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Twin Lakes Independence Day Events Noted

Twin Lakes State Park will hold an Independence Day celebration lasting all week:

Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m. – noon, “Classic Car Cruise Through” – for classic car owners and admirers; a fan favorite will be chosen and awarded a certificate, to show off a car, call the main office for more information; 11 a.m., “Going Green” – make hand made paper out of cold cotton t-shirts, fee for the program is $2 per person, $6 per family; noon, “Hot Dog Eating Contest” – sign up starts at 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. – Wild Life Center's of Virginia presents: Home Sweet Habitat – live animal guests will be at the Interpretive Circle next to the Concession stand; 2 p.m., “Guided Beaver Hike” – a guided hike around one of the trails at Twin lakes State Park; 3 p.m., “Pie a Park Employee” – vote all week for the park employee you want to see get pied, vote using spare change at the Concession Stand Snack Bar; 4 p.m. “Fit to be Tied” – red, white and blue tie dying fun, per person, meet at the Interpretive circle; 8:30 p.m., “Evening Canoe Float” – evening canoe float to discover the beauty of nature at night, meet at the Prince Edward Boat Ramp, spaces are limited, call the Main Office to reserve a spot, fee for the program is $6 per person, $5 per person for groups of four or more;

Thursday, July 5, 2 p.m. “Over Your Head” – join AmeriCorps Ranger Rachel and learn survival 101 skills; 4 p.m., “Gold Rush” – a special program to pan for gold, $2 per person; $6 per family; 6 p.m., “Tales and Traditions” – storyteller Francis Wood at the Interpretive Circle;

Friday, July 6, 4 p.m. “Crafty Campers” – get crafty at the Nature Nook, $2 per person; $6 per family; 6 p.m., “Family Game Night” – board games, card games, puzzles and more; 8 p.m. “Make New Friends Campfire” – make new friends at the park, sing songs, hear a few stories and enjoy s'mores, meet at the campfire circle below Shelter 1;

Saturday, July 7, 1 p.m., “Honey Rustlin' with visiting Beekeepers from Honey Rustlin Farms Inc.” – meet at the Interpretive Circle and learn bees, see the queen bee and learn about how the hive works and how honey is made; 2 p.m., “Canoeing 101” – start with the basics, fee for the program is $5 per person, $4 per person for groups of 4+, meet at Goodwin Lake Boat Ramp; 4 p.m., “Going Green” – make hand pulled paper from recycled tee shirts, fee for the program is $2 per person, $6 per family; 7 p.m., “Campfire Cooking” – includes a campfire treat, meet at the campfire circle below Shelter 1; 9 p.m., “Owl Prowl” – call some of the native owls in the area;

Sunday, July 8, 11 a.m. “Creature Feature” – learn about one of our park's many amazing creatures; 1 p.m., “Buggin Out” – meet at the Nook to learn some creepy crawly facts about bugs; 2 p.m., “Preators Vs. Prey” – a movement game designed to learn about the food chain; 4 p.m., “Guided Hike” – head out on a trail and see the plants and animals.