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  • Sunday, October 24, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 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 25, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 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 26, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 2021.

       
       
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 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. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 2021.

       
       
    • Animal Track Hike Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Kinder Farm Park Details: Join a Park Ranger to learn about the identifying animal tracks while on hike through Kinder Farm Park. You will also learn about the habits and behaviors of the animals that are identified via tracks. This program is good for all ages. Participants should plan for the weather and bring water. Please call 410-222-6115 to register.
       
       
    • 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 29, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 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 @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      Theme: Folklore & Ghost Stories

      Chesapeake Troubadour Jeff Holland will share ghost stories, local lore, and songs to welcome the All Hallow's Eve weekend. Feel free to wear your costume or bring your favorite candy to make a custom s'more.

      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). #27037

       
       
  • Saturday, October 30, 2021

    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      The gallery is located within the park Visitors Center. Featured artists shall be:

      Annapolis Arts Alliance, Mixed Media, Willow Gallery; Franciscka Needham, Paintings, Garden Gallery Artist “Meet and Greet” on October 24, 2021.

       
       
    • Fall Foliage Hike Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Locations: South River Farm Park Details:

      Join a ranger as you hike the trails in search of scenic fall colors and whatever critters appear. Enjoy the changing fall foliage for the season. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and dress for the weather. Wear a mask.

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

       
       
    • Halloween Critter Crawl Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join Jug Bay staff and volunteers for a Halloween Critter Crawl. Walk through the forest to see different animals and insects’ displays, and enjoy Halloween candy, campfires, s’mores, hayrides, and nature crafts. Family friendly. Please bring your headlamp or flashlight, and wear your costume if you have one. Limited food available for purchase. Fee: $5 per person, two years and under free (do not register 2 and under). All ages welcome. No pets. Register in ActiveNet #26679. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]