Special Events


Writer's Series

A new Writer's Series begins.

 November 2 | 2 PM | at the PARK.

Elizabeth McCulloch's Dreaming the Marsh is the inaugural book.

McCulloch will read from her newly published novel - some 30 years in the ;making - a lush and evocative re-imagining of Paynes Prairie and its environs through time.

Program starts at   2 PM, followed by discussion, home tour, live music and light refreshments.  

Next: January 

Life and Time in

Cross Creek, by Donna Green-Townsend​​

SAT, DEC 7 | 2 PM | at the PARK

Donna Green-Townsend will present 'Life and Time in Cross Creek" of her life at Cross Creek. Donna's talk will include photos and short video clips she recorded with Rip Torn, J.T. Glisson and Snow, and Ella Mae Slater.

Annual Holiday Party

SAT, DEC 14 | from 5-7 PM | at the PARK

Celebrate the holidays "cracker-style" at the farm. Ranger staff and Friends decorate the homestead with natural materials from around the area.

The Pound Party

Jim Stephens recently produced his play "The Pound Party" based on chapter 4 of Cross Creek. If you recall the Townsend family invited Marjorie to a party where everyone is to bring, "a pound of flour, sugar, " etc.  Of course Marjorie was asked to bring a cake.

Big Scrub Walk

February or March 2020

The annual Big Scrub Walk was held March 2, 2019, led by Anne Pierce. Twenty people gathered for the annual walk. Unfortunately, the Yearling Trail was again closed because of bear activity in the Juniper Prairie Wilderness. Nonetheless, Anne led the group through a 2-mile Salt Springs Run Observation Trail, Hopkins Prairie and Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area. All these sites are part of The Yearling near the Cal Long residence. After lunch at Silver Glen Springs, the group made its way to the "boils" and for a dip in the spring