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SUMMER-Activities at Dan Nicholas Park

Bear feeding every Saturday and Sunday at Wildlife Adventures (weather permitting), 2 p.m.
Meet the animals every Saturday and Sunday at Wildlife Adventures (weather permitting), 3 p.m.
Dunns Mountain Trailwalk ó Meet at restroom building at lower parking lot, 10:30 a.m.
May 14
June 4
July 2
Trail walk at Eagle Point Nature Preserve ó Meet in parking lot, 10:30 a.m.
May 28
June 18
July 16 and 30
Aug. 13
Memorial Day weekend at the gem mine ó A military ID or an American flag on your clothing gets you $2 off any bucket bought at the mine and 20 percent off in-store merchandise.
Date: May 28-30.
Weekend trail walks ó Meet at the totem pole in front of the Nature Center, 10:30 a.m.
May 21
June 11 and 25
July 9 and 23
Aug. 6 and 20
Night Prowl nature program at the campground óMeet at the campground shelter at 9 p.m.
June 4, July 9, Aug. 6.
Student fishing tournament ó Schools out and letís go fishing. Register at the concession stand. Prizes will go to the student that catches the largest fish. It will be a whopping good time. Ages: 5-18. Free
June 13-17.
Nature Explorer day camp ó Rising third-graders through fifth-graders
Pre-registration a must. Contact Dave Jones 704-216-7820 or david.jones@rowancountync.gov. Limited space
June 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $20. Lunch and beverages provided. Topics to be announced.
June 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $20. Lunch and beverages provided. Pre-registration a must.
June 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 6, 13 and 20 for rising sixth-eighth graders
Teddy bear picnic ó Bring your favorite teddy bear or any stuffed animal and have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunch. Meet Cosmo the Bear and hear some teddy bear stories. Call 704-216-7803 to make reservations.
Date: June 24, July 15; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Shelter 5 .
July 2-4 at the gem mine ó $4 off all surprise or prize buckets. Bring in a red, white or blue stone from the bucket and theyíll trade it for 25 percent off on any in store merchandise you buy (one trade per person).
Student fishing tournament ó Prize for the largest fish
July 18-22; ages: 5-18
Gem mine ó In honor of the moon all moonstone, pearl or white jewelry is 25 percent off and if you show a moonstone out of the bucket, theyíll sell you any childrenís jewelry at half price.
Aug. 13 and 14.
Back-to-school fishing tournament ó Celebrate the end of lazy days with the fishing tournament.
Aug. 15-19; ages: 5-18. Free.

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