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Published on February 24, 2024
Residents Invited to Embrace Winter's Whisper at 'Snow Sounds Walk' in Scott CountySource:Unsplash / Robson Hatsukami Morgan

Residents looking to break the monotony of cold city winters have a melodic escape waiting for just a stone's throw away in Scott County. The "Stories that Spark Creativity: Snow Sounds Walk" event, set for March 6 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., offers an opportunity to tune in to the rhythms of nature at Cleary Lake Regional Park. It's not just another walk in the park, folks; here, families are promised a fusion of storytelling by the fireside, followed by an immersive outdoor experience.

The collaboration between Cleary Lake Regional Park and the Scott County Library's Rhythm and Song series is an ironic twist of the bustling city life – instead of the usual honking cars and chattering crowds, participants will get symphonies of rustling leaves and the crunch of snow underfoot, the event is focused on creating music inspired by the elements and there's even some post-adventuring hot cocoa to warm your bones by the fireplace. Those who've had their fill of screen time and are looking for a tactile and auditory feast are invited to join, mingling with strangers-turned-friends over musical exploration and fireside chats.

According to the Scott County website, this program is as open as the skies above Minnesota – suitable for all ages, making it perfect for families looking for something different to do together. The program's creators believe that "participating in collective, creative work makes us feel more alive, connected, and well."

And don't let the chill get to you: Participants are reminded to bundle up, because while some of the program brings the coziness of a fireside, a chunk of the action takes place in the great outdoors where Jack Frost has been busy. Despite the frosty setting, the event is hot with potential to become a staple for families in and around the area — filling a gap for creative outlets that engage directly with the environment and encourage a sense of community amongst participants. No need to register or pay any fees, just show up with a spirit ready to make and enjoy music of the most original kind: direct from the source, the great outdoors itself.

Children under the age of 11 will need to come accompanied by an adult, because as much as the event is about harnessing individual creativity, it's also about ensuring everyone's safety – hot cocoa by a fireplace included. This wholesome blend of literature, nature, and the arts might just be the right mix to create lasting memories and maybe, just maybe, inspire the next generation of environmental maestros.