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  • Friday, February 3, 2023

    • FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Join a Jug Bay Naturalist the first Friday of every month for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! Tour is approximately 45 minutes and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration required. Meet outside the Jug Bay Visitor Center promptly at 1pm. 

      For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected].

       
       
  • Saturday, February 4, 2023

    • Bird Walk Time: 7:00am - 10:00am Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Join an avid Jug Bay birder to learn skills for identifying birds by sight and sound. Novice and experienced birders are welcome on this 2-3 mile walk to explore the forests and wetlands in search of the 250+ species of birds that call Jug Bay home, or migrate through. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a spotting scope and binoculars if you have them. Ages 12 and older. Free with $6 per vehicle park entrance fee. Gate opens at 6:45 am for a 7 am prompt start time.

      Register at www.jugbay.org, Event Calendar and click on the event. 

       
       
    • "Adventure Awaits" Camp Fair Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Severna Park High School Details:

      Please join us at our "Adventure Awaits" Camp Fair to showcase all that Recreation and Parks has to offer. Located at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146, on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

      The Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks’ Summer Camp Fair will have representatives on hand to showcase all of our summer camps and programs located throughout the Anne Arundel County area and to answer any questions you might have. We’ll highlight our Summer Fun Centers, Day Camps, Adaptive Camps, Specialty Camps, Dance, Adult programs, and much, much more. 

      Registration for Summer Camps/programs and Spring programs, will open up at 12:00am (midnight) February 4th, all families can log in to their accounts and register at that time!

      Assistance with online registration will be offered at the camp fair, if needed.

       

      Can I do this myself online? Yes!

      Website: click here for Active Net

      ***MUST USE COMPUTER OR “FULL SITE” ON MOBILE PHONE***

      On Phone: Scroll down and Click on red tab PROGRAM REGISTRATION.

      On Computer: Click on the red tab on the right – PROGRAM REGISTRATION

       

      1. SIGN IN / UP (Hint: if you attended last year, you have an account!)
      2. Click on MY ACCOUNT
      3. On Phone: Click Menu (3 small lines at top of screen)
      4. Click Activities
      5. Activity Search (hint: use activity name and/or program number) If you want to review the description of the Program Click on the Program Name in Blue.
      6. Click Enroll Now
      7. Add to cart
      8. Add to cart & continue shopping
      9. Search by activity name and/or program number for next camp
      10. When finished, proceed to shopping cart
      11. Read waiver and check box
      12. Check out
      13. Pay with credit card
      14. Receive a confirmation email
      15. Stay tuned for emails regarding camp forms.
       
       
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023

    • 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. and Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
       
       
  • Monday, February 6, 2023

    • 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. 
       
       
  • Sunday, February 12, 2023

    • Valentine's Day Crafts with a Ranger Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Locations: Downs Park Details:

      Join Park Ranger Lexie Jurchen in creating a unique Valentine’s Day craft to take home! This program is open to children ages 5 and up; parents are welcome to stay. Participation is free, however the $6.00 park entry fee does apply.

      For registration, contact Ranger Lexie at 410-222-6230 or rpjurc22@ aacounty.org

       
       
    • 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. and Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
       
       
  • Monday, February 13, 2023

    • 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. 
       
       
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023

    • I Heart Nature Storytime Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details: Join the Riviera Beach Library and Park Ranger Felipa Fontes at the Cedar Pavilion to celebrate our love of nature! Bundle up for an outdoor story time with nature-themed crafts. It is a free program but registration is required, please visit https://www.aacpl.net/events/upcoming. All ages welcome, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 
       
       
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023

    • Preschool Explorers! Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Bring the little ones to explore nature! Learn about a nature topic and then head out to experience the Sanctuary. We look, feel, listen, and discover at preschooler speed. Dress for the weather – we will always try to go outside! Parents play along with their children. Ages: 3-5. Fee: $6 per child. No refunds. Register the child or children only.

      Register here at ActiveNet = bit.ly/programfun Program #30127. 


      For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]

       
       
  • Friday, February 17, 2023

    • Stream Water Chemistry Time: 8:30am - 11:30am Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Join our Stream Water Chemistry volunteer team to conduct field tests on dissolved oxygen content, and other parameters, at important streams feeding Jug Bay. Water samples are also collected for lab analysis. This is a great way to learn how to use professional equipment, see the park, and become involved in habitat monitoring efforts. Free. Must be 18 to volunteer without a guardian.

      Register at www.jugbay.org, Event Calendar and click on the event. 

       
       
  • Sunday, February 19, 2023

    • Anne Arundel Bird Club Walk Time: 8:00am - 10:00am 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.
       
       
    • 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. and Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
       
       
  • Monday, February 20, 2023

    • 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. 
       
       
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023

    • Magnificent Marsh Mammals Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      What mammals inhabit our fascinating marshes at Jug Bay? Find out, and perhaps see some in person on an evening hike through the woods and along the edge of the marsh. Join Chuck Hatcher, Jug Bay’s resident expert on otters, for a 1-3 mile walk. Look and listen for signs of activity while Chuck shares interesting facts about these magnificent marsh mammals. All ages. Fee $5 per person. No refunds.

      Register at www.jugbay.org, Event Calendar and click on the event. 

       
       
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023

    • 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. and Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
       
       
  • Monday, February 27, 2023

    • 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.