Programs and Events

Events & Programs for the Whole Family!

At Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, we offer year-round programs and special events. Whether we are celebrating the changing of the seasons or offering science programs, we always offer the opportunity for the whole family to join in on the fun! Many of our programs and events are free, although, some special events may have a small fee applied.

Current Events

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute has is committed to provided quality programs for community members of all ages. Until we are safely able to host programs inside, most community programs will be conducted virtually. However, as long as it remains safe to do so, we will be hosting a few outdoor events through the end of the year. If you have any questions about the following events, please contact Community Program Manager Ellen Holste at

Virtual Stroll with Nature: Moles and Voles

Friday, January 29

10 – 11 am

Discover how small animals, such as moles and voles, travel and survive all winter long through stories, hands-on activities, and suggestions for short "strolls" on trails or through your neighborhood. This program will be live-streamed through Zoom and Facebook Live.

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Virtual Stroll with Nature: How Much Can a Woodchuck Chuck?

Friday, February 12

10 – 11 am

Learn about the world's most well-known amateur meteorologist and spring weather forecaster: the groundhog! Also known as woodchucks, whistle pigs, and land beavers, discover the secrets behind their shadows and reasons for their many names through stories, hands-on activities, and suggestions for short "strolls" on trails or through your neighborhood.

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Pierce Valentine Dinners To Go with Virtual Program: Love is in the Air (Literally)

Sunday, February 14

Dinner Pickups: Noon – 5 pm

Learn the many ways birds show affection for each other and how we can show our appreciation for our feathered friends by making them suet feeders to help survive Mother Nature's "cold shoulder." All dinner guests will receive the materials and recipes to make their own suet feeds and be guided through the process with video instructions picked up with their Valentine Dinner To Go. Dinners must be ordered by Tuesday, February 2 at 5 pm.

Place Your Dinner Order Here

Science Storytime: Tracks in the Snow

Friday, February 19

10:30 – 11:15 am

Hear stories, sing songs, and engage in play and hands-on activities while learning about the many animals that are active during Michigan winters and the tracks and other signs they leave behind in this storytime hosted by the Hastings Public Library and Pierce Cedar Creek Institute.

Register Here