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  • 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.