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Theater Along the Trail: A Bear Creek Living History

Bear Creek Nature Center

Saturday, January 6, 1:00-2:00; 1:15-2:15; 1:30-2:30; 1:45-2:45

Be entertained and educated about Bear Creek Canyon as our actors give first person accounts,

including a Signal Service operator, a County Poor Farm matron, and an owner of a rooming house in Cripple Creek, along our beautiful winter trails!

Recommended ages 8+ $8 per person // $6 per member. Prepaid registration required.

Bunco Party! At Bear Creek Nature Center

Bear Creek Nature Center

Friday, January 12, Starts at 5:00pm

Let’s play Bunco in the Nature Center! Join a wonderful evening of excitement, laughs, and rolling dice. Dice, score cards, nacho bar, and prizes provided. This Bunco party is for everyone ages 13 and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult but can venture on their own during game play. Ages 13+ $10 per person. Pre-registration required

Game Night!

Fountain Creek Nature Center

Friday, January 19, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Winter can be a challenging time for nature lovers – beat the winter blues with a game night at the Nature Center! We’ll have a variety of nature-themed board games and light refreshments for an evening of fun. Recommended ages 12+.

$10 per person // $8 per member. Prepaid registration is required.


Fishing 101

Bear Creek Nature Center

Friday, February 2, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Have an interest in fishing but don’t know where to begin? Come learn all about freshwater fishing. In this seminar styled program you will learn everything you need to know about fishing and how to get started. Come learn from local pros and special guest speakers about one of Colorado’s greatest recreation assets.

$5 per person // $4 per member & military, Pre-registration required

Upcycled Craft Workshop

Fountain Creek Nature Center

Thursday, February 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Tap into your artistic side and show some love to nature by joining us for an evening making bird feeders from upcycled materials. We’ll build and decorate together, and you’ll leave with a perfect gift for the birds, or that bird-lover in your life! For ages 18+.

$15 per person // $10 per member. Prepaid registration required

Winter Fun at Fox Run

Fox Run Regional Park

Saturday, February 10, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Let’s celebrate all things nature and winter at Fox Run! Activities include storytelling, wagon rides, dog snow queen and king parade and contest, hot dog and marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, a craft and games!

$5 per person includes snacks and all activities. Pre-registration suggested.

Beer & Burns

Bear Creek Nature Center

Tuesday, February 13, 5:30-7:30pm

Eat, drink, and make a craft! Enjoy great food and beer as you learn how to wood burn from artist and naturalist, Kylee! Take home an ornament wood burned on live edge wood.

Ages 21+ $25 per person.

Intro to Indoor Gardening

Saturday February 17, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Winter is a great time to start an indoor garden! Head to Bear Creek Nature Center for an indoor gardening and repotting class. Bring your plants and new pots to learn all the do’s and don’ts about transferring your green friends into their new home.

Pre-registration required, $5 per person // $4 per member & military