December 6: Volunteer Community Dinner 6-9pm
Baltimore Woods Nature Center invites our volunteers to a delicious holiday meal at The Woods. This is our chance to give back to the community that has given so much to us. Since there is limited space in the Interpretive Center, registration is required. Baltimore Woods truly appreciates all the time and support volunteers give. Please call 673-1350 to RSVP by November 30th.
December 10: Winter Farmer’s Market 10am-1pm
Visitors to the market will enjoy a diverse mix of local farm and artisanal food products from top regional producers. Held on the second Saturday of each month through spring. Indoors with free parking. Visit the Winter Farmers Market page on facebook for details.
December 10: Caroling in the Woods 7-8:30pm
Pick up a lantern and song sheet and enjoy a beloved tradition at Baltimore Woods. Bring natural treats to hang for the birds (no rosehips or bittersweet as they are invasive to our woods) and holiday treats to share with fellow carolers. This event is free for all, and as always, donations are appreciated. Please bring cookies to share. Lanterns will be provided. Bring a flashlight if you prefer. Meet in the pavilion. This program is free!
December 13: Star Party: Geminid Meteor Shower 7-10pm
This is the night of the Geminid Meteor shower, the year’s finest. Even though the moon will be nearly full, many Geminids are so bright they can still be seen. Bring a lawn chair to lie back and watch for meteors, and enjoy telescope views of some of the brightest winter star clusters and nebulae. Depending on the tree line, we MIGHT get a quick peek at Mercury just as it gets dark. Uranus and Neptune will be visible all evening. Venus will be a bold crescent just before dark. Back-up Date: December 14th. For all ages. $6 for members; $9 for nonmembers.
December 17: Solstice Hike 7-8:30pm
Join us for a tranquil, lantern-lit hike through the woods to observe the longest night of the year. Learn about ancient solstice traditions and celebrate the return of the sun by exploring the sights and sounds of nature at night. Snowshoes will be provided. Dress warmly!
This program is recommended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
$6 for members; $9 for nonmembers.
Snowshoe Rentals at The Woods
Did you know that Baltimore Woods has snowshoes available for rental and use on our trail system for just $5? And, if you are a member at Baltimore Woods, snowshoe use is included with your membership? Stop into the Interpretive Center during our open hours: Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm or on Saturdays from 10am-4pm to sign out a pair. (We just ask that you plan your hike in time to return snowshoes to the desk before the building closes at 4pm)