Great Outdoors: Reminiscing about last year’s snow

They do say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I must say I am feeling that way about the December snowstorms that we had last year. It was so nice to have snow on the ground for Christmas. My family from Arizona comes in December for a few weeks every year, and last year we were sledding and building snowmen. It is not looking that will happen for us this year. Of course, like the rest of the region, I was going crazy by March, but as the months pass I find myself wishing for a good snowstorm. I did see some decent deals on sleds at Ollie’s, so I think a few of them may be under the tree so that we are ready when the snow does come.

This Saturday begins the Herr’s Holiday Snacktacular calendar of events. If you are planning to go do something at the park or to go down and see the lights, make sure you check out the events (on their website) because you may want to add something else to do. We are planning a little outing to walk and see the lights on their walking path, with the Baden Powell Scouts. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for that. Last year two family outings to Herr’s that we had planned got canceled due to the weather. Snow is good if you don’t have other plans.

Here are some other activities you might be interested in.

Books & BootsFor ages 3 to 5, Thursday, Dec. 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Members: $6, Non-members: $8

Books come to life with Potter the Otter the third Friday of every month. Join us at the Myrick Conservation Center as Potter reads a book provided by Baldwin’s Book Barn. Then pull on your boots as the story unfolds into a real-life, outdoor adventure. Dress for the weather and don’t forget your boots. Adult participation is optional. A snack will be provided.

Winter SolsticeSunday, Dec. 21, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. Location: Stateline Woods Preserve (814 Merrybell Lane, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Celebrate the changing of seasons with TLC this winter solstice! Enjoy time outdoors observing the night sky, warming up by the bonfire, and decorating TLC’s evergreen tree with natural decorations. Refreshments provided. $5 TLC members; $10 non-members.Visit www.tlcforscc.org or call 610-347-0347 x 104, email education@tlcforscc.org.

CoatsOne Warm Coat-Trail Creek Outfitters is helping warm communities this winter one coat at a time. They are accepting clean, gently used coats for those in need, now until Dec. 24. AND a little perk for our customers, we are giving 10 percent off your winter coat purchase of $100 or more with a coat donation.

Don’t forget to shop local this holiday season and consider memberships and donations to your favorite outdoors organizations as gifts too. As always, if you wish to see your event promoted here, contact me at LisaLightner at yahoo.com. Outdoor enthusiast Lisa Lightner lives in Avondale.

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