November 2017

We are partnering with The Nature Conservancy and Jackalope Brewing Company for the 2nd OktoberForest Invasive Plant Removal Day on Sunday, October 29th.  The removal will go from 9:00 - 11:30am, so wear something you don't mind getting dirty, don some sturdy shoes, and dress warmly. Lunch will be provided by  Nashville Pizza Co. , and a pint of Jackalope beer (ages 21+ only) after the clean-up. 

Participation is free, but registration is required. Space is limited.
We still have a few openings for the 2017 Enchanted Forest Adventure this Saturday - it is RAIN OR SHINE, so come on out!

There are only TWO more  Fall Color Hikes on Tuesdays at 9:30am led by our fabulous volunteer team - Denis Lovell and Richard Hitt.  

And let's not forget Owl Day! This year Owl Day will begin at 10am! Come enjoy "all things owl" - crafts, meet 'n' greet 3 of our resident owls, a guided hike and owl pellet dissection and discovery.  It's a day for all ages.

The Art Series at Owl's Hill has two full day classes in November:  Watercolor Basics led by Elizabeth Stanford and Rachael McCampbell will teach Acrylic Techniques in Still Life Painting.

And last, but NOT least - Mark your calendars for #GIVINGTUESDAY November 28th to support the many public and education programs, as well as the day to day mission and operations of Owl's Hill.


There's truly something for everyone this November at Owl's Hill; see you soon!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Enchanted Forest - Kids & Families
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm  Rain OR Shine
Cost:  $12 / person (Children 2 & Under FREE)

The woodlands of Owl's Hill will come alive once again with the Enchanted Forest, which will give families the opportunity to experience a trail adventure that's fun and educational--not scary. 

Enchanted Forest Adventure times:
10:15am (SOLD OUT)                  12:15pm
11:15am                                        1:15pm (SOLD OUT)

Each Enchanted Forest Adventure includes:
* A guided walk to meet our costumed animal friends in the Enchanted Forest
* A hayride
* A live animal presentation
* Facepainting and warm apple cider with a snack at the pavilion

Children and adults are invited to get into the spirit of the season by wearing costumes. Pre-registration required. No refunds.

Knee-High Naturalists: In the Spirit of Giving - Parents & Kids Ages 3-5
Tuesday, November 7 & Wednesday, November 8
10:00am - 11:30am
Cost:  $10 one adult + one child ($12 at door) / $7 each additional person / 

In the "Spirit of Giving" children will discover what lessons we can learn from our animal friends and how to protect them and care for our planet earth.
 
Fall Color Hikes - Adults Only
Tuesday, October 31 & November 7
9:30am - 11:30am
Cost:  $7 / hiker 

Fall is upon us! This series of guided walks is just for adults and allows one to follow the progression of fall at Owl's Hill. Walks begin promptly at 9:30; reservations suggested. Cameras and binoculars welcome .

Owl Day 2017 -  All Ages
Saturday, November 11, 2017   
10:00am-1:00pm                                               
Cost: $24 Family of Four; $12 Adult + Child; $7 Add'l Persons

A celebration of all things owl at Owl's Hill Sanctuary! Meet our resident program owls and enjoy entertaining and informative talks on each species. Hike through owl territory, make owl pins and decorations, dissect owl pellets. Interesting and fun for all ages! 

Owl Presentations Guided Hikes
10:30am 10:15am
11:30am 11:15am
12:30pm 12:15pm

FALL ART SERIES
Watercolor Basics with Elizabeth Sanford - Adults Only 
Saturday, November 4, 2017   
10:00am-4:00pm                                               
Cost: $75 (includes all art supplies; bring your own lunch)

Learn the basics of watercolor in this workshop for beginners. Explore paint, paper and brush options, as well as the 3 main kinds of color mixing. Be inspired by the beauty of Owl's Hill as you experiment with fun and easy techniques to paint simple subjects. All supplies are provided. Learn more about the artist at  elizabethsanford.com

Acrylic Techniques in Still Life Painting with Rachael McCampbell- Adults Only
Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost:  $100 per person (bring your own lunch)

Golden Acrylics Certified teacher, Rachael McCampbell, will share the latest acrylic techniques and applications when painting a still-life for the day. The focus will be on composition, color mixing, painting techniques and learning new skills with acrylic paints. A still-life arrangement will be setup to paint or you can bring a photo of your own arrangement to paint. 

Supplies included: charcoal, water containers, table easels and some brushes. 

Students must bring: acrylic paint, canvas or panels to paint on, palettes and their favorite brushes and utensils. More details to follow once you've registered. 

THANK YOU SUPPORTERS
We continue to experience successes in 2017 and it's all thanks to all of our wonderful supporters. Join us in expressing our sincere gratitude to all the people who enable  Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary to continue to grow and thrive.

Thank You October Volunteers
Dane Andersen
Bill Arrants
Benny Ayers
Mary Lee Bliek
Kim Bradley
Georgeann Brown
Belmont Service Days
David Coats
Sharron Francis
Morel Enoch Harvey
Mary C. Healy
Richard Hitt
Kassie Hooks
Margaret Howell
Trish Kittrell
Susan Leathers
Denis Lovell
Colleen Nagy
Samantha Palmer
Bethany Pierce
Jamie Phifer Shimanti
Laura Smith
Margaret Smith
Cori Williams

 
Thank You October Donors
Henry Ambrose & Elizabeth Boord
Amy Caudle
Ann Deal
Deb Michael
Jennifer Nelson
Seth & Victoria Robertson
Paloma Rollings
Margaret Smith
Helen Wahl
Douglas & Betty Wise

Foundation Gifts
HCA Foundation - Community Days


In Memory of Bennie Batson
 Blair, John, Johnny, Molly, Blair & 
Bryan Batson

In Honor of Margaret Cameron
Ann Ercelawn
Barbara & Gehrig Harris
Morel Enoch Harvey
Norm & Debby Miede
James Nance
Rita W. Venable
Mrs. Bet Wise

In Kind Supporters:
iKonnectU Communications Services
Tennsco, Inc.

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