Beaver Lake offers movies for children, holiday activities

Movies for children

This December, January and February, the Children's Room at Beaver Lake Nature Center becomes a movie theater for nature videos at 3:45 p.m. every Monday afternoon. Elementary-age children can watch a different 25- to 45-minute film each week. Due to the size of the room, pre-registration is required. Each child must be accompanied by an adult during the movie. FREE

Dec. 10 Beavers (30 min.)

Dec. 17 Eyewitness: Weather (35 min.)

Jan. 7 Eyewitness: Plant (35 min.)

Jan. 14 The Magic of Motion (45 min.)

Jan. 21 The Material World (45 min.)

Jan. 28 Energy is the Key (45 min.)

Feb. 4 Eyewitness: Pond & River (35 min.)

Feb. 11 Stranger in the Woods (25 min.)

Feb. 18 Eyewitness: Insect (35 min.)

Feb. 25 Migration (25 min.)

Natural Holiday D├ęcor and ornaments

The old-fashioned Christmas tree is back in style with its wonderfully diverse assortment of handmade ornaments. On Thursday, Dec. 6, Beaver Lake Nature Center will host workshops on making ornaments and decorations inspired by natural materials or motifs. Choose between the 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. workshop. $15; registration required.

Holiday pancake breakfast

Everyone is invited to ring in the holiday season with a tasty breakfast of pancakes and sausage at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville. The Friends of Beaver Lake Nature Center are hosting a Holiday Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8. The cost is $2.50, $3.50 or $4.50 depending on appetite. There will also be a holiday bake sale and a visit from Santa on both days.

Weekend walks in December

Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors to join a naturalist for a free guided Weekend Walk at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in December. Each weekend features a different topic.

Holiday Kissing Ball

Beaver Lake Nature Center's Create a Holiday Kissing Ball program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. Participants will spend the evening creating a beautiful balsam kissing ball accented with red ribbon and bow, a wonderful addition for holiday decorating. $16; registration required.

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