Upcoming Programs from the Nature Museum at Grafton

The Nature Museum at Grafton has the following upcoming programs:

For more program information visit www.nature-museum.org. Pre-registration is either requested or required for all programs by calling 843-2111.

October 14, Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. Skulls and Bones. Meet at the Rockingha.m. Library in Bellows Falls. Naturalist and archeologist Gail Golec will bring fascinating specimens to this educational progra.m. about skeletons to intrigue all ages. Co-sponsored by The Nature Museum, Rockingha.m. Library, and Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society, and partially funded by the TransCanada Corporation. www.nature-museum.org. Call 463-2470.

October 16, Friday, begins at 6:30 p.m. Heirloom Apple Tasting and Wagon Rides. Meet at Alyson's Orchards, Walpole, NH; access from either Wentworth Road or Route 12. Adult Nature Museum members $7; non-members $12; children (3-18) $5. This requested night for the Museum features wagon rides through some of Alyson's Orchards' 450 beautiful acres that offer breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley, plus an informative, apple-tasting session with Ben Watson, expert in heirloom apples and vegetables and author of Taylor's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables and Cider, Hard and Sweet. www.nature-museum.org. Pre-registration requested by calling 843-2111.

October 18, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Athens Dome Exploration. Nature Museum members $5; non-members $7. This moderately strenuous hike at a conserved place for plants and animals will feature the only plant in Vermont that is listed on both the U.S. Federal and Vermont "Rare and Endangered Species List(s)."The hike will be led, rain or shine, by Bob Anderson. Bring water, dress for the weather. Waterproof footwear and long pants essential. Minimum age 11, maximum number of hikers 16. www.nature-museum.org. Pre-registration required by calling 843-2111.

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