Programs and Events

Events & Programs for the Whole Family!

At Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, we offer year-round programs and special events. Whether we are celebrating the changing of the seasons or providing science programs, we always provide a variety of programming for everyone, no matter age or experience. Many of our programs and events are free, but some may have a small fee applied. Pre-registration is required for most programs. 

Pre-registration is required for all events by 8 am on the day of the program.

Current Events



Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is committed to providing quality programs for community members of all ages. Some community programs have both virtual and in-person options.

If you have any questions about the following events, please contact Community Program Manager Ellen Holste at holstee@cedarcreekinstitute.org. To see a complete list of all programs, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piercecedarcreekinstitute

             

 

October Storywalk Book – Fungus is Among Us! by Joy Keller;
Illustrated by Erica Salcedo

October 1–31

FREE

 

Science Storytime: Just Winging It

Friday, October 7

10:30–11:15 am

Register Here!

FREE

 

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration Hike

Saturday, October 8

8–10 am

Register Here!

Members FREE I Non-Members $5

 

October Brunch: Fungi to the Rescue – One Spore at a Time

Sunday, October 9

Register Here!

Menu

Member Adults $20; Children $10

Non-Members Adults $25; Children $12

 

Mobility-limited Fungal Foray Tours

Tuesday, October 11

10–Noon

Register Here!

3–5 pm

One spot left! Call (269) 721-4190 to register.

Members FREE I Non-Members $5

 

Mobility-limited Fungal Foray Tours

Thursday, October 13

10–Noon

FULL–To be on a waiting list, call (269) 721-4190.

Register Here!

3–5 pm

One spot left! Call (269) 721-4190 to register.

Members FREE I Non-Members $5

 

Fall Fungal Foray Walk

Saturday, October 15

10–Noon

Register Here!

2–4 pm

Register Here!

Members FREE I Non-Members $5

 

Lunch and Learn: From Northwoods Dark Skies to Bright City Lights – Bird Migration in a Changing World

Friday, October 21

Program: 11 am – Noon (in-person and on Zoom)

Lunch: Noon–1 pm

Register Here!

Program ONLY: Members FREE ; Non-Members $5

Program and Lunch: Members $12 I Non-Members $17

 

Learning the Land

Saturday, October 22– Fall Forest Color Walk

1–3 pm

Members FREE I Non-Members $5

Register Here!

 

Invasive Vegetation Removal to Benefit Critical Reptile Habitat

Saturday, October 29

9 am – Noon

Register Here!

FREE

 

Candlelight Trails: Trick or Treating on the Trails

Saturday, October 29

6:30–9 pm

Register Here!

Members $5; Non-Members $7

Family $25 (Please indicate the number of people in a family)

 

November and December Storywalk Book: Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter
by Laura Purdie Salas; Illustrated by Claudine Gevry

Tuesday, November 1–Saturday, December 3

FREE

 

Learning the Land

Saturday, November 5 – Cedar Swamp Stroll

10 am – Noon

Members FREE I Non-Members $5

Register Here!

 

Dinner and a Movie: Big Changes Begin with Small Talk

Saturday, November 5

Dinner: 5:30–6:30 pm

Movie and Discussion: 6:30–9 pm (in-person)

Register Here!

Dinner and a Movie: Members $25; Non-Members $30

Movie Only $5 I Non-Members $10

 

Winter Bird Feeding Workshop

Wednesday, November 9

6–8 pm

Register Here!

Members $15; Non-Members $20

 

Holiday Gift Show

Sunday, November 13

11 am–3 pm

For 19 years, artists have been selling their handcrafted and creative gifts at the annual Holiday Gift Show. The artists donate 15 percent of their sales to the Institute. Members receive 15 percent off all gift shop purchases the day of the Show. By shopping, you will support both local artists and the Institute. The Institute's gift shop will feature books, fair trade items, locally made items and birdhouses and feeders by Bill Stovall. Bill will be available to answer questions about birding and his products.

The Gift Show is free and open to the public. There will not be any lunches available this year.

 

Lunch and Learn: Finding Wild: A Quest to Find Rare Plants

Friday, November 18

Program: 11 am – Noon (in-person and on Zoom)

Lunch: Noon–1 pm

Register Here!

Program ONLY: Members FREE ; Non-Members $5

Program and Lunch: Members $12 I Non-Members $17