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  • Saturday, January 1, 2022

    • Animal Care & Control will be CLOSED Time: All Day Locations: 411 Maxwell Frye Road Millersville, MD 21108 Details: Animal Care & Control will be CLOSED on January 1, 2022.
       
       
    • New Year’s Day Time: All Day Locations: Landfill & Recycling Centers Details:
      • Landfill & Recycling Centers are CLOSED.
      • No collection changes.
      • North Arundel Aquatic Center and Arundel Olympic Swim Center, North and South Recreation Centers will be CLOSED on January 1st.

      Holiday Schedule

       
       
    • 1st Day Hikes Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm Locations: Recreation and Parks Details:

      First Day Hikes are free, guided hikes offered each year on New Year’s Day. The hikes are intended to promote an alternate way of celebrating the New Year by going outside, getting some exercise, and enjoying local nature and history. Start your year off on the right foot by joining knowledgeable park rangers, naturalists, and volunteers in one of our County’s beautiful parks. This program is free, but registration is required: https://bit.ly/3djwdP4

      Start times vary by location. Please check page 24 of our Winter Program Guide for further information.

       
       
  • Sunday, January 2, 2022

    • Community Bulletin Board Time: 12:00am - 12:30am Locations: Channel 99 Details:

      Community Bulletin Board

       
       
    • Art Exhibition @ Quiet Waters Park Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Quiet Waters Park Details:

      Form and Fabric

      The opening will be held on Nov 21 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm in the Willow Gallery of the Visitor Center. The park entrance fee will be waived for the reception only. All items may be removed upon purchase, creating an excellent opportunity for holiday shopping.

      The following artists will be participating:

      Chesapeake Weavers: textiles, dyed clothing and accessories

      Chesapeake Woodturners: handmade wooden items

      Garage Art: pottery

      Ardythe Jolliff: note cards

      Joan Machinchick: paintings, calendars and calligraphy

      Donna Schramek: soft sculpture

      Liz Sork: hand-painted glasses

      Annette Uroskie: paintings and photographs.

       
       
    • 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. 
       
       
  • Monday, January 3, 2022

  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022

    • County Executive Pittman to Provide Updates Snow Response; COVID Test Distribution Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      Annapolis, Md Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman will provide updates on the County’s snow storm response, and on distribution of rapid at-home COVID test kits.
       

      WHO:

      • Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Executive
      • Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, Anne Arundel County Health Officer
      • Representatives from the Office of Emergency Management

      WHEN: Tuesday, January 4 at 11am
       

      WHERE: The event will take place on Zoom. Members of the media should RSVP to Jenny Proebstle at [email protected] to receive the login information. 
       

      The event will be streamed live on:

       
       
    • Arts Council Meeting Time: 5:45pm - 8:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Access to a meeting must be arranged 48 hours prior by emailing [email protected]. The meeting will begin at 5:45 PM.

       
       
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022

    • Coffee with a Ranger Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details: Come join a ranger at the Cedar Pavilion of Fort Smallwood Park on Wednesday's from 9-10 AM for a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa! Ask questions about the park, local flora and fauna, or simply get to know the rangers a little bit better while you enjoy a warm beverage. This is a FREE program, excluding the $6 park entrance fee. All ages welcome, no registration required.
       
       
    • 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.

       
       
    • District 2 Budget Virtual Event Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      Please register to join us via Zoom using the link below for the District 2 Town Hall. Residents in attendance will be given two minutes each to share public testimony about what they would like funded in the county budget. All budget town halls will be streamed live to facebook.com/aacoexec where residents will be able to watch them in full after the meeting, and provide written comments. 
       

      Register Here

       
       
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022

    • Waterbird Survey Time: 7:30am - 9:30am Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join a periodic survey of waterbirds on freshwater, tidal, marshes at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. The ornithological knowledge and collaborative attitude of our volunteer team creates a phenomenal learning experience. All of this in the beautiful early morning light of the Jug Bay Wetlands, on the Patuxent River. Ages: 12 and older. Free (entrance fee waived). Current health guidelines will be required. COVID mask, social distancing, and registration required. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event
       
       
    • Permit Center Late Opening Time: 8:00am - 10:00am Locations: Permit Center 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD. 21401 Details: The Permit Center will open at 10 today for staff training. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Permit Center at (410) 222-7730.
       
       
    • Severn River Commission Meeting Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      The Commission meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM. 


      The Severn River Commission is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


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  • Friday, January 7, 2022

    • Emergency Legislative Session Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      There will be a virtual emergency legislative session on January 7, 2022.

      Meeting Agenda
       

      Bill 6-22 - AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE concerning: COVID-19 and the Use of  Face Coverings
       

      Bill 7-22 – AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE concerning: Extension of Proclamation
      of Civil Emergency

       
       
    • 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.
       
       
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022

    • Infant and Toddler Sensory Nature Hike Time: 9:30am - 11:00am Locations: South River Farm Park Details: This hike is designed with little ones in mind. Research has shown that kids who play outside are calmer, happier, and more imaginative. What better time to introduce them to nature than in these young formative years. Please be prepared to let your little ones get wet and dirty. Older children are welcome when accompanying an infant or toddler! To register for this program call 410-222-1978 or register online at January Program Registration.
       
       
    • Paws for Reading Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Mountain Road Community Library Details:

      Children in elementary school improve reading skills while enjoying the attention of of a puppy dog tutor!  Please stop by the library or call (410) 222-6699 to reserve a 15 minute slot.
       
      More Info

       
       
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022

    • Community Bulletin Board Time: 12:00am - 12:30am Locations: Channel 99 Details:

      Community Bulletin Board

       
       
    • 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. 
       
       
  • Monday, January 10, 2022

    • Ethics Commission Meeting(Cancelled) Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Locations: 2666 Riva Road Annapolis, MD 21401 Details:

      The Ethics Commission is regularly scheduled to meet on the second Monday of each month, beginning at 4:00 p.m., in the commission’s office, unless rescheduled by the commission.  The commission will also have a contingent meeting scheduled for the third Monday of each month. The open portion of the meeting is usually quite brief, about 5-15 minutes.  Visitors are welcome to attend the open portion of the meeting.  If a person would like to bring a matter to the commission's attention or otherwise be heard during either the open or closed portion of the meeting, that person must notify the commission at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, providing that person's name and contact information. The commission has the discretion to permit a person to address the commission during a meeting, and may limit the time for the remarks of any speaker. The commission will not respond to questions or comments during a meeting, but upon request, will respond in writing to any speaker within a reasonable time after the meeting.  

       
       
    • 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, January 11, 2022

    • County Council Work Session (Virtual) Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Locations: Virtual Meeting Details: Worksessions are subject to change.  Please view the Printable Meeting Schedule link on the main Council web page for information on an upcoming worksession.
       
       
    • 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. No refunds. Register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/aarecparks/Home Program #27117. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]
       
       
    • County Executive Pittman to Provide Updates on COVID Response, Grant Announcements Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      Annapolis, Md Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman will provide updates on the county’s COVID response efforts, and announce grant opportunities. 
       

      WHO: Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Executive
       

      WHEN: Tuesday, January 11 at 11am
       

      WHERE: The event will take place on Zoom. Members of the media should RSVP to Jenny Proebstle at [email protected] to receive the login information. 
       

      The event will be streamed live on:
       

       
       
    • Commission on Disabilities Meeting Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details: Details will be posted on the meeting documents page when available.
       
       
    • District 4 Budget Virtual Event Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      Please register to join us via Zoom using the link below for the District 4 Town Hall. Residents in attendance will be given two minutes each to share public testimony about what they would like funded in the county budget. All budget town halls will be streamed live to facebook.com/aacoexec where residents will be able to watch them in full after the meeting, and provide written comments. 
       

      Register Here

       
       
    • Liquor Board Hearing Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Locations: Virtual Hearing Details:

      ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

      AGENDA FOR HEARING ON JANUARY 11, 2022

      6:00 PM

      To attend the Virtual Hearing please Register at:

      https://aacounty.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CGTinxhuRwKz_CTzPvLbjw

       
       
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022

    • Coffee with a Ranger Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details: Come join a ranger at the Cedar Pavilion of Fort Smallwood Park on Wednesday's from 9-10 AM for a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa! Ask questions about the park, local flora and fauna, or simply get to know the rangers a little bit better while you enjoy a warm beverage. This is a FREE program, excluding the $6 park entrance fee. All ages welcome, no registration required.
       
       
    • 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.

       
       
    • Joint Commission on the Opportunity Gap Meeting Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of the month from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Location TBD. Meetings will be held virtually until further notice, and registration links will be available to the public within one week of the meeting.
       

      Zoom Link
       

      View Meeting Documents

       
       
    • Recreation Advisory Board Meeting Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Recreation Advisory Board meets bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of that month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Individuals wishing to make a presentation before the Board should call the Director's Office at (410) 222-7867 in advance of the next meeting. 

       

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    • Animal Welfare Council Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details: View Meeting Documents
       
       
    • Planning Advisory Board Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Locations: Zoom Meeting - see details below Details:

      Details:

      The Board’s tentative agenda is:
      *Call to Order
      *Approval of Agenda
      *Approval of Minutes (December 8, 2021)

      Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan
      *Presentation from Recreation and Parks Staff
      *PAB Discussion and Questions
      Public Hearing – Oral Testimony
      * Indicates Planning Advisory Board discussion. No public comment will be received during these items.

      You must sign up to speak

      The 2022 draft update to the Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP) is available
      on the Department of Recreation and Parks website. To sign up to provide oral testimony about
      the LPPRP please submit a request to [email protected] or call 410-222-7432 by 5 PM on
      Monday, January 10, 2022.
       

      HOAs, groups, and representatives may speak for 5 minutes. The speaker must provide
      permission to speak for this organization on the organization’s letterhead.
      Individuals may speak for 3 minutes.
      If you have handouts, please provide a copy to the PAB secretary via
      [email protected] to distribute.

      How to attend this meeting:

      Please use the link below to register for the webinar. After registering to attend the Zoom, you
      will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the webinar. If you require assistance
      registering for the Zoom, call 410-222-7432.

      Please note: registering for the webinar does not register you to provide oral testimony. Please
      follow the steps above if you would like to provide oral testimony.
      Zoom Webinar Registration Link:
      https://aacounty.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7NJsw1ZMTWW_j5OQsqU7MA

      Written Testimony:

      The Department of Recreation and Parks will accept written testimony on the Land Preservation,
      Parks and Recreation Plan at [email protected] from December 15, 2021 through
      February 28, 2022. To provide written testimony for PAB consideration, please submit your
      comments to [email protected] from January 12 through January 24, 2022.

      For more details, please see the full Planning Advisory Board Agenda.

       
       
    • Planning Advisory Board Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Locations: Zoom Meeting - see details below Details:

      The Board’s tentative agenda is:

          *Call to Order

          *Approval of Agenda

          *Approval of Minutes (December 8, 2021)

       

          Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan

              *Presentation from Recreation and Parks Staff

              *PAB Discussion and Questions

              Public Hearing – Oral Testimony

      * Indicates Planning Advisory Board discussion. No public comment will be received during these items.

       

      You must sign up to speak

      The 2022 draft update to the Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP) is available on the Department of Recreation and Parks website. To sign up to provide oral testimony about the LPPRP please submit a request to [email protected] or call 410-222-7432 by 5 PM on Monday, January 10, 2022. 

      HOAs, groups, and representatives may speak for 5 minutes. The speaker must provide permission to speak for this organization on the organization’s letterhead.

      Individuals may speak for 3 minutes.

      If you have handouts, please provide a copy to the PAB secretary via [email protected] to distribute.

       

      How to attend this meeting:

      Please use the link below to register for the webinar. After registering to attend the Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the webinar. If you require assistance registering for the Zoom, call 410-222-7432.

      Please note: registering for the webinar does not register you to provide oral testimony. Please follow the steps above if you would like to provide oral testimony. 

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      For more details, please see the full Planning Advisory Board Agenda
       
       
    • Veteran Affairs Commission Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      View Meeting Documents

       
       
    • Transportation Commission Meeting Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm Locations: 2664 Riva Road, Heritage Complex, Annapolis, MD 21401 - Independence Room at 2664 Riva Road Details:
      The meetings are currently being held virtually. Login details will be posted before the meeting.
       
       
      These meetings will start at 6:30 PM until usually about 8:00 PM, unless there are a lot of agenda items or a lot of discussions, then it may go past 8:00 PM.
       
       
       
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022

    • Board of Elections Meeting Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Regular Board Meeting

       

      View Meeting Documents

       
       
    • Rabies & Microchip Clinic Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Locations: 411 Maxwell Frye Road Millersville, MD 21108 Details:

      Notice Regarding Rabies Clinics

      Low cost rabies vaccinations and microchip implantations are available on specific Thursdays (except holidays) for a period of 3 hours at Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control. Times are dependent on the season and we do have some clinics with special hours. The veterinarian leaves promptly at the end time for the clinic. Depending on the length of the line, Animal Care & Control may conclude the line at an appropriate time to ensure all individuals remaining in line receive the services.

      Please note clinics are weather permitting and may be canceled for high temperatures, low temperatures, precipitation, air quality or any other factors that may increase risks to citizens or animals at the outdoor clinic.

      A few things to note:
      • Clinic attendees MUST BE Anne Arundel County County Residents
      • Attendees MUST be wearing a mask over their mouth & nose to enter the building. We encourage mask wearing even outside in line.
      • All dogs MUST BE ON A LEASH
      • All cats MUST BE IN A CARRIER
      • License renewals must be mailed in or taken into the lobby of Animal Care & Control (masks must be worn if entering a County building)
      • Rabies Vaccination cost is $5.00
      • Microchip Implantation is $20.00
       

      More information

       
       
    • District 3 Budget Virtual Event Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      Please register to join us via Zoom using the link below for the District 3 Town Hall. Residents in attendance will be given two minutes each to share public testimony about what they would like funded in the county budget. All budget town halls will be streamed live to facebook.com/aacoexec where residents will be able to watch them in full after the meeting, and provide written comments. 
       

      Register Here

       
       
    • Anne Arundel County Commission for Women Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:
      The Anne Arundel County Commission for Women meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. virtually. Login instructions will be posted before the meeting.


      Meeting Agenda
       
       
  • Friday, January 14, 2022

    • 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.
       
       
  • Saturday, January 15, 2022

    • Stream Water Chemistry Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Join our Stream Water Chemistry volunteer team to conduct field tests on dissolved oxygen content, and other parameters, at important streams feeding Jug Bay. Water samples are also collected for lab analysis. This is a great way to learn how to use professional equipment, see the park, and become involved in habitat monitoring efforts. Free. Must be 18 to volunteer without a guardian. Current health guidelines will be required. Registration required. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.

      2nd Session is from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

       
       
    • Winter Habitat Hike Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm Locations: South River Farm Park Details: Come hike with a ranger and learn all about what animals do during the winter and the different ways they deal with the cold. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. To register for this program call 410-222-1978, email [email protected], or register online at https://forms.gle/Fx3L4sGSC3cZa9rq5
       
       
    • Skunk Cabbage Swamp Stomp Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join volunteer Siobhan Percey, who studied skunk cabbage and learned a lot about this unusual wetland inhabitant. Walk off-trail to visit this fascinating plant, in bloom, along the swamp edges. Wear boots that can get wet. Bring a small flashlight if you have one. Ages: 12+. Fee: $5 per person. Registration and current health guidelines required. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
  • Sunday, January 16, 2022

    • Community Bulletin Board Time: 12:00am - 12:30am Locations: Channel 99 Details:

      Community Bulletin Board

       
       
    • 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.
       
       
    • 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. 
       
       
  • Monday, January 17, 2022

    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Time: All Day Locations: All County Offices Details:
       
       
    • Early Childhood Coalition Meeting Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      https://meet.google.com/ydv-pert-xqf?authuser=0&hs=122

       

      View Agenda

       
       
    • Ethics Commission Contingent Meeting (only if called) Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Locations: 2666 Riva Road Annapolis, MD 21401 Details:

      The Ethics Commission is regularly scheduled to meet on the second Monday of each month, beginning at 4:00 p.m., in the commission’s office, unless rescheduled by the commission.  The commission will also have a contingent meeting scheduled for the third Monday of each month. The open portion of the meeting is usually quite brief, about 5-15 minutes.  Visitors are welcome to attend the open portion of the meeting.  If a person would like to bring a matter to the commission's attention or otherwise be heard during either the open or closed portion of the meeting, that person must notify the commission at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, providing that person's name and contact information. The commission has the discretion to permit a person to address the commission during a meeting, and may limit the time for the remarks of any speaker. The commission will not respond to questions or comments during a meeting, but upon request, will respond in writing to any speaker within a reasonable time after the meeting.  

       
             
       
       
    • 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, January 18, 2022

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    • Coffee with a Ranger Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details: Come join a ranger at the Cedar Pavilion of Fort Smallwood Park on Wednesday's from 9-10 AM for a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa! Ask questions about the park, local flora and fauna, or simply get to know the rangers a little bit better while you enjoy a warm beverage. This is a FREE program, excluding the $6 park entrance fee. All ages welcome, no registration required.
       
       
    • 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.

       
       
    • LDC Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Due to COVID-19 all meetings are being held via Zoom.
       

      If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to [email protected].
       

      Call in details will be provided upon receipt of your RSVP.

       
       
    • Parole Master Plan Public Forum Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Locations: Zoom Details: The Office of Planning and Zoning has released a Preliminary Draft of the Parole Town Center Master Plan update for public review and comment. This public forum will offer an overview of the Preliminary Draft Master Plan and an opportunity for questions.

      Visit the Parole Town Center webpage to learn more about this planning effort and to access our engagement tool. Register to attend the Public Forum here

       
       
    • Eastern District Police Community Relations Council Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Eastern District Police Station 204 Pasadena Road Pasadena 21122 Details:

      The Police Community Relations Council meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.


      The Anne Arundel County Police-Community Relations Council (PCRC) is a voluntary, independent, self-constituted advisory body.


      Eastern District
      204 Pasadena Road
      Pasadena, MD 21122 

       
       
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022

    • Waterbird Survey Time: 7:30am - 9:30am Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join a periodic survey of waterbirds on freshwater, tidal, marshes at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. The ornithological knowledge and collaborative attitude of our volunteer team creates a phenomenal learning experience. All of this in the beautiful early morning light of the Jug Bay Wetlands, on the Patuxent River. Ages: 12 and older. Free (entrance fee waived). Current health guidelines will be required. COVID mask, social distancing, and registration required. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event
       
       
    • Partnership for Children, Youth and Families Meeting Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Locations: Virtual Meeting Details: See the agenda for the Google Meet login information.
       
       
    • District 1 Budget Virtual Event Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      Please register to join us via Zoom using the link below for the District 1 Town Hall. Residents in attendance will be given two minutes each to share public testimony about what they would like funded in the county budget. All budget town halls will be streamed live to facebook.com/aacoexec where residents will be able to watch them in full after the meeting, and provide written comments. 
       

      Register Here

       
       
    • HRC Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      The Human Relations Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Monthly Meetings are currently being held online via Zoom and/or Arundel TV.


      Please click the link below to join the webinar:
      https://aacounty.zoom.us/j/81502848567?pwd=UWxhMkIxUVNLN09zTitsd0pvaUgwdz09
      Passcode: hDbtP$.2


       
      Meeting Documents
       
       
    • Region 2 Stakeholder Advisory Committee Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Meeting will be held through Zoom (via computer or phone). Click here for the agenda and login details.

      Please visit the Region Planning process website for more information and to sign up for updates.

       
       
    • Southern District Police Community Relations Council Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm Locations: Southern District Police Station 35 Stepneys Lane Edgewater 21037 Details:

      The Police Community Relations Council meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.


      The Anne Arundel County Police-Community Relations Council (PCRC) is a voluntary, independent, self-constituted advisory body.
       

      Southern District
      35 Stepneys Lane
      Edgewater, MD 21037

       
       
  • Friday, January 21, 2022

    • Delegation Meeting Time: 8:30am - 11:30am Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Members of the Public can view and listen to the meeting on the Maryland General Assembly website.
       

      View Meeting Agendas

       
       
    • 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.
       
       
    • Stream Water Chemistry Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join our Stream Water Chemistry volunteer team to conduct field tests on dissolved oxygen content, and other parameters, at important streams feeding Jug Bay. Water samples are also collected for lab analysis. This is a great way to learn how to use professional equipment, see the park, and become involved in habitat monitoring efforts. Free. Must be 18 to volunteer without a guardian. Current health guidelines will be required. Registration required. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
    • Area Agency Advisory Council on Aging Meeting Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://aacounty.zoom.us/j/89895570490?pwd=VVRacTdqeUJrazhVWjRMTkhDbUNDQT09

      Passcode: w2keHgk+

      Or One tap mobile : US: +13017158592,,89895570490#,,,,*57403050# or +14702509358,,89895570490#,,,,*57403050#
       

      Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 470 250 9358 or +1 470 381 2552 or +1 669 219 2599 or +1 669 900 6833 or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)
       

      Webinar ID: 898 9557 0490
      Passcode: 57403050

       

      View Agendas

       
       
    • Virtual Information Session Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      If you would like to attend this virtual session please email [email protected]. Provide us with your email address to reserve your spot. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about the Anne Arundel County Police Department and hiring process.
       

      Come Join Our Winning Team! 

       
       
  • Saturday, January 22, 2022

    • Become a Vernal Pool Monitor Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join our volunteer team to survey our ten vernal pools throughout the 2022 season, beginning Feb 1 and ending May 30. Volunteers will receive an introduction to vernal pools, water quality monitoring, and our methods for sampling for animal life. Volunteers are expected to commit to visiting our pools once per month for 4-6 hours throughout the survey season which includes off-trail hiking. Registration and current health guidelines required. Ages 16 and older. Free. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]
       
       
    • Winter Tree ID Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm Locations: South River Farm Park Details: Learn how to identify trees without their leaves. This program is for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of winter tree identification. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. To register for this program call 410-222-1978, email [email protected], or register online at https://forms.gle/Fx3L4sGSC3cZa9rq5
       
       
    • Magnificent Marsh Mammals Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: What mammals inhabit our lovely marshes at Jug Bay? Find out, and perhaps see some in person on an evening hike through the woods and along the edge of the marsh. Join Chuck Hatcher, Jug Bay’s resident expert on otters, for a 1-3 mile walk. Look and listen for signs of activity while Chuck shares interesting facts about these magnificent marsh mammals. Bring a flashlight. All ages. Free with $6 per vehicle park entrance fee. Registration and current health guidelines required. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
  • Sunday, January 23, 2022

    • Community Bulletin Board Time: 12:00am - 12:30am Locations: Channel 99 Details:

      Community Bulletin Board

       
       
    • OPEN Sunday, January 23, 2022 for Adoptions & Reclaims Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm Locations: 411 Maxwell Frye Road Millersville, MD 21108 Details: Animal Care & Control will be OPEN Sunday, January 23, 2022 for Adoptions & Reclaims from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
       
       
    • 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. 
       
       
  • Monday, January 24, 2022

  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022

    • Coffee with a Ranger Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details: Come join a ranger at the Cedar Pavilion of Fort Smallwood Park on Wednesday's from 9-10 AM for a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa! Ask questions about the park, local flora and fauna, or simply get to know the rangers a little bit better while you enjoy a warm beverage. This is a FREE program, excluding the $6 park entrance fee. All ages welcome, no registration required.
       
       
    • 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.

       
       
    • Self-Insurance Fund Committee Meeting Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      The Self-Insurance Fund Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 2:30pm. 

       

      View meeting documents

       
       
    • Inter-Faith Council Meeting Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Please click the link below to join the webinar:


      https://aacounty.zoom.us/j/85765977393?pwd=YkpoakxkUkJjRVUwd2hzTTJ0V1A4dz09


      Passcode: Z3b$zn1^

       
       
    • District 2 Revitalization Town Hall Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      Join County Executive Steuart Pittman, Councilwoman Allison Pickard, and panelists Wednesday, January 26 for a virtual discussion to learn about the revitalization and redevelopment plans for Glen Burnie. 
       

      Webinar Registration

       
       
    • Planning Advisory Board Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Locations: Zoom Meeting - see details below Details:

      The Board’s tentative agenda is:

      *Call to Order
      *Approval of Agenda
      *Approval of Minutes (January 12, 2022)

      An Ordinance concerning: Capital Budget and Program – Board of Education Security Related Upgrades & Maintenance Backlog – Funds Transfer

      Presentation from Office of Budget Staff
      *PAB Deliberation and Decision

       

      Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan

      Analysis of Testimony
      *PAB Deliberation and Recommendation

       

      Water Sewer Master Plan Amendment: West County Elementary School Site

      Presentation from Long Range Planning Staff

      *PAB Deliberation and Decision

      * Indicates Planning Advisory Board discussion. No public comment will be received during these items.

       

      How to attend this meeting:

      Please use the link below to register for the webinar. After registering to attend the Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the webinar. If you require assistance registering for the Zoom, call 410-222-7432.

      Zoom Webinar Registration Link:
      https://aacounty.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WJJJFgdDRQWNXSg6NnVbGQ


      LPPRP Written Testimony:

      The Department of Recreation and Parks will accept written testimony on the Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan at [email protected] from December 15, 2021 through February 28, 2022. To provide written testimony for PAB consideration, please submit your comments to [email protected] from January 12 through January 24, 2022.

       

      For more information, please see the full Planning Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

       

      Requests for more information and assistance for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request at least one week prior to the meeting. For assistance, please contact Office of Planning and Zoning, at (410) 222-7450, Voice/Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

       
       
    • Planning Advisory Board Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Locations: Zoom Meeting - see details below Details:
      The Board’s tentative agenda is:
      *Call to Order
      *Approval of Agenda
      *Approval of Minutes (January 12, 2022)
       
      An Ordinance concerning: Capital Budget and Program – Board of Education Security Related Upgrades & Maintenance Backlog – Funds Transfer
      Presentation from Office of Budget Staff
      *PAB Deliberation and Decision
       
      Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan
      Analysis of Testimony
      *PAB Deliberation and Recommendation
       
      Water Sewer Master Plan Amendment: West County Elementary School Site
      Presentation from Long Range Planning Staff
      *PAB Deliberation and Decision
      * Indicates Planning Advisory Board discussion. No public comment will be received during these items.
       

      How to attend this meeting:

      Please use the link below to register for the webinar. After registering to attend the Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the webinar. If you require assistance registering for the Zoom, call 410-222-7432.
       


      LPPRP Written Testimony:

      The Department of Recreation and Parks will accept written testimony on the Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan at [email protected] from December 15, 2021 through February 28, 2022. To provide written testimony for PAB consideration, please submit your comments to [email protected] from January 12 through January 24, 2022.
       

      For more information, please see the full Planning Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

       
       
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022

    • Youth Advisory Council Meeting Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Locations: See Description Details:

      Members of the public who are interested in observing this meeting can contact Jennifer Purcell  at [email protected] for the meeting link and additional information.

       
       
    • District 6 Budget Virtual Event Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Locations: Virtual Event Details:

      Please register to join us via Zoom using the link below for the District 6 Town Hall. Residents in attendance will be given two minutes each to share public testimony about what they would like funded in the county budget. All budget town halls will be streamed live to facebook.com/aacoexec where residents will be able to watch them in full after the meeting, and provide written comments. 
       

      Register Here

       
       
  • Friday, January 28, 2022

    • Delegation Meeting Time: 8:30am - 11:30am Locations: Virtual Meeting Details:

      Members of the Public can view and listen to the meeting on the Maryland General Assembly website.
       

      View Meeting Agendas

       
       
    • 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.
       
       
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022

  • Sunday, January 30, 2022

    • Community Bulletin Board Time: 12:00am - 12:30am Locations: Channel 99 Details:

      Community Bulletin Board

       
       
    • 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. 
       
       
  • Monday, January 31, 2022