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Every Day is Earth Day - PBG0128

Celebrate Earth Month on May 5 as youth take center stage, and the celebration is specially geared towards ages 2–14. Explore the science and art of sustainability through child driven projects, plantings, and activities. Registration encouraged but not required.
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Add To Selection List PBG0128-100001 Every Day is Earth Day 05/05/2024 -05/05/2024* 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available

Garden Day - PBHDC0005

Discover the joys and benefits of gardening! Drop by the Discovery Center to ask questions about gardening and get your Gardening Info Pack about invasive and native plants, pollinators, and gardening for wildlife. Included will be a take-home activity for kids. Please register for this FREE program so that we can prepare enough Gardening Info Packs (one per family). Sorry, but we won’t be able to distribute info packs to anyone that hasn’t registered. Registration required (please register one person per household).
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0005-100001 Garden Day 04/14/2024 -04/14/2024 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available

Native Plant Sale - PBHDC0009

The native plant sale by the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs (FOBH) is returning to in-person shopping this spring! Most of the plants are grown by our volunteer gardeners with all proceeds of the sale supporting Black Hill Discovery Center and Seed Classroom. The sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5 at the Black Hill Discovery Center Parking Lot. Members get to shop early! For a plant list, how to become a member, and further details about the sale, check out the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs website www.friendsofblackhillnature.org.
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Unavailable PBHDC0009-100001 Native Plant Sale 05/04/2024 -05/05/2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Su, Sa Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Full

Harpists at the Discovery Center - PBHDC0082

Join us for an afternoon of beautiful harp music and the natural beauty of Black Hill all around you. No need to register; just come to the Discovery Center and enjoy.
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Unavailable PBHDC0082-100001 Harpists at the Discovery Center 03/17/2024 -03/17/2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Full
Unavailable PBHDC0082-100002 Harpists at the Discovery Center 04/07/2024 -04/07/2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Full
Unavailable PBHDC0082-100003 Harpists at the Discovery Center 05/12/2024 -05/12/2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Full

Native Plant Sale - PLGNC0004

Beautify your backyard with native plants! New- we are moving the Spring sale to our nursery location at Pope Farm. Ask the experts your questions about growing low-maintenance and pest-resistant varieties that help attract wildlife to your garden. Shop a unique selection of the highest quality plants and seeds. Free Admission. No Registration Required. Sales support educational programs at Locust Grove Nature Center. The Live, in person sale will be held at Pope Farm Nursery 7400 Airpark Rd. in Gaithersburg (only one greenhouse will be open to the public for these sale hours only- Pope farm is closed the rest of the year)
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Add To Selection List PLGNC0004-100001 Spring Native Plant Sale 05/18/2024 -05/19/2024 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Su, Sa Locust Grove Nature Center All $0.00/$0.00 Available

Spring Special Events at Maydale - PMAY0001

Springtime is filled with festivities. Join us as we search for leprechauns and hunt for their pots of gold or for a Mother’s Day hike with craft.
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Add To Selection List PMAY0001-100001 St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hunt 03/15/2024 -03/15/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am F Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0001-100003 Mother's Day Hike and Craft 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Sa Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 8 $6.00/$6.00 Available

Animals from Eggs Hunt - PMAY0002

Join a naturalist to learn about what animals hatch from eggs. Then go on a guided hike through the meadow, pond, and forest in search of plastic eggs filled with baby animal toys to take home and enjoy.
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Add To Selection List PMAY0002-100001 Animals From Eggs Hunt: 9:30am 03/28/2024 -03/28/2024 9:30 am -10:30 am Th Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 10 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0002-100002 Animals From Eggs Hunt: 11am 03/28/2024 -03/28/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm Th Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 10 $6.00/$6.00 Available

Maydale Nature Classroom: Native Plant Sale - PMAY0007

Growing native plants encourages beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife in your community. Support your back-yard ecosystem with this fundraising event benefiting Maydale Nature Classroom. Online sales begin Monday, April 8th with plant pickup Saturday, April 27th. Online sales only.
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Add To Selection List PMAY0007-100001 Online Native Plant Sale: April 8th - 22nd 04/27/2024 -04/27/2024 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Sa Maydale Nature Classroom Age $0.00/$0.00 Available

Winter Events at Maydale - PMAY0023

Winter is full of celebrations. Join us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice by making lanterns, the holiday season by making nature ornaments, a Groundhog Day celebration, and Valentine's Day by making nature valentines. Register for one or all of these family fun activities.
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Unavailable PMAY0023-400003 Nature Valentines 02/11/2024 -02/11/2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Su Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 8 $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMAY0023-400005 Groundhog Day Celebration! 02/02/2024 -02/02/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am F Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Unavailable

Smoky the Bear New Year’s Eve Countdown! - PMAY0024

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Smokey Bear! Enjoy various activities, a campfire with s’mores, and of course, a noon countdown to ring in the New Year! Registration Required.
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Unavailable PMAY0024-400001 Smokey Bear New Year’s Eve Countdown! 12/31/2023 -12/31/2023 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Su Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 10 $8.00/$8.00 Unavailable

Happy Noon Year's Eve - PMNC0047

Happy “Noon” Year’s Eve! Does your bedtime arrive before midnight, but you still want to celebrate the New Year? Then join us as we engage in fun-filled activities leading up to mid-day. Bring your favorite juice drink to toast to the New Year and we will provide the activities and a small snack. Please register all child participants. Only participants that are pre-registered will be allowed to participate.  Wait listers cannot be accommodated. 
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Unavailable PMNC0047-400001 Happy Noon Year's Eve 12/31/2023 -12/31/2023 11:00 am -12:00 pm Su Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMNC0047-400002 Happy Noon Year's Eve 12/31/2023 -12/31/2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Su Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMNC0047-400003 Happy Noon Year's Eve 12/31/2023 -12/31/2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Su Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

Etch and Sip Wine Night - PMNC0060

Make your own pieces of functional nature-themed art and enjoy your next drink in style! During this hands-on program you will be provided with the instructions, materials, and stencils needed to create your own personalized wine glass using the process of chemical glass etching. Be sure to join us after for a splash of wine in your personalized glass on our raptor deck with a naturalist-led raptor talk.

Please note that this program uses the process of chemical glass etching. All necessary safety equipment will be provided.
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Add To Selection List PMNC0060-100001 Etch and Sip Wine Night 03/23/2024 -03/23/2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center Ages 21 and up $20.00/$20.00 Available

Mother’s Day Flowerpot Workshop - PMNC0131

Join us as we decorate terracotta pots for Mother’s Day! Choose a pot to decorate, pick your flowers, and get creating! Each participant will receive one terracotta flowerpot, soil, and a live plant.
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Add To Selection List PMNC0131-100001 Mother's Day Flowerpot Workshop 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center Ages 5 and up $10.00/$10.00 Available

Socials for 55+ - PPACC0002

Socials for 55+ is a program is tailored for individuals aged 55+. Gather with friends and make new ones as you play a variety of board games, card games, and more. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or a casual player, everyone is welcome to join the fun. Enjoy snacks, friendly competition, and the opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts. Stay tuned for a list of featured games! Registration is required.
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Add To Selection List PPACC0002-100007 Socials for 55+: Parks Game Night 03/06/2024 -03/06/2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm W Sligo - Dennis Avenue Local Park Ages 55 and above $2.00/$2.00 Available
Add To Selection List PPACC0002-100008 Socials for 55+: Meet the Search & Rescue Team 04/03/2024 -04/03/2024 11:00 am -12:30 pm W Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park Ages 55 and above $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PPACC0002-100009 Socials for 55+: Cosmic Connections Stargazing 04/23/2024 -04/23/2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 55 and above $4.00/$4.00 Available
Add To Selection List PPACC0002-100010 Socials for 55+: Birding at the Farm 05/01/2024 -05/01/2024 10:00 am -11:30 am W Agricultural History Farm Park Ages 55 and above $2.00/$2.00 Available
Add To Selection List PPACC0002-100011 Socials for 55+: Creating Teacup Gardens 03/22/2024 -03/22/2024 11:00 am -12:30 pm F Meadowbrook Local Park Ages 55 and above $6.00/$6.00 Available
Unavailable PPACC0002-400004 Socials for 55+: Maple Sugaring Walk 02/29/2024 -02/29/2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Th Brookside Nature Center Ages 55 and over $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

55+ Nature Single’s Mingle - PPACT0007

Are you single, ready to mingle, and 55 or older? Join us for a delightful afternoon at Black Hill Discovery Center in the company of nature, art, and singles like you! Unwind and socialize with craft mocktails and light snacks while enjoying the 2024 duck stamp gallery, unique nature displays, and the accessible deck showcasing the beauty of Parks. Registration required.
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Unavailable PPACT0007-100001 55+ Nature Singles Mingle 02/17/2024 -02/17/2024 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages $25.00/$25.00 Unavailable

Special Events at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park - PWMVC0007

Spring Break for History
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Add To Selection List PWMVC0007-100001 Spring Break for History 03/28/2024 -03/30/2024* 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Th, F, Sa Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PWMVC0007-100002 Historic Preservation Month Family Day 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024* 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Sa Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available