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By Mike Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

February is a month for heart-healthy exercise, crisp fresh air, learning and sharing experiences. Try your hand at making Mayan chocolate, learn beekeeping, and gaze at the new moon sky. From night hikes to yoga, fiber crafts to maple sugar time, check out Baltimore County Recreation and Parks’ calendar of February fun for the whole family.

Thursday, February 1

Shoots and Letters – Groundhog Day    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Friday, February 2

Woodchuck the Weather Man Night Hike (pre-registration required)    Cromwell Valley Park

Friday Stroll    Lake Roland

Bookworm Story Time    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Saturday, February 3

Whimsical Nest Box Workshop    Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

We’ve Got Rhythm    Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Chat and Chew Series: The White House Chandeliers    Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Mayan Chocolate-Making (pre-registration required)   Cromwell Valley Park

Bonfire & Night Hike    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Yoga in the Park    Lake Roland

Linoleum Block Printing and Card Making for Adults (pre-registration required – continues February 10)    Lake Roland

Whistle Pig Whimsy (pre-registration required)    Marshy Point Nature Center

Basket Making Workshop (snow date: February 10)    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Sunday, February 4

Dead Leaves, Cheese, Butter and Kimchi    Cromwell Valley Park

Fiber Crafts    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Groundhog Gets A Say!    Lake Roland

Fish Print Pillow Cases (pre-registration required)    Marshy Point Nature Center

Wake Up Groundhog! (pre-registration required)    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Monday, February 5

Pre-K Nature Drop In – Groundhogs   Marshy Point Nature Center

Tuesday, February 6 through Friday, February 9

Trail Guide Training (pre-registration required)    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Wednesday, February 7

Habitat Restoration Team Work Day    Cromwell Valley Park

Natural World of Art: Bright Branches    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Preschool Nature Program    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Wooly Bear Club (pre-registration required)    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Thursday, February 8

Shoots and Letters – Digging in the Dirt    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Friday, February 9

Friday Stroll    Lake Roland

Creative Clay: Pinch Pot Animals (part two February 23 – pre-registration required))    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Homeschool Nature Days (pre-registration required)    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

“BINGO Buddies”   Therapeutic Recreation

Saturday, February 10

African Americans Who Served During Wartime   Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Beginning Bee Keeping (pre-registration required – concludes on Saturday, February 17)    Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park

Habitat Restoration Team Work Day    Cromwell Valley Park

Maple Sugaring Weekend   Cromwell Valley Park

Valentine’s Party (pre-registration required)    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Linoleum Block Printing and Card Making for Adults (pre-registration required – continued from February 3)  Lake Roland

Before Chocolate (pre-registration required)    Marshy Point Nature Center

Squirreling Around (pre-registration required)    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Sunday, February 11

Maple Sugaring Weekend    Cromwell Valley Park

Winter Snow Scene   Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Sundays Birdwalk (pre-registration required)    Marshy Point Nature Center

Just for Kids, Five Senses Hike (pre-registration required)    Marshy Point Nature Center

Squirreling Around (pre-registration required)    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Monday, February 12

Pre-K Nature Drop In – Valentine’s Day    Marshy Point Nature Center

Wednesday, February 14

Natural World of Art: Quilled hearts and Flowers (pre-registration required)    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Preschool Nature Program    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Thursday, February 15

Shoots and Letters – Rocks and Minerals   Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Friday, February 16

New Moon Night Sky    Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Friday Stroll    Lake Roland

Saturday, February 17

Trace Your Roots (pre-reservation required)    Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Great Backyard Bird Count    Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum and Cromwell Valley Park

Tricky Tracking   Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Bird Extravaganza    Lake Roland

Maple Sugar Time    Marshy Point Nature Center

Live Bluegrass and Country Music    Middle River Recreation Council

Maple Sugaring Weekend (groups of 10+ must pre-register)   Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Sunday, February 18

Recycled Bird Feeders (pre-reservation required)    Cromwell Valley Park

Bird Extravaganza    Lake Roland

Maple Sugar Time    Marshy Point Nature Center

Maple Sugaring Weekend (groups of 10+ must pre-register)    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Monday, February 19

Arctic Adventure Day Camp (pre-registration required)    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

School’s Out!    Lake Roland

Tuesday, February 20

Speaker Series – “The Amazing Horseshoe Crab”    Marshy Point Nature Center

Wednesday, February 21

Natural World of Art: Crescent Moon (pre-registration required)    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Preschool Nature Program    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Thursday, February 22

Shoots and Letters – Maple Sugaring   Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Friday, February 23

Friday Stroll    Lake Roland

Saturday, February 24

Maple Sugaring in Maryland    Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Habitat Restoration Team Work Day   Cromwell Valley Park

Slate Composite Tools (pre-registration required)   Cromwell Valley Park

Birds in Your Backyard    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Donut Run    Lake Roland

Maple Sugar Time     Marshy Point Nature Center

Maple Sugaring Weekend (groups of 10+ must pre-register)   Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Sunday, February 25

Tracks on T-Shirts (pre-registration required)    Cromwell Valley Park

Afternoon Scrapbooking (pre-registration required)    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Maple Sugar Time    Marshy Point Nature Center

Maple Sugaring Weekend (groups of 10+ must pre-register)   Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Monday, February 26

Pre-K Nature Drop In – Maple Syrup    Marshy Point Nature Center

Wednesday, February 28

Habitat Restoration Team Work Day    Cromwell Valley Park

Natural World of Art: Stone Flowers (pre-registration required)    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Preschool Nature Program    Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Programs are run by Baltimore County Recreation and Parks and Nature Council volunteers. Many programs are free, but some ask for a donation or have a small fee. Be sure to check the websites to confirm times and locations.

Take in our over 200 beautiful Parks for hikes and sites and all the cool fresh air you can imagine, and indoor Nature Centers if the weather is a bit too cold. Regardless of the temperature, there’s a lot to enjoy from Baltimore County Recreation and Parks.


by Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation & Parks

Play with Pokémon, painting, polliwogs, pinecones and more this November at Baltimore’s 200 parks and nature centers. Register for a program, or drop in for fun with the family. Let’s talk turkey.   

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Wednesday, November 29

Programs are run by Baltimore County Recreation and Parks and Nature Council volunteers. Many programs are free, but some ask for a donation or have a small fee. Be sure to check the websites to confirm times and locations. 

Enjoy the chill of fall at our more than 200 beautiful Parks. From your friends at Baltimore County Recreation and Parks, may your November be filled with outdoor fun with family and friends.  


By Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

Spring is officially here. Start your April fun with a weekend special event at one of Baltimore County’s parks, nature centers, historical parks or community centers. Just click the location for event details and contact information. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017 

 

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tuesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 30, 2017

Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Note that programs are run by Baltimore County’s volunteer Rec & Parks and Nature Councils. Most programs are free, but some ask for a donation or have a small fee.

Before you head out, check the website or call the recreation or nature office to check on program details, times and possible rain dates. You know what they say about April showers!


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017