| The marathon from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day can be exhausting, so spend time in the peaceful surroundings of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center this holiday season.|
Join the staff and volunteers for Shop Small Saturday, November 28, from 8 to 11 a.m. The early bird gets the worm, or at least the best of some holiday spirits and snacks. All items in the Hidden Heron Gift Shop will be discounted at least 10% with the exception of consignment items. Artist Sandra Eisler will be available to sign prints, and all gifts are eligible for free giftwrapping. Throughout the event, guests can register to win one of two 2020 PRAC Christmas Ornaments and other items.
Still checking your list once, maybe twice, and need to find unique gifts? Visit PRAC Saturday, December 5, for Holiday Marketplace. Several retail, craft and food vendors will be spread across the site featuring one-of-a-kind items. Enjoy the sounds of music performed by “Great Speckled Birds”, and find time to have a photo made with Santa. Gates open at 10 a.m., music begins at 11, and photos with Santa are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Splatter Paint Studios will also have wooden holiday items to paint. Small and large items are available for $5 to $20, and children can make bird-seed ornaments to hang at home. Admission is FREE, but donations are encouraged.
Social distancing measures are in place. Visitors to PRAC must maintain 6-foot distance between groups and must wear masks when inside the building. Masks around the 10-acre site are encouraged. Only a limited number of people will be allowed inside the interpretative center at one time.