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April 2017
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Return of the Mighty Chestnut: the “Redwood” of the East

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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What wiped out the majestic stands of chestnut trees that dominated America’s eastern forests? Are there any trees left standing? What’s so special about the American Chestnut tree? Gary Carver, American Chestnut Foundation, will describe the environmental havoc and the economic and cultural disaster throughout Appalachia and describe efforts underway to return the magnificent American chestnut tree to our forests. In addition to magnificent slides, his presentation includes hands-on examination of leaves, nuts, burs, sections of stems with blight cankers,…

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Belmont History Hike

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Fred Dorsey. Who better to tell the history of Belmont Manor and Historic Park then a descendant of one of the original family members, the Dorsey’s? Enjoy this easy hike around Belmont’s grounds as local historian, Fred Dorsey shares highlights of both the family and the property’s history. Learn about the Dorsey family’s part in Howard County’s industrial revolution as well as the importance of Belmont to the Howard County Community. APR 16- Saturday 10am FREE

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$75.00

Storytelling Workshop

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Learn how to craft and hone your storytelling skills in a fun, small-group setting with professional storyteller, Leigh Tillman. Become a more engaging and effective storyteller whether with family and friends, in your community, or at work. Please click to view the flyer detailing all the 2017 storytelling events. Advanced registration required – Space is limited; 18 and older (NOTE: Registration fee includes a complementary ticket to the evening event (4/21): Evening of Storytelling at the Howard County Conservancy.)  

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$20.00

An Evening of Howard County Storytelling: Sharing Stories for a Stronger Community

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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This is the second of two spring storytelling events – one in Columbia (March) and a second at the Howard County Conservancy (April). Both are part of Columbia’s 50th Birthday Celebration. Twelve storytellers from Howard County will be featured at each event.  Come hear personal stories from a cross section of people in our community. (Note: There will be different storytellers at each evening event.) Storytellers at this event include Bessie Bordonave, Liz Bobo, Anna Roth, Rob Moxley, Bita Dayhoff,…

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Earth Day: Make a Difference!

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Bird Walk with Howard County Bird Club 8am: Join the experts listening for - and spotting - as many as 50 different bird species! This is migrating time – it's a great morning for seasoned bird watchers and first timers to hike our trails, have fun, and learn from each other. Service Projects 9am-1pm:  Join the Conservancy for this annual day of service where participants will be planting trees in and around stream buffers and removing non-native invasive plants from…

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