Howell Woodstock to be held

March 21, 2014 

Howell Woodstock will take place Saturday, April 5.

COURTESY OF JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Johnston Community College’s Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center will host its sixth Howell Woodstock event Saturday, April 5, at Howell Woods, 6601 Devil’s Racetrack Road, Four Oaks.

Howell Woodstock offers many free fun activities for the family from 1 to 8 p.m., including hayrides, environmental educational programs, star gazing, nature walks, live music, and a bonfire with s’mores.

The event will feature a variety of educational programs and booths related to conservation and green living, as well as reptile and birds of prey displays at the learning center. This year’s event includes recreational activities such as a rock climbing wall, a mechanical bull, and a bounce house. Local vendors will also have food and drinks for sale. A star party in celebration of the North Carolina Science Festival will begin at 8 p.m. on the Howell Woods property. Participants are encouraged to bring their own telescope, binoculars, and chairs.

“This year marks our sixth Woodstock event, and we are excited to be offering this event in the spring this year,” said Jordan Astoske, director of Howell Woods. “This is such a beautiful time of year on the Howell Woods property, and we hope folks will come out and bring their families and have a great time with us.”

Howell Woods is a 2,800-acre natural resource located in the Bentonville community of southeastern Johnston County. Howell Woodstock will be held rain or shine.

For more information about the event and Howell Woods, call 919-938-0115 or visit johnstoncc.edu/howellwoods.

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