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Saturday Drop-In Program

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NEW THIS YEAR! Blandford Nature Center is offering “Saturday Drop-In Programs” throughout this spring. Each Saturday has a different theme and during some of these programs, we would like to open one of the historic buildings (Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, Pioneer Barn, or Blacksmith) so that visitors can experience living history.

Sign-up to provide BNC visitors with historic interpretation and knowledge on select Saturdays!

Registered BNC Volunteers Only

Related upcoming events

  • Aug-25-2017 5:30 PM - Aug-25-2017 9:30 PM

    This annual outdoor music series features local, talented bands that are ready to give your friends and family a fun and relaxing night at the farm. Bands at Blandford Series events happen every Friday evening starting August 25th unitil September 15th.

    • Friday August 25th 7-9pm: Valentiger
    • Friday September 1st 7-9pm: Bootstrap Boys
    • Friday September 8th 7-9pm: TBA
    • Friday September 15th 7-9pm: Plain Jane Glory

    Make it a complete evening by bringing a picnic dinner, a blanket, and a friend (or two!). Additionally, we will be selling beer and pop on site. Get cozy in time for fall by roasting marshmallows while enjoying the sounds of local Grand Rapids talent!

  • Sep-01-2017 5:30 PM - Sep-01-2017 9:30 PM

    This annual outdoor music series features local, talented bands that are ready to give your friends and family a fun and relaxing night at the farm. Bands at Blandford Series events happen every Friday evening starting August 25th unitil September 15th.

    • Friday August 25th 7-9pm: Valentiger
    • Friday September 1st 7-9pm: Bootstrap Boys
    • Friday September 8th 7-9pm: TBA
    • Friday September 15th 7-9pm: Plain Jane Glory

    Make it a complete evening by bringing a picnic dinner, a blanket, and a friend (or two!). Additionally, we will be selling beer and pop on site. Get cozy in time for fall by roasting marshmallows while enjoying the sounds of local Grand Rapids talent!

  • Sep-08-2017 5:30 PM - Sep-08-2017 9:30 PM

    This annual outdoor music series features local, talented bands that are ready to give your friends and family a fun and relaxing night at the farm. Bands at Blandford Series events happen every Friday evening starting August 25th unitil September 15th.

    • Friday August 25th 7-9pm: Valentiger
    • Friday September 1st 7-9pm: Bootstrap Boys
    • Friday September 8th 7-9pm: TBA
    • Friday September 15th 7-9pm: Plain Jane Glory

    Make it a complete evening by bringing a picnic dinner, a blanket, and a friend (or two!). Additionally, we will be selling beer and pop on site. Get cozy in time for fall by roasting marshmallows while enjoying the sounds of local Grand Rapids talent!

  • Sep-15-2017 5:30 PM - Sep-15-2017 9:30 PM

    This annual outdoor music series features local, talented bands that are ready to give your friends and family a fun and relaxing night at the farm. Bands at Blandford Series events happen every Friday evening starting August 25th unitil September 15th.

    • Friday August 25th 7-9pm: Valentiger
    • Friday September 1st 7-9pm: Bootstrap Boys
    • Friday September 8th 7-9pm: TBA
    • Friday September 15th 7-9pm: Plain Jane Glory

    Make it a complete evening by bringing a picnic dinner, a blanket, and a friend (or two!). Additionally, we will be selling beer and pop on site. Get cozy in time for fall by roasting marshmallows while enjoying the sounds of local Grand Rapids talent!

  • Sep-21-2017 6:45 PM - Sep-21-2017 9:00 PM

    Please join Blandford Nature Center and over 300 West Michigan business and community leaders on Thursday, September 21st at 6:00 pm for a uniquely casual event with wildlife exhibitions, local craft beer, and experiential auction items. 

    Wear your jeans with your bling!  Blandford Nature Center’s 6th annual Jeans and Jewels Gala will be an event to remember.  Held outdoors on a beautiful Fall evening, guests can get up close and personal with our resident owls, bid on unique live and silent auction packages, imbibe local craft beer, and savor a Blandford Farm-fresh meal with friends.

    The Blandford Nature Center Jeans and Jewels Gala provides an opportunity to show your support for environmental education and engagement while enjoying an evening outdoors.

    All funds raised will help Blandford to further their mission of educating, engaging and empowering the community to become stewards of the natural world that sustains us.

  • Oct-14-2017 12:00 PM - Oct-14-2017 5:00 PM

    Join us for our celebration of autumn with classic festive fun! Activities at our annual Harvest Festival include candle making, wagon rides, scare crows and more. Enjoy this beautiful fall day out in nature!