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Wetlands Center plans Holiday Open House
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Children at a previous Kansas Wetlands Education Center Holiday Open House add candy to gingerbread bird houses in a craft activity. This years Open House takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 3. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will celebrate the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 3.
While the kids decorate gingerbread birdhouses and make a bird feeder, adults can take advantage of specials in the gift shop and enter a contest for a $50 gift certificate. Kids and adults can take a short nature hike, hum along to holiday music selections and graze on Christmas cookies, breads and warm beverages. There is no charge for the activities.
Guests will be able to watch Barry Bowers, a member of the Golden Belt Woodcarvers Club, create works of art, as he demonstrates his craft.
Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager, will lead short forays on the nature trail to look for feathered and furred friends. The nature walks take place four times during the open house, beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Preregistration is required for the gingerbread birdhouse activity, with a limited number of seats available. The registration deadline is Dec. 1. No registration is required for any other activities. To register and for more information call 877-243-9268 or visit