Nature and Arts Festival

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for this annual FREE celebration of nature and the arts along the beautiful Susquehanna River in Millersburg! Featuring over 70 programs and performances, the Nature and Arts Festival is the perfect way to celebrate summer!

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DIRECTIONS:

The bulk of the Festival activities happen at Millerburg’s MYO Park:

From Harrisburg and points South:

-Take Rt 147/Market St into Millersburg

-Turn LEFT just before the “Welcome to Millersburg” billboard (on left)

-Follow signs for Festival Parking

From Points North:

-From the Square in the center of Millersburg, stay on Rt 147/Market St

-Make a RIGHT just before the bridge

-Follow signs for Festival Parking

DIRECTIONS From the Ned Smith Center to MYO Park:

-Make a LEFT out of the Center’s parking lot onto Water Company Road

-Make a LEFT onto Route 209 from Water Company Road, and follow Route 209 into Millersburg (about 2 miles)

-At the square in Millersburg, turn LEFT onto Market Street/Route 147

-Follow signs for Festival Parking

2017 Festival Program

TENT A

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Buzz of the Honey Bee
Gary Carns, Beekeeper

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • All About the Susquehanna Service Dogs
Susquehanna Service Dogs

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Wildlife Art Techniques
Steven Koons, Wildlife Artist

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Dinosaurs!
Michael and Ethan Sgrignoli, Author and Illustrator of Dinorific Poetry

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. • Story Telling and Song
Tom Coughlin, Entertainer

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Reptiles
Pam Ulicny, Environmental Educator

 

TENT B

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. • Illustrating for PA Game News  Dana Bellis, Wildlife Artist

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. •  Matching Major Eastern Hatches
Henry Ramsay, Author, Fly Fishing Guide & Instructor

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Woodburning and Animal Art
Cindy Fry

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Ticks and Lyme Disease: Protect Yourself!
Sally Marasco

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Monarch Metamorphosis Miracle
David Folk, Folk’s Butterfly Farm

 

TENT C

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. • How to Attract Bluebirds
Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Mountain Lions of PA
Gene Odato, Retired DCNR Forester

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • The Ghost Snake of Madagascar
Sara Ruane, Assistant professor Biological Sciences Rutgers-Newark

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Nutrition and Edible Wild Plants
Debbie Naha, Naturalist & Nutritionist *Plant ID walk to follow

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Nature Journaling: Four Color Analysis Naturalist Studies
Carol Welsh, PH.D. & Pat Catucci

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Watercolor Workshop: Nature Journaling-Working like a Naturalist
Carol Welsh, PH.D. & Pat Catucci

TENT D – MAIN STAGE

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • “Tall Timber: The Log Rafting Era of the River”
Van Wagner, Singer-songwriter & Author

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Youth Art Contest Awards
Beth Sanders, NSCNA Director of Education

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. • Live Birds of Prey
Red Creek Wildlife Center – LIVE ANIMALS!

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. • “Celebrate Pennsylvania Culture & Nature”
Van Wagner, Singer-songwriter & Author

2:00 p.m. -2:45 p.m. • Hard Travelin’
Folk and Blues Music

TENT E

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Mushroom 101
William Brown

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Edible Wild Plants: Indentification and Preparation/The Making of Shagbark Hickory Syrup
Jon Campbell, Horticulturist and Educator/Tom Radzwich, Razz’s Hickory Syrup

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Limberjacks & Limberjills Kids Sing Along
Randy Heisley-Cato, Folk Music

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Grassland Habitat Incentive Programs for Dauphin County & the Wild Pheasant Recovery Area
Jenna Emore, Biologist & James C. Kauffman – Pheasants Forever

TENT F

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Bluebird Box Building Workshop
Scott Bills and Leonard Sitlinger, PA Game Commission

PAVILION #1 – YOUTH PAVILION

Ongoing Activities (9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.):
Fish Print T-Shirts with PA Fish and Boat Commission and Joette Deppen
Nature Art Stamping with Dan Hottenstein and the NSCNA Education Committee
Face Painting with NSCNA Volunteers
Smokey Bear with Jake Glickand the PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Weiser Forest District 18

3:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • “Rollickin Ripnorters; American Tall Tales”
Popcorn Hat Players

PAVILION #2

Ongoing Activities (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.):
Indian Artifacts with Bruce Baker
Honey Bees and Beekeeping Exhibit with Gary Carns of Carns Bee Farm
Wonderful Wood with John D. Laskowski, Dr. Bob Silverman, Troy Nethaway, Jack Kapp, Kirk Kapp & Keith Lauderbach, Susquehanna Woodturners Club
Adopt-a-Monarch with Alan Corson

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Aquatic Organisms and Investigation
Mark Swartz and Tony Schoch, Entomological Society of PA

12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Aquatic Organisms and Investigation
Mark Swartz and Tony Schoch, Entomological Society of PA

GUIDED WALKS – MEET AT PAVILION #2

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. • Tree Identification Walk: Canal Towpath
Andrew Brought, DCNR Forester

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Susquehanna River Investigation
Mark Swartz, Mike Slater & Tony Schoch, Entomological Society of PA

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Wiconisco Creek Wet Walk
Karl Sheaffer and Lynn Langer, Trout Unlimited

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Wiconisco Creek Wet Walk
Karl Sheaffer and Lynn Langer, Trout Unlimited

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Plant Identification Walk: Canal Towpath
Debbie Naha, Naturalist & Nutritionist

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Susquehanna River Investigation
Mark Swartz, Mike Slater & Tony Schoch, Entomological Society of PA

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BANK

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. • Bloodhound Demonstration
Jim & Terri Heck, Summit Search and Rescue

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Family Fishing
Trout Unlimited

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. • PGC K-9 Unit Demonstration

David Allen, PA Game Commission

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Fly Casting Demonstration
Tom Smithwick

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Kayak Demonstration
Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Bloodhound Demonstration
Jim & Terri Heck, Summit Search and Rescue

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Retriever Dog Demonstration
Mike Saltzer

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • Kayak Demonstration
Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg

MILLERSBURG FERRY BOAT

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. • Birds of the Susquehanna
Scott Weidensaul, Naturalist and Author

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Waterfowl of the Susquehanna
Bert Myers, Director of Environmental Education, DEP

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Antonio Andrade
Folk music

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Randy Heisley-Cato
Folk music

ON THE BALL FIELD

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Wood Mobile

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • PGC Educational Exhibit

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Atlatl Demonstration
Bruce Baker

FLY FISHING TENT

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Fly-tying Demonstrations
Ken Calnon, Henry Ramsay, John B. and Henry Laskowski

MILLERSBURG GUN AND CONSERVATION BUILDING

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Fly-tying Demonstrations
Vance Hershey & Glenn Klinger
*On Gun Club porch 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Bamboo Fly Rod Building Demonstration
Tom Smithwick
*On Gun Club porch 

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Ned Smith History and Memorabilia
John & Rebecca Hein
*inside building

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Wildlife Conservation Patch Exhibit
Ralph Moyer
*on porch

NORTH OF TENT A

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • The Butterfly House
Folk’s Butterfly Farm
*$2 admission fee

BEYOND THE VENDOR AREA

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.• Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.• Birds of Prey
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Birds of Prey
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.• Bob Gutheinz
Roving Hammer Dulcimer Troubadour

AT THE NED SMITH CENTER (open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Wood Carving Exhibit
Charlie Isenberg

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Wild America: The Art of Roger Tory Peterson
*in the Olewine Gallery

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ongoing) • 2017 Youth Art Contest winners
*in the Romberger Gallery

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Wildlife Art Sale
*on the Reigle Deck

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Hummingbird Banding Demonstration
Scott Weidensaul, Sandy and Gary Lockerman
*on the lower level patio/dining terrace

 

Ned Smith Center