside the historic 1770’s Murray Farmhouse. You will sample various refreshments and practice colonial manners! Appropriate for ages 4 through 10; (children must be supervised & accompanied by adult). Please courteously register in advance. Limited seating available.  Meet at the Murray Farmhouse .
Fee: One child with accompanying adult - $10, Each additional child with adult - $5

George & Martha Tea
Sunday, February 24, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Experience a colonial tea party in the historic 1770’s Murray farmhouse. You will sample various refreshments peppered with conversation relating to George & Martha.  Appropriate for adults and older children interested in sitting at a tea; children must be supervised & accompanied by adult. Please courteously register in advance. Limited seating available. Meet at the Murray Farmhouse.Regular program fees apply.

Program Fees
Poricy Park Conservancy strives to provide quality programs at a reasonable cost to visitors. Your generous contributions assist in sustaining PPC operations. Unless otherwise noted, recommended program donations are $5 for members and $7 for non-members; maximum per family $20 members and $25 non-members. Pre-Registration is requested for all programs unless noted otherwise, allowing staff to plan supplies and instructor coverage accordingly. Although walk-in registration the day of program is available with some programs, a program will be cancelled if the pre-registration minimums are not met.


Poricy Park Conservancy is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization located in Middletown Township. All community and summer camp programs are run by Poricy Park Conservancy. Poricy Park is located at 345 Oak Hill Road in Middletown Township. With exceptional ecological resources, the 250 acre historical and nature site makes it one of the largest parks in Monmouth County. The Park offers recreational activities such as magnificent wooded hiking trails, bird watching, pristine pond settings, fishing, and a one-of-a-kind 70 million year-old Cretaceous fossil bed. Poricy Park is home to the 1770 NJ Historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. For additional information, call the Nature Center at 732-842-5966 or visit www.poricypark.org.
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