Events

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls
Ornate Box Turtles of Clayton County
11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 16th
Reservations Required
Join Osborne’s last Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls program for this season on Thursday, November 16th.  Keeping with this year’s theme “Treasures of the Driftless”, we will be learning about the Ornate Box Turtles of Clayton County. This program will be held in the Osborne Welcome Center at 11:00 a.m.
Come to Osborne to learn about this amazing rare turtle from DNR Biologist Jim Jansen.   The ornate box turtle is a small land turtle found only in a handful of locations in Iowa. Participants will learn about his research on a nearby population of these special turtles, one of the few spots they have been found in Northeast Iowa.  An optional lunch will follow the program.  Call for reservations at 245-1516.


Motor Mill Bridge Lighting Event
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18th
Celebrate the start of the holidays at Motor Mill with a bridge lighting and open house on November 18th from 4-6 PM.
Each year local friendly elves work hard to light up the bridge for all to enjoy.  This year the Motor Mill foundation decided to celebrate the occasion with cookies, hot chocolate, pine boughs and electric window candles. There will also be beautiful Motor Mill winter artwork and cards on display and for sale.
The official lighting of the bridge will be at 4:30 p.m.  So, head over the river and through the woods to Motor Mill for a festive evening in a beautiful and historic setting.


Holiday Walk: Season’s Greetings
Thursday, December 7th, 6 pm
Osborne Park, Elkader
As winter settles over Iowa, it can seem like all the icons of warmer times disappear–from flowers and leaves to insects and birds.
But under that blanket of snow and ice, the activity never stops. Come and meet characters from spring, summer, and fall celebrate Christmas
with this fun, family-friendly walk.
Reservations required.
More Info to follow…