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Event Calendar

ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

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.

Habitat Restoration Team – Weed Warrior Days!

We will remove invasive plants from the Park and plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Meet at the Sherwood House Parking Lot at Cromwell Valley Park. RSVP Laurie Taylor-Mitchell, Ltmitchell4@comcast.net See website under volunteers for dates.

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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, Starting September 7 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks – All ages. Join a Park volunteer for bird walks on: September 7, 21, 28: October 5, 19, 26: November 2, 9. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather! FREE! Reservations NOT required. Meet at the Willow Grove Farm Gravel Parking Lot.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Counting on Nature

Saturday, September 21 at 1 PM to 3 PM Counting on Nature – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult.  Learn about numbers and animals while visiting the Nature Center with your little one. Non-mobile siblings only, parent/guardian must be an active participant. $2 members/$4 non-members. Nature Center PARENTS MUST ATTEND PROGRAM WITH THEIR CHILD, BUT DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER.

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Tour of the Sherwood House

Sunday, September 22 at 1 PM to 2 PM Tour of the Sherwood House – Adults. Take a history tour of the Sherwood Mansion and get a little “behind the scenes” look at this home that was built in 1935. $2 members/$4 non-members. Meet AT THE Sherwood House

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$4
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Polliwog Preschool Club

Tuesdays, September 24 to October 29 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, September 25 to October 30 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Registration for this program is available ONLY through our on-line system.  Polliwog Preschool Club – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Polliwog Preschool Club

Tuesdays, September 24 to October 29 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, September 25 to October 30 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Registration for this program is available ONLY through our on-line system.  Polliwog Preschool Club – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Autumn Solstice Bonfire

Friday, September 27 at 7:30 PM to 9 PM Autumn Solstice Bonfire & Smores – Ages 5+.  Join a Naturalist for some fun around the campfire! $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, September 14 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

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Felt Autumn Wreaths

Saturday, September 28 at 1 PM to 3 PM Felt Autumn Wreaths – Ages 8+.  Learn how to make a simple felt wreath. We will decorate our creations with natural trimmings gathered from our forest and fields. $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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SOLD OUT – The Ancient Atlatl

Sunday, September 29 at 1 PM to 3 PM The Ancient Atlatl – Ages 13+.  Learn to make a simple atlatl from branches and one feathered dart to throw. Bring a non-serrated pocket knife, if you have one. $5 members/$7 non-members.  Primitive Tech Laboratory BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$7
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Apple Press & Prints

Saturday, October 5 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Apple Press & Prints – Ages 2 to 10 with Adult. Discover the true story of Johnny Appleseed and try squeezing some cider at our apple press. We’ll use apples to make your very own hand-printed craft to take home. $3 members/$5 non-members.  Nature Center PARENTS MUST ATTEND PROGRAM WITH THEIR…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Blue Steel Stampede 10K

Sunday, October 6 Council sponsored event taking place ~ Blue Steel Stampede benefit 10K. Our Nature Center will be open for visitors 9 AM to 4 PM.

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 12 at 10 AM to 4PM (Rain Date: Sunday, October 13) Fall Harvest Festival – All ages.  Join us for family fun in the Valley!  Pony & Hay Rides, Music, Earth Oven Cooking, Apple Pressing, Apple Butter Making, Face Painting, Beekeeping, Family Games & Crafts, Native American Activities, Food and 4-H Animals! Reservations NOT required.  Suggested donation is…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Columbus Day

Monday, October 14 Columbus Day!- The Nature Center & 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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Friction Fire

Saturday, October 19 at 1 PM to 3 PM Friction Fire – Ages 13+.  Humans are the only creatures on the planet that make fire and cook. Learn how to make a friction fire.  $3 members/$5 non-members.  Primitive Tech Laboratory BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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MG Foundation Benefit Walk

Sunday, October 20 Council sponsored event taking place ~ MG Foundation of America Benefit Walk. Our Nature Center will be open for visitors 9 AM to 4 PM.

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Nature Quest Fest at Lake Roland

Sunday, October 20 at 12 PM to 2 PM Nature Quest Fest at Lake Roland - All ages.  Meet us at Lake Roland Park! Complete at least 5 trails in your Nature Quest Passport to receive free admission to this exciting event. Activities will include canoeing, dam tours, live animals and more!  Pick up your Quest Passport at Wegmans grocery…

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$5

Spooky Stories Campfire and S’mores

Friday, October 25 at 7:30 PM to 9 PM Spooky Stories Campfire and S’mores - Ages 8+. Swap spine-tingling tales around a campfire and then enjoy a sweet treat. Come prepared with a (not too) scary story to share! $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, October 26 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

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Visit our Nature Center Day!

Saturday, October 26 at 9 AM to 4 PM Visit our Nature Center Day! - All ages. Visit the Nature Center, enjoy the exhibits, visit with our animals, talk with our Naturalist and enjoy a cup of apple cider and ginger snaps on us!  Drop in program. Reservations NOT required. FREE! Nature Center

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Wizards, Wands, & Broomsticks!

Sunday, October 27 at 1 PM to 3 PM Wizards, Wands & Broomsticks! – Ages 6 to 13 with Adult. Make your own magical sedge broom and decorated stick wand. Younger siblings will not be allowed to attend. Parent/guardian must be an active participant. $5 members/$7 non-members.  Nature Center PARENTS MUST ATTEND PROGRAM WITH THEIR CHILD, BUT DO NOT NEED…

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$7
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Night Out with Nature: “Falconry”

Friday, November 1 at 7 PM to 9 PM Night Out with Nature: “Falconry” with Jenna Krebs - Adults. Spend your evening at Cromwell Valley Park with our guest speaker and enjoy dessert. Join a Falconer to discover the world of raptors. Learn what it takes to become a falconer, how to train a bird of prey, and the joys…

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$10
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Nature’s Medicine Chest

Saturday, November 2 at 1 PM to 3 PM Nature’s Medicine Chest – Ages 13+. Plants are little bottles of chemicals that can be beneficial. Take a walk with our Naturalist to discover the healing plants all around you, then make your own balm and tea to take home! $5 members/$7 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Hiking Sticks

Sunday, November 3 at 1 PM to 3 PM Hiking Sticks – Adults.  Make one of our ancestors’ earliest tools to help you dig up roots, defend against snakes, collect fruit and hike! $5 members/$7 non-members.  Primitive Tech Laboratory

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$7
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Project Feeder Watch Training

  Thursday, November 7 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Project Feeder Watch Training - Adults. Count birds for science, but first, attend this training to learn how!  After the training, we will meet weekly at the Nature Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays for your 1-hour shift beginning on 11/13 until 4/2. FREE! Reservations NOT required Nature Center

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Come On Baby Light My Fire

Saturday, November 9 at 1 PM to 3 PM Come On Baby Light My Fire – Ages 7+. You’ll never have trouble starting a campfire again after you learn how to make homemade fire starters out of everyday materials. We’ll test them out on our own campfire and enjoy S’mores. $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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L.B.J.’s – “Little Brown Jobs”

  Sunday, November 10 at 1 PM to 3 PM L.B.J.’s – “Little Brown Jobs” – Ages 12+. “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.  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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Veterans Day

Monday, November 11    Veterans Day - The Nature Center & Park Office will be closed, but the Park will be open sunrise to sunset for this Holiday. 

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Free
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Scout Day

Saturday, November 16 at 1 PM to 3 PM Scout Day – Ages 5 to 11 with Adult. Meet some of the amazing animals that call Maryland home, then head outside to explore their fall natural habitat. This program is for both Girl AND Boy Scouts. Participants receive a Cromwell Valley Park logo patch. Please do NOT bring siblings as…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Earth Oven Bread

  Sunday, November 17 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Earth Oven Bread – Ages 8+. Discover the secret of no-knead bread that you can make at home. We will bake a loaf here in our wood fired Earth Oven. $4 members/$6 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$6
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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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.