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  • Sunday, June 18, 2017

    • Father’s Day Canoe Time: 10:00a - 2:00p Location: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Discover the abundant wildlife in the Patuxent River wetlands with Dad! We’ll paddle up some of the smaller branches of the river to look for beavers, birds and flowering wetland plants. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, a lunch, and shoes that can get wet. Fee: $20. Age 7 and older.
      Registration Required: Program #10243, register online

    • Shore Party Time: 10:00a - 4:30p Location: Historic London Town and Gardens Details:

      Join living history sailors to try your hand at rope making and seamanship, learn how sailors lived day to day, and experience the art and science of navigation. Free costume rentals are available to children.
      Included with general admission. Free to members.

      Historic London Town and Gardens
    • Public Open Days at Mayo Beach Park Time: 11:00a - 5:00p Location: Mayo Beach Park Details:

      Public Open Days at Mayo Beach Park

    • Blacksmith Shop Workday Time: 1:00p - 4:00p Location: Kinder Farm Park Details: Stop by the Kinder Farm Park Blacksmith Shop and watch the Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild members forging metal, using various tools. Stand on the sidelines and view a trade that is over 100 years old but still very much alive today at Kinder Farm Park. The Blacksmith Shop is open on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
    • Summer Concert at Downs Park Time: 6:00p - 8:00p Location: Downs Park Details:

      Bayside Summer Concert Series presents Different Sisters (Top 40)

      • Admission to the park during the time of the concert is free. 
      • Downs Park is located at 8311 John Downs Loop in Pasadena
      • Concerts will resume in September 2016.
  • Monday, June 19, 2017

    • Colonial Adventures! Summer Camp Time: All Day Location: Historic London Town and Gardens Details: June 19 - 23, 2017

      At Colonial Adventures, campers live the lives of children 300 years ago by wearing period clothing, cooking over a fire, making colonial crafts to take home, playing lots of colonial games, and taking part in an optional overnight in our historic William Brown House for campers ages 10 and up.
      They'll feel like they've traveled back in time! (Without the smallpox or chamber pots, of course.)

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    • Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild Meeting Time: 7:00p - 10:00p Location: Kinder Farm Park Details: The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Members learn and practice new techniques as they work on their projects. No registration required. No gate fees. 
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    • Sawmill Workshop Time: 9:00a - 12:00p Location: Kinder Farm Park Details:

      Weather permitting, Kinder Farm Park's very own Sawmill Club will be running logs through the mill. Wood milled from the sawmill can be seen around Kinder Farm park, including inside the Tobacco Barn Museum and Visitor Center.

      Antique Equipment and Sawmill Club’s mission is the restoration and display of the park’s antique farm equipment, tractors and sawmill. Our goal is to offer presentations and displays of antique farm tools and equipment so that those participating can experience farm life in historical Anne Arundel County. The lumber from the sawmill is used in many of the small barns and other structures in the park.  

      Friends of Kinder Farm Park

    • Friends of Downs Park Monthly Meeting Time: 7:00p - 8:00p Location: Downs Park Details:

      The Friends of Downs Park are an advocacy group that supports the park through fundraising and volunteer activities. New members are always welcome. 

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017

    • Youth Fishing Derby Time: 8:00a - 11:30a Location: Downs Park Details: Sponsored by the Pasadena Sportfishing Group, in partnership with Recreation and Parks. There will be refreshments and contests, with prizes awarded to two age groups (5-8 and 9-13). Advanced registration of $5.00 per child is required. Show up to the derby to receive your $5.00 back! Sorry, no walk-ins the day of the event. For a registration form, please visit or call 410-HEY-FISH ((410) 437-3474).
    • Composting Demonstrations Time: 10:00a - 11:00a Location: Quiet Waters Park Details: The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners invite you to attend twice monthly COMPOST DEMONSTRATIONS at Quiet Waters Park on the Wildwood Trail. Learn how to turn yard waste and kitchen scraps into compost. Receive a free compost bin courtesy of the AA County Recycling office. Demonstrations will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or excessive heat warning.
    • Great American Campout Time: 6:00p - 9:00a Location: Glendening Nature Preserve Details:

      Spend the night under the stars! We’ll start with a potluck campfire cookout, explore the night with a sensory hike, then share stories and s’mores around the fire. In the morning we’ll serve a light breakfast. Please bring a side dish and drink to share for dinner. Age: Families. Fee: $15 per person or $40 per family, vehicle entrance fee included.
      Registration required: Program #10247, register online

    • The Great American In The Park Campout Time: 6:00p - 9:00a Location: Thomas Point Park and Bacon Ridge Natural Area Details: Break out your camping gear & spend the night under the stars! We’ll start with dinner by campfire & then explore the night with a sensory hike. Afterwards make s’mores and share stories around the fire. In the morning we'll serve a light breakfast and go for a short hike.

      Please bring your own prepared food for dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Drinking water and porta pots will be available.

      $15 individual/$40 family of 4; additional family members @ individual rate. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      For more information:
      Thomas Point Park 410 222-1777
      Bacon Ridge Natural 410 222-6141