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Dec 30

[ARCHIVED] Week of December 30, 2019

The original item was published from December 30, 2019 8:31 am to July 31, 2020 3:50 pm

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Tue Dec 31
 - Bring the family for the early countdown to the New Year at the Noon Year's Eve Party and Storytime!  Children of all ages are invited for this free event at the Zula B Wylie Public Library starting at 11am.

Wed Jan 1 - The Government Center, Senior Center, Tri-City Animal Shelter, Alan E. Sims Recreation Center and Zula B. Wylie Public Library will be closed Jan 1 for the holidays. 

Wed Jan 1
 - Join Cedar Hill State Park Rangers for this year's First Day Hike.  What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors?  Regular park admission applies.

Four hikes will be conducted, choose your difficulty:

New Year, New Trail Hike – Explore the newly renovated Talala Trail. Learn about Native Tall Grass Prairies, their importance and what we are doing to maintain and restore them.

  • Trail Name - Talala Trail
  • Time of event – 11:00 AM
  • Meeting location – Talala Trailhead
  • Degree of difficulty (easy, moderate, strenuous) - Easy
  • Minimum age for children (if any) - 5
  • Restrictions (no pets, registration required, etc.) - None
  • Things to bring – Weather Appropriate Clothing, Water

Hiking for Beginners Explore the 3 mile DORBA trail led by one of our DORBA Trail Stewards, Learn about No Trace principals, hiking safety, trail maintenance, and the mental and physical health benefits of hiking/running.

  • Trail Name – DORBA 3 mile Trail
  • Time of event – 9:00am
  • Meeting location – DORBA Trailhead
  • Degree of difficulty (easy, moderate, strenuous) - Moderate
  • Minimum age for children (if any) – 8
  • Restrictions (no pets, registration required, etc.) - None
  • Length of hike – 3 Miles
  • Things to bring – Weather Appropriate Clothing, Water

Group Trail Run – Go for a Group Run on the 8 mile DORBA trail led by one of our DORBA Trail Stewards, Learn about No Trace principals, hiking safety, trail maintenance, and the mental and physical health benefits of hiking/running.

  • Trail Name – DORBA 8 mile Trail
  • Time of event – 9:00am
  • Meeting location – DORBA Trailhead
  • Degree of difficulty (easy, moderate, strenuous) - Strenuous
  • Minimum age for children (if any) – 12
  • Restrictions (no pets, registration required, etc.) - None
  • Length of hike – 8 Miles
  • Things to bring – Weather Appropriate Clothing, Water
  • Additional info - Group run leader will lead a slow pace and make periodic stops to talk about the trail and CHSP. NOT A RACE.

Experience Hike Explore the 8 mile DORBA trail led by one of our DORBA Trail Stewards, Learn about No Trace principals, hiking safety, trail maintenance, and the mental and physical health benefits of hiking/running.

  • Trail Name – DORBA 8 mile Trail
  • Time of event – 9:00am
  • Meeting location – DORBA Trailhead
  • Degree of difficulty (easy, moderate, strenuous) - Strenuous
  • Minimum age for children (if any) – 10
  • Restrictions (no pets, registration required, etc.) - None
  • Length of hike – 3 Miles
  • Things to bring – Weather Appropriate Clothing, Water


Sat Jan 4 - As always, remember you can also go hiking with your furry best friend during Dog Day Saturdays at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center 9 am - 5 pm. Check trail status here.