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  • 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.