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Yellowstone River

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Pacific City

Mar. 7: Daylight Savings begins, spring sunshine crafts.
Mar. 14: Recycling and crabbing, crafts.
Mar. 21: Fairytales Weekend, scavenger hunt, story time.
Mar. 28: Disney Weekend, Mickey, Goofy, Alice, Snow White, 7 Dwarfs and many more, puppet show.

March 7
Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction
Located at Rockaway City Hall. For times and tickets, call (503) 355-2291.

March 7-8
Spring Craft Sale
Held at the Tillamook Fairgrounds. For more information call (503) 842-2272.

March 21-22
Taste of Tillamook County
Come taste great food; listen to live music and more at the Tillamook Fairgrounds. For more information call (503) 842-2272.


March 21-29
Spring Break in Seaside
It is the place to be for young and old. Concerts will feature local and regional bands. There are miles of sandy beaches, hiking, biking, skate boarding, swimming, clamming, shops and restaurants. Downtown Seaside is located just a few miles from the Seaside Preserve.

Whalers Rest

Mar. 21: Spring Break celebration begins with Whalers barbecue lunch served at noon, Bananarama Night event is for all ages.
Mar. 24: Teen Night, blackjack fun, Wii games, pool and great snacks.
Mar. 25: Check out our activity schedule for candy bar bingo, stacker fun time, and family game time.
Mar. 26: Extreme Kids Game Night. Parents drop off the kids for a jam-packed evening with crazy games, swimming, snacks and a great movie. Adults wanting to help or stay are welcomed.
Mar. 27: Whalers barbecue lunch, rock band practice will be scheduled throughout the day for the Saturday competition, evening campfire.
Mar. 28: Whalers barbecue lunch, banana splits served during our Rock Band Competition, Night of a Million Nuts! Fun for everyone.

March 21-28
Whale Watching Week
Venture out along the Oregon coast to spot these amazing creatures.


Grandy Creek

March 14
St. Patrick’s Dinner Theater
Plan to enjoy a great dinner and show in Concrete, located 20 minutes from the Grandy Creek Preserve. Contact Ranger Station for details.

La Conner

Mar. 14: St Patrick’s Day celebration, green beer social, corned beef and cabbage dinner.
Mar. 28: Spring Break, daily activities, crafts, kite flying, beach walks and lots more. Check the board for posted times.

Throughout March
The Way We Played—Skagit Sports from 1880 to 1960
The Skagit County Historical Delivery presents a new exhibit, located in downtown La Conner, five miles from the La Conner Preserve. For times and more details call (360) 466-3365.

Long Beach

Throughout March
Whale Watching
Viewing spots are about 1 mile away. Come see if you can spot the Gray whales as they migrate along our coastline.

March 14-15
Peninsula Quilt Guild Show
A yearly quilt show with many different styles to see at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 2 miles from the Long Beach Preserve.

March 27-29
Fifth Annual Long Beach Bluegrass Festival
There will be 20 sets of music, each 45 minutes long, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, along with the band scramble which places band members and some of the musicians in the crowd together for a fun time. Workshops available for all levels Saturday morning. Sunday morning Gospel is free to all. Come enjoy these great bands! For more information call (360) 642-3091. Event held in Long beach, 10 miles from the Long Beach Preserve.



Lake of the Springs

Mar. 14: St. Patrick’s Day, corned beef and cabbage dinner, pot of gold scavenger hunt, leprechauns and more.

Pio Pico

Throughout Mar.: Coffee socials, card games, 8 ball tourneys.
Mar. 3: Border Patrol talk.
Mar. 6: MASA Seminar. Free dinner if you attend their 30-minute seminar.
Mar. 7: Saturday Marketplace, breakfast, craft class, mini-golf tourney, 2500 card game, family movie night.
Mar. 14: St. Patrick’s Weekend, shamrock craft, shamrock sundaes, special St. Patrick’s Day dance with The Two of Us + One.
Mar. 21: Wood crafts, 8 ball tournament, craft class, softball game.
Mar. 28: Shuffleboard, horseshoes, crazy rummy game, family movie night.

San Benito

Throughout Mar.: Crafts, Thurs. adult Wii night, Fri. Bunco and dinner, bingo, ice cream socials and more.
Mar. 7: Enjoy an evening of cards and games, horse racing fun.
Mar. 14: St. Patrick’s Day traditional dinner, Mike Noonan live music.
Mar. 21: Adult big bucks bingo.
Mar. 28: Dinner at the Quail Run Café and an evening of Texas Hold’em.

March 7
Living History Days
Visit nearby San Juan Bautista, a small Mission town that comes alive with sights and sounds of the past.

March 7
DeRose Winery
A popular event held on the first Saturday of every month, DeRose Winery opens it’s doors to the public for wine tasting and tours of their antique car collection. Located 7 miles from the San Benito Preserve.

Soledad Canyon

Throughout Mar.: Our Preserve will be collecting toys at all of our events for Soledad Canyon Preserve Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Soledad’s Club Blazer: Nature walks and talks, animal scouting. Soledad’s Western Horse Ranch: Wranglers, gunslingers and crazy horse riders are what you find yourself surrendered by here at our preserve. Native Americans will set up camp all summer long. They have crafts, story telling, campfires and exhibits for you to see. As always, there are many local attractions to check out: Palmdale Amphitheater, Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Edwards Air For Base, Antelope Valley California poppy Reserve, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Mar. 1: Golden Cue Tournament.
Mar. 7: Hollywood Metrolink Tour.
Mar. 14-15: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Golden Cue Tournament, Hollywood Metrolink Tour.
Mar. 20: Spring Begins Weekend.
Mar. 28: Los Angeles Metrolink Tour.


Bay Landing

Mar. 6-8: Grand Opening Weekend, Sharon’s special fish dinner, free cake and ice cream. Lots of activities for the whole family.
Mar. 13-15: St. Patty’s celebration, special activities, annual hunt for the pot of gold.
Mar. 20-22: Spring Fling, steak night.
Mar. 27-29: Whistling Winds Weekend, a whirlwind of activities.

Colorado River

Mar. 4: Casino bus trip to Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder. Bus departs at 6 a.m. and returns at 10 p.m. $17/person with $15 cash back for use at the casino. Advanced reservations required.
Mar. Thurs.: Hobo stew and baked potato potluck. Bring a can of veggies or soup and for potatoes a topping, utensils and bowl. $1.50/person.
March 2
Giddings Texas Opry
On the first Monday of each month enjoy a great evening of fine country music at the Son’s of Herman Hall in Giddings. If you would like to enjoy a great hamburger or yummy grilled chicken sandwich before the show, plan to line up at the Family Lodge to carpool at 4:15 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3.00 per person. Held at the Son’s of Herman Hall, Giddings, 40 miles from the Colorado River Preserve.

March 14

The Stafford Opera House Dinner Theater Presents ROUTE 66. Travel with four service station attendants as the take you on a revved up cross-country romp from Chicago to California. This high-octane show will have you traveling down the highway with a mixture of familiar songs, along with lesser known gems and variety in musical styles from the Beach Boys to good old country. Tickets are $30 and include dinner and the play. Social Hour is 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and curtain is at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call (979) 732-5135. Sponsored by the Columbus Historical Preservation Trust, Inc. The Stafford Opera House is located at 425 Spring Street, Columbus, 5 Miles from the Colorado River Preserve.

March 15
Cowboy Action Shooting
Enjoy a fun time at the Cowboy Action Shooting, just a short walking distance from the campground. The Texas Historical Shootists Society works to preserve the history of the old west through the sport of Western Action Shooting, a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: singe action revolvers, pistol caliber lever action rifles, and old time shotguns. There is a fee for participating in the competition; observing the competition is free. Visit the THSS website at for more information.

March 16
La Grange Texas Opry
Enjoy a great evening of fine country music at the KC Hall in La Grange. If you would like to enjoy a great hamburger before the show, plan to line up at the Family Lodge to carpool at 4:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3/person. La Grange is 22 miles from the Colorado River Preserve.

Lake Conroe

Mar. 14: St. Patrick’s Day celebration, golf cart parade.
Mar. 16–20: Spring Break Kids Camp, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon-Fri. Kids learn sign-language, go on nature hikes, make crafts, and plan for skit at end of week.
Mar. 21: Rodeo Weekend, park beautification and clean up.
Mar. 26: MASA presentation.
Mar. 28: Traildust Weekend.

March 6-7, 13-14, 20-21
The Creighton Players Present “The Crucible”
The story is about a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others. Located just 5 miles from the Lake Conroe Preserve.

Lake Texoma

Mar. 7: Birthday Bingo Weekend, birthday cake served.
Mar. 14: St. Patrick’s Weekend, Irish fun, meal served, green crafts.
Mar. 21: Spring games and crafts.
Mar. 28: Scrapbooking and Hobbies Weekend, paintball, crafts and more.

Lake Whitney

Mar. 7: Opening Weekend, the Fillin’ Station will be open for breakfast and Saturday evening supper. Celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with cake and ice cream for all.
Mar. 14: Spring Fling Weekend, park picnic, evening cards and games.
Mar. 21: St. Patrick’s Day golf cart parade, prizes awarded. Evening card games Pokeno and Texas Hold’em.
Mar. 28: Hobo Weekend, hobo stew, bingo.




Mar. 1: Sunshine Gospel.
Mar. 5-6: Fantasy RV presentations.
Mar. 7: Finesse performance with Tom and Jannette Jackson.
Mar. 8: His Songs Gospel entertainment.
Mar. 12-13: Fantasy RV presentations, St. Patrick’s Day DJ dance.
Mar. 15: Sunshine Gospel.
Mar. 20-22: Camping Connection seminar, Ron and MJ perform, Mike Hovanec Gospel entertainment, Fantasy RV presentations.
Mar. 29: The McDonalds Gospel entertainment.


Gateway to Cape Cod (OW)

Apr. 11: Make plans now to enjoy our opening weekend activities, Easter egg hunt and more fun activities.


Forest Lake

Throughout March
Childress Vineyards
Free daily tours of classic, reserve and signature wine tastings. Enjoy lunch at The Bistro and great live music in the vineyards on weekends. Check out the gift shop and banquet facilities. Located at 1000 Childress Vineyards Road in Lexington. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 12-6 p.m. For more information call (336) 236-WINE or visit


Scotrun (OW)

Mar. 6-8: Top Chef Weekend, annual chili cook-off at Daniel’s Top O’ the Mountain. For times and more, visit
Mar. 13-15: Derby Day, cardboard box derby day at Camelback Ski Area, just 4 miles from the preserve. We’ll have our own version here at Scotrun, bring your boxes!
Mar. 20-22: Indoor and outdoor fun for the first weekend of spring.
Mar. 27-29: Mini-golf, basketball, tournaments and more.

Timothy Lake North (OW)

Apr. 9: Grand re-opening. Games, prizes, lots of fun for the whole family!


Chesapeake Bay

Mar. 7: Quilting Workshop, quilting kits provided (small fee).