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Upcoming Programs​

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Mosaic Mural Painting – August 17, 6-8pm & August 26, 10am-12pm

Do you enjoy painting or drawing? Do you want to contribute to a worthwhile project? Join us at JPPM to help create a mosaic mural for our new agricultural exhibit. Be part of a community collaboration by painting small squares which will be incorporated into a large and colorful mosaic-style mural to be displayed at the Park. Bring your friends and neighbors and we will set you up for success!


Basket Weaving with Kudzu – August 19, 10am-3pm

Get creative and learn the many uses of kudzu for basket weaving projects. Put this invasive plant to good use with traditional basketry techniques. Appropriate for ages 15 and up. Fee $25.


Homeschool Day: 10,000 Years of Games – September 8, 9:30am-12:30pm

Join us for our annual fall Homeschool Day. Enjoy the park and learn about local history through activities and games. This year we are exploring 10,000 years of games. Try your hand at everything from corn cob darts to mancala to quoits, and more! Tickets only need to be purchased for students over 3 years of age – all accompanying adults are free. Pre-registration is required.


Basket Weaving: Twining with Natural Material – Sept 9, 10am-3pm

Twining is one of the oldest types of basket weaving techniques. Learn how to make a small round basket from day lilies, irises, and corn husks. You'll be delighted with the beautiful outcome. Appropriate for ages 15 and up. Fee $25.


Kayaking: St. Leonard’s Creek Loop – Sept 24, 10am-12pm

Join us for a leisurely paddle around Mackall Cove and along St. Leonard Creek. Take in the scenic views of the cliffs and forests as you learn about the area's rich natural and human history. This 2-hour paddling trip is on protected waters, but can be tiring for beginners. Paddlers can use our kayaks or bring their own. Personal flotation devices provided. Bottled water, sunscreen, and a hat recommended. Ages 16+. Fee $30, $20 if you bring your own kayak.


Flint and Steel Fire Strikers – Sept 24, 10am-2pm

Join us as we take you step by step through the forging and tempering process to create your very own flint and steel! This workshop is appropriate for ages 15 and up. Fee $40/ early bird fee $35.


Intro to Bark Tanning – October 5th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Join us as we show you the steps in transforming animal skins and tree bark into mulch and leather! Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee $20. Pre-registration required.


Basket Weaving: Round Basket - October 7, 10am-3pm

Learn to use round reed and vines to create a gently rounded basket. Join us to learn the triple weave and how to add vines to create contrasting elements. Appropriate for ages 15 and up. Fee $25. Pre-registration required.


Historical Cooking – October 14, 10:30am-1:30pm

If you think Grandma’s recipes were good, try Great-Great-Great-Grandma’s! Immerse yourself in the taste of the past with this workshop. We will be using traditional cooking techniques to recreate receipts (recipes) from the 18th and 19th centuries. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee $24/early bird fee $20. Pre-registration required.


Blacksmithing Fire Pokers – October 29, 9am-1pm

Whether you have a fireplace, fire pit, or wood stove why not tend the flames with a fire poker that you forged yourself? Join us as we take simple bars of steel and turn them into something amazing. Appropriate for ages 15 and older. Fee $45/early bird fee $40. Pre-registration required.


Knife Making – November 15, 10am – 4pm

If Forged in Fire has gotten you interested in making a knife of your own, then join us for a weekend class in which we teach you the basics of knife making! Appropriate for ages 15 and up. Fee $125.


Basket Weaving: Fun with Miniatures – November 18, 10am-3pm

Bet you can’t make just one! Join us to create several miniature weaving projects using a variety of materials. Appropriate for ages 15 and up. Fee $25. Pre-registration required.


Smithing With Scouts – November 19, 9am-1pm

Whether you like hotdogs, smores, or just looking classy at your next campfire, join us as we take simple steel and turn it into something simply wonderful. This workshop is a great introduction for blacksmithing and designed for people 15 and up. Fee $35/early bird fee $30. Pre-registration required.


Carolina Snowflakes – December 2, 10am-12pm

Create your own decorative Carolina Snowflake using flat reed or ash. A delicate creation that’s perfect for the holiday season. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Fee $15. Pre-registration required.


Tooled Leather Ornaments – December 7, 1pm-4pm

Join us to learn the basics of leather tooling and make a tooled leather holiday ornament. This workshop is perfect for ages 13 and up. Fee $15/early bird fee $10. Pre-registration required.


A Few of Our Recent​​​ Programs

​Leather Container Workshop - March 2nd & 9th
​History Walk & Talk - March 18th
Friction Fires – May 25th
Canoeing Through History – June 10th
Poplar Bark Baskets – June 15th


Don't forget to visit our Youtube channel for how-to videos ​here​​.​

For other information call 410-586-8538​, send an email to ​jef.pat@maryland.gov ​ or visit the JPPM Facebook page.​

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