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July 2019

July 2019 – A Walk in the Park- Free Guided Garden & Trail Walk

July 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Sun, July 14, 2109 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT Ready to get some fresh air and a healthful walk in a beautiful and inspiring location? Join the Green Spring Master Gardeners and Friends of Wolf Trap for a walk and learn through the Rain, Woodland and Pollinator Gardens OR take a guided hike along the trails, pond and wetlands at the Park. Learn how Wolf Trap National Park has created an oasis for native plants and wildlife (and humans)…

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August 2019

August 2019 – Wild Mushroom Foray at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

August 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Sun, August 4, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT He's baack! Join us for an entertaining and very educational fungi journey with William Needham at Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts. Come with questions and mushrooms from your backyard as we dive into this underrepresented kingdom of fungi. William will take us on a guided foray into the urban forest at Wolf Trap National Park. Learn to indentify species fruiting in the late summer and strategies and techniques for…

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September 2019

Stiltgrass Volunteer Event @Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Time 9am - 12pm Stiltgrass Volunteer Event Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts needs your help Saturday, Sept 7th (9am-noon) to remove Japanese stiltgrass from the Meadow Garden located right across from the Filene Center box office. The garden was established in 2012 to support pollinators and wildlife by planting over 21,000 native flowers and grasses (41 species). Japanese stiltgrass is an invasive species that can push out native plants, and late summer is…

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October 2019

October 2019 – Forest Bathing in the Park (TBA)

October 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Sun, October 6th, 2019 Time TBA Stay tuned for more details! Note:  This will be a Friends of Wolf Trap Members Only event. For more information on Forest Bathing:  https://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/about/practice

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November 2019

November 2019 – Hike & Learn with an Urban Forest Conservationist

November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Sun, November 3rd, 2019 Time 1-2:30pm Hike & Learn with an Urban Forest Conservationist Get a FORESTER'S EYE VIEW of the woodlands with a hike along the trails at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Jim McGlone is an Urban Forest Conservationist for the Virginia Department of Forestry. He has spent the last 13 years working with the forests of Fairfax County and has extensive knowledge of the plants that grow here and how they fit with other…

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December 2019

December 2019 – Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long

December 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Sat, December 7th, 2019 Time 4pm (Gates Open 3pm) "Kick off the holiday season with family and friends at Wolf Trap’s Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long! This musical celebration hosts a performance by the United States Marine Band and a Sing-A-Long of Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs with local choir and vocal groups from the metropolitan Washington area." The Friends of Wolf Trap will be there greeting guests and discussing the natural and ecological wonders of Wolf Trap National Park.  Look for our table…

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January 2020

January 2020 – First Day Hike

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors? On New Year’s Day, Parks all across the Country offer free, guided First Day Hike Programs. These hikes provide a means for individuals and families to welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature. Last year nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the…

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February 2020

February 2020 Event – MADE IN THE SHADE- Beautify Your Garden- Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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MADE IN THE SHADE- Beautify Your Garden- Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Register Now:  Eventbrite Green Spring Extension Master Gardener ("GSEMG"), Mary Carolyn Thies-Becker will show you how to create a bright and welcoming space in the less sunny spots in your garden. How to choose plants, both native and ornamental, for those difficult to plant shade areas. The GSEMG's have worked closely with the Wolf Trap National Park staff to revive a forlorn area of the…

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March 2020

March 2020 – The House that Shouse Built- Talk & Tour

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Kick off Women's History Month with the National Park Service Staff and Friends of Wolf Trap Volunteers for a celebration of Wolf Trap National Parks for the Performing Arts' founder and leading lady, Catherine Filene Shouse. Learn about how Wolf Trap became a world-renowned sanctuary for the performing arts, as well as its unique operation as a public-private partnership. Then, see the "House that Shouse Built" for yourself on a ranger-led backstage tour of the Filene Center. Take a selfie…

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Love bluebirds and purple martins? Volunteers needed for Citizen Scientist Program @ Wolf Trap National Park. Free training

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Bluebirds have long been a symbol of happiness, good health and hope. For hundreds of years, humans have used nest boxes to facilitate cavity-nesting bird populations such as bluebirds and martins. The National Park Service at Wolf Trap National Park and Friends of Wolf Trap would like to form a Bird House Monitoring Team to monitor and maintain the Bluebird and the brand new Purple Martin housing at the Park No experience necessary. The boxes can be divided up into…

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