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  • 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 FriendsofDownsParkInc.

      Times TBA

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 9:00am - 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 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