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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

Cedarville Assem­bly of God will host Mega Sports Camp 7-9 p.m. July 31-Aug. 3 at the church, 11600 Cedarville Road, Brandy­wine. Open to chil­dren in grades 1-6 to learn soc­cer or cheer­ing and im­prove skills. Coaches will lead in songs be­tween sports ses­sions and share in­spi­ra­tional sports and Bi­ble sto­ries with char­ac­ter-build­ing themes. Reg­is­tra­tion is free. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-5799600. 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.

Thurs­day, Aug. 4

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Learn to Fish 2-4 p.m. Aug. 4 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. Regis- tered par­tic­i­pants will meet at Vis­i­tor Cen­ter. Ages 15 and un­der. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; call 301-4975887. Space is lim­ited. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.fws.gov/ refuge/patux­ent/visit/ pub­licpro­grams.html.

Fri­day, Aug. 5

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Fam­ily Fun: An­i­mal Olympics 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 5 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Ex­plore the amaz­ing phys­i­cal en­durance and adap­ta­tions that make an­i­mals in­cred­i­ble ath­letes and try your own skills through in­door and out­door games and hikes (weather per­mit­ting), hands on ac­tiv­i­ties and crafts for all ages. Ages 3 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Drop-in any time. Leave when you wish. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.fws.gov/refuge/ patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html.

Satur­day, Aug. 6

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Fam­ily Fun: An­i­mal Olympics 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Ex­plore the amaz­ing phys­i­cal en­durance and adap­ta­tions that make an­i­mals in­cred­i­ble ath­letes and try your own skills through in­door and out­door games and hikes (weather per­mit­ting), hands on ac­tiv­i­ties and crafts for all ages. Ages 3 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Drop-in any time. Leave when you wish. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.fws.gov/refuge/ patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html. 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.

Sun­day, Aug. 7

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walk 8-10 a.m. Aug. 7 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Search for early spring mi­grants in var­i­ous refuge habi­tats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoc­u­lars rec­om­mended. Ages 8 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; call 301-4975887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.fws.gov/ refuge/patux­ent/visit/ pub­licpro­grams.html. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Tiny Tots: Na­ture and Mu­sic 10:30-11:15 a.m. Aug. 7 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Learn about the wildlife at the refuge through songs and rhyming. Parental par­tic­i­pa­tion re­quired. Ages 16-42 months. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.fws.gov/refuge/ patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Whooping Crane Ob­ser­va­tory Tour 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Take a guided tour to the Whooping Crane Ob­ser­va­tory to ob­serve a pair of en­dan­gered adult whooping cranes. Learn about the whooping crane pop­u­la­tion re­cov­ery pro­gram. Ages 14 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Space very lim­ited. Ar­rive early. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; call 301-4975887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.fws.gov/ refuge/patux­ent/visit/

pub­licpro­grams.html. 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 301-283-2116 or email pas­tor@ac­co­keek­chog.org.

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