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Fri­day, July 15

Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church will hold a fish fry 4-7 p.m. July 15 at the church, 14515 Church St., Up­per Marl­boro. Fea­tur­ing fried whit­ing or tilapia, green beans, coleslaw, bread, bev­er­age and dessert. Cost $10 adults; $8 se­niors; $5 chil­dren 11 and un­der. Eat in or take out. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-627-2636.

Satur­day, July 16

Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at

Pis­cat­away Park will hold H2oooh! Amer­i­can Wa­ter Use Re­vealed ex­hibit 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Satur­days and noon-4 p.m. Sun­days through Aug. 7 at Na­tional Colo­nial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Ac­co­keek. De­cid­ing what to have for lunch based on its im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment? One hid­den fac­tor most peo­ple don’t con­sider is a food’s “wa­ter foot­print.” Ex­plore the se­cret life of wa­ter in this eye-open­ing ex­hibit and then travel back in time to take a look at how the colo­nials lived with 20 times less of this pre­cious re­source. Don’t be sur­prised if the res­i­dents of the Na­tional Colo­nial Farm en­gage you in a friendly dis­cus­sion about their wa­ter habits or en­list you to help them cook or tend to the gar­den. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to ac­co­keek­foun­da­tion.org.

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary

and Visi­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Row­ing Down the River 2-3:30 p.m. July 16 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Join park staff for an en­ter­tain­ing and ed­u­ca­tional ca­noe trip up the Patux­ent River to learn about the flora, fauna, and his­tory of the area. Please reg­is­ter in ad­vance; call 301-888-1377 or email vic­tor.jones@mary­land.gov. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Sun­day, July 17

Ac­co­keek First Church of

God in­vites res­i­dents of south­ern Prince Ge­orge’s County for a time of spir­i­tual re­newal, en­rich­ment, growth and restora­tion at the church, 15821 Liv­ingston Road. Free trans­por- tation is of­fered to and from Sun­day School that be­gins 9 a.m. or Sun­day morn­ing ser­vices, 1011:45 a.m. for res­i­dents in need of trans­porta­tion. Call 301-283-2116 or email pas­tor@ac­co­keek­chog.org.

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary

and Visi­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Po­plar Springs Trail Guided Hike 2-3 p.m. July 17 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Hike along the 2.3 mile Po­plar Springs Trail guided by the Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary nat­u­ral­ist. Learn about the mem­bers of the ecosys­tem and how they in­ter­act with one an­other as well as with peo­ple. Wear com­fort­able shoes and ap­pro­pri­ate clothes. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land. gov/pub­li­clands/pages/ south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Mon­day, July 18

Doc­tors Community

Hos­pi­tal will hold free di­a­betes sup­port group 6-7:30 p.m. third Mon­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s North Build­ing, Fifth Floor, DSE Room, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter or re­quest a free di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tional brochure, call 301-324-4968.

Tues­day, July 19

Doc­tors Community Hos

pital will hold free breast cancer sup­port group 7-9 p.m. third Tues­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s North Build­ing, Fourth Floor, Room 415, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter or re­quest a free breast care ed­u­ca­tional brochure, call 301-324-4968. Doc­tors Community Hos­pi­tal will hold free breast cancer-male care­giver sup­port group 7-9 p.m. third Tues­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s North Build­ing, Fifth Floor, DSE Room, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. Call 301324-4968.

Thurs­day, July 21

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Learn to Fish 2-4 p.m. July 21 at Na­tional Wildlife Visi­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Learn how to cast a rod, iden­tify types of fish and en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence of fish­ing in this hands on pro­gram for chil­dren. All fish­ing equip­ment will be pro­vided. Reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants will meet at Visi­tor Cen­ter. Space is lim­ited; par­tic­i­pants may select only one date. Ages 15 and un­der. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// www.fws.gov/refuge/ patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html. Doc­tors Community Hos­pi­tal will hold free lym­phedema and chronic swelling ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port ses­sion 1-3 p.m. July 21 at Doc­tors Community Hos­pi­tal, 8100 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-324-4968.

Fri­day, July 22

Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at

Pis­cat­away Park will hold In­tro­duc­tion to Per­ma­cul­ture De­sign Work­shop-Happy Hour 5:30-7 p.m. July 22 at the park, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Ac­co­keek. Join in­struc­tor Pa­tri­cia Ceglia and the Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion for a glass of wine and light re­fresh­ment. Learn how to meet your own ba­sic daily needs for food, wa­ter, and en­ergy, by cre­at­ing a func­tional land­scape. Spe­cific char­ac­ter­is­tics, unique to a site, pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties and con­straints. This work­shop will demon­strate how de­sign can max­i­mize the pro­duc­tiv­ity of a site, while pro­tect­ing and en­hanc­ing na­ture. Cost $25; $20 for AF mem­bers. To reg­is­ter, email Pa­tri­cia Ceglia, pjceglia@gmail. com. For more in­forma- tion, go to ac­co­keek­foun­da­tion.org. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Walk with the Refuge Man­ager 7-9 a.m. July 22 at Na­tional Wildlife Visi­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Join the refuge man­ager for a leisurely walk along Cash Lake Trail to learn about con­ser­va­tion and win­ter wildlife at Patux­ent. Ages 12 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// www.fws.gov/refuge/ patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html. Satur­day, July 23

Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at

Pis­cat­away Park will hold H2oooh! Amer­i­can Wa­ter Use Re­vealed ex­hibit 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Satur­days and noon-4 p.m. Sun­days through Aug. 7 at Na­tional Colo­nial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Ac­co­keek. De­cid­ing what to have for lunch based on its im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment? One hid­den fac­tor most peo­ple don’t con­sider is a food’s “wa­ter foot­print.” Ex­plore the se­cret life of wa­ter in this eye-open­ing ex­hibit and then travel back in

time to take a look at how the colo­nials lived with 20 times less of this pre­cious re­source. Don’t be sur­prised if the res­i­dents of the Na­tional Colo­nial Farm en­gage you in a friendly dis­cus­sion about their wa­ter habits or en­list you to help them cook or tend to the gar­den. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to ac­co­keek­foun­da­tion.org. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walk 8:15-10:15 a.m. July 23 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Search for birds in sev­eral refuge habi­tats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoc­u­lars rec­om­mended. All ages. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/ refuge/patux­ent/visit/ pub­licpro­grams.html. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Wildlife Loop Ad­ven­ture Scavenger Hunt 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 23 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Us­ing clues and lo­ca­tions, fam­i­lies and groups can drive the North Tract’s Wildlife Loop and nearby trails to hunt for sculp­tured stones, mys­tery ob­jects, plants and an­i­mals while learn­ing about the his­tory of North Tract and other recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties. A cam­era or cell phone that takes pic­tures is needed. Ar­rive any­time be­tween 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to be­gin your hunt and plan for 1-2 hours. All ages. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired along with ap­prox­i­mate ar­rival time; call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/ refuge/patux­ent/visit/ pub­licpro­grams.html. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Herp Search 1-2:30 p.m. July 23 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Join a refuge nat­u­ral­ist on this guided search for rep­tiles and am­phib­ians. Wear good walk­ing shoes and bring wa­ter, and dress for the weather. All ages. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// www.fws.gov/refuge/ patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Night Hike

8-9:30 p.m. July 23 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Dis­cover the night­time world of the refuge as you look and lis­ten for noc­tur­nal an­i­mals on this guided walk. Ages 5 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// www.fws.gov/refuge/ patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html. Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary

and Visi­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Smores and Stars Camp­fire 8:30-9:30 p.m. July 23 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Bring your chairs or pic­nic blan­ket and en­joy some smores at the camp­fire. Stay to see the stars while learn­ing about the nat­u­ral bounty around you and rich his­tory of the area. Smores and sticks pro­vided. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land. gov/pub­li­clands/pages/ south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Sun­day, July 24

Ac­co­keek First Church of

God in­vites res­i­dents of south­ern Prince Ge­orge’s County for a time of spir­i­tual re­newal, en­rich­ment,

growth and restora­tion at the church, 15821 Liv­ingston Road. Free trans­porta­tion is of­fered to and from Sun­day School that be­gins 9 a.m. or Sun­day morn­ing ser­vices, 10-11:45 a.m. for res­i­dents in need of trans­porta­tion. Call 301283-2116 or email pas­tor@ ac­co­keek­chog.org. Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary

and Visi­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Fish­ing Day 10 a.m.-noon July 24 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Join us at the pond for a day of fish­ing. Go over some ba­sic steps in how to set up your rod and the ba­sic sup­plies needed. Spend time prac­tic­ing your skills at one of our park ponds. Fish­ers will meet at the visi­tor cen­ter. Fish­ing li­cense and rod re­quired. Please reg­is­ter in ad­vance; call 301-888-1377. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http:// dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/ merkle.aspx.

Satur­day, July 30

Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at

Pis­cat­away Park will hold H2oooh! Amer­i­can Wa­ter Use Re­vealed ex­hibit 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Satur­days and noon-4 p.m. Sun­days through Aug. 7 at Na­tional Colo­nial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Ac­co­keek. De­cid­ing what to have for lunch based on its im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment? One hid­den fac­tor most peo­ple don’t con­sider is a food’s “wa­ter foot­print.” Ex­plore the se­cret life of wa­ter in this eye-open­ing ex­hibit and then travel back in time to take a look at how the colo­nials lived with 20 times less of this pre­cious re­source. Don’t be sur­prised if the res­i­dents of the Na­tional Colo­nial Farm en­gage you in a friendly dis­cus­sion about their wa­ter habits or en­list you to help them cook or tend to the gar­den. Free. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to ac­co­keek­foun­da­tion.org.

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary

and Visi­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Spice Up Your Cook­ing 2-3 p.m. July 30 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Want to learn how to use all the new fresh herbs in your gar­den? Want to find out ways you can use herbs in­dige­nous to the area? Stop in for a quick les­son with demon­stra­tions. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. Please reg­is­ter in ad­vance; call 301-888-1377 or email vic­tor.jones@mary­land.gov. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land. gov/pub­li­clands/pages/ south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Sun­day, July 31

Ac­co­keek First Church of

God in­vites res­i­dents of south­ern Prince Ge­orge’s County for a time of spir­i­tual re­newal, en­rich­ment, growth and restora­tion at the church, 15821 Liv­ingston Road. Free trans­porta­tion is of­fered to and from Sun­day School that be­gins 9 a.m. or Sun­day morn­ing ser­vices, 1011:45 a.m. for res­i­dents in need of trans­porta­tion. Call 301-283-2116 or email pas­tor@ac­co­keek­chog. org.

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary

and Visi­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Art in the Park 2-3 p.m. July 31 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Hone you or your lit­tle ones artis­tic skills in­spired by the scenic nat­u­ral sur­round­ings. Ba­sic art sup­plies will be pro­vided to guests. Pro­gram geared for fam­i­lies with younger chil­dren. Ex­pe­ri­enced painters wel­come. Bring wa­ter. Dress for weather. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land. gov/pub­li­clands/pages/ south­ern/merkle.aspx.

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