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  1. ACLT's 12 Hikes in 2021 Challenge!!

    January 12, 2021 - December 31, 2021 @ American Chestnut Land Trust

    Hike at ACLT once a month every month in 2021 and win some really cool prizes! Not to mention all the great benefits to your physical and mental health and well-being! Every time you visit ACLT’s trails, use the QR code located at all trailheads to sign in to be sure your hike is counted! Everyone’s a Winner! All adults who complete the challenge win ACLT merch! Choose from water bottles, knit hats, gaiters, mugs or baseball hats! Children receive free ACLT decals and stickers. PLUS one winner will be drawn to win THE GRAND PRIZE which includes a free t-shirt from the ACLT online store and a $25 gift card to Smoothie King!

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  2. LIVE OTTER CAM at Calvert Marine Museum

    March 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021 @ Online

    Miss seeing your favorite otters at Calvert Marine Museum? Wait no longer!! You can now check in with Chumley, Calvert and Chessie Gracie on the Calvert Marine Museum's live web cams.

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  3. Creatures in the Garden: Read, Imagined & Othersworldly @Ann Marie Sculpture Garden

    March 1, 2021, 10:00 AM - August 22, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

    Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center is transforming the grounds of the 30-acre sculpture garden into a wondrous menagerie of real, imagined, and otherworldly creatures. Works will be installed amongst the woods, trails, trees, lawns, and patios of the sculpture garden.

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  4. On Paper: Printmaking, Book Art and Beyond at Annmarie Garden

    March 1, 2021, 10:00 AM - September 26, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

    The Kay Daugherty Gallery at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will feature On Paper: Printmaking, Book Arts & Beyond. Selected work will highlight the expanse of printmaking and book arts as an artistic discipline. Techniques such as relief printing, etching, lithography, paper making, book binding, letterpress, collage and papercut will be explored. All works should showcase the unique process and craftsmanship that goes into each handmande paper, print, or collage. Select media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works; cash awards will be presented.

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  5. Virtual - Calvert Marine Museum Fieldtrip Experiences!

    March 2, 2021 - June 30, 2021 @ Online

    This school year, join CMM for a virtual fieldtrip experience! The CMM Education Team has created FIVE new and unique programs for students K-5 to engage in activities focusing on paleontology, estuarine biology, and maritime history. Each program is available to public, private, and homeschool groups. You must complete registration for your requested virtual fieldtrip experience and we will send you the corresponding website link.

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  6. Sea Squirts: All about Boats

    March 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    This program is designed to invite adults and children 18 months to 3 years to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. Join us for story time and a take away craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity limited to 12 people per session.

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  7. Homeschool Fridays - Water - AM

    March 5, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Online Zoom - Calvert Nature Society

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water. Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

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  8. Preschool Nature Walks: Noise Makers

    March 5, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

    Join us Friday mornings outside in the park for gently guided nature walks as we investigate the forests and fields at Annmarie. Led by Hester, our staff naturalist, these walks will be lightly themed, but will allow children to investigate and discover all kinds of wonders. The conversation will be guided by whatever we find together! Dress appropriately for the weather and wear shoes that can get muddy. These guided walks are designed for ages 4-6 and their adults, but siblings are welcome to explore too. Cost includes admission to the park, so pack a picnic and stay and play afterwards!

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  9. Homeschool Fridays - Water - PM

    March 5, 2021, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Online Zoom - Calvert Nature Society

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water. Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

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  10. Kids Night Out: Glow Party

    March 5, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Imaginarium Indoor Playspace

    Children will participate in glow in the dark crafts, crab soccer with our giant beach ball, enjoy a glow in the dark goody bag, have a pizza dinner, and just PLAY the night away.

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  11. Sushi

    March 5, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ No Thyme to Cook

    Sushi is one of those cuisines that most people tend to order out. But did you know that it is actually pretty easy to do? Plus, it’s fun to create! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make your own sushi, be sure to join us as Chef Brian shows you all you need to do to create your favorites at home! From maki and temaki to uramaki, sashimi, and nigiri, you’ll get the hang of it in no thyme!

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  12. Virtual - Kiddo Sassy Unicorn Painting with Wine & Design

    March 6, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Online Zoom - Wine & Design

    Join us in our Virtual Classes where you can paint in the comfort of your own home.! With a Live artist on-line through Zoom meetings... the painting Class is interactive and FUN with full step by step instructions. “Sign Up, PICK UP, Sip Up, Paint at Home! Sign up for our virtual class, pick up your supplies from our studio, take home and paint with our artist from your computer / tablet or smart TV. Order in advance and pick up your supplies curbside at the North Beach Studio! 9132 Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714. We will call or email when your kit is ready for pick up. We will email you a Zoom link and password once you have purchased the class.

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  13. Women in Science - Members Only

    March 6, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about some of the incredible contributions women have made in the field of science, and hear what is currently being done to close the gender gap within the field.

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  14. Farm to Table Dinner

    March 6, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ No Thyme to Cook

    Enjoy an intimate 4-course menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, complete with wine pairings. Limited to 12 people on our second-floor kitchen overlooking Solomons harbor. Menu: TBD

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  15. Teen Homeschool - Trail School

    March 10, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Our Teen Homeschool classes will meet in-person meetings because the groups are small enough to participate safely. Staff and participants will need to wear masks. Classes will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant will have their own. This winter we will start an exploration of the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. Teens will meet outside each month and spend the class out hiking the trails - we will explore the park, learn to identify the common plants and animals, build shelters, and whatever the season has to offer. Masks will be needed for all participants.

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  16. Wine Down Wednesday: Spanish Wines

    March 10, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ No Thyme to Cook

    Spain is one of those often overlooked areas when it comes to wine production but they produce some truly remarkable vintages. Join Chef Gwyn and wine expert Carolyn Hart as they take you through a tour of some of Spain's most spectacular food and wine combinations!

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  17. Virtual - Tool Sharpening Workshop

    March 10, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online - JPPM

    From kitchen knives, to chisels, to hatchets, a sharp tool is critical for just about any job. Join us as we give you the tools and techniques to sharpen any non-serrated metal tool you can think of! Appropriate for ages 18 and up.

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  18. Baby Birding

    March 11, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

    It's never to early to start learning how to be a birder. Join us as we show your child the wonderful world of birds. Discover what a bird is, how we find them in nature and test your skills with a birding scavenger hunt!

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  19. Sea Squirts: All about Boats

    March 11, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    This program is designed to invite adults and children 18 months to 3 years to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. Join us for story time and a take away craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity limited to 12 people per session.

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  20. Maryland in the Age of Sail Lecture Series

    March 11, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online Zoom with Calvert Marine Museum

    Join Mark Wilkins, CMM Curator of Maritime History, as he explores topics ranging from European influences, to the tobacco trade, to the Civil War on the Chesapeake and more, through the 20th century. For our first lecture, we will investigate the need for European nations to explore the oceans and seas of the world. Due to shrinking internal commerce, sea traders ventured far and wide to import new goods to their native lands—infusing their economies with exotic goods from faraway places. Via Zoom, a link to the lecture will be posted on our lecture page prior to the event.

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  21. Preschool Nature Walks: Woodpeckers

    March 12, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

    Join us Friday mornings outside in the park for gently guided nature walks as we investigate the forests and fields at Annmarie. Led by Hester, our staff naturalist, these walks will be lightly themed, but will allow children to investigate and discover all kinds of wonders. The conversation will be guided by whatever we find together! Dress appropriately for the weather and wear shoes that can get muddy. These guided walks are designed for ages 4-6 and their adults, but siblings are welcome to explore too. Cost includes admission to the park, so pack a picnic, and stay and play afterwards. Grab a free ArtLAB To Go craft kit while you are here, too!

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  22. Spring Log Roll

    March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    All ages welcome. Worms, salamanders, toads and more! Join us as we go off trail and take you into the damp, dark world under a log. Discover the hidden habitat that is home to some of Calvert County's coolest and sometimes slippery residents.

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  23. Homeschool Week with Calvert Marine Museum

    March 15, 2021, 10:00 AM - March 19, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    This program invites children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. Join us for story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity is limited to 10 people per session. This month's theme is All About Boats. This program is now offered at various times throughout the day, to accommodate guests during all sessions. For specific times, please visit calvertmarinemuseum.com.

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  24. Going GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!

    March 17, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Kings Landing Park

    Did you know that green is the easiest color for our eyes to see? This St. Patrick's Day, come learn why green is so common in nature, and take a short hike to see all the green that nature has to offer us this time of year!

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  25. Little Minnows: What Floats Your Boat?

    March 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    For preschoolers ages 3 – 5, with an adult. This program focuses on one of the museum's three themes. Join us for story time and a take away craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity limited to 12 people per session.

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  26. Virtual - Wild Women of Maryland: Grit and Gumption in the Free State

    March 18, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Online Zoom - Calvert Library

    Daring women of Maryland made their mark on history as spies, would-be queens, and fiery suffragettes. From famous figures like Harriet Tubman to unsung heroines like "Lady Law" Violet Hill Whyte, author Lauren R. Silberman introduces Maryland's most tenacious and adventurous women in this virtual program presented through Zoom webinar.

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  27. Virtual - Bay Bridge Traffic Painting with Wine & Design

    March 18, 2021, 10:00 PM @ Online - Zoom with Wine & Design

    Join us in our Virtual Classes where you can paint in the comfort of your own home.! With a Live artist on-line through Zoom meetings... the painting Class is interactive and FUN with full step by step instructions. “Sign Up, PICK UP, Sip Up, Paint at Home! Sign up for our virtual class, pick up your supplies from our studio, take home and paint with our artist from your computer / tablet or smart TV. Order in advance and pick up your supplies curbside at the North Beach Studio! 9132 Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714. We will call or email when your kit is ready for pick up. We will email you a Zoom link and password once you have purchased the class.

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  28. Preschool Nature Walks: Signs of Spring

    March 19, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

    Join us Friday mornings outside in the park for gently guided nature walks as we investigate the forests and fields at Annmarie. Led by Hester, our staff naturalist, these walks will be lightly themed, but will allow children to investigate and discover all kinds of wonders. The conversation will be guided by whatever we find together! Dress appropriately for the weather and wear shoes that can get muddy. These guided walks are designed for ages 4-6 and their adults, but siblings are welcome to explore too. Cost includes admission to the park, so pack a picnic, and stay and play afterwards. Grab a free ArtLAB To Go craft kit while you are here, too!

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  29. Paella

    March 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ No Thyme to Cook

    Want a party food with some flair to feed a crowd? Paella is your answer. With an array of fresh seafood, chicken, and sausage nestled among saffron-scented rice it is the perfect exotic one-pan dish. And it can be made outdoors! Does it get any more perfect than that? Join Chef Kim as she shows you every delicious step to creating paella!

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  30. Virtual - Garden Smarter: Saving Pollinators in Your Yard

    March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Online - Zoom Calvert County Master Gardeners, University of Maryland Extension and Calvert Library

    Join us on Zoom! Discover the plants, and what you can do to help bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in your yard.

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  31. Virtual - Native Flowers for Early Spring Gardening

    March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM)

    Nature needs native plants. Daffodils and tulips are lovely, but the Spring Beauty Bee and the Spring Beauty Flower need each other. Columbine, spicebush, and the sweetest strawberries you’ve ever tasted! These are just a few of the native flowers we will explore. Participants will meet 10+ featured flowers and learn about each plant's "personality" and their role in the ecosystem. This online workshop is designed for adults, ages 16 and up.

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  32. Sand and Stars Stroll - Members Only

    March 20, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Families, Ages 6 and up with adult. We will usher in the Spring Equinox with an evening stroll to the beach. We will look for signs of the emerging spring, enjoy the sunset, and do a little sky gazing as the stars begin to twinkle. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a flashlight or headlamp.

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  33. Swamp Walk

    March 22, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

    Come explore what Battle Creek Cypress Swamp has to offer. Learn what the swamp was named for, why bald cypress trees last so long in nature and check out some foliage in the swamp area. Dress for the outdoors.

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  34. Nature Center Garden Day!

    March 22, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

    Ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult. Please register through our new Galaxy Digital volunteer portal https://calvertstewards.galaxydigital.com . If you are new to the system, you will need to create an account. Join our staff with the maintenance and upkeep of the trails and gardens around Battle Creek Nature Center. From invasive plant removal, to routine garden care, to maintaining the nature play space and trails - there is always something to be done. Volunteers must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks.

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  35. Wedges & Wine: The Cheeses of Ireland & England

    March 24, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ No Thyme to Cook

    Have you always wanted to taste some of the world’s most iconic and rare cheeses? Then you won’t want to miss our new series – Wedge & Wine. Each month we’ll explore four very different cheeses from a particular country. Ranging from soft and creamy to firm and hard, cow’s to sheep’s milk, and everything in between, we’ll taste some of the world’s finest cheeses while discussing their history. And of course, we’ll include our chef-picked wine pairings for each. In our very first class in this series, we’ll spend the evening enjoying four of our favorite cheeses.

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  36. Virtual - Weather Lore: Fact or Fiction Worshop

    March 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online - JPPM

    Lightning never strikes the same place twice, fish bite best before it rains, and wooly bears with thick coats mean a tough winter... right? Come learn about how basic weather patterns emerge, then test common weather sayings and lore to see if they are fact or fiction.

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  37. Little Minnows: What Floats Your Boat?

    March 25, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    For preschoolers ages 3 – 5, with an adult. This program focuses on one of the museum's three themes. Join us for story time and a take away craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity limited to 12 people per session.

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  38. Maryland in the Age of Sail Lecture Series - Wooden Shipbuilding

    March 25, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online Zoom - Calvert Marine Museum

    Join Mark Wilkins, CMM Curator of Maritime History, as he explores topics ranging from European influences, to the tobacco trade, to the Civil War on the Chesapeake and more, through the 20th century. Wooden Shipbuilding — A Brief Overview of Influences on the Ocean-going Sailing Ship - Discuss and explore the design evolution of the ocean-going sailing vessel, enabling explorers to find America and eventually Maryland. A Zoom link to each lecture will be posted on the lecture page prior to the event.

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  39. Literary Bites - Fever

    March 25, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ No Thyme to Cook

    Do you love great books and fabulous food? Then you’ll want to join us, along with our friends from Calvert Library, as, each month, we read, discuss, and digest one of our favorite culinary novels. This month we’re reading Fever. Mary Beth Keane has written a spectacularly bold and intriguing novel about the woman known as “Typhoid Mary,” the first person in America identified as a healthy carrier of Typhoid Fever. Fever is an ambitious retelling of a forgotten life. In the imagination of Mary Beth Keane, Mary Mallon becomes a fiercely compelling, dramatic, vexing, sympathetic, uncompromising, and unforgettable heroine.

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  40. Preschool Nature Walks: Balance in Nature

    March 26, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

    Join us Friday mornings outside in the park for gently guided nature walks as we investigate the forests and fields at Annmarie. Led by Hester, our staff naturalist, these walks will be lightly themed, but will allow children to investigate and discover all kinds of wonders. The conversation will be guided by whatever we find together! Dress appropriately for the weather and wear shoes that can get muddy. These guided walks are designed for ages 4-6 and their adults, but siblings are welcome to explore too. Cost includes admission to the park, so pack a picnic, and stay and play afterwards. Grab a free ArtLAB To Go craft kit while you are here, too!

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  41. Virtual - Girl Beauty Painting with Wine & Design

    March 26, 2021, 10:00 PM @ Online - Zoom with Wine & Design

    Join us in our Virtual Classes where you can paint in the comfort of your own home.! With a Live artist on-line through Zoom meetings... the painting Class is interactive and FUN with full step by step instructions. “Sign Up, PICK UP, Sip Up, Paint at Home! Sign up for our virtual class, pick up your supplies from our studio, take home and paint with our artist from your computer / tablet or smart TV. Order in advance and pick up your supplies curbside at the North Beach Studio! 9132 Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714. We will call or email when your kit is ready for pick up. We will email you a Zoom link and password once you have purchased the class.

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  42. OTTERMANIA!!

    March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    Join us in celebrating our favorite museum mammal! Dance "the Swim" with our otter mascots, and learn otterly terrific facts.

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  43. Virtual - Garden Smarter: Rain Gardens

    March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Online - Zoom - Calvert County Master Gardeners, University of Maryland Extension and Calvert Library

    Join us on Zoom! Learn about how to hold and soak in standing water in your landscape, native plants to use in wet places, and Calvert rain gardens to visit.

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  44. Virtual - Dungeons & Dragons - Tweens

    March 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Online Zoom - Calvert Library

    Join our Dungeon Master (DM) to learn and play this magical and exciting role playing game (RPG)! The DM will bring prepared characters so all you need to do bring is yourself! Registration required.

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  45. Dinner & a Movie - Bottle Shock

    March 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ No Thyme to Cook

    Join us for the return of our popular series, Dinner & a Movie when we watch the Bottle Shock – the comedy-drama film based on the 1976 wine competition termed the "Judgment of Paris", when California wine defeated the French in a blind taste test. Includes a three-course gourmet meal of foods featured in the film.

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  46. Mud Monsters Spring Adventure 3 Day Camp

    March 31, 2021, 9:00 AM - April 2, 2021, 3:00 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Feel like you've been stuck inside all winter? This camp will be full of adventures -- we will wade into the swamp, use nets to look for amphibians, and, of course, play in the mud. All participants and staff will need to wear masks. Bring a snack, lunch and dress for the weather each day! Must register before March 26th.

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  47. Virtual - Why Do We Have Pets? History of Pets and Pet Parade!

    March 31, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online - Zoom - Calvert Library

    Have you ever wondered why humans have pets? Or why we choose dogs to live in our homes and not wolves? Join us for a brief presentation about the history of pets and then stay for a PARADE OF PETS! Registrants are invited to show and tell briefly about their pet or a pet that they would like to have. Please register to receive an emailed link to the Zoom event an hour before it begins.

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