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May 2017

Explore the Trails

Pick up a map and trail guide for self-guided tour of the park; kids enjoy a scavenger hunt for a prize. 10am-5pm, Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, free:

Ann Arrundell Strawberry Festival

Enjoy hand-churned strawberry ice cream, short cake, hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, strawberry jam, wine and butter. 10am-4pm (rain date June 5), Benson-Hammond House, Linthicum:

Makers Market

Find local wares at the monthly outdoor first-Saturday artisan marketplace. 10am-4pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons:

Calvert Green Expo & Craft Fair

80+ vendors educate on sustainability and green living, including solar power, green products, gardening info, rain barrel workshop ($30, rsvp); with appliance recycling and latex paint collection. 10am-4pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, free ($5 fee for paint disposal):

Herbal Medicine Class

Learn about harvesting herbs for teas, salves and tinctures (four-session class Saturdays in June ). 10am-12:30pm, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Severn, $100: 410-551-2237.

Garden Smarter

Expand your garden, not your wallet, through propagation. 10-11:30am, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, free: 410-535-0291.

KIDS Wonderful Wolves

Learn how wolves communicate and understand their value (ages 7-11). 10-11am, National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, free, rsvp: 301-497-5887.

Boater Safety Course

Learn to boat safely in this two-day class and earn a Certificate of Boating Safety Education (also June 10). 9am-3pm, TriState Marine, Deale, $25, rsvp: 410-570-5478.

Walk the Trails

Master naturalist Mike Quinlan leads you on some less-traveled trails. 9am-noon, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $6 vehicle fee: 410-741-9330.

Customer Appreciation Day

Stop by the gym for giveaways, demos, outdoor exercise classes and vendors; then h head to Chesapeake Paddle Sports for SUP classes; free child care and refreshments. 8am-1pm, Chesapeake Health & Fitness Club, Deale: