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January 04, 2014

CANDLELIGHT VIEWING (SATURDAY EVENINGS EVERY 1ST WEEKEND, JANUARY THROUGH NOVEMBER 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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January 04, 2014

FIRST WEEKEND UNION GARRISONS (1ST WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH, JANUARY THROUGH DECEMBER 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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September 24, 2014

FIRE AND FLOWERS WALK
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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September 25, 2014

EAGLE NEST BOAT TOURS (PART OF SAVE OUR WATERS WEEK)
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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September 25, 2014

HOORAY FOR LITERACY MONTH
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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September 26, 2014

ARCHAEOLOGICAL KAYAK TOUR (PART OF SAVE OUR WATERS WEEK)
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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September 26, 2014

FIRST VOLUNTEER PROJECT FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY (AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH AT MANATEE SPRINGS STATE PARK)
Nature Coast State Trail

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September 26, 2014

FIRST VOLUNTEER PROJECT FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY (AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH AT MANATEE SPRINGS STATE PARK)
Fanning Springs State Park

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September 26, 2014

COUNTRY IN THE PINES - COUNTRY & SOUTHERN ROCK FESTIVAL (TAKING PLACE SEPTEMBER 26TH & 27TH)
Forest Capital Museum State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Fort George Island Cultural State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY EVENT
O'Leno State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY CLEANUP (TAKING PLACE AT CRYSTAL RIVER ARCHAEOLOGICAL STATE PARK)
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - REDESIGN PLANTER BEDS
Cedar Key Museum State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - SUNSET BIRD WALK
Withlacoochee State Trail

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROJECT
Fort Cooper State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - HELPING HANDS AT TROY SPRINGS
Troy Spring State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY: WATERLETTUCE REMOVAL VOLUNTEER WORKDAY
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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September 27, 2014

WHAT SLITHERS? (TAKING PLACE AT FORT GEORGE ISLAND CULTURAL STATE PARK)
Little Talbot Island State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - TRAIL MAINTENANCE
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY-EXOTIC PLANT REMOVAL PROJECT
Rainbow Springs State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - RESTORATION OF THE AZALEA GARDEN
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - CULTURAL SITE CLEAN UP
Little Talbot Island State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROJECT: EXOTIC PLANT PULL WITH PROJECT A.N.T.
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - WORK AND FUN DAY.
Madison Blue Spring State Park

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September 27, 2014

WHAT SLITHERS?
Fort George Island Cultural State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY CLEANUP
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (TAKING PLACE AT FORT GEORGE ISLAND CULTURAL STATE PARK)
Little Talbot Island State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY EVENT
River Rise Preserve State Park

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September 27, 2014

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - BEACH CLEANUP
Fort Clinch State Park

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September 27, 2014

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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September 27, 2014

FIRST VOLUNTEER PROJECT FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY (AND FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH AT NATURE COAST TRAIL)
Manatee Springs State Park

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October 03, 2014

64TH ANNUAL JEANIE & STEPHEN VOCAL AUDITIONS (OCTOBER 3RD AND 4TH, 2014)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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October 03, 2014

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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October 04, 2014

COFFEE HOUSE EVENT - HOSTED BY AL POINDEXTER
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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October 04, 2014

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS: MEET SCREECH!
O'Leno State Park

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October 04, 2014

DUDLEY FARM QUILT DAY
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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October 04, 2014

SPORTSABILITY, THE PREMIER EVENT OF THE FLORIDA DISABLED OUTDOORS ASSOCIATION (FDOA)
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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October 04, 2014

ANNUAL HAUNTED HIKE AND COSTUME BALL
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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October 11, 2014

CONFEDERATE GARRISONS (OCTOBER 11TH & 12TH, 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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October 11, 2014

FIRE AND FLOWERS WALK
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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October 11, 2014

READ WITH TREES
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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October 11, 2014

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS: MEET SCREECH!
O'Leno State Park

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October 11, 2014

ART IN THE PARK
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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October 11, 2014

DUDLEY KID'S DAY - COTTON, COTTON
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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October 17, 2014

ALLIGATOR WARRIOR FESTIVAL (OCTOBER 17TH THROUGH OCTOBER 19TH, 2014)
O'Leno State Park

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October 17, 2014

QUILT SHOW AND SALE (TAKING PLACE OCTOBER 17TH, 18TH & 19TH)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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October 18, 2014

ART IN THE PARK SHOW AND SALE (TAKING PLACE OCTOBER 18TH AND 19TH)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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October 18, 2014

6TH ANNUAL FAMILY PUMPKIN FESTIVAL (TAKING PLACE AT BIG SHOALS STATE PARK)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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October 18, 2014

DUDLEY FARM PAINT OUT (TAKING PLACE OCTOBER 18TH & 19TH)
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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October 18, 2014

INCREDIBLE AUTUMN WILDFLOWERS
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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October 18, 2014

6TH ANNUAL FAMILY PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Big Shoals State Park

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October 24, 2014

HAUNTED TRAM RIDES (OCTOBER 24TH & 25TH, 2014)
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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October 25, 2014

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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October 25, 2014

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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October 25, 2014

THE WOODTURNERS SHOW AND NATIVE PLANT SALE (TAKING PLACE OCTOBER 25TH AND 26TH)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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October 25, 2014

59TH ANNUAL FLORIDA FOREST FESTIVAL
Forest Capital Museum State Park

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October 29, 2014

RURAL FOLKLIFE DAYS (OCTOBER 29, 30 & 31ST, 2014)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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October 31, 2014

HAUNTED TRAM RIDE - HALLOWEEN NIGHT ONLY
Rainbow Springs State Park

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November 01, 2014

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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November 01, 2014

BACKPACK WITH A RANGER
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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November 01, 2014

THE ICHETUCKNEE TIME MACHINE
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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November 07, 2014

DULCIMER RETREAT (TAKING PLACE NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2014)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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November 07, 2014

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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November 08, 2014

DUDLEY KID'S DAY - LET'S DRESS UP!
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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November 08, 2014

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SOLDIER
Fort Clinch State Park

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November 15, 2014

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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November 15, 2014

PRESENT PUPPER PULL #20 - A COMMUNITY EVENT TO REMOVE INVASIVE EXOTIC PLANTS
Crystal River Preserve State Park

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November 15, 2014

AUTUMN SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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November 22, 2014

PAYNES PRAIRIE 5K
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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November 22, 2014

A PARK IN THE DARK STARGAZING EVENT! (TAKING PLACE AT BIG SHOALS STATE PARK)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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November 22, 2014

A STARRY NIGHT ON THE SHOALS
Big Shoals State Park

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November 29, 2014

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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November 29, 2014

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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December 05, 2014

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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December 05, 2014

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (TAKING PLACE DEC 5TH THRU 31ST, EXCLUDING CHRISTMAS DAY, THE 25TH)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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December 06, 2014

UNION HOLIDAY ENCAMPMENT (DECEMBER 6TH & 7TH, 2014)
Fort Clinch State Park

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December 06, 2014

DUDLEY FARM CANE DAY
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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December 06, 2014

WINTER SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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December 06, 2014

BACKPACK WITH A RANGER
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, 2014.

Description:

If you're interested in taking your next camping venture beyond the campground, but you're not ready to make the trip on your own, then join one of our rangers on a group overnight hike just off the beaten prairie path. Journey along biologically and historically unique areas, and learn about the Prairie's relationship to people of the past, present, and future.

This overnight trip is a moderately strenuous hike of approximately 6.5 miles over level to slightly rolling terrain. The pack in, pack out hike begins Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., and concludes on the following Sunday around Noon at the starting point.  Trip begins and ends at the La Chua Trail parking lot.

Fee to Attend: $15.00 Per Person

Limited to 20 People

The hike is strictly limited to 20 people, and prepaid online registrations are required. Please note that these programs fill very quickly, so reserve your spot soon.

Reservations are taken ONLINE only at Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.

This hike is not recommended for children under 10.

No pets permitted.

Photography may be taken during this event.

For more information, visit Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc. or contact the Visitor Center at 352-466-4100. The Visitor Center is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Participation Requirements

Fees: $15.00 per person.

Contact: For more information, call 352-466-4100 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Directions: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is located 10 miles south of Gainesville, in Micanopy, on the east side of US 441.

Coming from the north on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).

Coming from the south on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go about 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).

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December 12, 2014

SANTA OVER THE RAINBOW (TAKING PLACE DECEMBER 12TH, 13TH & 14TH)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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December 13, 2014

DUDLEY KID'S DAY - MIND YOUR MANNERS
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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December 19, 2014

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS ( DECEMBER 19TH THROUGH DECEMBER 24, AND AGAIN ON DECEMBER 26TH, 2014!)
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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December 19, 2014

SANTA OVER THE RAINBOW (TAKING PLACE DECEMBER 19TH, 20TH & 21ST)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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December 20, 2014

THE ICHETUCKNEE TIME MACHINE
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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December 26, 2014

SANTA OVER THE RAINBOW - LIGHTS ONLY (TAKING PLACE DECEMBER 26TH & 27TH)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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December 27, 2014

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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January 01, 2015

FIRST DAY HIKE
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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January 01, 2015

1ST DAY HIKE
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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January 02, 2015

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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January 03, 2015

BACKPACK WITH A RANGER
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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January 03, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 10, 2015

WINTER SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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January 10, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 10, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - THATS WOOL
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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January 11, 2015

NATIONAL STEPHEN FOSTER DAY
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 17, 2015

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 23, 2015

OWL PROWL
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 24, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 30, 2015

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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January 31, 2015

YESTERDAYS FESTIVAL
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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January 31, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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January 31, 2015

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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February 06, 2015

CLASSIC FILMS FILMED IN FLORIDA - HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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February 07, 2015

THE ICHETUCKNEE TIME MACHINE
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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February 07, 2015

BACKPACK WITH A RANGER
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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February 13, 2015

151ST ANNIVERSARY OF OLUSTEE (TAKING PLACE FEBRUARY 13, 14 & 15, 2015)
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

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February 13, 2015

151ST ANNIVERSARY OF CIVIL WAR BATTLE (TAKING PLACE FEBRUARY 13, 14 & 15 AT OLUSTEE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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February 14, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - CHICKENS GALORE
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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February 21, 2015

WINTER SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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February 21, 2015

CRACKER DAYS AND NATIVE PLANT SALE (TAKING PLACE FEBRUARY 21ST & 22ND)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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February 27, 2015

OWL PROWL
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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February 28, 2015

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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March 06, 2015

MOON OVER THE MOUNDS
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

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March 07, 2015

RACE THE TORTOISE 5K
O'Leno State Park

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March 07, 2015

BACKPACK WITH A RANGER
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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March 07, 2015

COFFEE HOUSE EVENT  HOSTED BY MICHAEL VICKEY
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 07, 2015

ART IN THE PARK SHOW AND SALE (TAKING PLACE MARCH 7TH & 8TH)
Rainbow Springs State Park

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March 07, 2015

SPRINGTIME SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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March 13, 2015

OWL PROWL
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 14, 2015

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 14, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - BEAUTIFUL EGGS
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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March 21, 2015

15TH ANNUAL WILD AZALEA FESTIVAL  KICKS OFF MARCH 20TH
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 28, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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March 28, 2015

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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April 02, 2015

27TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW (TAKING PLACE APRIL 2, 3 AND 4TH)
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 04, 2015

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 04, 2015

SPRINGTIME SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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April 11, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - PARTAKE OF THE PAST (TAKING PLACE APRIL 11TH & 12TH)
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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April 11, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 18, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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April 18, 2015

BIRD WALK WITH CITRUS COUNTY AUDUBON
Rainbow Springs State Park

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April 25, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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May 02, 2015

SPRINGTIME SUNRISE CANOE TOUR
Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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May 09, 2015

DUDLEY KIDS DAY - MOO COWS
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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May 22, 2015

63RD ANNUAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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