Calendar and Current Events

Our Chapter Calendar contains all events, past and future. You can view by month or week. You can also have your Android or iPhone calendar automatically include these events, in a color of your choosing, in your smartphone calendar app. or in your own Google online calendar. Look for the Google calendar called “MN-El Camino” as the calendar name to add to your calendar.   Our Weekly Events email notice (latest shown below calendar) goes directly to all members and others who have requested it.  To submit events for this notice, and the calendar, send them to ECRMNNotification@yahoo.com.

Texas Master Naturalist
El Camino Real Chapter
Events Notice

Event: Project Feeder Watch
Dates: Saturday, 11/9 through 4/3
Where: Any place you watch birds at a feeder
Details: Learn more (how it started, how to join, detailed instructions, etc.) at feederwatch.org. If you haven’t signed up yet, go to  https://feederwatch.org/join-or-renew/. This year participation costs $18 ($15 if you are a Cornell Lab Member).
VMS: VT – Cit. Sci. – Cornell/Audubon Projects: TMN Field Research Hours

Event:  November Board Meeting
Date:  Thursday, November 14 at 5:15 pm
Where:  Milano Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
VMS: VE

Event:  November Chapter Meeting
Date:  Thursday, November 14, potluck meal at 6:00 pm, program at 6:30 pm
Where:  Milano Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Details:  CHANGE IN PROGRAM: Donna Lewis will present a program on bluebirds.
VMS: AT: At a Chapter Mtg, VE for meeting, VE for Hospitality if appropriate

Event:  Owl Program at All Things Wild Rehab
Date:  Wednesday, November 20 at 9:30 am
Where:   All Things Wild Rehab near Georgetown (you will get directions when you RSVP)
Details:  The audience will be ten 6th graders whose school does not allow live animals; however, there’s room in the audience for about 15 more people. To RSVP, email allthingswildrehab@gmail.com
VMS: AT: By conservation or other agencies, noting All Things Wild Rehab in notes

Event: Help Decorate All Things Wild Rehab for the Holidays
Date:  November 23rd and 24th
Where:   All Things Wild Rehab near Georgetown (you will get directions when you RSVP)
Details:  They will be decorating Christmas trees and hanging garlands, doing what they can to make the center festive and full of holiday cheer. Please come by the center to help! No set time, just come by any time during the weekend to help. To RSVP email allthingswildrehab@gmail.com
VMS: N/A

Event:  Learn and Help With a Controlled Burn at Cedar Hill Ranch
Date:  TBD, most opportune date starting December 2019
Where:   Cedar Hill Ranch, 12374 FM 2095 in Gause
Details:  If you are interested in led by Bobby Allcorn and Toni Aguilar (both TPWD), please email Joyce or Mike Conner. Your name will be placed on a notification email list and you will be notified when the burn is scheduled which may be the day before. If the schedule doesn’t work for you that is ok as we will not be depending on any volunteers, however, if can come then the activity will probably start at about 8am and you will need to be here from the start so that the burn manager can give you instructions. The burn may happen any time in December 2019 or after, depending on the weather. Expect to be walking/standing for about 5 hours, in about 50 acres. You may be using hand tools like a rake or hoe.  You do not have to be pre-trained for this activity. Questions: email Mike Conner (mike@conner.net).
VMS: AT: Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) or TMN Sponsored OR VE: Cit. Sci-Ecological Land Management Research, for Conservation and Restoration.

Event: Winter Party for WildLife Fundraiser at All Things Wild Rehab
Date:  December 7th and 8th 10 am to 4 pm daily
Where:   All Things Wild Rehab near Georgetown (you will get directions when you RSVP)
Details:   This is their annual holiday fundraiser where they will be showing off their rehabilitation center, selling adorable animal-themed socks, totes, and scarves as well as beautiful hand-crafted items made by volunteers. Plus, their education animals, Ozzie, Dave, Harriet, Lucy, and Gertie, will be participating in the festivities. Armando will be grilling up yummy snacks on the back patio. They will need lots of volunteers to handle tables, serve refreshments, and demonstrate their educational animals.  Please email allthingswildrehab@gmail.com if you can help.  There will be two shifts each day:  9:00 to 1:00 and 1:00 to 5:00. Let them know which shift and which day (Saturday and/or Sunday) you can work.
Please help us spread the word about the Winter Party for Wildlife on Dec. 7 and 8 to your family, friends, and neighbors.  There’s a place on the All Things Wild Rehabilitation Facebook page under Events (https://www.facebook.com/events/471809223427584/) where people interested in coming can sign up for a free ticket.  On December 5, everyone who signed up will be emailed the address of the facility.  (You may remember that we do not publish the address of the facility in order to keep the rehabilitation animals safe as well as the animals living next door at the Blue Moon Sanctuary.  Tickets won’t be necessary to come to the event, it’s just a way for us to get email addresses so we can give out the center’s address privately.)
VMS: N/A

Event:  December Chapter Meeting and Christmas Social
Date:  Thursday, December 12, potluck meal at 6:00 pm
Where:   Sandra and Edward Dworaczyk’s home,
Details:  Event will include our traditional “White Elephant” gift exchange. If you plan to participate in the gift exchange please bring a gift; each person who plays brings a gift to exchange.
VMS: VE for meeting, VE for Hospitality if appropriate

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