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About this Calendar...

Later this year, management of all NCTA chapter Web sites including this one will be taken over by the North Country Trail Association.

This Events Calendar will be replaced with the Trailwide Google Calendar posted on the revamped North Country Trail Association Web site, which is expected to be unveiled later this year.  All Chief Noonday Chapter events will be posted on the national calendar.  Look for events with "CND" in the title.  You can start practicing now.
Monday,
July 24, 2017
7:00 PM
Informational meeting Calhoun County Trailway Alliance at Homer, Calhoun County.

This will be a public meeting to review plans for extending the Calhoun County Trailway from Albion to Homer, Michigan.

The meeting will be at the Homer Community House, 112 West Adams Street in Homer. The public is invited to review options and provide input on the trail's route.

The North Country Trail shares 61.7% of the initial segment of the Trailway in Emmett Charter Township.  Chief Noonday Chapter has been a strong supporter of the Trailway project since its inception.  We continue to be much involved in promoting, maintaining and using the Trailway.
July & August, 2017
'Picture This!' Volunteer Opportunity

These events take young folks from the Battle Creek area on hikes, and using cameras supplied by the National Park Service, these youths will each take 300 to 400 pictures, as they learn about using different perspectives to get a great picture.

The NPS sponsors these events, and partners include the Battle Creek YMCA, the Battle Creek Boys and Girls Club, City of Battle Creek, and Fort Custer Recreation Area.

All Chief Noonday members are welcome to attend and participate in this program.  The volunteers will be assisting with water coolers and NCT promotions (banner & brochures) as well as have the opportunity to hike with the group but will not be expected to be chaperones.  Half-day commitments are fine.  The NPS is hoping for 2-3 volunteers from the Chapter for each event.    Please notify Mary Rebert when you can be available.

If you have questions, please contact Mary by e-mail or via her cell phone (contact the Webmaster if you need her number).

The places and times are as follows:
■  Wednesday, July 26, 9 AM till 12 PM, at the Battle Creek Linear Park.
■  Wednesday, August 2
, 9 AM till 12 PM, and 1 PM till 4 PM, at Kimball Pines County Park east of Battle Creek.
■  Wednesday, August 9
, 9 AM till 12 PM, and 1 PM till 4 PM, at Kimball Pines County Park east of Battle Creek.
■  Wednesday, August 16
, 9 AM till 12 PM, and 1 PM till 4 PM, at Kimball Pines County Park east of Battle Creek.
■  Wednesday, August 23
, to be announced.
■  Friday, August 25
, at Fort Custer, times to be announced.

At the conclusion of the program, tentatively during the last week of August, there will be a Gallery Night Open House at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 1 Michigan Avenue East, Battle Creek.  This will be a celebration of the photographic art gathered by youths involved with Picture This events that the National Park Service, the North Country Trail Association, and Chief Noonday Chapter sponsored. Chief Noonday Chapter members and the public will be invited. 
Thursday-Saturday,
July 27-29, 2017
NCTA Celebration at Marquette, MI  (Click for more information posted on the NCTA Web site.)
Tuesday,
August 1, 2017
6:30 PM
No Family Left Indoors Introduction to BirdingMichigan Audubon Otis Sanctuary in Barry County

Our Chapter has participated with the No Family Left Indoors series of weekly programs in Barry County for the past 5 years.

This year we will be partnering with Michigan Audubon Otis Sanctuary to host a program at the Otis Sanctuary on Birding.  This free event will start at 6:30 PM and include a hike to look for birds. Click here for more information and registration.

The Otis Sanctuary is located at 3560 Havens Rd, Hastings, MI, southwest of Hastings. From Hastings, take M-43 south, go west on W. Goodwill Road, then south on Havens Road to the Sanctuary.  Click here for a map.  The program will last about 1 1/2 hours.
Monday,
August 7, 2017
1:00 PM
August hike Lost Nation State Game Area (Hillsdale County) Chief Noonday and Western Michigan Chapters

For details, see the Trail Wide Events Calendar item.
Tuesday,
August 8, 2017
9:00 AM
August Workday project and location to be announced.

We are tentatively planning a big day of mowing.  We'll let you know more when we work it all out.  Stay tuned!
Wednesday,
August 9, 2017,
6:00 PM
Annual Outdoor Potluck & August (short) chapter meeting Site will be the outdoor pavilion behind the Barry Township Hall in Delton Use link on map to get driving directions.
    Bring a dish to pass and BYOB. (That's "B" for "beverage".)   Bring your own table settings.  Families and friends are welcome.  We also invite our private landowners and public land managers.
    As always, we encourage all interested folks to come to all our meetings and activities.
Saturday,
August 26*, 2017,
6:00 AM
Road Hawg Classic Race Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Springfield in Calhoun County
 

We will be hosting a table to promote the Trail during the running of this 5K and 10K race at the Air National Guard Base. 

The race begins at 8:00 AM; sign-in begins at 6:00 AM; so our table hosts need to get there early!

The event is at 3367 W. Dickman Road, Battle Creek. Click here and here for more information.

* Note:  The original date of August 19 was changed to August 26 due to logistical issues at the base.
Tuesday,
September 12, 2017
9:00 AM
September Workday project and location to be announced.
Wednesday,
September 13, 2017
7:00 PM
September monthly chapter meeting: 

Agenda to be announced.

We encourage all interested folks to come. 

Our meetings this quarter are being held in the Delton District Library, 330 North Grove Street, across from the Delton Kellogg Elementary School on North Grove Street in Delton. Use link on map to get driving directions.

Supper note:  If you're interested in supper before the meeting, join us at the Grove Street Cafe in Delton around 5:45 PM.
Saturday,
September 23,
9:30 AM
September hike North Country National Scenic Trail Day (Barry County) Chief Noonday Chapter

For details, see the Trail Wide Events Calendar item.
Wednesday,
October 11, 2017
7:00 PM
October monthly chapter meeting: 

Agenda to be announced.

We encourage all interested folks to come. 

Our meetings this quarter are being held in the Delton District Library, 330 North Grove Street, across from the Delton Kellogg Elementary School on North Grove Street in Delton. Use link on map to get driving directions.

Supper note:  If you're interested in supper before the meeting, join us at the Grove Street Cafe in Delton around 5:45 PM.
   


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