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Kansas Wetlands Education Center to hold holiday open house Dec. 13

Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 13.

Visitors can hum along to holiday music and graze on Christmas cookies, breads and warm beverages. After a fill of holidays treats, visitors can try their luck at finding KWEC’s Christmas goose and earn the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to KWEC’s gift store.

Kids can decorate gingerbread birdhouses and make bird feeder swags, while adults can take advantage of specials in the gift shop. Gift store shoppers may also purchase one item at 40 percent off, excluding consignment items. The first 100 adults will also receive $5 gift cards to Waters True Value in Great Bend.

Once your holiday shopping is complete, discover how best to provide winter bird feeding and watering from Rob Penner, The Nature Conservancy avian programs manager at Cheyenne Bottoms. Feeder and water products from Waters True Value will also be on display.

Preregistration is required for the gingerbread birdhouse activity, with a limited number of seats available. The registration deadline is Dec. 10. No registration is required for any other activities.

For more information, or to register for the gingerbread birdhouse activity, call (877) 243-9268.