Meeting times

Monthly Meetings : 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm CT, Barfield-Crescent Park's Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Celebration of Spring this Saturday

Celebration of Spring – April 14, 2012
8 AM to 4 PM – (Bring a Sack Lunch)
Edgar Evins State Park, on Beautiful
Center Hill Lake, Silver Point, TN
Sponsored by Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, Inc.,
And Park Employees

This public event is FREE but donations to The Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, Inc. will be welcome - 100% of all donations will be used for future events and to enhance the park. Let us know if you are interested in joining our Friends group so you can help make a difference too.


8:00 AM - Registration and sign-ups begin at Visitors Center (For all ages) Maybe get your face or hand painted?

All Day At Visitors Center - Visit Nature Center, see a crystals display and the Friends of Edgar Evins display, climb the observation tower. (For all ages)

Nature Hikes (wildflowers, birds, butterflies) – as scheduled
Signed-Up Registered hikers meet 15 minutes early at Registration Desk -
About 2 to 3 hours for each 2.5 mile hike – Details on sign-up sheets
(For adults, teens and older children accompanied by an adult.)

8:30 – Highland Rim Trail with Randy Hedgepath, TN State Naturalist
9:00 – Highland Rim Trail with Holly Taylor, former Seasonal Park Naturalist
9:30 – Millennium Trail with Mark Taylor, Park Ranger
10:00 – Highland Rim Trail with Randy Hedgepath
1:30 – Millennium Trail with Holly Taylor

8:30 AM to 2:15 PM – Live Entertainment “on stage” at Visitors Center (*Except “Toys” and Dancers will appear near the stage.) (For all ages)

8:30-9:15 - Patricia Jackson, Minnie Pearl Impersonator & Country Singer
9:15-9:45– Welcome by James Westerfield as James Edgar Evins,
9:45-10:45 - Flat Broke Bluegrass Band
10:45-11:30 – Patricia Jackson, Minnie Pearl Impersonator & Country Singer
*10:45-11:30 –“Old Fashioned Toys”, Carl Halfacre and B.S. Troop 875,
a Living History Demonstration
*11:30-12:15 –Cannon Arts Dance Studio (Just turn your chair around)
Youths and tiny tots will dance the Maypole and more . . .
12:15- 1:15 – Flat Broke Bluegrass Band
1:15- 2:15 - Patricia Jackson, Minnie Pearl Impersonator & Country Singer

Starting at 8:30 AM – Ending 11:00 AM: Crafts Workshop with Girl Scout Troop 1146 & other volunteers: Allow 1 to 2 hours during this time to make a corn shuck doll or a honeysuckle basket . ((For adults, teens and older children accompanied by an adult, but younger children can plant seeds in peat pots to take home) Next to Camper’s Check-In

10 AM to 12 Noon - Boy Scout Troop 875 Living History Demonstration, Campfire Cooking With Dutch Oven, with “cooking show” type demos about 10:30 & 11:30 AM– In Front of Visitors Center (All ages)

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 to 3:30 PM – Kite Flying – (For all ages big enough … as long as supply of kites lasts!) – Boat Ramp 2, upper parking lot

Pontoon Boats Rides – as scheduled from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. REQUIRES ADVANCE SIGN-UP AT REGISTRATION TABLE - about 1 hour long, plus about 30 minutes to report to the dock (for adults and children over 3, accompanied by an adult) - Edgar Evins Marina

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Potato Sack and 3-Legged Races at the Peninsula near the former Courtesy Dock – For school aged children and teens)

2:30 PM (or following the races - Ssssnakes! Program – Mark Taylor, Park Ranger – (For the adventurous of all ages), Next to Campers Check-in

For more information contact the park office at 1-800-250-8619 or (931) 858-2114 or Fount Bertram, President of The Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, Inc., at 615-765-5357
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