Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
EDUCATIONAL
ACTIVITIES:

Wednesday, September 28th
HOME SCHOOL CLASS:
Decomposition

1 to 2:30 pm
What do worms, ants, mushrooms and turkey vultures have in common?? They are all part of the world's clean up crew: scavengers and decomposers. Children will learn about them and others and see some in action... like carpenter ants eating dying trees as they hike through Ballard Park.
Ages 7 to 12 years old. Fee is $5 per child. E-mail education@ballardpark.org to register.Hazard Road entrance.


Saturday, Ocotber 8th
GIRL SCOUT PROGRAM:
Outdoor Adventurer

11 am to 12:30 pm
Scouts will hike through the trails of Ballard Park using their senses to smell fall blossoms, feel textures of barks and listen to the birds chirping. They will learn a new camping skill: knot tying. For Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes.
$5 per scout. E-mail education@ballardpark.org to register individually or as a troop. Rain date: October 9th
.


Saturday, Ocotber 8th
FALL HIKE
2 to 3 pm
Enjoy the colors of fall as FBP staff shares information on the history and habitats of Ballard Park as we hike the mile+ of trails.
Meet at the Hazard Road entrance. Suggested donation $5 per person. Rain date: October 9th.


Monday, Ocotber 10th
AFTERNOON ADVENTURES FOR KIDS!
1 to 3 pm
In celebration of Christopher Columbus (and a day off of school), we'll hold our own discovery adventure for 7 to 12 year olds. They will explore Ballard Park on a hike, participate in a leaf hunt and create a fall craft. $5 per child. Meet at the Hazard Road entrance. E-mail education@ballardpark.org to register.


PRESENTS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016
1 to 3 pm in the Quarry Meadow




People's Credit Union
presents a FREE Halloween Dance Party & Costume Contest on Saturday, October 15th from 1 to 3 pm in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park.

DJ Butch will play spooky tunes and Halloween favorites. At 2 pm, we'll invite children to line up for a costume parade. Celebrity judges will be on hand to select winners in three categories: cutest, scariest and most original. There will also be a "Monster Mash Dance Off" and Halloween crafts for them to make.

Wonderful prizes from The Newport Sweet Shoppe!

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COSTUME PHOTOS: Jennifer Carter

friends of ballard park, 320 Thames Street #274, Newport RI 02840 * phone: 401.619.3377
BALLARD PARK is located at the corner of Hazard & Wickham Roads in Newport, RI