I must confess that I spent almost the entire weekend indoors, trying in vain to avoid the oppressive heat. This weather really has been something, hasn't it? But it truly made me appreciate today. I was positively giddy this morning because the humidity had subsided. My son, a cross country runner, was probably feeling pretty happy when he headed off to practice this morning. Now that it's just hot....not hot and sticky and humid and icky...I feel more happy about heading outdoors.
If you'd like to head outside too there are a few interesting events happening. First up is happenings at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. There will be a plein air watercolor workshop on Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Bring your brushes and 140 lb. watercolor pad of paper and the instructor will provide paint (but you can bring your own). No experience necessary! Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. You can register here.
At Locust Lake there will be a Smokey the Bear program at the amphitheater on Saturday at 5 pm. The program is free and fun for the whole family.
You can learn more about our world at the Global Warming Program at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park on Monday, July 29 at 7 pm in the clubhouse. This free program will be presented by Ed
Perry, a retired US Fish and Wildlife Aquatic biologist.
There will also be plenty of outdoorsy events at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds during the County Fair. Her is the week's line up: