The Friends of Robert Moses State Park will host several events as part of the “Mind, Body, Soul – Come Alive!” program during May.
The trail walking club will meet Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The club meets monthly and pedometers are available to use.
The “Maypole Dance” is also planned for May 4 from noon to 2 p.m. People used to dance around tree poles in celebration of May Day, the end of winter and the start of planting weather. The Nature Center will host the traditional May Day pole dance.
Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon the center will host an introduction to woodcarving for kids. Kids can learn to create with Ron Riley, local woodcarver. Riley will teach kids how to carve with soap and popsicle sticks.
Also on May 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., will be an introduction to wood carving for adults. Riley will teach teens and adults basic woodcarving.
Three events will be held Saturday, May 25. From 10 to 11 a.m. Dolly Kirwan, Yoga by the River instructor, will host a mantra meditation circle.
From noon to 2 p.m. Marion Bradish will host a class on nature painting using acrylics and mixed media. Materials will be provided for free.
Also on May 25, the Nature Center staff will host a campfire cookout from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join the staff in making tasty treats over the outdoor firepit.
Sunday, May 26 the center will host a nature painting activity from 1 to 3 p.m. Kids can take a guided hike through the nature trails, then paint from memory their favorite scene or animal. Materials will be provided for free.
For more information contact the Friends at 705-5022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.