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KWEC to hold Holiday Open House
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Kids with houses Children at last years Kansas Wetlands Education Centers Holiday Open House add candy to their gingerbread bird houses. This years Open House takes place 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 5.

Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 5.
While the kids decorate gingerbread birdhouses and make a bird feeder, adults can take advantage of specials in the gift shop, enter a contest for a $50 gift certificate and view/purchase original pen and ink drawings by local artist and bird authority Robert Penner. Hum along to holiday music selections and graze on Christmas cookies, breads and warm beverages. There is no charge for the activities.
Find KWEC’s Christmas goose and earn the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to KWEC’s gift store. He’ll be hiding somewhere within the Center. Gift store shoppers may also purchase one item at 40 percent off, excluding consignment items.
Robert Penner, The Nature Conservancy avian programs manager at Cheyenne Bottoms, will sign copies of his book “The Birds of Cheyenne Bottoms” and display original pen and ink bird drawings. Penner strives to capture the detail in his subject’s feathers and form.
Preregistration is required for the gingerbread birdhouse activity, with a limited number of seats available. The registration deadline is Dec. 3. No registration is required for any other activities. To register and for more information call 877-243-9268 or visit