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Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Hot Cabin at Holt Park and Center for the Arts.

Community Supervisor: Lauren Lear

34 Elmont Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21206
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Phone: 410-887-5307
Fax: 410-832-1538
Email: overlea-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov

 

About

Nestled in the heart of the Overlea Fullerton Community is the Holt Center, donated to Baltimore County by Lillian Holt in 1976. The park offers nature trails and a variety of art and nature programs for the family. Make time to join us and join in on the fun. For registration information please call 410-887-5307.

For additional program information, visit the Overlea Fullerton Recreation Council website or Holt Park's Facebook page.

Winter 2017

Let it Snow!
Saturday, January 14, 2017,10  to 11:30 a.m.: Free
Become scientists and investigate the miniature world of snowflake crystals. Create your own beautiful snowflake to take home. (Kids of all ages)

Winter Scene
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2 to 3:30 p.m.: $2 per project
Paint a calm wintry vision of snow lying on the branches of leafless trees. (Adults)

Recycled Bird Feeders
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m.: $4 per project
Come help us feed our feathered friends using recycled materials.  (All ages)

Winter Survival
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Free
To survive the cold months, animals must migrate, hibernate or adapt. Learn more through games and activities. (Kids of all ages)

Indoor Gardening
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2 to 3:30 p.m.: $5 per project
Learn how to cultivate plants and herbs indoors throughout the winter and make a planter to take home. (All ages)

Tracks and Scat
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Free
All sorts of animals live in Holt Park, but we can't always see them. Become expert trackers and find the clues that tell us they are here. (Kids of all ages)

Valentine's Party (and parent's night out)
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: $7 per child
Kids can have their own celebration at Holt Park. We will learn about all things chocolate and have a tasting. We will also play games and learn about how animals choose a mate. Drop off program. (Ages 5 and over)
Please pre-register by emailing overlea-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov your name and phone number and your child's name and age.

For the Love of Chocolate
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m.: $3 per project
From cacao plant to the chocolate box. Learn the history of chocolate and make a Valentine's treat. (All ages)

Winter Adventure Camp
Monday, February 20, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: $10 per child
School is out! Spend the day making everlasting snowmen, experimenting with winter science and celebrating with pizza and a movie. (Ages 5 to 10)
Please pre-register by emailing overlea-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov your name and phone number and your child's name and age.

Backyard Birds
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Free
Not all birds fly south for the winter. Learn to identify common Maryland birds and how they survive the winter months. (Beginners: kids to adults)

"Happy Little Trees"
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m.: $2 per person
Paint a wonderful scene in the style of Bob Ross using a new large brush. No experience necessary. (Adults)

Maple Sugaring
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Free
Learn the process of making syrup from start to finish and enjoy a taste test! (All ages)

Going Green
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Free
Join us as we explore the park, seeking clues and items that the leprechauns have left to find. (Ages 6 and over)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m.: $2 per person
Paint a rainbow ending in a pot of gold, all over a field of shamrocks. Happy St. Patrick's Day! (Beginners: kids to adults)

Natural World of Art
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: $2 per project
Discover the connection between art and nature using a variety of materials and techniques. Projects are designed to bring out the inner artist in people of all ages.

  • Winter Fairy
    January 18, 2017: Part of a series of seasonal fairies.
     
  • Quilled Snowflake                
    January 25, 2017: Learn the Renaissance art of quilling while creating a delicate snowflake.
     
  • Beaded Sun Catcher            
    February 1, 2017: Easy beading with dazzling results!
     
  • Full Moon Tree Shadows
    February 8, 2017: Let the beauty of the upcoming full moon inspire this guided drawing.
     
  • Origami Animals
    February 15, 2017: Experience the magic of transforming a flat piece of paper into a three—dimensional animal!
     
  • Kirigami
    February 22, 2017: Fold and cut paper to create more nature inspired magic.
     
  • Wind chimes
    March 1, 2017: You'll be ready for those March winds with a wind chime made of recycled materials.
     
  • Nature Impression Medallions
    March 8, 2017: Use nature's treasures to create a lasting impression.
     
  • Walking Stick
    March 15, 2017: Get ready for spring hikes with your custom designed hiking stick.
     

Bonfire and Night Hike
Saturdays, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Venture into the park at twilight and learn about nature at night.  Snacks included. Free
January 28, 2017
February 25, 2017
March 11, 2017

Pre-School Program
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon
Come join us each week to discover a different topic in nature. Each program includes a story, snack and craft project. Please dress for the weather.
$5 for first child (additional kids no cost). Ages birth to 6. Limit 25 kids.

Creative Clay
Fridays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Two part class)
$10 per project
Creating with clay is both relaxing and rewarding. Projects are geared to all ages and levels of experience. The first date listed we create our projects—and on the second date we add color. So join us as we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty!

  • Animal Themed Mirror
    January 13 and January 27
    Animal cutouts and embellishments decorate this accent piece.
     
  • Sizzling Sun
    February 10 and February 24
    A relief wall hanging to celebrate the lengthening days.
     
  • Flower Power
    March 10 and March 24
    Create the flower of your choice to celebrate the coming of spring.

Holt Park and Center for the Arts
Egg Roll and Egg-Stravaganza

April 2, 2017
Mark your calendar!

Weather Line: To listen for updates due to inclement weather, please call 410-665-6372.

 
Revised January 4, 2017         

 

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