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January 2017
Free

Winter Family Yoga

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Come on out of hibernation and warm up with family yoga!  We will breathe, flow and move through an invigorating sequence designed to take you out of your winter cocoon.  Taking inspiration from the nature around us at Belmont, this program is geared for parents and children (preferably ages 6 and up) to practice and enjoy yoga together.  By the end of this hour long session, families will feel refreshed and reconnected to each other and to the season around…

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February 2017
Free

Skunk Cabbage Swamp Stomp

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Skunk Cabbage Photo by Gwen Morrison

February is the month to look for Skunk Cabbage. It blooms early (before we even think it’s spring) and can melt snow/ice to do it! Yes – it smells like carrion but it’s not poisonous. The purple and green of skunk cabbage is a welcome change from the browns and grays of winter stream banks and swampy areas. We’ll start with an short introduction, then venture out to the spring of the East Branch to inspect the skunk cabbages. Dress…

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$5

Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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    Exploring the curious world of bugs with Julie Pallozzi. Creating Valentine's card with our knee-high naturalists! Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi.  Each program will include a creative, nature-themed craft. Recommended ages: 2-5 years. This program is made possible by a grant from the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area, a certified heritage area of the Maryland Heritages…

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Free

Recycling Saves!

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Gina Bonomo, Howard County Recycling Division. A fun and interactive look at how much we save when we recycle! By reducing, reusing, and recycling, Howard County saves money, energy, and our planet. Join us as we learn about the different types of material that we can recycle curbside and beyond. The session will also include sorting game and a kid friendly craft that promotes recycling and saving! Please bring your own plastic bottle or jar to create your own…

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Free

Night Owls- REGISTRATION FULL

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Owls occupy a unique place in human societies and culture.  They are both feared and revered.  Occupiers of the night they are mysterious and usually difficult to find.  From the nearly ubiquitous Great Horned and Eastern Screech Owl to the rare Short-eared Owl, Maryland is blessed with seven species of breeding owls.  Come learn about Maryland's owls from one of the Free State's experts on owls.  This presentation will explore the complex relationships between owls and humans, introduce our local…

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