PICS Bird & Nature Art Show at ELC Oct 3-29

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Pelican Island Conservation Society (PICS) Annual Indian River Bird and Nature Art Show will be at the Environmental Learning Center in Wabasso Monday October 3rd – Saturday Oct 29th at 1pm. The Art Show is held in October each year around the National Wildlife Refuge Week, this year the 9th-15th. This show benefits the PICS group.

60+ artists are expected to enter the juried art show.There will be an artists reception followed by a keynote speaker on Friday Oct 7th from 4:30-6:30 with Featured Speaker, Ruth Stanbridge, at 7, both are FREE to enter.  Ruth will talk about the Jungle Trail… the history of a “trail” that turned into a commercial corridor for agriculture and the famous Indian River citrus and, also, because it became a gateway for tourist, treasure hunters, and today’s winter residents.  That “trail” was known as the “inlet road”, State Road 252, and finally the Federal designation of A1A.  Today, it is Indian River County’s Jungle Trail Greenway and is still the narrow dirt road it started out to be.  It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places – only a few roads make that list!  

Other events are planned including several sunset wine and cheese pontoon cruises to Pelican Island; Saturday, October 8, 4:30 to 7:15pmSaturday, October 15, 4:30 to 7:15pm, Saturday, October 22, 4:15 to 7:00pm

Watch www.firstrefuge.org/indian-river-birding-fest-nature-art-show or Discoverelc.org for additional events during the month.

ELC is open 8-5 Mon-Fr and 8-4 on Sat and Sun the show is open during these hours and visitors are subject to entrance fee. You can find out more by emailing debbieainvero@gmail.com or calling PICS at 772-202-0697 or emailing INFO@FIRSTREFUGE.ORG or calling ELC at 772-589-5050.

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