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Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Holt Cabin at Holt Park and Center for the Arts.

 

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.

Fall 2017

Critter Hike
Saturday, September 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Free
Insects, spiders and snails, oh my! Compare insects with other invertebrates and then explore Holt for these diverse, miniature animals. (Ages 5 and up)

Bonfire and Night Hike
Saturday, September 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Free
Venture into the park at twilight and learn about nature at night. Snacks included.

Sounds of the Wild Camp
Thursday, September 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: $10 per child
School is out, so venture into our park to discover how and why animals make noises. Please pack a lunch. Drop off program. (Ages 5 to 10)
Please pre-register by emailing rmweber@baltimorecountymd.gov your name and phone number.

Flower in Pastels
Sunday, September 24, 1 to 3 p.m.: $2 per project
Create a dramatic flower in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe. (Adults)
Please pre-register by emailing rmweber@baltimorecountymd.gov your name and phone number.

Have Seeds Will Travel
Saturday, September 30, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Free
Discover how seeds get around while we look for seeds in our park. Come back and taste some of our favorite seeds. (All ages)

Spider Adventure
Friday, October 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: $7 per child
Find the secret adaptations that make spiders amazing. Play games, hike and get crafty with your friends. Drop off program. (Ages 5 to 10)
Please pre-register by emailing rmweber@baltimorecountymd.gov your name, phone number.

Spooky Story Campfire and Hot Dog Roast
Saturday, October 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: $5 per person
Snack, play games and listen to slightly spooky (not terrifying) stories. (All ages)
Please pre-register by emailing rmweber@baltimorecountymd.gov your name and phone number.

Wicked in the Woods
Saturday, October 14, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Free
This Halloween-themed program looks at all of the plants and animals that have thorns, fangs and poisons. We will hike through the park to find these Holt denizens. (All ages)

Art Monsters
Sunday, October 15, 1 to 3 p.m.: $2 per project
Let your creativity shine by making scary or silly watercolor creatures just in time for Halloween! (All ages)

Holt Harvest Day
Saturday, October 21, 12 to 4 p.m.: Many Activities are Free and some require a small fee
An afternoon of festive fall activities for the whole family. Paint a pumpkin, try your hand at a craft, browse our vendors or explore a beautiful park. (All ages)

Pumpkin Party
Saturday, October 28, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: $5 per child
Celebrate all things pumpkin with crafts, snacks, games and fun! Bring your friends! Each child will get a pumpkin to take home. (All ages)
Please pre-register by emailing rmweber@baltimorecountymd.gov your name and phone number.

Inspired by Fall
Sunday, October 29, 1 to 3 p.m.: $2 per project
Paint a vibrant forest landscape using red, yellow and orange. (Adults)
Please pre-register by emailing rmweber@baltimorecountymd.gov your name and phone number.

Pumpkin Carving
Sunday, October 29, 4 to 5:30 p.m.: Free
Bring your pumpkin to our carving station. We will provide the expertise, tools and templates. Toast some pumpkin seeds to take home, too! (All ages)

Bonfire and Night Hike
Saturday, November 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Free
Venture into the park at twilight and learn about nature at night.  Snacks included.

The Forest of S.T. Shrew
Saturday, November 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Free
Hear the story "In the Forest of S.T. Shrew" and get a shrew's eye view of the forest. A nature hike completes this fanciful program. (Ages 6 and up)

A Fall of Colors
Saturday, November 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Free
Experiment with mixing colors and explore the forest to find the colors of fall. (Ages 3 and up)

One Beautiful Color
Sunday, November 19, 1 to 3 p.m.: $2 per project
Learn the depths, hues and shades of a single color while painting a monochromatic masterpiece. (Adults)
Please pre-register by emailing rmweber@baltimorecountymd.gov your name and phone number.

Post Thanksgiving Walkabout
Saturday, November 25, 1 to 2 p.m.: Free
Stretch your legs and explore the changes fall brought to Holt Park!

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.
Please pre-register by emailing rmweber@baltimorecountymd.gov your name, phone number and date you are attending.

  • Fall Notecards             
    September 20: Get your hands messy as you create a set of fall notecards.
     
  • Fun with Foliage         
    September 27: Get Creative with the colors and shapes of fall.
     
  • Full Moon Pocket
    October 4: Simple sewing creates a place to tuck tiny treasures of the Full Hunter's Moon.
     
  • Framed in Leaves
    October 11: Transform a mat into a lasting image of fall.
     
  • Pumpkin Drawing
    October 18: A guided drawing to create a pumpkin patch.
     
  • Everlasting Pumpkin Face
    October 25: Use faux fruits and veggies to put a face on a faux pumpkin!
     
  • Acorn Necklace
    November 1: A colorful reminder of fall.
     
  • Pinecone Petals
    November 8: Use pinecone petals to create flowers to accent your holiday table.
     
  • Spicy Forest
    November 15: Create a fragrant scene in a short wide-mouth jar (bring one if you can as we just have a few)
     
  • ***Please Note***
    No class on November 22. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
     
  • Sugar Plums
    November 29: Turn your visions of sugar plums into a reality!
     
  • Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
    December 6: These fragrant decorations will spice up your home.
     
  • Holiday Centerpiece
    December 13: Use fresh greens to accent your table.

Pre-School Program
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Fall session September 20 through December 13. No class November 22.
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 children no cost). Ages birth to 6.

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!
Please pre-register by emailing rmweber@baltimorecountymd.gov your name, phone number and the dates you are attending.

  • Fall Accent Mirror
    September 15 and September 29
    Impressions of fall are the focus of this decorative mirror.
     
  • Ghost Votive
    October 13 and October 27
    Place a tea light under this ghostly figure for Halloween.
     
  • Storyteller
    November 3 and November 17
    Inspired by traditional Native American figures.

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

 
Revised September 1, 2017         

 

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