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SpringHouse Polar Bear Picnic February 4

Join in the annual SpringHouse Polar Bear Picnic on Saturday, Feb 4 from noon till 4 pm at Lowry Nature Center at Carver Park Reserve near Victoria. Snowshoe on the trails and kicksled on the ice. Challenge your family to ice miniature golf, ice bowling, and snow snakes. Crawl into a quinzhee shelter and help build your own. Go sledding, warm up by a bonfire, and make a craft. Listen for hourly clues to find hidden medallions redeemed for prize packages with items donated by Victoria-area businesses.

Food concessions are available, but you’re welcome to bring your own lunch to the Nature Center lower level activity room. This family event is sponsored by the SpringHouse Child Ministry Team, and there is no cost for SpringHouse participants. Simply tell the receptionist at Lowry Nature Center where you check in that you’re with the SpringHouse group and sign-in on the SpringHouse clip-board.

The car pool will leave SpringHouse parking area at noon, and arrive at the event at about 12:45 pm. Contact Michael Vanderford ( or 612-296-9647) if you want to be part of the car pool, or with questions. We’ll return to SpringHouse at 4:30 pm. The Carver Park Reserve is 40-minute drive from SpringHouse just past the University of Minnesota Arboretum in the southwest Twin Cities.

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