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  • Sunday, October 3, 2021

    • Lifeline 100 Community Bicycle Event Time: All Day Locations: 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road Millersville, MD 21108 Details:

      Please join Anne Arundel Department of Recreation & Parks, Anne Arundel County Police and Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) on October 3, 2021 for the seventh annual Lifeline 100 Community Bicycle Event!

      This year will mark the 7th Anniversary of the Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100! What began to showcase Anne Arundel County’s scenic trails and roadways, and spotlight cycling awareness, safety and its benefits, has grown every year into a celebrated annual event drawing hundreds of cyclists of all ages and abilities and supporters from around the Mid-Atlantic. 

      The event typically attracts more than 800 participants from age 4 to 84 of all levels and abilities, a wide range of bikes including road bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes, cruisers, tandems, recumbents, adaptive and trikes.  Over the past six years the event has generated more than $200,000 in proceeds for non-profit beneficiaries and has won an Award from the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association.

      The 2021 Lifeline 100 will be on Sunday, October 3rd. We will again offer 100 and 65 mile scenic routes with views of the Severn River, Chesapeake Bay, historic Annapolis and more. The 30 and 15 mile flat, paved trail routes are great for riders of all ages and abilities including families, adaptive bikes and people with special needs who can register at a 2 for 1 rate with their accompanying rider thanks to our generous Ride Leader sponsor Prophasys.  All routes are fully-supported with route maps and markings, rest stops and SAG vehicles.

      The event will be held entirely outdoors and will adhere to COVID restrictions in place at that time including capping the participant count if needed.   County Executive Steuart Pittman said “the Lifeline 100 event exemplifies the power of partnership by county agencies and nonprofits and the importance of biking for recreation and transportation.  I urge all citizens and visitors to come join us for this award-winning event at Kinder Farm Park.” 

      The free Children’s Bike Rodeo for ages 4-10 provided by PedalPowerKids will return on October 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for a fun and educational experience. The Bike Rodeo will include a short bike safety check, helmet instruction and safe riding tips followed by a kids’ obstacle riding course that includes turns, stops and crossings. Reserve your free time slot at www.lifeline100.com/rodeo.

      Proceeds support local nonprofits including the Anne Arundel Crisis Response System, Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails and Kinder Farm Park, and Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.   501c3 nonprofits who would like to use Lifeline100 as a platform to recruit riders to fund-raise for their cause, should contact us using www.lifeline100.com/contact/.    Financial or in-kind food sponsors and volunteers should use the same Contact link.

      Registration opens May 1 with Early Bird rates are available until June 1. For full event details and registration information, please visit www.lifeline100.com

       
       
    • 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.
       
       
  • Monday, October 4, 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, October 5, 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

       
       
    • Beverly Triton Nature Park Virtual Public Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Beverly Triton Nature Park
      Project# P570302
      Project Manager: Robert Fernandez

      This meeting will be audio and video recorded
       

      View Meeting Announcement
       

      Join the webinar:

      https://aacounty.zoom.us/j/85767904019?pwd=alBia1NJaVVQMlE0Q211KzBmSTNuUT09
      Passcode: %[email protected]

      Join the webinar by phone:
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      Webinar ID: 857 6790 4019
      Passcode: 81081175

      International numbers available: https://aacounty.zoom.us/u/kbRVOj4vC

       
       
  • Wednesday, October 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

       
       
    • 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.

       
       
    • 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.
       
       
  • Thursday, October 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

       
       
    • Preschool Nature Hour Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Locations: Downs Park Details: Children and parents will learn about a different animal each week that makes its habitat at Downs Park with a story and other animal-centric activities. Entrance fee waived for participants. Please contact Ranger Turner at [email protected] for more information or to register.
       
       
    • Colonial Cocktails: Grog & Sangaree 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 drink like sailors with two seafaring beverages. The first is grog, a well-known, rum-based drink, and we’ll also make sangaree, the precursor to modern sangria. $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, October 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

       
       
    • 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 @ Downs Park Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Locations: Downs Memorial Park, 8311 John Downs Loop Pasadena, MD 21122 Details:

      Theme: Archeology in Your Backyard

      Come join Archeologist and Laboratory Director Amelia Chisholm and Park Ranger Turner Kinsey as they explore the history of Rocky Beach Farm through artifacts uncovered in the park. Discover other important archaeological sites located throughout Anne Arundel County.

      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). #27034

       
       
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021

    • Nature Hike at Weinberg Park! Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Locations: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Park Details: Let us escape in to one of our natural areas here in Anne Arundel County. This Park is quite diverse with wildlife and scenery. It has forest, a natural pond, and shores up with the Patapsco River. Here we will learn and see biodiversity and learn some species of animals and trees/plants. Please contact Ranger Hughes at [email protected] aacounty.org or call 410-222-3348 to register. Ages 8 and up, adults required.
       
       
    • 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

       
       
    • Fall Fun Day Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road Millersville, MD 21108 Details: The Friends of Kinder Farm Park Present Fall Fun Day, geared toward
      children 12 and under. Admission ($10/Person, Children 3 and under
      free) includes Scarecrow Hayride, Straw-Bale Maze & Pumpkin Patch,
      Tractor Photo-op, Farmhouse Tour, Farm Animal Encounters,
      and fall crafts. Space is limited so pre-payment and registration are
      required at www.kinderfarmpark.org.
       
       
    • Mushroom Hike Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Locations: South River Farm Park Details:

      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.

      Register here https://tinyurl.com/6rptsf6e

       
       
    • Jug Bay Ghost Canoe Paddle Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Up for a “SPOOKY”, but fun evening in the water? Join volunteer Philippe Hensel and Patricia Delgado (Park Superintendent) for a one of a kind evening paddle along the Patuxent River. We will make one stop by the water’s edge where Philippe will share local legends and ghost stories around a campfire. Enjoying hot cider, sandwiches, and popcorn. During our paddle, we will look for beaver, otter, muskrat, birds, and other wildlife along the shore line. It will be an evening to remember! 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, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and closed toed shoes that can get wet & muddy. Head lamps will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Ages: 18 and older. Fee: $40 per person. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Jug Bay to fund the purchase of kayaks to support outdoor education programming along the Patuxent River. To register go to www. jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.