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Enchanted Forest will capture imaginations on May 5
POSTED: 05/01/2012
 
Come celebrate the arrival of spring with the wonders of the forest - both real and make believe – during this very special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. This year’s Enchanted Forest will be open to exploration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5.

“We would like for people young and old to use their imaginations and just be enchanted for a day with the almost magical beauty of the forest,” said Senior Park Naturalist Molly Postlewait. “This is a non-traditional way to invite people to come out and celebrate spring with us. This also is one more way to recognize what a nice time can be had in nature and show that you don’t have to be too serious about it. It’s a very whimsical way to approach it.”

Visitors to the Enchanted Forest will discover the hidden world of the wee folk and their friends - birds returning from migration and animals waking from hibernation. Activities will include playing a game of animal peek-a-boo, designing and building fairy houses in the forest, and enjoying a picnic including cookies sprinkled with fairy dust and elf nectar.

Participants are invited to come in costume and wear fairy wings if they’d like. During the event, they can make a wand, and take part in the fairy parade. Guests can visit activity stations at their leisure and hear the Fairy King and Queen tell stories of magic and mischief. Live animals, music, and a trip through the “wish tree” will make this an enchanted day to remember.

The event is for ages three and older with children accompanied by a parent or guardian. The cost is $5 per person, including adults, and is payable on-site. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (913) 764-7759.

Ernie Miller Park is located at 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway in Olathe. In case of inclement weather, the activities will be held indoors.

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