If you're a bird love like I am, Houston is the place for you to be this weekend.  The International Owl Center hosts the International Festival of Owls Friday through Sunday. The annual event offers activities for all ages.  I'll list just a few but if you want to see the complete schedule of events visit their website or call 507-896-OWLS (6957).

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Friday March 3:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Photography contest, Owl Detectives Program, Owls through the Ages program
Saturday March 4  Pancake breakfast at Houston Lutheran Church.  Owl nest box building.  Storytime.  Kids hooting contest.  Banquet at 6 p.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church.
Sunday March 5  Birding and natural history bus trip with German lunch.  Live owl programs featuring snowy, barn, short-eared, Great Horned and barred owls. "The Secret Life of Owls" by Make Believe Media with Neil Rettig and Laura Johnson.