Conservancy plans to offer three free nature walks

July 31, 2005

The Howard County Conservancy, at Mount Pleasant Farm in Woodstock, has announced three free nature walks next month on its 232-acre property.

Bob Solem, a wildflower expert, will lead a walk to look for late summer wildflowers from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

A guided family nature walk is planned at 10 a.m. Aug. 13, and a butterfly walk, with expert Richard Smith, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 27.

Walkers should meet at the conservancy's Gudelsky Environmental Education Center. The nonprofit conservancy, which is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, is at 10520 Old Frederick Road. Registration is encouraged.

Information: 410-465-8877.

Contemporary Fiction Book Club to meet

The Glenwood library's Contemporary Fiction Book Club will discuss The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith, at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Library associate Lucie Pettis will be the facilitator for the discussion. Copies of the book are available at the branch.

Registration is not needed. Information: 410-313-5577.

Around town

Discussions:

Western Howard County Seniors Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. The Amateur Marriage, by Anne Tyler, will be discussed. 410-313-5577.`Wacky Wednesdays':

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will present "Wacky Wednesdays," summer activities with books, crafts and discussions for youngsters ages 11 and older. "Stamping Up!" with Kathy Bodine, is planned from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. A soap-making workshop is planned from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Registration is required for both programs. Materials for the workshops will be provided. "Back to School Crafts," a workshop on how to make desk caddies and magazine files, decorating shoes or a bag, is to be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Participants should take a canvas bag, shoestrings, or white canvas sneakers to decorate. Registration is to begin Wednesday. 410-313-5577.

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