Two gorgeous days back to back. How to fill them? Try one of these five activities:
1) Join the Maryland State Beekeepers Association on Saturday as they celebrate the annual Maryland Honey Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Patuxent Research Refuge's National Wildlife Visitor Center. Activities include arts and crafts, honey tastings, candle-making demonstrations and habitat tram tours. The one's free. The National Wildlife Visitor Center is off Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore- Washington Parkway and Route 197. Details at http://patuxent.fws.gov or call 301-497-5763.
2) Also on Saturday, learn about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp at the Avalon Area of Patapsco Valley State Park, noon. For those ages 10 and older. Fee: $2 per person. Meet at the Avalon history center, 5120 South Street, Halethorpe. To reserve a place, call 410-461-5005.
3) Support the important work of the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper at Saturday's annual Trash Bash fundraiser, noon to 5 p.m. at Nick's Fish House, 2600 Insulator Drive. Tickets: $75. Price includes seafood buffet and oyster bar; beer, wine and signature cocktail; live music and free Duffy Electric Boat rides on the Patapsco River's Middle Branch. Can't beat fresh oysters, cold beer and a boat ride on a beautiful day, can you? Details at http://www.baltimorewaterkeeper.org.
4) Fall bird migration is starting. Learn about the raptors that soar above the region and see some up-close at 10 a.m. on Sunday at Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Cost: $5 per person. Meet at the visitors center, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills. Call 410-461-5005 for reservations.
5) Watch the inaugural Classic Sailboat Rendezvous and Race at 11 a.m. on Sunday from the Naval Academy bulkhead in Annapolis. The race course is at the Severn River and Spa Creek. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.