AROUND TOWN

Friday, Feb. 1

Star party

7-10 p.m at the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, Crosby Township. A star party is a public event that will give you the opportunity to look through telescopes with amateur astronomers. Telescopes, binoculars, lawn chairs, and cameras are welcome but not required. To learn about what you are seeing “out there,” come to the Visitors Center parking lot. Gates to the preserve close at 1 p.m. The Star Party will be canceled if bad weather or clouds get in the way.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Salamander hunt

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, Crosby Township.

Salamanders spend the majority of their lives hidden under forest soils and leaf litter. But this time of year they are moving from wintering sites to wetlands where they mate and lay eggs. We’ll explore their habitats in hopes of seeing one! Dress appropriately for off trail and possibly muddy conditions.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Coyote challenge

5:30- 7:30 p.m. at the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, Crosby Township. 

The coyote is the most common and persecuted native carnivore in North America. Separate fact from  fiction concerning this often misunderstood canine during an indoor presentation that will reveal the complex world of the coyote. Following the discussion, we’ll take a hike to listen for the howls of coyotes and search for the signs they leave behind.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Chamber breakfast

The Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Breakfast will feature U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot and Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer. The breakfast will take place at 7:30 a.m.  at the VFW Duwel Post 7570, at 9160 Lawrenceburg Road. Registration is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Visit greaterharrisoncc.com to register.

The Harrison Press

Mailing address:
     Harrison Press,
     c/o Register Publications,
     126 W. High St.
     Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Phone: 1-513-367-4582