January 25 and 26: Great Weekend for Winter Celebrations!

Taking time out to get outdoors is an important part of winter appreciation. Here’s a great chance to enjoy winter with others who are ready to celebrate it too! Make some happy winter memories 🙂 Get out while the sun is high, when the snow sparkles and you can see shadows, while things are bright… or take a candlelit ski, and enjoy the age-old magic of fires providing light, as you get close to the darkness of winter. (See my preceding post for more on winter and darkness.) Here are a few links providing examples of how to enjoy winter this weekend:

Winterfest with the Urban Ecology Center, Sunday, Milwaukee http://urbanecologycenter.org/index.php?option=com_serviceu&view=event&id=6085&Itemid=191 (For some images of a past version, see: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.288574494531200.71878.136469736408344&type=3)

Winter Carnival at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Milwaukee County, Sunday

Winterfest in Green Bay, Saturday http://www.onbroadway.org/winterfest

Winterfest in Beloit, Saturday http://www.visitbeloit.com/events/calendar_event?event_id=2005

Eagle Days at 1000 Islands Nature Center in Fox Cities, Saturday http://www.1000islandsenvironmentalcenter.org/pages/eagle-days-2014.html

Check out http://www.wisconsintrails.com/travel/candlelight-events-warm-wisconsins-winter-b99184030z1-240863361.html for mentions of candlelit ski/hike events at Kettle Moraine, Point Beach, and Governor Dodge State Park.

And starting next week, the national snow sculpting competition, held in Lake Geneva: http://www.lakegenevawi.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?id=2808 I enjoyed the snow sculptures at Racine’s Big Chill once again – here’s another chance to see sculptors at work!

About MilwaukeeSnow

Dr. Jeffrey Filipiak, Milwaukee's Ambassador of Snow, loves winter, Milwaukee, and environmental history! He has taught college courses on topics including history, writing, environmental ethics, food studies, the Great Lakes, and sustainability. You can contact him at ambassadorofsnow@gmail.com.
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