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Action-A-Day 5/20: Self-Care Saturday

This weekend one easy way of providing self-care is to spend some time outside soaking in the sunshine.  The forecast looks like one of those perfect May weekends that we look forward to all winter (or is that only me)?  Maybe you can take a walk into town or stroll through a local park or check out one or more of the events below this weekend that will get you outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

Downtown Westminster Farmer's Market- Saturdays 8a-noon     Check out the first week of the market located in the Conway Lot on Railroad Avenue. Get beautiful flowers, plants, herbs, veggies, fruits, meats and more!

Blacksmith Days at Carroll County Farm Museum on Saturday and Sunday from noon-4pm     $10 families/ $5 adults/ $4 seniors, lunch available from noon-1pm, blacksmith demonstrations from 1-4pm

Bear Branch Nature Center                                                                                     Meet the Beekeeper on Saturday 10-11am, All Ages / 1 session / $5 person   Join the Carroll County Beekeepers Association for an interactive, hands-on presentation on honeybees and beekeeping. Take a close look at the observation hive, discover what honeybees are doing this time of year, and learn all you need to know to start a hive of your own.

Canoe & Campfire on Saturday 7-8:30pm, 5–Adult / 1 session / $10 person                        Enjoy the evening paddling on Lake Hashawha; then hop out of the boat for s’mores and snacks by the campfire! Space is limited! Single paddlers will be paired with other paddlers.

Piney Run Nature Center                                                                          PERENNIAL SWAP and GARDEN SALE on Sunday 1-3pm MEET behind the NATURE CENTER Join local plant lovers and novice gardeners for this spring plant exchange and garden sale. Share the bounty of our perennial and herb beds, shrubs, trees and seeds. Please label your contributions and bring along any information to share about them. If you do not have anything to share, please come as there are usually plenty of extra plants needing homes. PARK ENTRANCE FEES APPLY.           

Gourd Bird House~ We hope you will join us for the garden sale and Perennial Swap and then, why not add a beautiful hand painted gourd bird house. After expanding your garden with new spring plants from the swap, please step inside the Nature Center where we will provide the gourds (cleaned and drilled), paints and brushes; you provide your artistic touch! No walk-ins, pre-registration is required to ensure we have enough supplies. 10–Adult / 1 session / $10 person     

Spring Marketplace at Church of the Ascension on Saturday 8a-2p located at 23 N. Court St. Westminster 21157 Come and discover your treasure!  Flowers, indoor flea market, outdoor vendors, antiques, collectables, fine art & handmade items, bake table and food for sale.  Free entry.

How about picking your own strawberries at a local u-pick farm?        Foxtail Fields is a family run farm 2 miles north of Taneytown and is open from 8a-3p on Saturday. Address: 4095 East Diehl Road, Taneytown Phone: 443-974-0350

Baugher’s  Orchard, visit website for info.  Strawberries are ready for picking in our fields & available in our markets already picked.  Call the U-Pick info line: 410-857-0111  for more information,  Beautiful plants to pick from, boxes provided to pick in & to take your berries home.