Asian Carp, Ski for Free, Gardening and Spring Skies at Crossroads

The next Fish Tales lecture at Crossroads at Big Creek will be held Feb. 27, 7 pm. John Dettmers, director of fisheries management at the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will present “The Risk and Possible Prevention of Asian Carp Getting into Lake Michigan.” This program is free and open to the public. 

Ski for Free will continue Feb. 29, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and March 1, 1-3:30 pm, when Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports will lend, free of charge, an array of ski and snowshoe equipment in sizes to fit age three through large adults. When trail conditions permit, go to the Crossroads maintenance building, where volunteers will fit you with equipment. Check for cancellations.

The Door County Master Gardeners will hold a public lecture on March 3, 7 pm, in the Collins Learning Center, when Benjamin Futa, director of the Allen Centennial Garden at UW-Madison, will present “Brown is a Color, Too.” He’ll discuss inspirational plant combinations and maintenance methods for enhancing a garden in November and beyond.

Also on March 3, 7 pm, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will welcome all to its meeting at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay. Topics will be “Spring Skies” and “Apollo 13, We Have a Problem.”

The Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, is open weekdays, 10 am – 4 pm; weekends, 1-4 pm; and during scheduled activities. It will close, and activities will be canceled, if Sturgeon Bay Schools close.


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