Calendar

All programs meet at the Interpretive Building, unless otherwise noted.

Dec
16
Sun
Closed Sundays Through Winter
Dec 16 all-day

The Interpretive Building will be closed on Sundays through the winter. We reopen for Sunday afternoons on April 7th. Please enjoy our trails!

Dec
21
Fri
Planetarium Theater Show: “Season of Light”
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season.  We will explore historical, religious and cultural rituals during the time of winter solstice of not only Christian and Jewish cultures, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn why the Earth has seasons and the possible astronomical explanations for a “Star over Bethlehem.”

Planetarium Theater Show: “Season of Light”
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season.  We will explore historical, religious and cultural rituals during the time of winter solstice of not only Christian and Jewish cultures, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn why the Earth has seasons and the possible astronomical explanations for a “Star over Bethlehem.”

Winter Solstice Celebration @ The Wilderness Center
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Astronomically, the Winter Solstice is the time when the sun reaches the southernmost point of its annual journey around our sky. It occurs this year at 5:23 p.m. on the 21st. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice marks the first day of Winter and is the shortest day of the year. The word solstice literally means “sun standing still” — as the sun reaches its southern extreme, its motion slows, stops and reverses — hardly moving its rise and set points for several days. Many ancient cultures noticed this and planned celebrations to encourage the sun to return north again and bring new life after the death of the autumn.

In our celebration, you can learn the how and why of the solstice and changing seasons and explore the festivals of light that abound in the northern world at this time of year in our full-dome planetarium program “Season of Light”. Show times will be 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00 pm. We will have crafts from 4:00 – 6:30 for children to make candles and yule logs to celebrate the season of light at home. If skies are clear, you can also look at the early winter skies through TWC’s telescopes.

Dec
22
Sat
Woodcarvers’ Club Meeting
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join this club of TWC members on the second and fourth Saturday of each month to learn more about the fun and beautiful hobby of wood carving!

Planetarium Theater Show: “Season of Light”
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season.  We will explore historical, religious and cultural rituals during the time of winter solstice of not only Christian and Jewish cultures, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn why the Earth has seasons and the possible astronomical explanations for a “Star over Bethlehem.”

Planetarium Theater Show: “Season of Light”
Dec 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season.  We will explore historical, religious and cultural rituals during the time of winter solstice of not only Christian and Jewish cultures, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Learn why the Earth has seasons and the possible astronomical explanations for a “Star over Bethlehem.”

Runners of The Wilderness Center
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm

The Runners of The Wilderness Center are a group of members who meet once a week for friendship and to enjoy our trails. Every pace is welcome!

Dec
23
Sun
Closed Sundays Through Winter
Dec 23 all-day

The Interpretive Building will be closed on Sundays through the winter. We reopen for Sunday afternoons on April 7th. Please enjoy our trails!

Interpretive Building Closed
Dec 23 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day

The Wilderness Center’s Interpretive Building is closed so that we may spend time with our families. Happy holidays to you and yours.


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