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  • Sunday, March 26, 2017

    • B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Time: 7:30a - 12:00p Location: B&A Trail Details: TBA: B&A Trail @ Evergreen Road
    • Maryland Day Weekend/Living History Weekend Time: 10:00a - 4:30p Location: Historic London Town and Gardens Details: Costumed interpreters represent a century of early Maryland History. You can try your hand at making rope and chopping wood. Kids can even dress up in colonial-style clothing!

      Historic London Town and Gardens
    • Oysters of the Chesapeake Time: 11:00a - 12:00p Location: Mayo Beach Park Details: Learn all about oysters in this kid friendly, hands on, oyster workshop. To register for this program call 410-507-2751, e-mail, or register online at
    • 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. 
  • Monday, March 27, 2017

    • 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. 
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    • Proposed Bridge over the Patuxent River Public Meeting Time: 6:00p - 8:00p Location: See Below for Location Address Details:

      Notice of Public Meeting Proposed Bridge over the Patuxent River Connecting the WB&A Trail in  Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties

      • March 28, 2017
      • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
      • Two Rivers Community Center, 1425 Two Rivers Blvd, Odenton, MD 21113

      The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and Recreation and Parks invites you to participate in a discussion on a proposed pedestrian bridge over the Patuxent River which will connect the WB&A Trail terminus in Anne Arundel County to the system in Prince George’s County; Odenton and Bowie, respectively. This project is in the design stage and will be constructed in partnership with M-NCPPC and Prince George’s County. Your input is important to the County and M-NCPPC.
      Please provide your comments by April 17, 2017 through the website or in writing to: Department of Recreation and Parks, Attn: WB&A Bridge Planning, 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
      Submit Public Comment

  • Wednesday, March 29, 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

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017

    • Waterbird Survey Time: 7:30a - 9:30a Location: Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary Details: Come and join a periodic survey of waterbirds at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. The ornithological knowledge and collaborative attitude of our volunteer team create a phenomenal learning experience. All of this in the beautiful early morning light of the Jug Bay wetlands on the Patuxent River. Age: 12 and older. Free (entrance fee waived). Registration required: (410) 741-9330 or e-mail

      Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
  • Friday, March 31, 2017

    • Evening Fishing Time: 7:30p - 9:30p Location: Mayo Beach Park Details: Enjoy evening fishing at Mayo Beach Park located off of the South River.
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017

    • Rec Deeds Challenge Run 5K and Family Fun Walk Time: 7:30a - 12:00p Location: Downs Park Details: This race is held in memory of Tyler Hamrick and in honor of ALL adaptive athletes! The 5k race course is a combination of paved roadways and trails along the Chesapeake Bay through scenic Downs Park. Event fees. 
      Race day registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and race begins at 9:00 a.m. Register for the Rec Deeds Challenge Run 5K and Family Fun Walk online at
    • Birdwalk Time: 8:00a - 11:00a Location: Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary Details:

      Learn the skills of identifying birds by sight and sound. Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. 

      • Ages: 12 and up
      • Fee: FREE with $6 per vehicle entrance fee

      Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

    • Beverly Triton Beach Park Work Days Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: Beverly Triton Beach Park Details: The First Saturday of Every Month!

      Bring work gloves, water, and wear boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty.
    • Bike Safety Days - B&A Trail - 51 W. Earleigh Heights Road Time: 10:00a - 2:00p Location: B&A Trail Details: Please join Anne Arundel County Trails and the Trail Blazers for Bike Safety Days! Pedal Pushers, Aviation Velo and Bike Doctor Arnold and Crofton will be providing FREE bike safety checks and tune-ups. Come join Park Rangers for a leisurely and informative bike ride on the trail during this event. Bike Safety Days will take place on the first Saturday of each month starting in April and ending in September from 10am-2pm!
    • Educator Open House Time: 10:00a - 2:00p Location: Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary Details: The Educator Open House is a field trip for teachers, parents or any educator interested in experiencing a field trip to Jug Bay from the eyes of the student. We’ll spend the day exploring the boardwalks, forests and lab space of the sanctuary along with the resources available to help you plan your visit to Jug Bay such as lesson materials and school bus scholarships. Bring a bag lunch and comfortable outdoors shoes and clothing.Space is limited to 30 participants, and registration is required. 

      Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary