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January 2017 ^ Top
   
Thursday, January 19 Montezuma Winter Raptor Tour
Raptors invade the Montezuma Wetlands Complex each winter and now is a great time to see them! Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to our premier birding locations to encounter Short-eared Owls, Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Rough-legged Hawks and more! The tour will involve minimal walking. Binoculars and birding guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
Saturday, January 21 Owl Prowl
Get up close to live owls during an indoor presentation by KrittrKris who will discuss what special adaptations these birds have to help them survive during the winter season and be successful hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma Audubon Center staff to search for endangered Short-eared Owls in Montezuma’s grasslands. It will be a real hoot! Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, $25/family. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
Saturday, January 21 Girl Scout Snowshoe Spectacular
Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to snowshoe through Montezuma’s forests and grasslands to read the stories left in the snow by our resident foxes, coyotes, rabbits, and birds. Scouts will also discover where reptiles and amphibians are hiding this winter season. After snowshoeing, Scouts will warm up with a delicious cup of hot cocoa in the Center! Fee with snowshoe rental: $10/Scout, $5/adult. Fee without snowshoe rental: $7/Scout. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
Saturday, January 28 Wild Game for the Big Game
Have you heard of “living off the land”, “sustainable living” or the “locavore movement”? Growing, raising, and hunting your own food is not only cost effective, but leads to a healthier life. Do you want to get involved but are not sure how? Join us for this new program that will be led by Montezuma’s wildlife experts. The morning session will highlight the proper way to harvest and store wild game. The afternoon session will showcase the proper cooking techniques to ensure the tastiest meals. We will provide new and seasoned wild game chefs with fun recipes to serve at your upcoming football party to score a touchdown! Lunch will be a locavore potluck, so please bring a small dish to pass. Space is limited. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: $15/child, $20/adult. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
Saturday, January 28 Owls, Owls, Owls (with live animals!)
Come meet Herbie the Great Horned Owl, Orin the Screech Owl, Mystical the Barred Owl and their much misunderstood friend, Vinnie the Turkey Vulture! These friends are a hoot! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, January 28th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Cost: $5.00 per person OR $15 per family Program Type: Family
   
February 2017 ^ Top
   
Thursday, February 2 Cayuga Lake Waterfowl Tour
Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during the winter and migration seasons. Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to the northern part of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald eagles and other raptors are a possibility too! Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
Saturday, February 11 Funny Face Seed Cup Craft & Movie Day
What could be more fun than watching Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax with your family on a Saturday afternoon? How about decorating Funny Face Seed Cups and planting them while we watch! (All materials provided.) To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, February 11th, 3:00—4:30 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
Friday, February 16 Thirsty Owl Wine Pairing
Kick back with Thirsty Owl Wine Maker, Shawn Kime, as we pair award winning wine with a host of food flavors! It’s a party for your mouth! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Thursday, February 16th, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: $8.00 per person Program Type: Adult, Must be 21 or older
   
Saturday, February 18 Sweetheart Snowshoe and Bird Friendly Chocolate Tasting
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day weekend so bring your sweetheart, friends, neighbors, and family for an adventure to explore Montezuma’s winter wonderland. Sample delicious bird friendly chocolates and discover how these sweet treats protect important habitats where our breeding warblers spend the winter months. Fee with snowshoe rental: $10/child, $12/adult. Fee without snowshoe rental: $8/child, $10/adult.
   
Wednesday, February 22 Montezuma Raptor Tour
Raptors have invaded the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and now is a great time to see them! Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to Montezuma’s premier birding locations to encounter Short-eared Owls, Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Rough-legged Hawks and more! Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
Saturday, February 25 Hot Cocoa and Snow - Snowshoe Night Hike
A white blanket of snow covering the rolling hills, the hoots from hunting owls, and twinkling stars overhead will set the scene for this guided hike through Montezuma’s forests and grasslands. Join us for a 1-mile hike over level terrain to explore the nighttime sights and sounds of these wildlife habitats. Then, warm up with some hot cocoa. Fee with snowshoe rental: $6/child, $8/adult. Fee without rental: $4/child, $6/adult. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
Saturday, February 25 Stomp Rocket Build & Launch
Stomp rockets are super fun to make and really cool to launch! It’s amazing what kids can do with paper, PVC pipe and balloons. Come see how far your rocket will fly! (All materials provided.) To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, February 25th, 3:00 —4:00 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
March 2017 ^ Top
   
Wednesday, March 1 Cayuga Lake Birding Tour
Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during winter and migration seasons. Hop in the Montezuma Audubon Center van for an excursion to the northern part of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald eagles and other raptors are a possibility too! Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
Wednesday, March 8 Easy Spring Crafting
Brighten up your home with a charming spring wreath! This colorful wreath is easy to make, and looks like it came from your favorite craft store! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, March 8th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Cost: $8.00 per person Program Type: Adult
   
Saturday, March 18 St. Patrick's Day Wine and Wings Tour
Wear your green and join us in the Montezuma Audubon Center’s van to search for elusive Short-eared Owls, Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, and more! During the tour we’ll stop at the Montezuma Winery to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while tasting award winning wines and learning how vineyards and Important Birds Areas can exist side by side. Must be 21+. Fee $20/adult, includes wine tastings. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
Thursday, March 23 Montezuma’s Migration Mania Tour
The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Montezuma Audubon Center ‘s van for an excursion to Montezuma’s birding hot spots where hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald Eagles, Short-eared Owls and other raptors are a possibility too! Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
   
Saturday March, 25 Owl Pellet Pandemonium
What does an owl have for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Find out in this awesome program where kids get to dissect owl pellets! (Owl Pellet = The stuff an owl spits up because he can’t digest it. Yes, Mom, we sterilize the pellets!) To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, March 25th, 3:00—4:00 pm Cost: $5.00 per pellet OR $15 per family Program Type: Family
   
Tuesday, March 28 Derby Hill Hawk Watch Trip
Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us. Travel with other birders in our van to view thousands of Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Turkey Vultures and more! This program is sponsored by the Onondaga Audubon Society. Please pack a lunch. Fee: $17.50/child, $25/adult. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org.
   
April 2017 ^ Top
   
Wednesday, April 5 Herb Garden Workshop
Every great cook knows that fresh herbs make the dish. Come plant your herb garden in this hands-on workshop! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, April 5th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Cost: $6 per person Program Type: Adult
   
Saturday, April 8 Camouflage Egg Hunt
Test your family’s powers of observation as you scour our lawn for camouflaged eggs! The family team that finds the most eggs wins! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, April 8th, 3:00 —4:00 pm Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
May 2017 ^ Top
   
Saturday, May 13 Right to Run
Generations Bank is the organizing sponsor for the second annual Right to Run 19k and 5k. Running legend Kathrine Switzer is the National Spokesperson for this event and will be in town for days leading up to the event, and she will be handing out awards at the finish line. Switzer was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2011, and was the spokesperson for the race last year as well. The event features a 19k and a 5k (the 19k distance is a nod to the 19th amendment, a perfect distance to run in Seneca Falls - the birthplace of Women's Rights). This is a fundraising event for the transformation of the Seneca Knitting Mill - the future home of the National Women's Hall of Fame . Calling all runners and volunteers! We want you to participate and help make our race event great! Runners sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/SenecaFalls/RighttoRun19K5K Follow us on Facebook (Right to Run 19k) and learn more information at our website (http://righttorun19k.org/) For more information, contact Katie MacIntyre, race director. info@righttorun19k.org or at 315.568.1162.
   
Saturday, May 20 Mulch Day
It only comes once a year; a chance for your family to collect some earth nourishing mulch in your pick-up truck or container! We purchase our red and brown mulch from a local vendor, and dole it out to you on a first come, first served basis. Each homeowner gets two scoops! No registration required. (Seneca County residents only. Must bring proof of residency.) Location: Seneca Meadows Landfill, State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, May 20th, 7:00—11:00 am Cost: FREE Program Type: Family
   
Wednesday, May 24 Spa Workshop
Get your feet looking great for summer the natural way in this hands-on workshop! Our pedicures will leave you with softer, smoother feet without harsh spa chemicals! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: $6.00 per person Program Type: Family
   
June 2017 ^ Top
   
Wednesday, June 21 38th Annual American Cancer Society Golf Tournament
Come out and join us for the 38th Annual American Cancer Society Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 21st, at the Seneca Falls Country Club! Teams will consist of 4 members, $80 per member. This provides each team with 18 holes to play, a golf cart, lunch, dinner, and a tournament gift. The winning team will also get a trophy in memory of Bob Rosenkrans. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society. If you would like to register, please email marketing@mygenbank.com with the names and contact information of your team members. We hope to see you in June!
   
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