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Upcoming Events at Moccasin Lake Nature Park

9/3/2013 1:04:43 PM

Contact: Cliff Norris, 793-2976

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 3, 2013

Contact: Cliff Norris

(727) 793-2976

Upcoming Events Scheduled at Moccasin Lake Nature Park

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The following events are scheduled at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane. Call (727) 793-2976 for more information, unless otherwise indicated.

Bonsai Festival

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by The Sundamizu Bonsai Kai (Clearwater Bonsai Club)

Learn the art and techniques of bonsai. Educational displays and live Bonsai programs given throughout the day. Bonsai trees and supplies on sale by club and local bonsai vendors. Raffle, healthy choice food and organic food vendors, environmental exhibits, live music.

Honey Bee Festival

Oct. 12, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Judged honey contest, free honey samples, bee educational programs, honey extraction demo

honey and bee vendors and related items for sale, live bee observation hive, raffle, Healthy Choice food and organic food vendors, environmental exhibits, live music and evening drum circle and fireside treats for sale.

Bird Walk

Take a guided hike on Moccasin Lake’s newly renovated Nature Trail while seeking birds by sight and sound. Bring binoculars and field guides, if you have them.

• Saturdays starting at 8 a.m.

• Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7

• Free with paid admission to park

Clearwater Audubon Society

The local chapter of the National Audubon Society conducts field trips to Florida’s natural areas, supports local environmental education efforts, and sponsors environmental educators to Audubon

training centers. Everyone is welcome.

• 7–9:30 p.m.

• Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2

• A suggested donation of $1 per person, per meeting is appreciated.

Suncoast Herpetological Society

The Suncoast Herpetological Society is a non-profit, educational, and recreational club for people interested in reptiles and amphibians with an emphasis on responsible husbandry & captive breeding. The Suncoast Herpetological Society provides educational talks to Pinellas County residents as well as the surrounding counties and communities. Each month a speaker discusses a herpetological topic at the meeting and they go into the community giving talks at libraries, schools and environmental

education centers.

Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18

7–9:30 p.m.

$1 suggested donation per person

kingsnake.com/suncoastherpsociety

Suncoast Sierra Club

A non-profit, grassroots, conservation organization whose members participate in both the enjoyment and preservation of the natural environment.

7–9:30 p.m.

Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19

$1 suggested donation per person

Sundamizu Bonsai Kai

Learn the art and techniques of bonsai. Group meets every second Saturday. Contact Clif Pottberg at (352) 424-6000 or Lois Powel for more information.

Saturdays 10 a.m.–noon

Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14

Drum Circles

Enjoy the music of local artists and bands under the stars at the Park’s Fire Circle mini amphitheater.

During intermission, enjoy beverages and toast marshmallows around the campfire. Those with some camping cookout skills can make delicious s’mores. All the fixings provided. In case of inclement weather, the concert is moved indoors.

Saturdays 7–9 p.m., Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14

Free with evening admission of $3

Suncoast Turtle Club

For people interested in turtles with an emphasis on responsible husbandry and captive breeding.

For more information, call Bill Murray at (727) 421-5542

Saturday, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

$1 suggested donation per person.

Yoga in Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Yoga is for everyone! All ages and all levels are welcome to join in. Experience the enlightened beauty of nature as you heal, stimulate and awaken your body, mind and soul. This program promotes health, wellness, peace of mind, strength, balance, flexibility of the body and encourages greater energy and happiness.

Session 1: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

Session 2: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

Session 3: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23

Session 4: Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

10:15–11:15 a.m.

$15 (P) / $20 (R) / $25 (N) per monthly session

Kali/Eskrima

Kali/Eskrima is an ancient martial art from the Philippines that emphasizes the use of weapons.

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Session 1: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

Session 2: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

Session 3: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23

Session 4: Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

$28.50 (P) / $38 (R) / $48.50 (N) per month

Create Clearwater

Create Clearwater is a grass-root community organization that offers educational programs, networking opportunities and volunteer opportunities to people who are interested in green living. The focus is on permaculture, a word that is short for “permanent culture,” and which is best represented by its ethics: Care for the Earth, Care for People, and Sharing the Surplus. A variety of local and respected experts, through the Grow Permaculture Speaker’s network, speak about subjects of concern in Florida. There is a meet and greet and mingling time at each event. This is a nice opportunity to let others know about your small business or community project. Create Clearwater is supported by Moccasin Lake Nature Park and local green businesses such as Grow Permaculture, Edible Garden, and If Trees Could Talk.

• 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of each month

• 6:30–8:30 p.m.

• For more information call (727) 475-1645 or email info@ growpermaculture.com

Subjects addressed include gardening techniques, energy savings, how to create stronger communities, beekeeping, water catchment, and networking small, local businesses with the community. The idea is to increase the quality of life in our community while building a strong and resilient infrastructure.

Sept. 5

Introduction to Permaculture

What is permaculture? A new approach to creating abundance for people while caring for and healing the earth. Learn principles you can apply immediately to your life to live more sustainably.

Sept. 17

Urban Gardening Workshop

What size is your urban farm? Grow more fruit and produce than you ever imagined on a simple balcony. Feed many people from a small backyard. Learn how to get better gardening results by using permaculture principles.

Oct. 3

Escape the rat race! What are Economics of Happiness?

Learn tools that will help you be more economically secure while doing what you love in life.

Oct. 15

P.E.E.P. (Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project!)

Learn how to reduce home energy consumption, lower your monthly energy bill through energy conservation tips and energy savings devices. Free stuff.

Nov. 7

Caring for the Earth: Urban homesteading and survival skills

Be prepared, regardless of the circumstances. Learn simple techniques to create more security for you and your loved ones.

Nov. 19

Secrets of Soil

Learn how to create rich soil in which plants can grow and thrive, for little or no cost. Grow lush and healthy plants without fertilizer. Caring for the Earth includes giving the Earth more than we take from her!

Dec. 5

Introduction to Sustainable Living

Learn about patterns of nature and how these elements can help us live more sustainably and more abundantly.

Dec. 17

Retrofitting Your Home

Learn how to save energy and money, and care for the earth at the same time. Learn simple, little known and inexpensive techniques for reducing cooling, heating and water bills in your home or office.

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