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  • Sunday, October 2, 2022

    • Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Bicycle Event Time: 6:15am - 3:00pm Locations: Kinder Farm Park Details: This October will mark the 8th Anniversary of the Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100! What began to showcase Anne Arundel County’s scenic trails and roadways, and spotlight cycling awareness, safety and its benefits, has grown every year into a celebrated annual event drawing hundreds of cyclists of all ages and abilities and supporters from around the Mid-Atlantic.  More info here.
    • Blacksmith Shop Workday Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Locations: 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. 
    • Historic Hancock's Resolution Tours & Special Events Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Locations: Historic Hancock’s Resolution Details:

      Explore the Historic Hancock’s Resolution house and grounds.  

      Visit the Events Calendar for more event information.  A digital walking tour is available on site and online.

  • Monday, October 3, 2022

    • Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm Locations: 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, October 5, 2022

    • Coffee with a Ranger Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details:

      Come join a ranger at the Youth Group Campground of Fort Smallwood Park on Wednesday's from 9-10 AM for a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa! Ask questions about the park, local flora and fauna, or simply get to know the rangers a little bit better while you enjoy a warm beverage. This is a FREE program, excluding the $6 park entrance fee. All ages welcome, no registration required.

    • Master Gardener Composting Demonstration Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners invite you to attend this demonstration at Quiet Waters Park on the Wildwood Trail. Learn how to make compost in your backyard and receive a free compost bin courtesy of the Anne Arundel County Recycling office.

      Demonstrations may be canceled in the event of heavy rain or excessive heat warning. Gate fees apply. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

  • Friday, October 7, 2022

    • Park Fit Series Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: South River Farm Park Details: Join us for a 6 week Park Fit series. The series will be offered during the Fall and Spring seasons. Enjoy the great outdoors with a hike and workout routine that consists of HIIT and Yoga poses for all fitness levels. Connect with nature and get out and move your body. The program will be outside and is weather dependent. To register for this program call 410-222-1978 or register online at
    • FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary Details:

      Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found at the Sanctuary! Tour is 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration is required. Meet outside the McCann Wetlands Visitor Center promptly at 1pm. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]

    • Campfire Chat - Harbor Defenses of Baltimore Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details:

      Gather around a campfire at one of your favorite parks this fall for a series of engaging and informative chats. Each week Park Rangers and local experts will lead discussions on a different theme, exploring topics about conservation, history, culture, folklore, music, and more. Bring a portable camp chair and share s’mores and stories by the fire, or sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening.

      This week: Explore the important role of the forts along the Patapsco River with experts from Fort McHenry and Fort Howard Park. From the War of 1812’s bombs bursting in air, to their lesser-known service during the Spanish-American War, our guest speakers will take us back to a time when we depended on these installations to keep us safe.

      A $5.00 registration fee covers program costs. S’mores supplies will be provided. In the event of rain the program will be held under a pavilion. Please register online at
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022

    • Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Join expert archaeologist Stephanie Sperling, M.A.A., Senior Archaeologist, Archaeology Office of Natural and Historical Resources Division M-NCPPC, in a kayaking expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River. Stephanie will share how archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life from early occupations over 10,000 years ago to historic times. The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the kayak through the water.

      Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, a lunch/snack, and wear closed toe shoes that can get wet & muddy. Please arrive 15 minutes early. $25 per person. Registration is required and is limited to 9 participants. Ages 13 and older. Must be 18 without a parent/guardian.

      Go to aarecparks/Home Active #29740. For questions, call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]

    • Fairies in the Woods Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Locations: South River Farm Park Details: Fairies are a story of fiction and fantasy, but that doesn't have to keep you from wondering how a fairy might build its home. Bring the kids and learn how fairies use elements of nature to build their homes, providing camouflage, and protection. This is a great way to engage your children in nature and to spark their imaginations. Kids will spend time scavenging supplies and building their own fairy homes. To register for this program call 410-222-1978 or register online at
    • Fall Fun Day Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Kinder Farm Park Details:

      The Friends of Kinder Farm Park Present Fall Fun Day, geared toward children 12 and under. Admission includes Scarecrow Hayride, Straw-Bale Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Tractor Photo-op, Farmhouse Tour, Farm Animal Encounters, and fall crafts. Space is limited so pre-payment and registration are required at