Enjoy Earth Day celebration at Quiet Waters Park [Russett]

Happy Earth Day!

On Tuesday, April 22, we celebrate Earth Day. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 and went global in the 1990s. With that being said, come celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, located at 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, in Annapolis. Entry to the park is free all day and this year's event will focus on education and participation. Information as well as displays will be at the Blue Heron Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Anne Arundel Bird Club, South River Federation, Oyster Recovery Partnership, Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners and the Anne Arundel Sierra Club.

Refreshments will be provided by Pit Boys at the Visitor Center Café and also at the Park Visitor Center there will be a "hands on" nature exhibit hosted by the Friends of Quiet Waters Park. Come out and enjoy a day exploring nature. For more information, contact Park Ranger Dave DeVault at 410-222-1777 or rpdeva00@aacounty.org.

On Saturday, April 26, the Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Teas and the Arts will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montpelier Historic Site and Arts Center located at 9650 and 9652 Muirkirk Road, in Laurel. This is the eighteenth year for this free, fun-filled event and approximately 40 vendors will be on hand for you to purchase crafts, gourmet foods, herbs, plants and garden accessories. Informative workshops, tours, and tea sampler seatings with advanced reservations online will also be featured to add to the day's festivities. For more information, call 301-377-7817 or go to pgparks.com/Montpelier_Festival_of_Herbs_Teas_and_the_Arts.htm..

Happy Birthday to my friend, Michelle Floam who celebrated on April 15 and Happy Anniversary to my husband, Tim, on April 23.

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