Fall Family Day planned for Oct. 20
Rockland — On Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Coastal Children’s Museum is having a family day to celebrate the season with carriage rides, music and birds of prey.
For $5, admission is good for all day to allow for that much-needed lunch or nap break in between.
The festivities kick off with carriage rides by Duke Ellis of St. George Carriage Company from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ellis and his lovely horses Jack and Eclipse will return to the museum.
At 11:30 a.m., the fun continues with Belfast musician Jennifer Armstrong who will be presenting “Black Cats and Pumpkins” upstairs in the Sail Power and Steam Museum. Armstrong is a musical storyteller with songs and stories for all ages. Her programs are interactive and weave together songs, tunes and tales with a wide variety of instruments including bagpipe, fiddle and banjo.
At 1 p.m., hawks and owls take the stage. Barbara and Tomm Tomlinson are returning to the museum with their interactive program. Barn owls and red shouldered hawks will be some of the birds on show with a special appearance by their pied African raven who has been known to say a word or two.
Throughout the day there will also be special crafts and activities inside the museum including a display by Merryspring Nature Center on the powerful pollinators that are so important to crops here in Maine. Space for both storytelling and bird of prey programs are limited and will be on a first come first served basis. To reserve a seat for either performance in advance please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the museum office at 596-0300.