The Viles Arboretum will host its Table Tour event Feb. 7. There will be snowshoeing, skiing and hiking on groomed trails and food.

Participants can indulge in culinary delights available from restaurants and food providers in and around the Capital City.

Mark DesMeules, the Arboretums’ Executive Director said in a release from the Arboretum, “This is the only event of its kind that I know of and it offers a healthy and fun opportunity to meet people, get outdoors, enjoy some terrific food, and support the many new programs and initiatives being developed at the Arboretum. This year the course is even more interesting with dozens of beautiful stone sculptures at various points along the trail, part of the Arboretum Sculpture and Nature Project.”

Tickets cost $25 and are available by calling the Arboretum at 626-7989. Early bird ticket prices until Jan. 1 are $20 for adults, $10 for children 10 and younger with no charge for toddlers. There is also a business special for business owners. If a business would like to offer tickets to its employees or purchase a block of tickets for an employee outing, a special price of $15 per ticket is available, minimum purchase is five tickets. This offer is also available for family, social, religious or other groups.

Tickets will be available the day of the event from 10 to 11 a.m. This will also be the time anyone can pick up previously purchased tickets.

Trails open at 11 a.m. and trail food will be served until 1 p.m. Desserts, coffee and hot beverages will be served until 2 p.m. at the main building located at the end of the course.

The Viles Arboretum is centrally located in Augusta on 224 acres of fields, forests, wetlands and 20 botanical collections. We offer an ever-changing selection of programs for the general public and for schools. We focus on interactive, creative and hands-on teaching with a focus on natural history and unlocking everyone’s natural ability to understand the nature of our world through your own eyes and by using your own intellect. You can learn more about the Arboretum and its programs, or how to become more involved by checking our website at www.vilesarboretum.org or simply by stopping in or call 626-7989


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