AUGUSTA — The Viles Arboretum will host its Table Tour event Sunday, Feb. 5.

More than 200 participants typically gather on the Arboretum grounds for this winter event. Participants snowshoe, ski and hike on groomed trails, according to a news release from the arboretum.

The fun involves healthy outdoor activity, supporting the Arboretum, and lots of food. Participants get to indulge in culinary delights available from restaurants and food providers in and around the Capital City. From hearty chowder to fresh baked breads, American barbecue and steaming hot turkey and all the fixings, not to mention a dessert table and freshly brewed coffee or other beverage.

Mark DesMeules, the Arboretums’ executive director said in a the release, “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. The course is even more interesting with dozens of beautiful stone sculptures at various points along the trail and warming fires at every food station.”

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $5 for children younger than 10 with no charge for toddlers, or a group rate of $15 per ticket if you purchase five or more tickets so call your friends, pull together a business outing, etc.

For tickets, call the arboretum at 626-7989. Tickets will be available the day of the event from 10 a.m. to noon. 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.

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