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Thurs­day, June 23

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Learn to Fish 2-4 p.m. June 23 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 a sin­gle 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.

Fri­day, June 24

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Fam­ily Fun: Won­der­ful Wet­lands 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 24 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Dis­cover who lives un­der the wa­ter’s sur­face in Patux­ent’s wet­lands and ponds through in­door and out­door games and hikes. Hands on ac­tiv­i­ties and crafts for all ages. Weather per­mit­ting. Ages 3 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Drop-in pro­gram; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Come any time; leave when you wish. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/ refuge/Patux­ent.

Satur­day, June 25

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Fam­ily Fun: Won­der­ful Wet­lands 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Dis­cover who lives un­der the wa­ter’s sur­face in Patux­ent’s wet­lands and ponds through in­door and out­door games and hikes. Hands on ac­tiv­i­ties and crafts for all ages. Weather per­mit­ting. Ages 3 and older. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Drop-in pro­gram; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Come any time; leave when you wish. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/ refuge/Patux­ent. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walk 8:1510:15 a.m. June 25 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Search for birds in sev­eral refuge hab- itats 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. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Herp Search 1-2:30 p.m. June 25 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. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; 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. June 25 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Dis­cover the night- time 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.

Sun­day, June 26

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold An­i­mal Track­ing Hike 2-3 p.m. June 26 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Learn what an­i­mals lurk in your back­yard along with the ways our an­ces­tors and mod­ern day hun­ters use track­ing for sur­vival and recre­ation. Wear com­fort­able walk­ing shoes. Dress for weather as a por­tion of this pro­gram will be held out­side. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://- dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx. Volunteers for Martha’s Ta­ble are needed start­ing 11:45 a.m. June 26 at Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, 14515 Church St., Up­per Marl­boro. Mak­ing 1,000 sand­wiches for the home­less shel­ter in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-627-2636.

Fri­day, July 1

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Pup­pet Show: A Fox Tale 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 1 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Dis­cover the night­time world of crit­ters found at Patux­ent Re­search Refuge. Length of in­tro­duc­tion and pup­pet show runs

ap­prox­i­mately 20 min­utes to­tal. All ages. Free pro­gram; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html.

Satur­day, July 2

Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary and Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Med­i­ta­tion Hike 2-3:30 p.m. July 2 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Be­come one with na­ture on this slower-paced, guided hike to pre­de­ter­mined land­marks for 10 minute ses­sions of med­i­ta­tion. Hike leader will gen­tly guide med­i­ta­tion ses­sions to help par­tic­i­pants truly ab­sorb their sur­round­ings. No med­i­ta­tion ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. Bring wa­ter. Dress for weather. Wear sturdy shoes. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Sun­day, July 3

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Whoop­ing Crane Ob­ser­va­tory Tour 1-2:30 p.m. July 3 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 is lim­ited. Ar­rive early; tour will leave on time. 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 Chicken Rear­ing Work­shop 2-3 p.m. July 3 at the sanctu- ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Stop in for a short work­shop to pre­pare you with every­thing you need to know about state/ county laws on chick­ens on res­i­den­tial land, breeds of chick­ens, food, clean­ing, shel­ter, and the rooster de­bate. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. Please reg­is­ter in ad­vance; call 301-888-1377 or email vjones1310@gmail.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Thurs­day, July 7

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Learn to Fish 2-4 p.m. July 7 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.

Fri­day, July 8

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Fam­ily Fun: In­sects 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 8 and July 9 at Na­tional Wildlife Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 10901 Scar­let Tan­ager Loop, Lau­rel. Dis­cover just who is fly­ing, swim­ming, and crawl­ing around at Patux­ent. Ex­plore this in­cred­i­ble mini world of in­sects 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. Drop in pro­gram; no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://- www.fws.gov/refuge/patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html. Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Moth Sur­vey 8-11 p.m. July 8 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Ex­plore the amaz­ing ar­ray of colors and shapes of these night­time marvels with the help of naturalists. Par­tic­i­pate at sev­eral sta­tions in this night­time count and learn how to con­duct your own back­yard sur­vey while help­ing log moth species for the Mary­land Bio­di­ver­sity Project and the refuge. Parts of this pro­gram will be con­ducted af­ter dark so wear pants, close toed shoes and long sleeves to stay com­fort­able. Bugspray and cam­eras highly rec­om­mended. Ages 8 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 9

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host What’s Bug­gin Bats 8-9:30 p.m. July 9 at the north tract, 230 Bald Ea­gle Drive, Lau­rel. Dis­cover Mary­land’s bats and the dan­gers they face. Learn the vi­tal role bats play in the en­vi­ron­ment and why they are so help­ful. 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 Creek Crit­ters 2-3 p.m. July 9 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Creeks are won­der­ful habi­tats for crit­ters. You’ll have an op­por­tu­nity to meet these crit­ters up close and per­sonal and get your hands a lit­tle dirty too. Wear cloth­ing you don’t mind get­ting wet and shoes you don’t mind get­ting dirty. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. Please reg­is­ter in ad­vance; call 301-888-1377. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Sun­day, July 10

Patux­ent Re­search Refuge will host Bird Walk 8-10 a.m. July 10 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 301-497-5887. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/patux­ent/visit/pub­licpro­grams.html. Merkle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary and

Vis­i­tor’s Cen­ter will hold Bird Watch­ing Hike 2-3 p.m. July 10 at the sanc­tu­ary, 11704 Fenno Road, Up­per Marl­boro. Learn how to ID com­mon birds found at Merkle dur­ing the sum­mer months. For new or ex­pe­ri­enced bird­ers. Bring binoc­u­lars if you have or bor­row ours. Dress for weather. Wear com­fort­able walk­ing shoes. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to http://dnr2.mary­land.gov/pub­li­clands/pages/south­ern/merkle.aspx.

Mon­day, July 11

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal will hold free grief sup­port group 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. sec­ond Mon­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s Main Build­ing, Crit­i­cal Care Con­fer­ence Room, Sec­ond Floor, Lan­ham. Call 301-808-5671.

Wed­nes­day, July 13

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal will hold free stroke sup­port group 1-3 p.m. sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month at the hos­pi­tal’s Pro­fes­sional Of­fice Build­ing, First Floor Con­fer­ence Room, 8116 Good Luck Road, Lan­ham. Call 301-324-4968.

Fri­day, July 15

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 301-6272636.

Satur­day, July 16

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

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 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 301-3244968.

Tues­day, July 19

Doc­tors Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal 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 301-3244968. 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.

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