Events

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Dec
1
Thu
TLC Call for Community Input @ Hugger Mugger Brewery
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Rocky River - Picture of White Pines Nature Preserve, Sanford - Tripadvisor

Triangle Land Conservancy is partnering with Hugger Mugger Brewing Company to solicit feedback from YOU! Your voice is essential as we plan the conservation futures for the Upper Cape Fear River, Deep River, and Rocky River watersheds. Come grab a beverage, enjoy some light refreshments (provided), and bring lots of questions. Your rivers need your voice!

The event will be an open house with information on various topics including future recreation needs, wildlife, water quality, farmland protection efforts, and history.  TLC is working with the Conservation Fund to help develop a conservation strategy for the Deep and Rocky Rivers.  Your input at this event will help guide our work.  For more information or questions on the project please contact Margaret Sands

Please feel free to pass this invite along to others who may be interested

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Dec
3
Sat
First Saturday Birding at Brumley North @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

 

Come join us for our December First Saturday birding hike at our Brumley North Nature Preserve!

Did you know that Brumley North is the #2 Hotspot for birding in the state? Our Brumley Birding hike will led by co-members of both TLC and the New Hope Audubon Society. We will meander on an easy 1.5 mile hike over about 2 hours with many stops along the way. Please wear good walking shoes, bring a water bottle, and binoculars if you have them. We suggest that you leave your furry friends at home for this hike as they may scare away wildlife viewing opportunities. This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

 

Save your spot here!

 

If this event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Winter Star Party with RAC @ Three Bears (Private Preserve)
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photo of moon from NASA

Come join us for a Winter Star Party at our very special private event location, Three Bears in Creedmoor! This site is perfect for star gazing as it is surrounded by WRC land, which ensures little light pollution from the surrounding Triangle. Before star gazing begins, we will have several activities for the whole family as well as the delicious snack options from Cocoa Forte! (more info below)

Sunset is at 5pm so star viewings from the Raleigh Astronomy Club will begin around 6pm. Come for all or part of the event and remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on and we can’t wait to see you there!

Because this is a private preserve, we ask that you leave furry friends at home. We suggest that you bring a picnic blanket or chair to stargaze in, extra layers, a red flashlight, and a water bottle. Please remember to pack anything that you bring in, back out with you and we can’t wait to see you amongst the stars! This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

 

 Save your spot here!

 

 

Partner Information:

Raleigh Astronomy ClubRaleigh Astronomy Club is a nonprofit hobby club dedicated to bringing astronomy to the Raleigh and Triangle area. They have been partnering with TLC for monthly programs since the beginning of this year and have helped reach over 500 people at our partnered events.

 

Cocoa Forte™Join this wonderful event and taste some of the delicious creations from Cocoa Forte. Their specialties are a variety of chocolate dipped cheesecakes, but they will also have hot cocoa and cider for sale as well! Follow the link for their story and more information.

 

 

Rain Date Plan if Needed:  If any changes are made to the dates, we will contact everyone by email by lunchtime on Friday using the 24 hour cloud cover predictions to make the best call that we can.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Dec
4
Sun
Morning Mindfulness at Johnston Mill @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve (Turkey Farm Rd. Entrance)
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us in learning mindfulness practices to reawaken inner steadiness, resilience, and joy in the beautiful setting of TLC’s Johnston Mill Preserve. We’ll enjoy alternating periods of gentle walking and standing with guidance from mindfulness teacher Barbara Shumannfang. All are welcome. No experience required. The trail is mostly flat but includes a couple of steps up and down from a boardwalk, as well as sections with tree roots. You may like the option to sit on a towel/mat you bring for the still portions along the way. Please note the correct address, as there are two separate entrances to this nature preserve: 6001 Turkey Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

 

 

Barbara Shumannfang, PhD (she/her) is certified to teach mindfulness by Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and the Center for Greater Good at UC Berkeley. She is honored to share mindfulness and compassion practices, developed in South Asia and Southeast Asia beginning 2600 years ago, with anyone wishing to awaken their natural capacity for ease and steadiness in the midst of life.

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Additionally, please bring water to drink, bug spray, and a towel/seat to sit on if desired! This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

Make sure to save your spot here!

If the event is full, please fill out this form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

 

 

 

Dec
7
Wed
Horton Grove Evening Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join TLC Trail Guides on a brand new social hike series at Horton Grove! There will be a hike on the first Wednesday evenings of the month to explore Horton Grove trails, socialize, and learn something along the way. During our hike, we will tackle 1-2 miles of trails depending on the group. There is the possibility of the hike extending past dusk, so feel free to bring a flashlight or headlamp. This is a special opportunity, as our trails close to the public after dusk, so come out and see the preserve in a different light! This is a free event but preregistration is required.

 

Save your spot here!

If the registration is full, please fill out the form here to be added to the waitlist.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Dec
10
Sat
Piedmont Pines Exploration @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join TLC on this gorgeous morning to explore our White Pines Nature Preserve. Along the way we will meander through this unique ecosystem and learn about the 5 pines that you can find at the preserve.

This will be a moderate 3-mile hike over 2 hours. There will be multiple stops along the way to learn about the ecology and the history of the preserve. Please make sure to wear good walking shoes and bring a full water bottle along with bug spray and sunscreen if you would like it! This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

Make sure to save your spot here!

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Jan
7
Sat
First Saturday Birding at Brumley North @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Jan 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

 

Come join us for our January First Saturday birding hike at our Brumley North Nature Preserve!

Did you know that Brumley North is the #2 Hotspot for birding in the state? Our Brumley Birding hike will led by co-members of both TLC and the New Hope Audubon Society. We will meander on an easy 1.5 mile hike over about 2 hours with many stops along the way. Please wear good walking shoes, bring a water bottle, and binoculars if you have them. We suggest that you leave your furry friends at home for this hike as they may scare away wildlife viewing opportunities. This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

 

Save your spot here!

 

If this event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Winter Star Party with RAC @ Three Bears (Private Preserve)
Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photo of moon from NASA

Come join us for a Winter Star Party at our very special private event location, Three Bears in Creedmoor! This site is perfect for star gazing as it is surrounded by WRC land, which ensures little light pollution from the surrounding Triangle. Before star gazing begins, we will have several activities for the whole family as well as the delicious snack options from Cocoa Forte! (more info below)

Sunset is at 5pm so star viewings from the Raleigh Astronomy Club will begin around 6pm. Come for all or part of the event and remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on and we can’t wait to see you there!

Because this is a private preserve, we ask that you leave furry friends at home. We suggest that you bring a picnic blanket or chair to stargaze in, extra layers, a red flashlight, and a water bottle. Please remember to pack anything that you bring in, back out with you and we can’t wait to see you amongst the stars! This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

 

 Save your spot here!

 

 

Partner Information:

Raleigh Astronomy ClubRaleigh Astronomy Club is a nonprofit hobby club dedicated to bringing astronomy to the Raleigh and Triangle area. They have been partnering with TLC for monthly programs since the beginning of this year and have helped reach over 500 people at our partnered events.

 

Cocoa Forte™Join this wonderful event and taste some of the delicious creations from Cocoa Forte. Their specialties are a variety of chocolate dipped cheesecakes, but they will also have hot cocoa and cider for sale as well! Follow the link for their story and more information.

 

 

Rain Date Plan if Needed:  If any changes are made to the dates, we will contact everyone by email by lunchtime on Friday using the 24 hour cloud cover predictions to make the best call that we can.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

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