Montgomery Parks: Things to do July 17-19

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery Parks:
My, oh, my! It’s mid-July! And, we have lots of summer fun this weekend! Check out these events around Montgomery Parks Friday, July 15, to Sunday, July 17.

Full moon in cloudy sky.

Hiking

Bring the family for a full moon hike followed by a campfire during Full Moon Friday(opens in a new tab) at Locust Grove Nature Center on Friday, July 15, at 6:30 pm.

Trek into history on the Underground Railroad Trail Guided Hike(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, July 16, 9:30 am, at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. During the two-mile hike, you will learn about freedom seekers and their perilous journeys north.

People in warrior stance during a yoga class inside the Japanese teahouse at Brookside Gardens.

Wellness

Take some time and focus on your wellness this weekend. Yoga at Brookside Gardens(opens in a new tab) has openings for the class on Saturday, July 16, at 9:30 am.

 

People sitting in camping chairs outdoors. They are laughing while attending a comedy show in a park.Laughter

Laughter is relaxing and relieves stress. We know you’ll be laughing with comics at Comedy As a Second Language (opens in a new tab)on Friday, July 15, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, at Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park. The comics are all immigrants who will share stories and jokes about their work, family, and lives. The free event is a partnership with Montgomery Parks’ Park Playhouse and Improbable Comedy.

Two people paddling in a double kayak on a lake.

Kayaking

Experience (the) wildlife and peaceful environment of Little Seneca Lake by boat. Register your family members ages twelve and older for Black Hill Nature Programs’ Lake Tour by Kayak(opens in a new tab) on Sunday, July 17, at 9 am.

A child scales in a tree in climbing gear. There is a Montgomery Parks employee below her. Text on graphic: Latino Conservation Week. July 16 to 24.

Party

We’re launching Latino Conservation Week(opens in a new tab) with our free Kick-off Fiesta(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, July 16, 5 pm to 10 pm, at Wheaton Regional Park. Free movies and activities! Bring the kids to see “Encanto!” And, free bus rides from Glenmont and Wheaton Metro stations to Wheaton Regional Park from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm. Latino Conservation Week runs from July 16 to 24 with many free programs, but some require registration.

A box turtle hides in tall grass.

Animals

What do Brookside Nature Center’s animal ambassadors eat? Join staff on Sunday, July 17, 1:30 pm to 1:45 pm, for Feed Me! Feed Me!(opens in a new tab)Learn what turtles and toads have for lunch. Free, but please register.

For more activities, visit the calendar of events(opens in a new tab)and “Things to Do(opens in a new tab)” on our website!

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