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Equinox Exploring: A Celebration of Seasons & Community

posted Sep 10, 2015, 12:06 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Sep 11, 2015, 11:15 AM ]
Come join friends for a community picnic and outdoor fun to celebrate the end of summer and welcome fall in scenic Theodore Wirth Park.

Saturday, September 19
2:30 - 9:00pm
Wirth Lake Picnic Area

Gather at Wirth Lake Picnic Area off Glenwood Ave at 2:30 pm to meet old friends and new acquaintances. Family-friendly activities starting at 3:00 pm will include a Shinrin-Yoku* walk, a scavenger hunt, and some surprises!

Of course, what would a summer picnic be without a cookout? We’ll fire up the charcoal grill around 5 PM, with s’mores and stories to follow around a campfire. Musical instruments are welcome. The evening will wrap up around 9:00 pm.

*Shinrin-yoku is Japanese for 'forest bathing', or full immersion in nature with all the senses awakened. Chris Brandt will serve as forest guide to guide you through a walk of exploration and discovery. Participants are invited to experience the present moment and restore health and well-being through deep nature connection.

What should I bring?

  • Side dish to share
  • Something to grill
  • Camp chair or lawn chair
  • Dishes/utensils/cups for picnicking


2:30: Gathering at Theodore Wirth Park Picnic Area
3:00 - 5:00: Shinrin-Yoku* walk, scavenger hunt, and some surprises!
5:00 - 7:00: Cookout
7:00 - 9:00: Fireside stories from the day, s’mores and visiting


Encouraged, but not required. Feel free to drop in and join us—and it would be great to know you are coming! If you have any questions, or to RSVP:

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Additional parking is located at the Wirth Lake Beach

Wirth Lake Picnic Area

Equinox Exploring Picnic.ics
Jonathan Poppele,
Sep 11, 2015, 7:16 AM