Summer: A Solstice Story Reading and Story Walk

August 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Summer: A Solstice Story Reading and Story Walk with Author Kelsey Gross

Celebrate the wonder of summer and storytelling with Kelsey Gross, author of Summer: A Solstice Story. The long summer days are here, and in the peace and stillness of the morning, the forest seems quiet and asleep. But there is always life everywhere if you know where—and when—to look. Solstice is here! On the longest day of the year, friends Squirrel, Raccoon, Bear, Sparrow, Rabbit, Woodpecker, and Deer gather to share the gifts of new light and life that summer brings.

From 4-4:30pm, we will gather, mingle, and play. An Environmental Educator will lead a learning activity. At 4:45, Kelsey will read Summer. After the reading, there will be an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed. A self-guided story walk ends this program along a stroller accessible, prairie and edge habitat trail to soak in the wonder of summer! Join for all or part of this program.

Learn more about Summer: A Solstice Story and author Kelsey Gross below.

All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-register by July 31 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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About Summer: A Solstice Story

The long summer days are here, and in the peace and stillness of the morning, the forest seems quiet and asleep. But there is always life everywhere if you know where—and when—to look. Solstice is here! On the longest day of the year, friends Squirrel, Raccoon, Bear, Sparrow, Rabbit, Woodpecker, and Deer gather to share the gifts of new light and life that summer brings.

About Kelsey Gross

I started writing poems and stories in first grade and dreamed of becoming an author. Many years and career paths later, I’m delighted to return to my original plan!

Picture books are powerful. The combination of illustrations and words create emotional experiences that help kids dream big, connect with their caregivers, wrestle with difficult questions, and learn to care for one another and our world. I’m honored to be part of these vitally important moments in children’s lives. One of my favorite things is talking with young readers. They continually inspire me to stay curious, laugh often, and see the world in new ways.

August 1 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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Fairy Fest!

June 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fairy Fest!

For one day each year, Riveredge becomes extra magical… and that day is Fairy Fest! We are celebrating the mythology, lore, and the flying beings that inhabit Riveredge. Robbie the Gnome, Bigfoot, fairies, minpins, and reedgivers; butterflies, dragonflies, fairy shrimp- let’s see who visits!

Activities will include:
– Storytelling
– Making your own flower crowns, wings, and wands
– Creating a take-home fairy garden
– Learning all about fairy friends- butterflies, dragonflies, and other pollinators- and how to take care of them!
– Potion making! Brew a fruity potion to drink.
– Face Painting

Come dressed for the weather AND the occasion. Costumes are encouraged!

For ages 2-12; Children should be accompanied by an adult (no charge for adults)

Members*: $10 | Non-members: $15

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June 8 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

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FAIRY FEST!

June 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

FAIRY FEST!

We know you love Frog Fest and our amphibious friends, and we do too- that is why we are letting the frogs take a break this year. Introducing Riveredge’s first FAIRY FEST! We are celebrating the mythology, lore, and the flying beings that inhabit Riveredge. Robbie the Gnome, Bigfoot, fairies, minpins, and reedgivers; butterflies, dragonflies, fairy shrimp- let’s see who visits!

Activities will include:

– Storytelling with fantastical friends
– Making your own flower crowns, wings, and wands
– Creating a take-home fairy garden
– Learning all about fairy friends- butterflies, dragonflies, and other pollinators- and how to take care of them!
– Potion making! Brew a fruity potion to drink
– Face Painting

Come dressed for the weather AND the occasion. Costumes are encouraged!

For ages 2-12; Children should be accompanied by an adult (no charge for adults)

Members: $10 | Non-members: $15

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June 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

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Family Nature Club at Bookworm Gardens

January 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Family Nature Club at Bookworm Gardens

Family Nature Club Field Trip! We will meet at Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan and visit their children’s book-inspired botanical garden in winter. Reading tales and exploring this wonderful landscape, we will also have the chance to make new friends with the Bookworm Gardens 3K family club! RSVP ASAP, limited spots available.

This Family Nature Club is a free offering to our community for kids ages 3-12 and their families. We facilitate outdoor, environmental-education based experiences for families to enjoy together.

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January 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

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Campfire and Storytelling

July 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Campfire and Storytelling- CANCELED

Spend a summer evening storytelling around a cozy bonfire! Come with your wildest dreams and zaniest imaginings, and we will write and illustrate short stories. You may choose to share yours around the fire while we snack on roasted marshmallows.

Ages 4+

All Access Members: $3 | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-members: $7

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July 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

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Nature Tots: The Mitten

February 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Everyone cuddle in for this well loved story! We’ll create animal masks, do a mitten match up, and search for animal homes outside. Learn tons about winter animals and have fun with our friends!

Nature Tots is an early childhood program designed for learners ages 1-4 years old, accompanied by an adult guardian. A Riveredge Naturalist will focus on outdoor exploration, literacy, physical development, nature intelligence, and social development.

All Access Members: $4 | Trail Pass Members: $6 | Non-members: $8

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