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ACLT Calendar of Events

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February 2015

21 - Guided Winter Hike at Double Oak
Join ACLT's guides for a hike through the woods at Double Oak Farm (1:30pm - 3:30pm) and see beautiful, unobstructed views of Parkers Creek! Please register for this event. (Sorry! No dogs permitted for this hike.)
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March 2015

14 - Annual Membership Meeting
Join ACLT for our Annual Members Meeting on March 14th from 9:30am-12:00pm at the St. John Vianney Family Life Center in Prince Frederick, MD. Invitations will be mailed in late January. Please reply and register by February 28th. Lunch will be served after for $15/person.
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28 - Hiking Trail Maintenance Day
We're getting ready for the spring hiking season need help clearing and maintaining some of the ACLT trails. Join us for a fun morning from 9am to 12 noon. Volunteers needed for chainsawing, sign placement, general trail maintenance, etc. Work locations to be announced. Water, equipment and picnic lunch will be provided! Register in advance.
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29 - Parkers Creek Water Quality Monitoring Training
Help the Environment! Become a WQM volunteers in a training course to learn how to collect and prepare water samples from 3 locations along Parkers Creek. Training will run from 9am - 1pm with at the ACLT office. Hands-on sampling experience. Please call or email the office for more information - 410-414-3400 or volunteer@acltweb.org.
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April 2015

25 - Earth Day Trail Run
Celebrate Earth Day at the beautiful Parkers Creek Preserve! Join ACLT for its 2nd Annual Earth Day Trail Run and Family Fun Walk. Details to be announced January 25th, 2015!
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May 2015

2 - Calvert Green Expo
Visit ACLT at the 2015 Calvert Green Expo at Annmarie Gardens. Join us for Southern Marylands leading sustainability event, where you can learn how to make your life, and our community, healthier  environmentally! 10am - 4pm.
3 - Spring Guided Hike on Gravatt East Trail
This will be a leisurely guided hike on ACLT's Gravatt East Trail. Bring your binoculars and view early migratory birds and spring wildflowers. Registration required. Meet at 9:00 a.m. sharp at ACLT's South Side trail head, Scientists' Cliffs Rd., Port Republic, MD. Hike will last until approx. 11 a.m. Hike will be rain or shine unless thunderstorms develop. Dogs are not permitted on guided tours.
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16 - Canoe Guide Training
Enjoy canoeing or kayaking? Ever considered becoming a volunteer canoe guide for the ACLT? Every year from spring until fall the ACLT hosts guided canoe trips along Parkers Creek. Trips are scheduled at different times of the day on Saturday or Sunday (depending on the tide) and take about three hours. Join us to learn how to lead guided canoe trips on Parkers Creek for the 2015 canoe season. Saturday, May 16th from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Registration required. Dress in appropriate clothing to go paddling.
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30 - Guided Canoe Trip
Depart from Warrior's Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Reservations are required. Please call us at (410) 414-3400 or e-mail info@acltweb.org for more information. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek. Rain date of Sunday, May 25th.
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30 - Family Day Celebration of Parkers Creek
Join us for an afternoon of fun activities for the whole family, celebrating the Parkers Creek Preserve and ACLT! Nature-inspired craft activities, guided hikes, live music, a scavenger hunt, and a tractor-pulled hayride at Double Oak Farm in Prince Frederick.


June 2015

13 - Guided Canoe Trip
Depart from Warrior's Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Reservations are required. Please call us at (410) 414-3400 or e-mail info@acltweb.org for more information. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek. Rain date of Sunday, June 14th.
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14 - Second Sundays Farmers Market
Celebrate Summer with ACLT at the new "Second Sundays Farmers Market!" Visit Parkers Creek Preserve's Farm on Sunday June 14th for the freshest produce, free short guided hikes, fun activities for kids & adults, cool drinks and live music! Second Sundays Farmers Markets will be held in June, July and August. See you at ACLT's Double Oak Farm at 676 Double Oak Rd in Prince Frederick. Times TBA.
27 - Guided Canoe Trip
Depart from Warrior's Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Reservations are required. Please call us at (410) 414-3400 or e-mail info@acltweb.org for more information. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek. Rain date of Sunday, July 28th.
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July 2015

12 - Second Sundays Farmers Market - July
Celebrate Summer with ACLT at the new "Second Sundays Farmers Market!" Visit Parkers Creek Preserve's Farm on Sunday July 12th for the freshest produce, free short guided hikes, fun activities for kids & adults, cool drinks and live music! Second Sundays Farmers Markets will be held in June, July and August. See you at ACLT's Double Oak Farm at 676 Double Oak Rd in Prince Frederick. Times TBA.
25 - Guided Canoe Trip
Depart from Warrior's Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Reservations are required. Please call us at (410) 414-3400 or e-mail info@acltweb.org for more information. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek. Rain date of Sunday, June 28th.
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26 - ACLT Members' Day Event
The Parkers Creek Preserve stays protected and healthy because of the love and care of ACLT members. Join us on July 26th at Double Oak Farm for a day of festivities to show our gratitude! More details and times to be announced soon.
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August 2015

8 - Guided Canoe Trip
Depart from Warrior's Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Reservations are required. Please call us at (410) 414-3400 or e-mail info@acltweb.org for more information. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek. Rain date of Sunday, August 9th.
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9 - Second Sundays Farmers Market - August
Celebrate Summer with ACLT at the new "Second Sundays Farmers Market!" Visit Parkers Creek Preserve's Farm on Sunday June 14th for the freshest produce, free short guided hikes, fun activities for kids & adults, cool drinks and live music! Second Sundays Farmers Markets will be held in June, July and August. See you at ACLT's Double Oak Farm at 676 Double Oak Rd in Prince Frederick. Times TBA.


September 2015

12 - Guided Canoe Trip Membership Event
Special guided canoe trip for new members and current members who introduced new members. Launch from Warriors Rest for a beautiful tour of Parkers Creek. 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Make it a full day of Parkers Creek Preserve fun by participating in our "Walk Along the Bay" membership event as well, from 12pm - 2:00pm
12 - Walk Along the Bay Membership Event
Take a walk along the Bay with a Smithsonian Marine Biologist and a Geologist at Warrior's Rest Sanctuary. The event is open to new members as well as current members who recruit new members. Make it a full day of Parkers Creek Preserve fun by participating in our "Walk Along the Bay" membership event as well, from 12pm - 2:00pm
26 - Guided Canoe Trip
Depart from Warrior's Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Reservations are required. Please call us at (410) 414-3400 or e-mail info@acltweb.org for more information. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek. Rain date of Sunday, September 27th.
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October 2015

3 - Hiking Trail Maintenance Day
Join us as the fall hiking season begins and we clear and maintain some of the ACLT trails from 9am to 12 noon. Volunteers needed for chainsawing, sign placement, general trail maintenance, etc. Work locations to be announced. Water, equipment and lunch will be provided. Please register in advance or call the office to RSVP.
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10 - Patuxent River Appreciation Day
Come visit ACLT at the Patuxent River Appreciation Days, Sat. Oct 10th, at the Calvert Marine Museum! This year will have arts and crafts fair, wine tasting, boat rides, music on 2 stages, face painting, food vendors, Homemade & Homegrown, a farmers market, and more. 10:00am - 5:00pm
23 - Fall Fun Member Appreciation Night
Fall is here and Parkers Creek is bursting with color and fun! Come out to Double Oak Farm for an evening of pumpkin carving, s'mores, campfires and storytelling! Special event for members only. More details and times TBA.
24 - Guided Canoe Trip
Depart from Warrior's Rest and enjoy a scenic tour of Parkers Creek from 11:00am-2:00pm. Reservations are required. Please call us at (410) 414-3400 or e-mail info@acltweb.org for more information. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek. Rain date of Sunday, October 25th.
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November 2015

1 - Fall Colors Hike at Double Oak Farm
On Sunday, November 1st from 1:00-4:00pm, ACLT will conduct a free guided hike. Join us for a hike through the woods to enjoy the fall colors. Exact trail to be determined. Dogs are not permitted on guided hikes. Registration is required.
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7 - Silent Auction and Dinner Celebration
Join us for our 20th Annual Silent Auction and Dinner! This event is ACLT's annual fundraiser. To purchase tickets, visit the "get involved" section of our website. This is a popular event and may sell out, so reserve your tickets early!


December 2015

4 - Greens Sale Prep & Wreath-Making Workshop
Join in on ACLT's prep day and Wreath-making workshop on Friday, December 6th from 10am - 3pm at Warrior's Rest Sanctuary. Pay $25.00 to make at least 2 wreaths (one of which you can take home with you) OR donate all your handmade wreaths to the Greens Sale and join us for free! Lunch provided for all registered participants. Please call Tricia at the office at 410-414-3400 for more information.
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5 - Greens Sale
Join us on Saturday December 5th for our Annual Greens Sale and Hayride. Enjoy hot cider and holiday music at the Southside Trailhead. This year's annual Greens Sale to benefit the Warrior's Rest Sanctuary will be held at ACLT's South Side Trail, 1985 Scientists Cliffs Road, Port Republic, MD. Hope to see you there!

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