Stewart’s Shops to sponsor “Animals of Halloween” with Friends of Rogers

Friends of Rogers hosts its annual “Animals of Halloween” on Oct. 20, when visitors of all ages will have an opportunity to “meet” a variety of animals in their natural elements. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

Stewart’s Shops to sponsor “Animals of Halloween” with Friends of Rogers

Celebrate unique forest friends during this year’s “Animals of Halloween” beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne. Hosted by Friends of Rogers, this annual festival features wilderness visits with creatures who – because of where they are often located – represent earth’s elements such as fire, water, wind and sky.

“Our featured animals this year reflect the variety of habitats on Mother Earth,” said Marissa Nolan, Friends of Rogers senior educator. “All of these animals have specific adaptations to help them flourish in a specific eco system. We hope visitors gain a new appreciation of these fascinating organisms.”

Thanks to Stewart’s Shops, tasty refreshments will be available for purchase, and Friends of Rogers will be selling campfire s’mores for roasting.

“We are extremely grateful to have Stewart’s Shops sponsor this year’s celebration again,” said Simon Solomon, executive director. “Their generosity allows Friends of Rogers to host this popular community festival. The engaging activities, interactive demonstrations, and live music we have lined up will appeal to guests of all ages.”

Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for all ages. Seasonal hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (607) 674-4733 or visit

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