MDC's Runge Nature Center hosting Black Friday shopping alternative program

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Nov 08, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Escape the holiday hustle and bustle and come relax and discover nature at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Runge Nature Center’s annual shopping alternative event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23.

“This has become a traditional event for many families in the Jefferson City area and surrounding communities,” said MDC Naturalist Trana Madsen. “Each year we choose a different conservation topic and create a thematic message connecting people to Missouri outdoors. This year our theme is the elusive black bear.”

The free public event will offer activities for children, teens and adults including a black bear discovery table, bear obstacle course, a bear facts challenge and more.

Runge Nature Center is located on Hwy 179 in Jefferson City approximately one-half mile north of Hwy 50. Building hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The building is closed on Sunday and Monday. The outdoor trails are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

For more information on this or other programs, call 573-526-5544 or visit mdc.mo.gov and search “Runge.”

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