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January 2019

Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Hike

January 19 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join Seneca Creek State Park for the final Seneca Greenway Hike to the Potomac River! We will be trekking a 4.4-mile round trip to the C&O Canal, passing by Poole's Store, the Seneca Stonecutting Mill and canal boat turning basin. Meet at the Berryville Road trailhead between Route 28 and Route 112.

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Volunteer Fair for Historical Sites

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Olney Public Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832 United States
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Help bring history to life! At the free Volunteer Fair at the Olney Community Library, you'll meet volunteers and staff –even a few people from the past – and learn more about Montgomery County's interpretive opportunities. Share your love of history, the great outdoors, agriculture & old buildings with visitors of all ages and become a trained Montgomery Parks volunteer tour guide. Parks needs your help at these historic sites: Oakley Cabin African American Museum (Olney), Josiah Henson Park (North Bethesda), Woodlawn…

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Quilt Codes of the Underground Railroad: History or Mystery?

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sandy Spring Slave Museum, 18524 Brooke Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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Learn about how this aspect of the Underground Railroad had been researched by some and still referred to as fabricated stories by others.  Were quilts used to aid the escaping slaves?  The meaning of the codes will be reviewed and linked to the exhibits at the Museum as you contemplate why it is important to ensure that family history cannot be pushed aside as myth and folklore. This Speakers Series presentation at the Sandy Spring Slave Museum will feature Dr.…

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Exhibit: Quilt Codes of the Underground Railroad

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandy Spring Slave Museum, 18524 Brooke Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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$10

Quilts designed and crafted by Dr. Blanche Brownley. Admission is $10.00 per person; children Under 6 are free. Visit www.sandyspringslavemuseum.org  for further information and hours of operation.

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Song Circle / Tune Circle

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hyattstown FD, 15019 Hyattstown Mill Road
Hyattstown,
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The Hyattstown Mill Song Circle and Tune Circle meets the third Saturday of every month. Due to the cold weather, the Circles will be just up the road from the usual Mill location, at the Hyattstown Fire Department Office/Function Building.  next to the Fire Station Garage on Hyattstown Mill Road. Tune Circle takes place at 6:00; Song Circle begins at 7:30. Visit the Song Circle website to learn more about the event.

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New Year’s Moonwalk

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35

Cross your fingers for clear skies as the Audubon Naturalist Society celebrates the New Year with a brisk walk under the light of the year’s first full moon. We’ll head upriver on the C&O Canal towpath from Swain’s Lock, enjoying the shadows of arching sycamore trees and listening for the calls of owls and winter-active mammals. Distance covered will depend on the weather and conditions underfoot. Cost is $25 for ANS members; $35 for non members. Register online; meeting location…

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Morning Hike at Seneca

January 20 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States
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This hike is about getting outside and active at Seneca Creek State Park. Meet at the Kingfisher Outlook.

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WONDEROOM Create Date

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, 20860 United States
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The WONDEROOM is a free, dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving challenges. Designed for children ages 5-11 with family members.

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Reptile Encounter at Seneca

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States
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Come to the Seneca Creek State Park Office for a fun, 30-45 minute program for all ages. Meet a living snake or turtle and examine shells and skins from reptiles living in the park!

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Winter Birding

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$32

You’ll want to bundle up for this birding trek to the now-closed landfill adjacent to the Blue Mash Nature Trail, a familiar birding spot in upper Montgomery County. As afternoon fades to dusk in the open terrain here, we’ll search for resident and overwintering species, including Northern Harriers and Short-eared Owls. The leader from the Audubon Naturalist Society will bring along a scope for distant bird viewing. Our visit to this area which is “closed to the public” is by…

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