A Midsummer Night

Bats & Bards: Missouri Bat Festival

Rob Mies, Director of OBC

Saturday June 17, 2017

5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

at the Park Pavilion

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Hear ye, Hear ye…

Join us in this Summer Solstice celebration to honor OFA members and volunteers, those who have helped add to the preservation and education in our beautiful public park.
There will be “Door” and Raffle Prizes awarded.

5:30 pm ~ Event begins at the Cave-spring Lake Pavilion.  Sign-in. Enjoy wine and light fare, as we mingle and honor the spirit of Shakespeare on this Midsummer Night!

6 pm ~ OFA presents our 2017 Bluegrass Bards ~ The Fox Creek Band.  They will re-create audience favorites with a bluegrass sound, an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country & folk rock with beautiful harmonies.  Learn more about the band members and hear a sampling of their music. 

Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, wine-tasting and visiting during the live music segment.

8 pm ~ Volunteer highlight. Hooray! all ye helpers of the kingdom!

8 pm ~ Get up close to bats from around the world!  OFA is sponsoring a day-long visit from the national Organization for Bat Conservation!  These Michigan biologists will entertain and teach us about dazzling creatures of the night, as we see these amazing creatures up close.  Learn more about the great things the Organization does.

9 pm ~ Organization for Bat Conservation biologists will lead a night-time bat walk along the Blue Heron Trail. Enchant to the Fireflies along the lake and pavilion greenspace. Learn all about the latest bat detection technology and see how it works!

Cost ~ Current OFA Members get in Free
We ask that if you are not already a member, you become one as your entrance to this jubilant celebration, featuring delectable wine and hors d’oeuvres, a showing of our night-flying friends, bardic camaraderie, and rousing musical entertainment.

Your membership will include free cave tour vouchers and discounts to other special events. Do come in costume if you wish.

If you are a member, you will receive email notice of details of this event. You may sign up for OFA email newsletters here. This member party is a wonderful time to become a member of OFA!  Sign up at any level and receive cave tour vouchers commensurate with that level. See what comes with your membership to OFA. If you already are a member of OFA ~ thank you!

 


Previously, in 2016…

 

Fantastic night with Birds  & Bards! The World Bird Sanctuary presented several species of owls up close and in flight. A young actress performed a bit of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night; there was an audience reenactment of the Summer Solstice, and lively tunes from the talented Idea Men had folks up dancing. A perfect evening under the stars!

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previously…. in 2015
A Midsummer Night
Birds & Bards

This was such a fun event held at the park Pavilion, and we have many new members! Many thanks to everyone who helped with this wonderful member and volunteer celebration!

Special Thanks go to long-time volunteer Ernie Dietrich for all he has done to inspire children and adults and for his work in starting Onondaga Friends Association.
~Thanks Ernie!

Special Thanks also go to master gatesman and caver Jim Cooley for all of the wonderful work he has done for Onondaga Cave State Park and in particular for creating the new cave gates. ~Thanks Jim!

Last year… 2015

Hear ye, Hear ye…
This year, it is Birds and Bards! Join us in this early Summer Solstice celebration to honor OFA members and volunteers, those who have helped add to the preservation and education in our beautiful public park.
There will be “Door” and Raffle Prizes awarded.

6 pm ~ The World Bird Sanctuary will feature the fine feathered creatures who will dazzle.
7 pm ~ St. Louis Shakespeare Company Bards will entertain and delight.
8 – 10 pm ~ Our musical treat will feature the jazzy Erika May and Jamie Zane Smith with psychedelic folk band Bliss Hippy for a rollicking good time.

Cost ~ Current OFA Members get in Free
We ask that if you are not already a member, you become one as your entrance to this jubilant celebration, featuring delectable wine and hors d’oeuvres, a showing of our feathered friends, bardic comedy and camaraderie, and rousing musical entertainment. Your membership will include cave tour tickets. Do come in costume if you wish.

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