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Reindeer Games! Sun, Jan 28

posted Jan 15, 2018, 9:16 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 8:42 AM ]
Come join friends for mid-winter fun and a community potluck at Wargo Nature Center! 

Sunday, January 28 
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

Wargo Nature Center 
7701 Main Street 
Lino Lakes, MN 55038 

Come join friends for mid-winter fun and a community potluck at scenic Wargo Nature Center! Gather at the Nature Center at 2:00 pm to meet old friends and new acquaintances. Activities include games for all ages and exploring the winter landscape.

After enjoying an afternoon outdoors, we’ll share a potluck dinner in the Nature Center. Musical instruments are welcome! The evening will wrap up around 7:00 pm.

What to bring:

• Warm boots
• Winter clothing (see below)
• Snowshoes (optional)
• Indoor shoes
• Food (feel free to bring a dish to share)
• Plates, silverware, cups

Schedule & Activities

1:00: Gate opens allowing access to the park
2:00: Meet at the Nature Center for active outdoor games and exploring the winter landscape
4:30: Meet back at the Nature Center for warm drinks and prep potluck dinner
5:00: Potluck dinner, stories, and song
7:00: Wrap-up


We would love to know if you are coming!

Questions (and some answers):

Are there fees for parking?
There is no fee for parking at Wargo Nature Center.

Is there cross country skiing?
Participants are welcome to ski on trails and the lake before the event starts. Some of the trails may be groomed. Feel free to arrive after 1:00 pm when the parking lot gate will open.

What should I bring for potluck?
Bring a dinner main or side dish. We have access to a kitchen, so you can store food in a refrigerator. We can also plug in crock pots or other warming devices. Please bring your own plates, silverware, and cups.

What should I wear? It’s cold out there!
Hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, layers of warm clothes, and warm boots. Bring indoor shoes for the evening. If you would like, bring a change of dry clothes as we will be more active in the afternoon and less active in the evening. There are places in the Nature Center to change clothes.

Who should I call with questions, including the day of the event?
Rob at 612-369-2718.

Is that really a reindeer in the event picture?
No, he is a white-tailed deer.

For a map & directions click here

Wargo Nature Center