Take a hike with regional club
The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold its last hike of the summer today.
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the parking lot at the breast of the dam along Route 192 for a 10-mile loop on trails in R.B. Winter State Park and Bald Eagle State Forest, Union County. Bring water and lunch and be prepared for a moderate to strenuous adventure.
Learn about shrubs, trees and vines
LEWISBURG - Iris Haseloff, a Master Gardener with Penn State Extension, will discuss shrubs, trees and vines known as the backbone of the garden during the "Woody Ornamentals" program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd.
Reserve a seat by calling 523-1172.
Enjoy 'Yoga by the River'
SUNBURY - From 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 4, join Teresa Duttinger for Yoga by the River at the Sunbury Ampitheater. Bring a towel, mat and water.
A fee applies.
To register, or for more information, visit the City of Sunbury office at 225 Market St. or call 808-228-9419.
Public invited to fishing, kayak demo and picnic
The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a public meeting and demonstration on Sept. 11 at the Montoursville boat launch at the south end of Mill Street.
A picnic will begin at 5:30 p.m. with attendees bringing their own main dishes. After the meal, a demonstration of kayaks, paddling and fishing techniques will be held and the group will have a chance to try them out.
A short meeting will follow, including discussion of upcoming meeting topics, projects, recap of this summer's unassessed waters survey results and, no doubt, some fishing stories.
5K Trail Run for Conservation planned
MILLERSBURG - The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, 176 Water Company Road, will hold the second annual Trail Run for Conservation on Sept. 14. Registration opens at 9 a.m., with the run at 10.
The 5K course will take runners along the Wiconisco Creek to a portion of the Lykens Valley Rail Trail and across a pedestrian bridge.
All of the center's trails will be open for visitors who want to walk their own course based on length and level of difficulty. The entire day also will feature a celebration of canine visitors who frequently "walk their people" on the trails.
All proceeds will directly benefit the center's mission of merging the arts and the natural world and fostering a celebration of both.
A registration fee applies and varies due to age group. Discounts are available for those who register before Aug. 31.
For more information, visit www.nedsmithcenter.org/trailrun.
Take a guided canoe or kayak trip
MILTON - Canoe Susquehanna will celebrate the Milton Harvest Festival with a guided canoe and kayak trip from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15.
A fee applies, with a discount for people who use their own equipment. Proceeds benefit The Improved Milton Experience.
Participants will meet at 1 p.m. at Milton State Park and take a shuttle bus to Watsontown before setting out for a 5-mile paddle on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
Along the way, you may learn about the river's ecology and its historical use by Native Americans through the 19th century.
Reservations are required by calling 888-524-7692 or 524-7692 or emailing Mail@PaddleHappy.com.
Butterfly house opens
ALLENWOOD - The butterfly house at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland has opened and will be available through Oct. 31. See nearly 300 butterflies in the native butterfly greenhouse. Walk among flowering perennials, talk with butterfly field guides, view a chrysalis box with pinned chrysalis and listen to music.
The exhibit is wheelchair accessible and is included with Reptiland admission.
For more information, visit www.Reptiland.com.
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