Annual Community Events

Winter Living Celebration

Held in January every year, the Annual Winter Living Celebration is a fun day for all. Celebrate the magic of Winter with outdoor activities and demonstrations including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sled dogs and winter camping.  Need to warm up from the brisk winter air? Come inside to enjoy some live music, entertainment, fly-tying, crafts for children, and nature related exhibitors. Refreshments are available for purchase and donations are always encouraged.





Spring Frolic: A Savory Celebration

          The primary fundraising event for Friends of Rogers, Spring Frolic is attracts nearly two hundred community supporters. Proceeds raised from the event fund over 5% of the organization’s annual operating budget, allowing Friends of Rogers to continue providing outstanding educational opportunities that excite, inspire, and motivate people of all ages to enjoy, understand, appreciate, and protect our natural environment. Favorite culinary venues have been invited to present signature offerings during the evening’s festivities, which include live music and a silent auction.


Earth Fest                

Interested in a fun way to learn about the environment and celebrate mother Earth? Every May, shortly after Earth Day, Friends of Rogers holds the annual Earth Fest. Approximately 25 to 35 local vendors participate. This event offers live music, children’s activities, guided hikes, canoe and kayak demonstrations, and so more! Contributions are encouraged to support future operations.






Wild Goose Chase    September 15

Go on a ‘Wild Goose Chase’ along the trails of Rogers Center in Sherburne! Join Friends of Rogers on September 16 at 10 am for their second annual 5K trail run/walk. This unique event features well-groomed trails with a beautiful view of the surrounding valley and nature at its best.

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Animals of Halloween   October 20

Meet forest creatures who live at Rogers Center and hear their life stories in their own words. Delicious treats will be available for purchase, and Friends of Rogers will be selling campfire s’mores for roasting. While there is no charge for this program,              contributions are encouraged to support future operations.