Besides regularly scheduled standard programs, in August Halibut Point State Park is featuring a half-dozen special events beginning on Saturday, August 2nd at 6:00pm with natural light photographer extraordinare Leslie Bartlett’s special presentation – a silhouette puppet-play titled, A Stonecutter’s Tale: Stories of the Quarry. This event will take place outdoors overlooking the Babson Farm Quarry and is for the entire family. For more on Les Bartlett’s work please visit www.followthegleam.com. On Sunday, August 3rd at 3:00pm there will be another Sunday Sounds with the Squatcho Bondo Band and their bluegrass renditions of popular music and on Sunday, August 24th there will be the last in our concert series – the swinging, introspective and innovative jazz quartet, Barbara & Al Boudreau. Please note the special 2:00pm start time for this show, sponsored by the Friends of Halibut Point State Park. On Saturday, August 9th at 2:00 Halibut Point will be visited by The Horses of Sea View Farm. Bring the children and your questions about our equine friends to this learning visit and speak with individual horse owners and representatives of Rockport’s Sea View Farm. On Sunday, August 17th at 8:00am Peter Van Demark will once again be offering Birding for Beginners. Meet in the parking lot for this 2-3 hour stroll. And on Saturday, August 24 at 2:00pm Ed Jylkka will be offering a late summer Wildflower/Nature Walk exploring Halibut Point’s plant, flower, tree, bird and marine features.
Halibut Point State Park’s standard programs for August are its Saturday 10:00am Quarry Tour and the Tower Tour on Sundays at 1:00pm. There will also be two Tidepools programs – on Friday, August 8th @ 11:00am and on Friday, August 22nd @ 9:00am. Also in August is the return of Geology Rocks! This program, about the exquisite geology of Halibut Point and Cape Ann, is being offered on Mondays at 11:00am. For a flyer with Halibut Point’s August programs and events that you can download, click here.
Coming in September are continued standard programs, another version of the The Atlantic Path (Saturday, September 20th @ 2:00pm) and a special live animal program on Saturday, September 27th. Also in September is the annual meeting of the Friends of Halibut Point, Essex National Heritage’s Trails & Sails and more!