CONCORD – New Hampshire Audubon turns 100 years old in 2014 and they are celebrating with a family friendly Birthday Bash on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the McLane Audubon Center in Concord.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be ongoing activities, including a thematic birthday cake contest, live bird presentations, snowshoe hikes on the trails, crafts related to birds, storytelling, a puppet show and a sing-along, cupcake decorating and more.
The event is free. Lunch, refreshments and raffle tickets will be for sale.
The decorated cake contest is open to adults and families. Prizes (including gift certificates to King Arthur Flour and Chandler’s Cake and Candy) will be awarded to cakes that best depict the Audubon theme of protecting birds and wildlife. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 8.
A $10 entry fee is waived if the cake is donated to the raffle. Details and a registration form are available on the NH Audubon website, nhaudubon.org/about/centennial/activities/100th-birthday-decorated-cake-contest. Cakes will be on display from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and raffled to the winning ticket holders.
Learn about the history of N.H. Audubon and bird conservation from an entertaining puppet show. Make a party hat with a bird theme. Listen to stories by Jay Bird. Meet a live hawk or owl. Find tracks and signs of animals in the snow. Lunch and refreshments will be on sale, provided by The Works Café. Activities will be on-going throughout the day. There’s something for everyone.
To learn more about upcoming centennial events planned throughout the year, visit nhaudubon.org/about/centennial or call 224-9909.