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Upper Wabash Interpretive Services

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June 2019

Fireworks Over the Mississinewa

June 21 - June 22
Mississinewa Reservoir, 4673 South 625 E
Peru, IN 46970 United States
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Celebrate summer with us! Plan to arrive early as parking is limited. Friday night boat tours by pre-registration. Saturday events include family archery, cornhole tournaments, youth pellet gun shoot, beach games, and disc golf. Performances by the Peru amateur Youth Circus at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. Fireworks Saturday night 10pm. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and plenty of bug spray! An entire weekend of fun for the entire family. Call 260-468-2127 for registration and additional information.

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Salamonie Preschool

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about bugs. Bugs, Bugs Everywhere - which ones are helpful and which are harmful?  Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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July 2019

Mississinewa Arts In The Parks

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mississinewa Reservoir, 4673 South 625 E
Peru, IN 46970 United States
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Join musician Dianna Davis and learn how to make music with rainsticks and thunder drums. Workshop for all ages. Learn a bit about flood control. Then create your own rainstick (all supplies provided). Afterwards, everyone is invited to create music with their rainstick thunder drums, and other fun percussion instruments that we'll provide. We'll meet at the program shelter in the modern campground, Miami SRA.

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Salamonie River Canoe Trip

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join us for a scenic two hour canoe trip down the Salamonie River. Bring your own canoe and gear or sign up to borrow a canoe (limited availability) and PFD at time of advance registration. Participants will learn basic paddling strokes and water safety tips. At take-out, there will be an opportunity to purchase lunch/ice cream at a local eatery. $3 per person payable day of event.

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Salamonie Preschool

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about birds all around us. We'll take a hike to the pond to discuss all the birds.  Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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Christmas in July at the Mississinewa Lake

July 26 - July 27
Mississinewa Reservoir, 4673 South 625 E
Peru, IN 46970 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Christmas in July!  We'll also celebrate Smokey Bear's birthday with fun events. Campsite decorating contest, sand sculpture, water games, and more. Call us for details.

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Salamonie Arts in the Parks

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join musician Dianna Davis and learn how to make music with rainsticks and thunder drums. Workshop for all ages. Learn about flood control, and then create your own rain stick (all supplies provided). Afterwards, everyone is invited to create music with their rainstick, thunder drums and lots of other fun percussion instruments that we'll provide. We'll meet at the program shelter in the modern campground at Lost Bridge West SRA.

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August 2019

Mississinewa Arts In The Parks

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Mississinewa Reservoir, 4673 South 625 E
Peru, IN 46970 United States
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Join musician Dianna Davis and learn about pollinators. Workshop for all ages.  Then create your own bumble bee shaker (all supplies provided). Afterwards, everyone is invited to create music with their bumble bee shaker, wood frogs, and other fun percussion instruments that we'll provide. We'll meet at the program shelter in the modern campground, Miami SRA.

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Starry Night Sky Observation

August 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Enjoy an evening of observing the stars in the night sky. Registration required. Call 260-468-2127 to register and for additional information.

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Salamonie Preschool

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about butterflies.  We'll take a hike, enjoy a butterfly hunt, and make a craft together. Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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Salamonie Preschool

August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about butterflies.  We'll take a hike, enjoy a butterfly hunt, and make a craft together. Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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Nature Art Designs at Salamonie Lake

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Nature and art, the perfect combination! Bring a friend, enjoy a snack, and design your own memento of the day with the guidance of a great local artist. Brought to you by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive services and the Indiana Arts Commission. Today's feature - afternoon with Pioneer Granny Doctor by Laura Whiteleather. Learn about plant based remedies.  $20 fee.

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Salamonie Arts in the Parks

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join musician Dianna Davis and learn about pollinators. Workshop for all ages.  Create your own bumble bee shaker (all supplies provided). Afterwards, everyone is invited to create music with their bumble bee shaker, wood frogs, and lots of other fun percussion instruments that we'll provide.  We'll meet at the program shelter in the modern campground at Lost Bridge West SRA.

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September 2019

Mighty Mississinewa Triathlon

September 7
Mississinewa Reservoir, 4673 South 625 E
Peru, IN 46970 United States
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Sign up to compete in this triathlon.  Call 765-473-6528 for details. Registration required.

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Salamonie Preschool

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about the migration of birds. Why do they leave us? Where do they go? Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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Salamonie Preschool

September 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about the migration of birds. Why do they leave us? Where do they go? Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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October 2019

Mississinewa Reservoir Autumn Camping Weekend I

October 4 - October 5
Mississinewa Reservoir, 4673 South 625 E
Peru, IN 46970 United States
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Enjoy a family fall weekend outdoors. Prizes for best campsite decorations, cooking contest, and family camp challenge. Entire weekend full of fun with pumpkins for sale, board game competitions, family challenge field event, crafts, trick or treating, silent auction, canoeing, and lots of fun. Register by e-mail: trody@dnr.in.gov.

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Mississinewa Reservoir Autumn Camping Weekend II

October 11 - October 12
Mississinewa Reservoir, 4673 South 625 E
Peru, IN 46970 United States
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Have a fun family weekend outdoors. Prizes for campsite decoration, pumpkin decorating, chili cook-off, and corn hole tournament. Events include adult corn hole, pancake breakfast, youth target shoot, trick or treating, silent auction, and a Boots & Blue Jean Dance. Pumpkins and kettle corn for sale. Great family fun all weekend long. Email Trody@dnr.in.gov to register.

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Salamonie Preschool

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about pumpkins. We'll learn all about pumpkins and then make a related craft to take home.  Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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Salamonie Preschool

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about pumpkins. We'll learn all about pumpkins and then make a related craft to take home.  Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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Salamonie Lake Fall Festival

October 18 - October 19
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Celebrate fall with various activities designed for family fun. You'll enjoy pumpkin decorating, and don't miss the campground decoration contest! Pick up a schedule of events at the gatehouse or the Interpretive Center.

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November 2019

Nature Art Designs at Salamonie Lake

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Nature and art, the perfect combination! Bring a friend, enjoy a snack, and design your own memento of the day with the guidance of a great local artist. Brought to you by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive services and the Indiana Arts Commission. Today's art- plant-based paper making by Karen Welsh. $5 fee.

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Nature Art Designs at Salamonie Lake

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Nature and art, the perfect combination! Bring a friend, enjoy a snack, and design your own memento of the day with the guidance of a great local artist. Brought to you by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive services and the Indiana Arts Commission. Today's art- cedar wreath by Hannah Mattern, Spring Hill Farm. $25 fee.

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Nature Art Designs at Salamonie Lake

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Nature and art, the perfect combination! Bring a friend, enjoy a snack, and design your own memento of the day with the guidance of a great local artist. Brought to you by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive services and the Indiana Arts Commission. Today's art- eagle on canvas painting by Erica Tyson. $25 fee.

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Salamonie Preschool

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about turkeys. Make your own turkey call!  Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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Salamonie Preschool

November 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about turkeys. Make your own turkey call!  Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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December 2019

Saturdays at the Salamonie

December 7
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join us for holiday gift making. $3. Registration required.  Call 260-468-2127 to register and for additional information.

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Nature Art Designs at Salamonie Lake

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Nature and art, the perfect combination! Bring a friend, enjoy a snack, and design your own memento of the day with the guidance of a great local artist. Brought to you by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive services and the Indiana Arts Commission. Today's art- forest or fairy houses by Sharon Laupp. $5 fee.

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Salamonie Preschool

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about The Wonders of Winter! We'll take a hike, collect some of nature's gifts, and make a craft to take home. Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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Salamonie Preschool

December 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 W Lost Bridge West
Andrews, IN 46702 United States
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Join the naturalists at the Interpretive Center and learn about The Wonders of Winter! We'll take a hike, collect some of nature's gifts, and make a craft to take home. Designed for children ages 2-6 and their adults. Hand on, active fun for kids. $2 per child, advance registration requested.

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