Bring your skates or cross-country skis, your fascination with bats and your plastic grocery bags and venture out to Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden this weekend.
Celebrate Winterfest on Saturday, February 2, 10 AM-3 PM, with a bonfire on the ice, ice cutting, snowshoe walks, cross country skiing, ice skating and a snowman-building competition. Activities include a campfire, a S'mores bar and children's crafts inside the center. The fee is $3 for non-members.

Michigan is home to nine different species of bats and they all have an interesting story. Join Chief Naturalist, Carrie Spencer, on Sunday, February 3, at 2 PM as she explores what makes a bat a bat, how they make their living and the struggles they have in this ever-changing world. The fee for this program in $3 for non-members and free for members and children under 13.

Bring your plastic grocery bags to Seven Ponds by February 7 to make "plarn" and help the Four County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee. "Plarn" is yarn made from plastic grocery bags which is then woven together to create warm, waterproof blankets and mats for people in need.

For more information call the Center at 796-3200. Seven Ponds Nature Center is located at 3854 Crawford Road in Dryden.