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  • Sunday, October 10, 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

       
       
    • The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join Anne Arundel County archaeologist Drew Webster 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. Drew 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 toed shoes that can get wet. Ages: 13 and older (under 18 with a parent). $25 per person. Register through ActiveNet #26675. For questions, call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected] aacounty.org.
       
       
    • 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. 
       
       
    • War of 1812 Remembrance and Fall Festival Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Locations: Historic Hancock’s Resolution Details: War of 1812 Remembrance: Militia muster with cannon. American Schooner Lion of Baltimore burned in Bodkin Creek on August 24, 1814, three weeks before the Battle of Baltimore.
       
       
  • Monday, October 11, 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 12, 2021

    • 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/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
  • Wednesday, October 13, 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, October 14, 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.
       
       
  • Friday, October 15, 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]
       
       
    • Jean and Edgar Parker Rest Area Dedication Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm Locations: See Description Details: Please join the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails, and Mr. Edgar Parker on Friday, October 15, at 1:00pm, for the dedication of the Jean and Edgar Parker Memorial Rest Area. This new picturesque rest area will mark the western terminus of the Broadneck Trail when completed. Mr. Parker, a Navy veteran and long time Arnold resident, is especially proud of his volunteer efforts. Ed helped lobby for the Broadneck Trail and has served on the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails for many years, where he received the Trailblazer Award in 2014. After the first section of the Broadneck Trail was completed in 2012, he helped create the Segree Rest Area by Broadneck Library. His wife Jean, also an active volunteer, passed away in 2007.

      Jean and Edgar Parker Rest Area
      277 Peninsula Farm Road
      Arnold, MD 21012
       
      We recommend parking at the Broadneck Medical Center off Peninsula Farm Road, where it is a short walk to the rest area. The rest area is located near the intersection of College Parkway and Peninsula Farm Road.

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    • Campfire Chat Series @ Kinder Farm Park Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Locations: Kinder Farm Park Details:

      Theme: Animal Life on the Farm

      This event is FULL.

      Come listen to our very own Kinder Farm Veterinarian Dr. John Stott and Park Ranger Sam Ziff as they lead an in depth tour of the farm, introducing participants to the animals who live there and discussing the veterinary care that's needed to keep them happy and healthy.

      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). #27035

       
       
  • Saturday, October 16, 2021

    • Art @ the Park 2021 Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details: Art @ the Park 2021 is the 31st annual arts festival located in the magnificent setting of Quiet Waters Park. Featuring original artwork from over 60+ exhibitors, both locally and throughout the country. It includes musical performances, art demonstrations, activities, and specialty food. Dogs are welcome at all outside venues, but are not allowed in the buildings. Gate fees apply.
       
       
    • 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.
       
       
    • Trails and Tails Hike Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Locations: South River Farm Park Details:

      Come join us for a guided hike around the park. Bring your dog on a leash to enjoy the park. Remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

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

       
       
    • Mysteries of the Marsh - Fall Foliage Canoe Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: The marsh is getting ready to go dormant for the year, but is not finished yet! We’ll look for late season flowers, migratory birds, beaver, otter, and other wildlife. 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, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, lunch/snack, and closed toed shoes that can get wet. $20 per person. Register at ActiveNet #26677. For questions, call 410-222- 8006 or email [email protected]