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The Great Outdoors

Yoga & Paddle Boarding

Explore peaceful yoga postures while balancing on a paddle board. Board rental included. 8-9:30am at Paddle or Pedal, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. $40; rsvp:;

Summer Solstice Day

Go for short hikes through fields, streams and woodlanda. Bring a picnic and your pups. 4-8pm at Bacon  Ridge Natural Area, Farm Rd., Crownsville. donations; rsvp: 410-693-8133; 

Tree ID Class

Go exploring to learn to identify different trees. 2-3pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro. $3/car: 301-888-1377. 

Volunteer at Chesapeake Ecology

Dig up dirt with the Chesapeake Ecology Center and plant native shrubs and trees or help master gardeners care for the Native Plant Demonstration Garden. 9am-noon at the Center, 245 Clay St., Annapolis: 

Campfire on the Beach • free

North Beach heats up summer with a campfire for roasting marshmallows and telling children’s stories. 7pm at Fifth St. and Bay Ave., on the Boardwalk, North Beach: 301-855-6681;

Kayak Trip

Ages 9+ kayak on the Patuxent. 6-7:30pm at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. $20 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327; 

Glide on Parkers Creek

American Chestnut Land Trust guides you out on Parkers Creek, where you’ll paddle thru waters in swamps to coastal salt marsh in this pristine freshwater stream. Bring water and a snack. Be prepared for a possibly strenuous three-hour paddle; you may have to help carry the canoe. 2-5pm at Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary, Scientists’ Cliffs Rd., Port Republic. Donation $15/person; rsvp: 410-414-3400;

Garden Smarter • free

Learn what plants thrive in a shady garden. 10-11:30am at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291;

Discovery Kayaking • free

Glide along the West River on single or tandem kayaks for free on the first and third Thursday of every month. Life vests and equipment provided. 5pm-sunset at Discovery Village, Shady Side: 410-867-7171; 

Swing or Serve for Casey Cares

Swing or serve at the Casey Cares Foundation’s 10th annual golf and tennis tournament to raise funds for critically ill children and their families. 8:30am at Chartwell Golf Country Club, Severna Park. $200/doubles; $1,200/foursome; rsvp: 443-568-0064;