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Event Calendar

ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 15, 2020 AT 9:00 AM.
SPRING PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 18, 2020 AT 9:00 AM.

For a complete listing of SPRING 2020 Programs, CLICK HERE.

Registration may be made on-line at https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/

  • Your reservation MUST be paid in full by 12 PM the Thursday prior to the scheduled program, or within 5 days of your reservation being accepted if made via email or phone.
  • Our programs begin promptly at the specified time, so please arrive 5 minutes early to check-in at our Nature Center.
  • Children under the age of 18  MUST be accompanied by, and under the supervision of, an adult.
  • All payments are considered donations and non-refundable unless CVP cancels the program.
  • All programs/events are held “RAIN OR SHINE” unless a rain date is specified.  Program Naturalists will contact registered participants ONLY in the event of cancellation at least 1 hour prior to the program start.
  • Pets are not allowed during scheduled public programs.  NO PETS PLEASE.
  • DOGS may not attend any of our paid or free programming which require registration or any of our guided hikes.

CANCELED – Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 28 through May 30 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks - Join a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 28 through May 30. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Farm Gravel Parking Lot. REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

CANCELED – Adult Garden Club

Tuesday evenings, April 7 to October 13 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday mornings, April 16 to October 22 at 8:30 AM to 10 AM Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+. New this season: evening sessions! Do you enjoy gardening but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (or beginner brown thumbs) to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

CANCELED – Night Out with Nature: “Native People of the Chesapeake”

Friday, April 10 at 7 PM to 9 PM Night Out with Nature: “Native People of the Chesapeake” with Brina Doyle - Adults. Spend your evening at Cromwell Valley Park with our guest speaker and enjoy dessert. The first people to live in what is now the state of Maryland, arrived before the Chesapeake Bay even existed. Who are they?…

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$10
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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CANCELED – Children’s Garden Club

Saturdays, April 11 to October 17 at 9:30 AM to 11 AM Children’s Garden Club – Ages 5 to 13 with Adult. Grow vegetables, flowers, & herbs while exploring the natural world of our garden. Join us to play, learn, craft, eat tasty foods you grow yourself. We meet approximately twice per month in the Children’s Garden at Willow Grove…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

CANCELED – Natural Dyes

Saturday, April 11 at 1 PM to 3 PM Natural Dyes – Ages 5+. Before commercial dyes, bright hues were derived from plants, animals, and minerals found in nature. Bring a dozen hard boiled eggs and learn to make your own natural dyes. $3 members/ $5 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Easter Sunday Self-Guided Trail Trek

Sunday, April 12 at 11 AM to 3 PM Easter Sunday Self-Guided Trail Trek – All ages.  Stop by our Nature Center, pick up a booklet and set off on a self-guided hike on our trails. Return to the center to pick up a prize and meet our special guest bunny! Drop-in Program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Nature Center REGISTRATION…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Trail Tots

Tuesdays, April 14 to May 19 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 15 to May 20 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Trail Tots – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities, nature play, stories and crafts.…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Trail Tots

Tuesdays, April 14 to May 19 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 15 to May 20 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Trail Tots – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities, nature play, stories and crafts.…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Postponed – Adult Garden Club

Tuesday evenings, April 7 to October 13 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday mornings, April 16 to October 22 at 8:30 AM to 10 AM Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+. New this season: evening sessions! Do you enjoy gardening but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (or beginner brown thumbs) to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

POSTPONED – Drop in Gardening

Saturday, April 18 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! -  Individuals/Families ages 13+. Volunteers join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools and water.  You bring a hat, sun screen and a little energy. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Children’s Garden REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.

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Free
Children’s Garden,

Canceled – COVID19 – Webster and Quacky

Saturday, April 18 at 1 PM to 2 PM Webster and Quacky - All ages. Come meet our Nature Center’s dynamic ducky duo, then enjoy a story and a snack. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Garlic Mustard Pull & Pesto

Sunday, April 19 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Garlic Mustard Pull & Pesto – Ages 5+.  Grab your work gloves and join us as we pull this invasive weed. Then follow us back to the kitchen to learn how to turn this pest into delicious garlic mustard pesto! $3 members/ $5 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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TALMAR Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 25 AND May 9 at 8 AM to 12 PM TALMAR Spring Plant Sale – TALMAR invites you to purchase your spring vegetables and herbs from us. Stop by for a visit & support our mission to serve individuals with disabilities. Visit talmar.org for more information. TALMAR is located in Cromwell Valley Park - Sherwood entrance.

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Free
TALMAR,

Canceled – COVID19 – Wild Edible Spring Greens

Saturday, April 25 at 1PM to 3 PM Wild Edible Spring Greens - Ages 12+. Spring greens are a welcome tonic after a long winter. Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare the earliest wild edibles of the season. $3 members/ $5 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Canoe the Dundee

Sunday, April 26 at 10 AM to 2 PM Canoe the Dundee – Ages 8+. Explore the marshes of Dundee Creek in Middle River, MD and net for wildlife to see who lives there. Participants will receive basic paddling instruction prior to launch. Bring a lunch and shoes that can get wet. $7 members/ $10 non-members. Meet at Marshy Point…

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$10
Marshy Point, 7130 Marshy Point Rd
Baltimore, MD 21220 United States
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Canceled – COVID19 – Primitive Technology Weekend

Saturday, May 2 at 10 AM to 4 PM AND Sunday, May 3 at 10 AM to 1 PM Primitive Technology Weekend - All ages. You are invited to the Willow Grove Nature Center’s Annual Primitive Technology Workshop for the purpose of sharing knowledge and hands-on experience in the replication of items composed of stone, bone, wood, and natural fibers.…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Primitive Technology Weekend

Saturday, May 2 at 10 AM to 4 PM AND Sunday, May 3 at 10 AM to 1 PM Primitive Technology Weekend - All ages. You are invited to the Willow Grove Nature Center’s Annual Primitive Technology Workshop for the purpose of sharing knowledge and hands-on experience in the replication of items composed of stone, bone, wood, and natural fibers.…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Canceled – COVID19 – Night Out with Nature: “Be Part of the Solution with GVC”

Friday, May 8 at 7 PM to 9 PM Night Out with Nature: “Be Part of the Solution with GVC” with Amy Young and Charlie Conklin - Spend your evening at Cromwell Valley Park with our guest speaker and enjoy dessert. Did you know that almost two-thirds of Baltimore’s drinking water comes from the Gunpowder watershed? The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy…

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$10
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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TALMAR Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 25 AND May 9 at 8 AM to 12 PM TALMAR Spring Plant Sale – TALMAR invites you to purchase your spring vegetables and herbs from us. Stop by for a visit & support our mission to serve individuals with disabilities. Visit talmar.org for more information. TALMAR is located in Cromwell Valley Park - Sherwood entrance.

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Free
TALMAR,

Orioles ~ Neo-Tropical Migrants

Saturday, May 9 at 11 AM to 1 PM Orioles ~ Neo-Tropical Migrants – All ages. Bring binoculars and join a Naturalist to spot a nest, listen for their songs, and find out where they’ve been. $2 members/ $4 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden

Sunday, May 10 at 1 PM to 3 PM Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden – Ages 8+. Celebrate the Mom in your life by sharing Mother Earth’s tea. Learn the health benefits of natural teas, gather local plants, enjoy a hot cup of tea, then take the cup home with you! $5 members /$7 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS…

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$7
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Flower Moon Night Hike & Campfire

Friday, May 15 at 8 PM to 9:30 PM Flower Moon Night Hike & Campfire – Ages 8+. Take a moonlit stroll and then gather around a campfire for S’mores.  $3 members /$5 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Drop in Gardening!

Saturday, May 16 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! -  Individuals/Families ages 13+. Volunteers join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools and water.  You bring a hat, sunscreen and a little energy. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Children’s Garden REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.

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Free
Children’s Garden,

Hike Through History

Saturday, May 16 at 1 PM to 3 PM Hike Through History – All ages. Historic homes, hidden civic works projects, and mysterious grave sites. Discover the secrets hidden inside Cromwell Valley Park. $2 members/ $4 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Snip, Snap!

Sunday, May 17 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Snip, Snap! – Ages 7+. Snapping turtles have survived for millions of years. Come meet our resident snapper, learn how he eats, and discover the other adaptations which have kept his species alive. $2 members / $4 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Faeries and Elves of the Forest

Saturday, May 23 at 1 PM to 3 PM Faeries and Elves of the Forest – Ages 3+.  Welcome to the realm of the faeries! Make a wand and crown and then head into the forest to share in the magic. Come dressed in your faerie finery. $2 members/ $4 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Beaver Valley

Sunday, May 24 at 1 PM to 3 PM Beaver Valley – Ages 8+. Cromwell Valley has beavers from time to time. Join us at the Nature Center to learn how these animals shape the landscape, then hike with a Naturalist to see beaver cut trees. $2 members/ $4 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Frog Round Up

Saturday, May 30 at 11 AM to 12:30 PM      Frog Round Up – Ages 8+. Wear your waterproof shoes or boots as we hike to Marble Springs. We’ll provide the nets and capture containers. After identifying our catch, we will release all critters back into the pond. $2 members/ $4 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Scout Day ~ Signs of Animals

Saturday, May 31 at 1 PM to 3 PM Scout Day ~ Signs of Animals – Ages 5 to 11 with Adult. This program is for both Girl AND Boy Scouts. Join our Naturalists and learn how to identify the signs of many critters, large and small, within the Park. Participants receive a Cromwell Valley Park logo patch. Please do…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Monthly Calendar

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