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Fri­day, May 20

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Fam­ily Fun: Birds Birds Birds 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Dis­cover bird­ing through in­door and out­door (weather per­mit­ting) games, binoc­u­lar ba­sics and crafts for all ages. Fam­ily bird walks at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Bring binoc­u­lars if you have them. Ages 3 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host En­dan­gered Species Day Cel­e­bra­tion 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Slide pre­sen­ta­tion 11 a.m. on how the Na­tional Wildlife Refuge Sys­tem helps en­dan­gered species sur­vive. See a dis­play of en­dan­gered species up close. All ages. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church will hold a fish fry 4-7 p.m. May 20 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 301-6272636. Fam­ily Ser­vice Foun­da­tion, Inc. will host its an­nual Choose Re­cov­ery noon-5 p.m. May 20 at the foun­da­tion, 5301 76th Ave., Lan­dover Hills. The event is in honor of SAMHSA’s Na­tional Preven­tion Week. There will be a po­etry slam, guest speak­ers and more. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.fs­finc.org or call 301-459-2121, ext. 296.

Satur­day, May 21

Ac­co­keek Foun­da­tion at Pis­cat­away Park will host Na­tional Parks BioBlitz 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21 at the park, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Ac­co­keek. Vol­un­teers of all ages and skill lev­els can work to­gether to get an over­all count of the plants, birds, fungi, in­sects, and other or­gan­isms. All in­ven­to­ries open to pub­lic and free to join. To reg­is­ter for event or more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.ac­co­keek­foun­da­tion.org or call 301-283-2113.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walk 8:15-10:15 a.m. May 21 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. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Herp Search 1-2:30 p.m. May 21 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. Bring wa­ter. Dress for the weather. All ages. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Nite Hike 8-9:30 p.m. May 21 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. To reg­is­ter, call 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Fam­ily Fun: Birds Birds Birds 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Dis­cover bird­ing through in­door and out­door (weather per­mit­ting) games, binoc­u­lar ba­sics and crafts for all ages. Fam­ily bird walks at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Bring binoc­u­lars if you have them. Ages 3 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Drop in; no regis­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Mag­nif­i­cent Whoop­ing Crane Month spe­cial speak­ers 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 21 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Lis­ten to Whoop­ing Crane ex­perts dis­cuss their ex­pe­ri­ences and chal­lenges while as­sist­ing with re­cov­ery ef­forts for one of North Amer­ica’s most en­dan­gered birds. Dr. Glenn Olsen, Ve­teri­nar­ian, Patux­ent Wildlife Re­search Cen­ter, will give a pre­sen­ta­tion 11 a.m. and Dr. Sarah Con­verse, Re­search Ecol­o­gist in the En­dan­gered Species Re­search Group, Patux­ent Wildlife Re­search Cen­ter, will give a pre­sen­ta­tion 1 p.m. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. No regis­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patux­ent.

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