Programs planned at federal recreation areas
The Hoosier National Forest has several programs scheduled to learn more about nature and get outdoors over the summer months.
Several extra programs are planned at Hardin Ridge Recreation Area and Brooks Cabin. Both sites are located just off State Road 446 in Monroe County.
Here’s a list of programs:
3 p.m.: Smokey Bear will be celebrating his birthday party in the picnic shelter by the Hardin Ridge Amphitheater.
9 p.m.: Watch the movie “Penguins of Madagascar” at the amphitheater.
10 a.m.: Morning hike on the Ted T. Turtle Trail (1.2 miles).
9 p.m.: Have popcorn and view the movie “Beauty and the Beast” at the Hardin Ridge Amphitheater.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Living history interpretation at Brooks Cabin.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Dutch oven cooking demonstrations and “Leave No Trace” ethics will be taught at the Brooks Cabin by Yvette Rollins from the Hoosier Backcountry Horsemen. She’ll have samples and teach how to limit your impacts on the land.
9 p.m.: Have popcorn and view the movie “Ice Age: The Meltdown” at the Hardin Ridge Amphitheater.
3:30 p.m.: Make a wooden keychain in the picnic shelter by the amphitheater.
All events are free, although a gate fee of $5 per vehicle will be charged at Hardin Ridge Recreation Area. Brooks Cabin is free.