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  • 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.
       
       
    • 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