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Event Calendar

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.

Gourd Bowls

Adults Ages 18+. Gourds were an inedible squash that humans found a use for. Gourds could be made into containers, ladles, spoons, and even corn storage containers. Join us at the Prim. Tech. Lab, to learn the Stone Age method for creating a beautiful and useful container. $4 members /$6 non-members.  Primitive Technology Lab ADULTS MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$6.00
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Sunday Morning Bird Walks

Ages 14+.                                                                                                            This fall join a Park Naturalist on Sundays for an early morning bird walk. FREE! Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot.  

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Fall Fungus

Adults Ages 18+. Take a hike with a Naturalist to identify common fungi and their important uses.  $2 members /$4 non-members                                                                                                                                         BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$4.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Indigenous Peoples Day

The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open sunrise to sunset for this County Holiday 

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Senior Stroll

Ages 55+. Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our Naturalists along some of Cromwell Valley’s less strenuous trails. September 7, 14, 21, & 28: October 5, 12, 19, & 26. FREE! Reservations required.

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Earth Oven Bread

Ages 10+. Bread is one of Mankind’s most important inventions. Discover the secret of no-knead bread that you can make at home. We will bake a loaf here in our woodfired earth oven and you can take some dough to bake at home. $4 members /$6 non-members.  BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$6.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Sunday Morning Bird Walks

Ages 14+.                                                                                                            This fall join a Park Naturalist on Sundays for an early morning bird walk. FREE! Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot.  

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Apple Head Dolls with Cornhusk Bodies

Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist as we look at the Appalachian art form of making apple heads, cornhusk dolls, and learning how important apples were to the Sherwood Farm! Bring your own paring knife with you. $3 members/$5 non-members BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$5.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Senior Stroll

Ages 55+. Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our Naturalists along some of Cromwell Valley’s less strenuous trails. September 7, 14, 21, & 28: October 5, 12, 19, & 26. FREE! Reservations required.

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Geocaching in the Park

All Ages. Join a Naturalist as we learn how to search for the hidden caches in the park.  $2 members /$4 non-members.  BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Sunday Morning Bird Walks

Ages 14+.                                                                                                            This fall join a Park Naturalist on Sundays for an early morning bird walk. FREE! Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot.  

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Wizards, Wands, and Broomsticks

Ages 6 to 13 with adult. Make your own magical sedge broomstick and decorated stick wand. Please do not bring siblings younger than 6 years of age.  Parent/Guardian must be an active participant.  $2 members /$4 non-members.  BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$4.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Senior Stroll

Ages 55+. Walking in nature provides benefits to both the mind and body. Enjoy a relaxing stroll with one of our Naturalists along some of Cromwell Valley’s less strenuous trails. September 7, 14, 21, & 28: October 5, 12, 19, & 26. FREE! Reservations required.

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Project Feeder Watch Training

Adults Ages 18+. Count birds for science, but first, attend this training to learn how!  After the training, we will meet weekly at the Nature Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for your 1-hour shift. FREE! RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED.  REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Spooky Stories around the Campfire

Ages 8+. Swap spine-tingling tales around the campfire ring. Bring a flashlight with you and a (not too) scary story to share!                                                                                                                                                 $2 members /$4 non-members                                                                                                                                           BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$4.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Trick or Treat Trail Trek

Ages 2 to 12 with adult.  Star your self-guided adventure at the Nature Center by picking up a trail trek booklet. Once you have discovered the tricks on the trails head back to the Nature Center to collect your treats! $4 per Child. CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, BUT ADULTS MUST ATTEND 

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$4.00
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Sunday Morning Bird Walks

Ages 14+.                                                                                                            This fall join a Park Naturalist on Sundays for an early morning bird walk. FREE! Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot.  

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Paint a Pumpkin!

Ages 3+. Bring your little one to paint a winter squash – the pumpkin.                                                                                                                                                $2 members /$4 non-members                                                                                                                                           CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, BUT ADULTS MUST ATTEND 

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$4.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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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! Registration NOT required. Children’s Garden  REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

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Children’s Garden,

Bamboo Blowguns

Adults Ages 18+. Bamboo, a non-native grass, is widely utilized by humans across the world where it occurs naturally. We have naturalized bamboo at Cromwell Valley. Join us at the Prim Tech Lab to manufacture one of Mankind’s silent weapons of the hunt: the blowgun. Techniques of making darts will also be emphasized.  $2 members /$4 non-members.  Primitive Technology Lab BOTH ADULTS…

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$4.00
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Sunday Morning Bird Walks

Ages 14+.                                                                                                            This fall join a Park Naturalist on Sundays for an early morning bird walk. FREE! Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot.  

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

L.B.J’s – Little Brown Jobs

Adults Ages 18+.  “Little Brown Jobs,” otherwise known as Sparrows, Finches, and Wrens, migrate and remain active in the fall. We’ll learn about their behavior and search for them in the Park.                                           $2 members /$4 non-members                                                                                                                                               BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$4.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Veterans Day

The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed but the Park will be open sunrise to sunset for this Federal Holiday.  

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Native Americans of MD

Ages 13+. Native people hunted, fished, and grew crops. Join a Naturalist to use the tools that they used ~ bows, arrows, spears, and rabbit sticks.                                                                                                                    $2 members /$4 non-members                                                                                                                                   REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT 

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$4.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Sunday Morning Bird Walks

Ages 14+.                                                                                                            This fall join a Park Naturalist on Sundays for an early morning bird walk. FREE! Registration required. Meet in the Willow Grove Parking Lot.  

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Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Let’s Talk Turkey

All Ages. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national symbol. Meet our live turkeys on this day and learn what makes them special.                                                                                                                                          $2 members /$4 non-members.   BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$4.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Earth Oven Pumpkin Pie

Ages 5+. Pumpkins are a plenty this time of year! Why not make a pie and bake it in the Earth oven? Join a Naturalist as we learn about and eat this iconic Thanksgiving Day staple.  $3 members /$5 non-members BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$5.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Fort Garrison Feast

Ages 10+. The fort was built on the Maryland frontier in 1693. Meet the Rangers and find out how they lived and what they ate. Don’t miss this once a year event!  Reservations required. Directions will be given at time of registration. Dress for the weather. Call for more information.  Historic Fort Garrison                                                                                                 $20 members/$25 non-members.                                                                                                                                                         BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN…

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$25.00
Historic Fort Garrison,

Thanksgiving Day

The Nature Center and Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open sunrise to sunset for this Holiday.  

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Black Friday Night Hike

Ages 8+. Skip the crowds at the mall on this busiest shopping day of the season and enjoy a night hike with a Naturalist that ends around the campfire with S’mores. $3 members/$5 non-members.   BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

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$5.00
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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9 am to 2 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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Closed Monday
Tuesday to Sunday
9 am to 4 pm

In case of inclement weather, the Nature Center and activities follow the Baltimore County Schools. Check at Public Schools for latest info on closing. If closing early, all evening activities at the Park are cancelled.