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Fundraising event for Bear Creek Nature Center at Gold Hill Mesa April 7

       A fundraiser for the Bear Creek Nature Center will be hosted by the Gold Hill Mesa development Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
       The free event will include live music, a silent auction and appetizers in the Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive.
       “It's a chance to let people know about us and what we offer,” said Mary Jo Lewis, the Nature Center supervisor. Located scarcely over a mile away, ”Gold Hill Mesa is our neighbor. We try to connect with them.”
       For the event, the community center will also offer children's crafts, nature stations and a nature-themed art show, Lewis said.
       The Nature Center is at 245 Bear Creek Road, open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but fees are charged for various programs that are geared for different ages.
       In other Nature Center news, a four-day class March 21-24, titled Environmental Education Leader Training, “will give people the tools and techniques to lead our nature programs,” Lewis said. “They just need to love being with kids and being outdoors.”
       The training will be offered the first two days at the Fountain Creek Nature Center and the last two days at Bear Creek, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
       Registration is necessary. For more information, call 520-6387.

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(Posted 3/13/17; Outdoors: Bear Creek Nature Center)

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