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  • Wednesday, September 1, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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.

       
       
  • Thursday, September 2, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
  • Friday, September 3, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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]
       
       
  • Saturday, September 4, 2021

    • 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Pops in the Park with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The ASO is ready to make some noise at Quiet Waters Park for their first live, in person concert in over a year. Music Director José-Luis Novo has prepared an exciting program of music that will highlight the ASO's
      return and initiate the 60th Anniversary season of Celebration. The program features audience favorites by
      Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Scott Joplin, Leroy Anderson, Duke Ellington, John Williams and more.

      ***Rain Date is Sunday, September 5th

       
       
  • Sunday, September 5, 2021

    • 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • 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.
       
       
    • Fall Free Concert Series @ Hatton Regester Green Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Locations: Hatton-Regester Green Details:

      September 5thJeffrey Herbert has performed solo at many high profile events, including The Vietnam War
      Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, The Birchmere, The City Winery, DC, the Irish Embassy, and before members of Congress on Capitol Hill. He is an accomplished bagpiper, singer and guitarist with over 15 years of experience and over 30 years of guitar and vocal experience.

      This event is weather permitting. The Hatton Regester Green is adjacent to the B&A Trail in Severna Park, MD.

      Sponsored by the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails with a grant from Anne Arundel Recreation & Parks.
      There are a limited amount of benches in the park near the gazebo, so you’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner. 

       
       
  • Monday, September 6, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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. 
       
       
  • Tuesday, September 7, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Everything Butterfly Garden Time: 8:00am - 11:00am Locations: Glendening Nature Preserve (Jug Bay) Details:

      Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly garden maintenance group. Volunteers weed, water, prune, socialize, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden near the Glendening Preserve's Plummer House. Benefits: learn to identify native plants and why they are important, meet the many fantastic pollinators that visit the garden, enjoy free plants and cuttings to take home, and meet wonderful people. Bring gardening gloves, your favorite tools, and plenty of drinking water. Walk-ins welcome. FREE. All ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

      When weather permits.

       
       
    • 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: The Archaeology of Anne Arundel County Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Locations: Historic London Town and Gardens Details: Join London Town in celebrating our 50th anniversary with lectures highlighting our past and future. London Town was the site of Anne Arundel County’s largest archaeological excavation. Join C. Jane Cox, Chief of Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Division and the head of the Lost Towns Project, as she discusses what her team has discovered all around the county. Free for members or $10 for non-members. All attendees must register in advance at www.historiclondontown.org/events.
       
       
  • Wednesday, September 8, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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.

       
       
    • Homeschool Program: Fall Wonders Time: 10:00am - 11:30am Locations: Historic London Town and Gardens Details:

      As summer comes to an end, it’s time to explore autumn! This month we’ll learn how plants and animals get ready for the winter with observation hikes, games, and activities to discover fall from treetop to forest floor. $8 for member children, ages 6 to 12, or $10 for non-member children, ages 6 to 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

       
       
    • Recreation Advisory Board Meeting Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Locations: Matthewstown Harmans Park, 7605 Ridge Chapel Rd., Hanover, MD 21076 Details:

      Recreation Advisory Board meets bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of that month at Recreation and Parks, 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Individuals wishing to make a presentation before the Board should call the Director's Office at (410) 222-7867 in advance of the next meeting. 


      The September 8, 2021 meeting will be held at Matthewstown Harmans Park, 7605 Ridge Chapel Rd., Hanover, MD 21076

       
       
  • Thursday, September 9, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Volunteer Naturalist Training Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Share your love of nature! Outdoor education is a priority at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Volunteer Naturalists share their love of nature with small groups of students during field trips and camps. Attend our training to become a Volunteer Naturalist, shadow a field trip, and then jump in to help. We will give you all the tools to be successful. Join our community of nature enthusiasts!

      Ages 18 and older. To register go to www.jugbay.org Event Calendar and click on the event. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected] 

       
       
  • Friday, September 10, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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]
       
       
    • Mysteries of the Marsh - Sunset Paddleboard Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve

      Discover the abundant wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle along the shore and marsh edges of the Patuxent River, looking for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. See the beautiful colors of plants blooming in the wetlands. Kayaks 
      may be substituted due to weather conditions. Paddlers must be 18 or older (16 with a parent). Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours. The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the paddleboard through the water. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, a dinner/snack, and close toed shoes that can get wet.

      $30 per person. Registration is required. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.

       
       
  • Saturday, September 11, 2021

    • 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
  • Sunday, September 12, 2021

    • Mindfulness Hike Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Locations: Beverly Triton Nature Park Details: Take a moment to escape the busy work week and take a mindful hike. Slow down, breathe, and take in the beauty of Beverly Triton Nature Park. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and dress for the weather. Wear a mask. To register for this program call 410-222-1978, e-mail [email protected], or register online at https://tinyurl.com/yyr9yspl
       
       
    • 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • 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.
       
       
    • Fall Free Concert Series @ Hatton Regester Green Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Locations: Hatton-Regester Green Details:

      September 12th – Sparks and McCoy are a Classic rock based acoustic music for the masses. The duo of
      Edward Sparks and Steve McCoy have been performing together for 37 years! Their performance schedule for 2021 ranges from restaurants and bars for 100 to 200 people, to festivals for 1000 to 1200 people and more!

      This event is weather permitting. The Hatton Regester Green is adjacent to the B&A Trail in Severna Park, MD.

      Sponsored by the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails with a grant from Anne Arundel Recreation & Parks.
      There are a limited amount of benches in the park near the gazebo, so you’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner. 

       
       
  • Monday, September 13, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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. 
       
       
  • Tuesday, September 14, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Everything Butterfly Garden Time: 8:00am - 11:00am Locations: Glendening Nature Preserve (Jug Bay) Details:

      Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly garden maintenance group. Volunteers weed, water, prune, socialize, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden near the Glendening Preserve's Plummer House. Benefits: learn to identify native plants and why they are important, meet the many fantastic pollinators that visit the garden, enjoy free plants and cuttings to take home, and meet wonderful people. Bring gardening gloves, your favorite tools, and plenty of drinking water. Walk-ins welcome. FREE. All ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

      When weather permits.

       
       
    • 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, payable at program. Register the child or children only. Registration and current health guidelines required. To register go to www.jugbay.org Event Calendar and click on the event.
       
       
  • Wednesday, September 15, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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.

       
       
    • Homeschool Hikers Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Bring the kids to Jug Bay to get outside and experience nature. We will learn about a variety of nature topics and then head outside to hike and explore. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. Ages 6 to 10. Fee: $6 per child. This is a drop-off program. Registration and current health guidelines required. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
  • Thursday, September 16, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Colonial Cocktails: Citron Water & Fish House Punch Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Locations: Historic London Town and Gardens Details: From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. This month, we'll make citron water, a refreshing lemon cordial and Fish House Punch, an exclusive drink from the longest running men's social club in the English-speaking world, the Schuylkill Fishing Club. $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Participants must be 21+. Limited seats available. Register and learn more about our COVID-19 policies at www.historiclondontown.org/events.
       
       
  • Friday, September 17, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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]
       
       
    • Mysteries of the Marsh - Sunset Paddleboard Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve

      Discover the abundant wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle along the shore and marsh edges of the Patuxent River, looking for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. See the beautiful colors of plants blooming in the wetlands. Kayaks may be substituted due to weather conditions. Ages: 18 or older (16 with a parent). Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours. The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the paddleboard through the water. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, a dinner/snack, and close toed shoes that can get wet. $30 pp.

      Registration is required. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.

       
       
  • Saturday, September 18, 2021

    • Birding at Fort Smallwood Park Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details: Want to learn more about birds? We will have the opportunity to learn from Alan and Sue Young from the Anne Arundel County Bird Club. Topics that they will cover are basic bird identification and other general bird knowledge. This program will be offered at Ft. Smallwood Park or Weinberg Park. Please contact Ranger Hughes at [email protected] org or call 410-222-3348 to register. Ages 8 and up adult required (10 spots available)
       
       
    • Monarch Madness Time: 9:30am - 11:30am Locations: Beverly Triton Nature Park Details: Come join a ranger in tagging monarch butterflies! Discover all about the monarch butterfly and their migration. Explore the pollinator fields at Beverly Triton and see what pollinators visit us that day. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and dress for the weather. Wear a mask. To register for this program call 410-222-1978, e-mail [email protected], or register online at https://tinyurl.com/yyr9yspl
       
       
    • 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • 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 cancelled in the event of heavy rain or excessive heat warning. Gate fees apply. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
       
       
    • Mysteries of the Marsh - Harvest Moon Canoe Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      When Native Americans gathered their crops each autumn, they looked to September’s Full Moon as a sign that it was time to harvest. As a result, the September full moon came to be known as the Full Harvest Moon. It is the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox - the moment when the Sun crosses the Equator, and the Northern Hemisphere will begin to see more darkness than daylight. This year’s Autumn Equinox is Sept 22 and the full moon is Sept 20.

      Enjoy a leisurely evening paddle along the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. Ages: 18 or older (16 with a parent). Trips are 4 hours long and include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes/kayaks, launching canoes, and paddling. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours. The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe or kayak through the water. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Bring plenty of water, snack, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, close toed shoes that can get wet, and a headlamp if you have one. $20 per person.

      Registration and current health guidelines are required. Go to ActiveNet Online Services to register. Activity #26671. For questions, call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected] aacounty.org.

       
       
  • Sunday, September 19, 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 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Free Patuxent River Clean Up by Canoe Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Have fun on the water and help clean up the Patuxent River. We will paddle the Patuxent and Western Branch picking up trash along the way. Trips are 4 hours long and include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes, launching canoes, and paddling. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours. Children must be at least 7 years old, and under 13 must be accompanied by two paddling adults. The child will sit in the middle of the canoe with adults paddling. The Patuxent River is a relatively slow moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe through the water. Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and wear closed toe shoes that can get wet & muddy. Free.

      Registration required: ActiveNet Online registration #26673. For questions, call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]

       
       
    • 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. 
       
       
    • Family Day at Historic Hancock's Resolution Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Locations: Historic Hancock’s Resolution Details: Photo essays of Hancock and Cook family members, a display of family recipes and slices of favorite traditional cakes that the family made. Bring a chair and join the family for family day. Our WALKING TOUR will be available with COVID19 distancing rules and restrictions in place.
       
       
    • Fall Free Concert Series @ Hatton Regester Green Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Locations: Hatton-Regester Green Details:

      September 19thGuava Jelly

      The type of music that Guava Jelly delivers is unlike most other local performers. The band is a Caribbean-infused trio whose reggae vibes are woven throughout the fabric of the band’s wide diversity of music. For the last 10 years cross-generational audiences across the region have swayed and danced to this dynamic trio. Guava
      Jelly is an eclectic mix of cultural backgrounds reflecting the music they play.

      This event is weather permitting. The Hatton Regester Green is adjacent to the B&A Trail in Severna Park, MD.

      Sponsored by the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails with a grant from Anne Arundel Recreation & Parks.
      There are a limited amount of benches in the park near the gazebo, so you’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner.

       
       
  • Monday, September 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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. 
       
       
  • Tuesday, September 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Everything Butterfly Garden Time: 8:00am - 11:00am Locations: Glendening Nature Preserve (Jug Bay) Details:

      Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly garden maintenance group. Volunteers weed, water, prune, socialize, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden near the Glendening Preserve's Plummer House. Benefits: learn to identify native plants and why they are important, meet the many fantastic pollinators that visit the garden, enjoy free plants and cuttings to take home, and meet wonderful people. Bring gardening gloves, your favorite tools, and plenty of drinking water. Walk-ins welcome. FREE. All ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

      When weather permits.

       
       
  • Wednesday, September 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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.

       
       
  • Thursday, September 23, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Park Pollinators Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm Locations: Kinder Farm Park Details: Join a Park Ranger to learn about our park's local pollinators and learn ways to help support these pollinators in your own backward. Discover Monarch Butterflies, bees, bats and birds while learning about the importance of conservation of habitat and plants that these pollinators depend on. We will explore the wildflower meadow with stops at the milkweed patches and pollinator habitat areas of Kinder Farm. All ages welcome. No program fee, however gate fees apply. Registration required: 410-222-6115 or email [email protected] aacounty.org.
       
       
  • Friday, September 24, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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 @ Ft. Smallwood Park Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details:

      Theme: Harbor Defenses of Baltimore

      Explore the important role of the forts along the Patapsco River with Scott Sheads (NPS - Fort McHenry) and Raymond Scott (Friends of Fort Howard Park). Hear stories of courage and determination from the War of 1812 and the Spanish-American War.

      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). #27032

       
       
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021

    • Fall Plant Sale Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Historic London Town and Gardens Details: The Plant Sale is an important fundraiser for London Town. All proceeds go to support the gardens at London Town.
       
       
    • 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Mysteries of the Marsh - Canoe Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Discover the abundant wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. See the beautiful colors of plants blooming in the wetlands and along the river’s edge. Children must be at least 7 years old, and under 13 must be accompanied by two paddling adults. The child will sit in the middle of the canoe with adults paddling. Trips are 4 hours long and include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes/kayaks, launching canoes, and paddling. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours. 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, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and wear closed toe shoes that can get wet & muddy. $20 per person.

      Registration required. Online ActiveNet registration #26672. For questions, call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]

       
       
    • CANCELLED Introduction to Mushroom Identification Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Locations: Beverly Triton Nature Park Details:

      This has been CANCELLED.

      Fall is a great time of year to find wild mushrooms. Join a ranger and learn how to identify types of mushrooms that grow wild right here in Anne Arundel County. Learn all about them and learn about ones that are even edible! Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and dress for the weather. Wear a mask. To register for this program call 410-222-1978, e-mail [email protected], or register online at https://tinyurl.com/yyr9yspl

       
       
    • Equinox Hike Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join Master Naturalist, Mike Quilan, to welcome the arrival of fall and celebrate the changing seasons on this rare opportunity to visit the Sanctuary after hours. The hike will end at the Observation Deck, a great vantage point to observe the spectacular sunset. All ages. Free with $6 per vehicle park admission. To register go to www.jugbay. org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
  • Sunday, September 26, 2021

    • 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • 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.
       
       
    • Fall Free Concert Series @ Hatton Regester Green Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Locations: Hatton-Regester Green Details:

      September 26thBowers and Stramella is an acoustic duo that have been performing for over thirty years, combining strong harmonies with acoustic guitar, bass, lap steel guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. They blend old classics, folk, country, and soft rock at restaurants, coffeehouses, and churches throughout Maryland. They also perform at several Senior Living Centers playing popular music from the ‘40s, ’50s, ‘60’s and ‘70s.

      This event is weather permitting. The Hatton Regester Green is adjacent to the B&A Trail in Severna Park, MD.

      Sponsored by the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails with a grant from Anne Arundel Recreation & Parks.
      There are a limited amount of benches in the park near the gazebo, so you’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner.

       
       
  • Monday, September 27, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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. 
       
       
  • Tuesday, September 28, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Everything Butterfly Garden Time: 8:00am - 11:00am Locations: Glendening Nature Preserve (Jug Bay) Details:

      Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly garden maintenance group. Volunteers weed, water, prune, socialize, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden near the Glendening Preserve's Plummer House. Benefits: learn to identify native plants and why they are important, meet the many fantastic pollinators that visit the garden, enjoy free plants and cuttings to take home, and meet wonderful people. Bring gardening gloves, your favorite tools, and plenty of drinking water. Walk-ins welcome. FREE. All ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

      When weather permits.

       
       
  • Wednesday, September 29, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 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.

       
       
    • Homeschool Hikers Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Bring the kids to Jug Bay to get outside and experience nature. We will learn about a variety of nature topics and then head outside to hike and explore. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. Ages 6 to 10. Fee: $6 per child. This is a drop-off program. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
  • Thursday, September 30, 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:

      Jen Sterling, Paintings, Willow Gallery

      Janet Ewing, Second Act: For The Love of Art, Garden Gallery

      Artist "Meet and Greet" on August 29, 2021

       
       
    • Animal Track Hike Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Kinder Farm Park Details: Join a Park Ranger to learn about the Identifying animal tracks while on hike through Kinder Farm Park. In this program you will learn to identify different animal tracks throughout Kinder Farm Park Local. You will also learn about the habits and behaviors of the animals that are identified via tracks. This program is good for all ages. Participants should plan for the weather and bring water. Please call 410-222-6115 to register.