Weekends on Wednesday

This week the Chinese New Year
ushers in the year of the horse.

Opening Jan 29th:

The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive

More than 35 vivid paintings, drawings, prints, watercolors, and sculpture present an overview of the revolutionary art movement that flourished in Germany during the first three decades of the 20th century.

Feb 1st:

Program begins at 1PM 
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Will spring come early or late? Find out if the groundhog is awake by searching for dens around the park. Then, see if we can spot early signs of spring. All Ages.  To register call, 410-887-1815. FREE

River & Trail Outfitters
604 Valley Road, Knoxville
11 a.m.  Cost:  $45 per participant

Simply the area's most scenic hike!  The trail begins behind the outfitters with a gradual accent through a picturesque hardwood forest to a spectacular view of two rivers and three states.  Maryland Heights towers above the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.  Here we will pause to enjoy the view and eat lunch.  The decent is on the front side of the hill with continuing views of the rivers and the town through the trees.  Along the way your guide will interpret the flora, fauna and history of the area.   A short walk beside the Potomac River ends the hike.  Afterwards relax at a local ciderworks with a hard cider tasting or a hot cup of mulled cider..

Noon - 4:00 pm, Last tour begins 3:00 pm 
Josiah Henson Park
Parking is available ONLY at:
the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center,
5900 Executive Blvd., North Bethesda

Retrace the footsteps of Reverend Josiah Henson from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Walk the grounds where Henson toiled as a slave on the Isaac Riley plantation. Learn about his extraordinary life, which inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

The Chocolate Lovers Festival, an annual two-day festival held on the first full weekend of February, features activities for all to enjoy. 
Join us for the Taste of Chocolate, the Chocolate Challenge, the ever-popular Kiwanis Chocolate Chip Pancake Breakfast, open houses at historic buildings and much more. 
Some events require a fee, and other events are free to all visitors. Please see the Events page for a complete list of events.

Feb 2nd:

11 AM
1601 Nicodemus Rd. 

Bring your dog the First SUNDAY of each month at 11 am! Hike on the grounds of our animal shelter’s forested wildlife sanctuary in Reisterstown, led by Dr. Mary Zink, Baltimore Humane Society Veterinary Medical Director of the Low Cost Spay-Neuter Wellness Center. Rain or Shine. Moderate hiking level.

Presented by Pro Musica Rara 

Bach's Oboe According to Ruiz, who recently recorded the complete oboe concertos of Bach with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Bach and the oboe had a special relationship.

Washington DC

Ring in the Year of the Horse with the annual Chinese lunar new year parade through Chinatown. Expect dragon dances, marching bands, brightly costumed characters from Chinese mythology and fireworks beginning at 2 p.m. The parade route begins at in the intersection of Sixth and I Street NW and finishes at Seventh and H Street NW, where a Chinese street festival takes place from 4 to 6 p.m.

Last Day Feb 2nd: 

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC

An exhibition organized by the Phillips Collection and the Cleveland Museum of Art features more than 30 portraits and landscapes by the artist.

Planning for the Future:

The National Arboretum is going to post their Spring events on February 3. The Full Moon Hikes sell out quickly, so if that is something that interests you, watch for them to be posted, and then register right away! This is something Ninon and I did several years ago. It was terrific! I highly recommend it. 

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