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January 2019

PROGRAM FULL: Nature Painting

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$15.00

Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us at another upcoming program! Come explore your creative side and make beautiful nature creations with painter and ranger Ed Johnson. Numerous pictures of landscapes and topics from the surrounding area will be provided and sketching instruction will be given on each persons selected topic. All supplies including the 16x20 canvases will be provided. Please wear clothes that can get dirty, as acrylic paints are permanent. Suitable for ages…

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February 2019

Saving Howard County – Past, Present and Future

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been rescheduled from January 17 to February 7th.   Howard County is a very special place! Ned Tillman will talk about some of the major efforts in the past that were used to preserve wonderful features of Howard County. He will also address some of the big challenges we face today to preserve and restore what is left. Come learn about our rivers and farms, our wildlife, old Ellicott City, and some of the key people…

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Connecting to Nature with Music

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free

Join the Candlelight Concert Society and the Howard County Conservancy for a CandleKids Concert! The Crosswinds Trio will present a concert of musical pieces inspired by nature. Following the concert, Mike’s Music of Ellicott City will host an instrument “petting zoo.” Recommended for ages 4 and up, performance will last about 50 minutes. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.

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Sustainable Living and Zero-waste Lifestyle

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Free

Join Living Classrooms’ Abigail Blarenblitt for tips and tricks to sustainable living and a zero-waste lifestyle. She will share her expertise on living with the “leave no trace” philosophy and will reflect upon the best recycling and compost models she has come across in her travels. After learning how to become a better steward to the environment, hike around the Belmont grounds and the nearby Patapsco Valley State Park trails to clean-up trash.

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Humane Gardening: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free

Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wildlife nurseries, eliminating unintended hazards, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly…

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Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups cannot be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.