Holt Park and Center for the Arts
Community Supervisor: Lauren Lear
34 Elmont Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21206
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.
Saturday, October 8, 4 to 5:30 p.m.; $2 per project
Learn how to use charcoal when you draw the human form. (Adults)
Halloween Bonfire and Stories
Saturday, October 22, 7 to 9 p.m.; $5 per person
Gather around the fire for a hot dog roast, games and storytelling. Pre-registration required—no drop-ins. (All ages)
Holt Harvest Day
Saturday, October 15, noon to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the fall season here at Holt Park!
Enjoy games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, live animals, vendors, scarecrow making*, face painting, food and fun activities for all ages!
* Bring your own clothes or use some of ours. No entrance fee—some activities have a fee, some are free.
Saturday, October 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; $2 per project
Find out why leaves change color and then examine the leaves of Holt Park. Create art pieces with the help of the leaves! (All ages)
Sunday, October 23, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; $2 per child
Discover all things pumpkin! Try some pumpkin goodies and pick your own from our "patch".
Friday, October 28, call for times; Free
Find out why these Halloween horrors are really dazzling beauties.
Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 29, 7 to 9 p.m.; $5 per child
Come dressed in costume, enjoy our ghostly games and gather treats on the trail. (All ages)
Birds of Prey
Saturday, November 5, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Free
Learn about the adaptations that make these strong, agile predators amazing and learn to spot them as they migrate for winter. (All ages)
Pinecone Owl Families
Sunday, November 6, 1 to 2 p.m.; $2 per project
Venture into the park at twilight for snacks, games and a night hike. (All ages)
Mom's Night Out
Friday, November 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; $10 per project
Even beginners can create an elegant autumn watercolor scene. Free child care will be provided for potty-trained children in the nature cabin. Pre-registration required—no drop-ins.
Fantastic Beasts Boot Camp
Sunday, November 13, 2 to 4 p.m.; $5 per project
Prepare yourselves for the wizarding world by going on a mystical safari at Holt Park. (Ages 7 and over)
Saturday, November 19, 2 to 3 p.m.; Free
Listen to the story of Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert before we take to the woods to look for the mysterious Leaf Man. Finally, create art inspired by Leaf Man. (All ages)
Saturday, November 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Free
Venture into the park at twilight and learn about nature at night. Snacks included (All ages)
Woodland Creature Workshop
Friday, December 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Free
Holt Park is home to these bewitching winged mammals. Play games, look at bat adaptations and go bat watching! (Ages 5 and over)
Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.; $10 per project
Create a personalized holiday wreath using fresh greens. (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.
- Stone Sculpture
October 12: Please bring a small meat tray (or something similar) to carry it home.
- Fabric Pumpkin
October 19: A running stitch is all you need to know (or learn) to make a pumpkin that will last beyond this season.
- Creepy Creatures
October 26: Mounted on bark, these critters will give you the creeps!
- Seed and Petal Flowers
November 2: Use Jack-'o-lantern seeds and pinecone petals to make flowers.
- Stick and Twine Trivet
November 9: Simple but elegant, this trivet will be the talk of your holiday table.
November 16: Inspired by Native Americans.
- String Art Tree
November 30: Keep track of numbers and letters in order to make this tree.
- Star Mini Book
December 7: Great for decorating or gifting.
- Kissing Ball
December 14: Use natural materials to create a holiday accent.
Fridays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; $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 project—the next we add color. So join us as we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty!
- Monster Face
October 7 and October 21: Put your own votive inside for a ghoulish sight!
- Whimsical Creature
November 4 and November 18: Let your imagination soar as you create your creature!
Mother Nature and Me
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon; $5 for first child (additional children no cost) Ages birth to 6. Last date is November 16, 2016.
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. Registration required.
Revised October 7, 2016