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Parks Department Offers Programs

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation has posted several activities.

The parks department will host two Cabin Fever Hikes at Rocky Ridge County Park, 3699 Deininger Road, York. The first one will be on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the second one will be on Monday, Jan. 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will meet in the Hidden Laurel Picnic Area in the Pheasant Pavilion. Hikers will explore what is happening in nature during winter. Afterward, they will warm up with hot chocolate and cookies by a campfire. Participation is free, but preregistration is requested by calling 717-428-1961.

A Winter Bird Identification Drop-In program will take place at Nixon County Park Nature Center, located on Nixon Drive, York, on Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, Jan. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. A naturalist will interpret which birds are visiting the feeders. Attendees will learn about beginner birding resources. Participation is free, and registration is not required.

A Watercolor Class for Beginners program will be offered at the Nixon County Park Nature Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and and Sunday, Feb. 24. Wildlife artist Teanna Byerts will instruct this introduction to basic watercolor techniques. All supplies will be provided. There is fee for the class. Attendees do not need to register for both dates. The class size is limited. To register, reader may call 717-428-1961.

For more information on these programs and other programs, readers may visit http://www.yorkcountyparks.org.

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