Monroe Lake, November 2019: Events, Programs, and Activities

( LAKE MONROE) – Daily ProgrammingGhostly Gathering, Oct. 25-26
Lunch with Nature, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 23
Homestead Hike, Nov. 14 Dutch Oven Bread Baking Workshop,
Nov. 24 Lakeside Gaming, Dec. 8Historic Site Search Volunteer Work Day,

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 Daily ProgrammingVisiting Monroe Lake?

Make sure you check our ONLINE CALENDAR to see ALL of the
activities that we’ll be offering during your visit!

You’ll find LOTS of stuff on the calendar that are NOT highlighted in this newsletter… crafts, hikes, games, and other programs.

 The online calendar is currently up-to-date through Dec. 31.  Ghostly Gathering, Oct. 25-26 (Paynetown SRA)

Our annual celebration of Halloween! Activities kick off late afternoon on Friday with “My Pet Ghost” and “Stories by the Campfire” in the evening.

Saturday fun begins in the early afternoon with “Creepy, Crawly Crafts”
followed by the “Costume Contest.”

There’s trick-or-treating and a campsite decorating contest in the
Campground that evening, and the event concludes with the “Halloween Party” (a different theme every year!)

On Saturday night. Refer to our ONLINE CALENDARfor all program
details and descriptions. 

Lunch with Nature, multiple dates (Paynetown SRA)
Join us for our monthly Lunch with Nature Series!

 Bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the main presentation.
Afterward, there is a short hike/activity that highlights the topic.

 Each session is limited to 14 people and recommended for adults
.Monday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m., topic is “Going Nutty”: Sign up at by Oct. 25.

 *FULL, email to be added to the waiting list
Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m., topic is “Bird Tracks and Sign”: Sign up at by Nov. 21.

 *2 spots availableMonday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m., topic is
“Southern Indiana Folk Songs”: Sign up at by Dec. 19.

 *2 spots available Homestead Hike, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. (Fairfax SRA)Want to learn more about the history of this area before there was a.

Join us for an easy hike to visit the remnants of several historic sites and learn about how Monroe Lake is documenting and preserving historical
Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather; the route includes some off-trail hiking. 90 minutes.

 Sign up at by Nov. 11. *No
registration limit.

 Dutch Oven Bread Baking Workshop, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m.
(Paynetown SRA)
Enjoy baking? Ever done it over an open fire? During this workshop,
participants will work together to prepare and bake both quick and yeast breads in wood coals using dutch ovens.
Attendees will take home copies of all recipes, plus portions of all breads baked during the workshop.

Recipe preparation will take place indoors but baking will happen in the fire pit outside, so make sure you bring appropriate outerwear for the
temperature. 3 hours
Sign up at by
Nov. 19. Workshop fee is $15. Limited to 8 people, recommended for ages 16+. 

*FULL, email to be added to the waiting list Lakeside Gaming, Dec. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. (Paynetown SRA)Join us for a
relaxing afternoon playing tabletop games at the Activity Center!
Browse our collection of 25+ games (we can teach!) or bring your own to play.

This is a family friendly event with games for both adults and kids
(young children are also welcome to play in our Kids’ Corner). Snacks

(Free property admission) Historic Site Search Volunteer Work Day,
Dec. 11 at 1 p.m.If you enjoy both history and off-trail rugged hiking,
this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

We’re building a database of historic sites in the Salt Creek Valley.
Volunteers will assist with searching an area around Monroe Lake for
foundations, wells, fences, grave sites, and other remnants from our past (sometimes we find stuff, sometimes we don’t!). Registered volunteers will be sent directions to the meeting location two days prior.

3 hoursSign up at by Dec. 8. Limited to 8 people; recommended for adults. *3 spots available