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March 5, 2012

Decoys, Stars, Birds & Spring Break at Oak Hammock

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 20 minutes north of Winnipeg 
on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. 
For more information call 467-3300.

March 11, 18 and 25 - 9 am to 4 pm 

Learn to carve your own Redhead decoy from award winning carvers 
Harry Williams, John Frye and Ross Gage. 

The head and tail will be carved from white pine; the body from a special watertight bonded cork. The decoy will be fitted with glass eyes, a ballasted keel and painted. 
It is designed to float on the often rough water of Manitoba lakes. 

There will also be a session to learn about Redhead biology and hunting tips. 
Coffee and light snacks will be provided. 
Bring your own bag lunch or enjoy eating in the Oak Hammock Cafe. 

Cost is $70 for Oak Hammock members and $85 for non-members. 

For more information about this workshop call (204) 467-3300

****Astronomy Night - Spring Constellations and Planet 
March 15 - 7 pm

Discover the many spring constellation stories as we explore the night sky. 
This spring is particularly good for viewing planets such as 
tiny Mercury, giant Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and especially brilliant Venus.

A special theater presentation will be followed by a stargazing session 
from the rooftop observation deck.

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March 25 

The migrating birds will soon arrive and with them the promise of warmer days ahead. 
The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre celebrates with a Tropical Beach Party! 

Marvel at dozens of live parrots from the Parrot Club of Manitoba.
Steel drum musician, Clyde Heerah, will perform. 
Participate in our limbo contest or learn the basics of salsa and merengue. 

Don't forget to enjoy a tropical lunch in our Café and/or purchase baked goods 
made by our volunteers to take home.

****mp for Ki
March 26 to 30 

Oak Hammock offers day camps for kids (age 6 to 9) during the school break. 

Each day is unique with fun-filled programs, crafts and other activities. 
The spring camps will run from 9 am to 4 pm. 
Early drop-off and later pick-up can be arranged. 

Day camps are $24 for Interpretive Centre members, $30 for non-members. 

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