January Butler County Events 1st - 3rd
Jan. 1: Polar Plunge in Harmony. Once a year, fifty or more brave souls jump into the Connoquenessing Creek for charity. Bonfire and DJ. 1 PM. Harmony Borough Boat Launch, Jackson St., Harmony. 724-452-6780. http://www.active.com/harmony-pa/adventure-racing/races/harmony-polar-plunge-2015
Jan. 1: Jennings Offers First Day Hike. Kick off the New Year with a brisk walk by Jennings staff, and covering approximately 2 miles on Jennings' longest trail. The hike at Jennings will be of moderate difficulty. It is a free program, and pre-registration is not required. Meet the group in the prairie trails area parking lot. Be sure to dress for the weather layered for comfort and to stay dry! Bring your own water bottle and/or snacks as desired. 1PM. Jennings Environmental Education Ctr, 2951 Prospect Rd, Slippery Rock. 724-794-6011. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 1-10: The Johnston House Christmas Season. Thank you for making us a part of your holiday tradition for the past 27 years. Our gift store is fully decorated with sparkly ornaments, beautifully decorated trees, floral wreaths and much, much more. We are now open Sundays. The Johnston House, 907 Pennsylvania 228, Mars. (724) 625-2636 www.thejohnstonhouse.com
Jan. 3: Christmas Bird Count. Did you know that the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest standing Citizen Science project? Scientists rely on the remarkable trend data of Audubon's Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Field observers are meeting at Succop Nature Park and if you live within the count circle, you can count birds at your house and feeder! 8AM. Succop Nature Park, 185 West Airport Rd., Butler. 412-963-6100. www.aswp.org/locations/succop.
Jan. 3: Owl Prowl at Jennings. Discover why owls' nocturnal habits, silent flight and ghostly appearances have fascinated people for centuries. Following a brief indoor presentation, take a guided walk along Jennings' darkened forest trails. Through late winter and early spring the advertisement calls of a male owl may awaken our interests and entice us into the night for a glimpse of this extraordinary nighttime dweller. 7PM. Jennings Environmental Education Ctr, 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-794-6011. www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/jennings
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