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  • Sunday, October 17, 2021

    • Anne Arundel Bird Club Walk Time: 8:00am - 11:00am Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details: Join Anne Arundel Bird Club Members Sue and Alan Young on a bird walk around the park. See how many resident and migrant birds you can spot! Participants should bring good walking shoes and binoculars (not required, but helpful!) Park admission fee is waived for participants. Upon arrival, inform the gate attendant that you are with the Anne Arundel Bird Club. Meet at Blue Heron Center Parking Lot.
       
       
    • Art @ the Park 2021 Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details: Art @ the Park 2021 is the 31st annual arts festival located in the magnificent setting of Quiet Waters Park. Featuring original artwork from over 60+ exhibitors, both locally and throughout the country. It includes musical performances, art demonstrations, activities, and specialty food. Dogs are welcome at all outside venues, but are not allowed in the buildings. Gate fees apply.
       
       
    • 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. 
       
       
    • Hancock's Resolution Tours & Events Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Locations: Historic Hancock’s Resolution Details: Explore the Historic Hancock’s Resolution house and grounds. Visit www.historichancocksresolution.org for more event information.
       
       
  • Monday, October 18, 2021

    • 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 20, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 2021.

       
       
    • Pollinator Wednesday Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve

      Join staff and volunteers on Wednesdays 9 am - 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve to work in our pollinator gardens. To beat the heat we will meet 8-11 am June 21-Sept 15. See Jug Bay’s newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Volunteers will weed, mulch, prune, and plant to revive, maintain, and build pollinator gardens. Meet new friends and enjoy interesting conversations. Bring gardening gloves, your favorite tools, and plenty of drinking water. Current health guidelines will be enforced. Ages: 12 and up, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Walk-ins welcome! Groups of five or more please call Debra at 410-222- 8006 to arrange. Proceed through the driveway gate about 1 mile to the second white house.

       
       
    • Park Fit Time: 9:30am - 11:30am Locations: Mayo Beach Park Details:

      Come Join a Ranger in this program that is a 6 week series. Meet Every week on Wednesday at 9:30am. We will get fit together while enjoying the outdoors and the trails. We will include a hike on the trails and then each week will have a different HITT or yoga workout routine. Please bring a towel or yoga mat to use during the workout session. Remember to bring plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

      Register here https://tinyurl.com/6rptsf6e

       
       
    • Homeschool Program: Can You Dig It? Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Locations: Historic London Town and Gardens Details:

      Have you ever wondered what might lie beneath your feet? This month, is all about archaeology: we’ll try our hands at excavation, explore how archaeology can teach us about the past, and conclude with a history mystery that only budding archaeologists can solve! $8 for member children, ages 6 – 12, or $10 for nonmember children, ages 6 – 12.

      PLEASE NOTE: This occurs from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM or from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.

      To register and find out more, go to https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

       
       
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 2021.

       
       
    • Preschool Nature Hour Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Locations: Downs Park Details: Children and parents will learn about a different animal each week that makes its habitat at Downs Park with a story and other animal-centric activities. Entrance fee waived for participants. Please contact Ranger Turner at [email protected] for more information or to register.
       
       
  • Friday, October 22, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 2021.

       
       
    • Field Work Fridays Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join our Field Work Fridays at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Every Friday rain or shine, volunteers join staff naturalists to tackle a stewardship project in need of support. Projects include invasive plant removals, trash clean-ups, gardening, citizen science monitoring, and more. Volunteers are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy after our work is completed. No prior training or experience is necessary to join our Field Work Fridays! Free. Ages 8 and up, minors must be accompanied by a guardian. A notification email will be sent on Thursday to registered participants verifying the project and location. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
    • FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands 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 Series @ Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Theme: Wilderness Safety & Survival

      Learn how to be better prepared for your next camping or hiking adventure with help from members of the Anne Arundel County Wilderness Search and Rescue Team. Experts Chris Carroll and Pati Delgado will discuss the essentials of what to pack and share easy to remember survival techniques when the going gets rough.

      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 wildlife, conservation, history, survival skills, folklore and more. Bring a portable camp chair and share s’mores and stories by the fire, or sit back, relax and enjoy the evening. A $5.00 registration fee covers program costs. Prepackaged s’mores supplies will be provided. Guest speakers and topics will be announced via social media.
      Please register online. $5/participant. Open to those aged 5 and up  (children aged 5 to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult). #27036

       
       
  • Saturday, October 23, 2021

    • Halloween Trick or Treat Trail Time: All Day Locations: Downs Park Details:

      Join in the fun as the Friends of Downs Park and community sponsors host the annual Trick or Treat Trail. Enjoy the Halloween season with a stroll around the park trails for kid-friendly trick or treating (ages 12 and under). Advanced on-line registration required (No ticket sales available at the event). Gate fees apply, however all proceeds go to the Friends of Downs Park. For more information call 410-222-6230 or visit facebook.com/ FriendsofDownsParkInc.

      Times TBA

       
       
    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 2021.

       
       
    • Skulls and Bones Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Locations: Glendening Nature Preserve (Jug Bay) Details: Get in the Halloween spirit on this easy walk through our autumn woods. We'll learn about animal bones, scavengers, and the cycle of life. Meet at the picnic tables behind the white house. All ages welcome but more appropriate for children 6 and older. Fee: $5 per person. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
    • The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve

      Join MA Stephanie Sperling, an expert archaeologist from Prince George’s County Patuxent River Park, in a kayaking expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River from early occupations over 10,000 years ago to historic times. Stephanie will share how these archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life along the Patuxent River. The Patuxent River is a relatively slow moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe or kayak through the water. Bring plenty of water, lunch/snack, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and closed toe shoes that can get wet. Ages: 13 and older (under 18 with a parent). $25 per person. Please register in ActiveNet #      . For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]

       
       
    • Owl Prowl Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Locations: South River Farm Park Details:

      Owls are fascinating creatures of the night. Join a ranger as we explore South River Farms Park after dark for sights and sounds of various owl species. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and dress for the weather. Wear a mask.

      Register here https://tinyurl.com/6rptsf6e