Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

As I write this, I’m in the middle of creating decorations for my networking break-out session during Destination AmeriCorps.  The theme for the event is travel, adventure, and storytelling and my break-out room is designed around one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books, Oh, the Places You’ll Go.  So, it’s only fitting that I’ll be doing some traveling this weekend, and you should too!

On Saturday, I’ll be heading down to Salisbury to help out at the Lower Shore Land Trust’s Fourth Annual Native Plant Sale.  If you’re heading down to the beach this weekend and have a passion for native plants, you should check the sale out.  It’ll be happening at the Ward Museum (909 South Schumaker Drive,  Salisbury, MD 21804) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  If you are new to the native plant scene but want to learn about the benefits of going native (and there are many), check out LSLT’s Plant guide or swing by the sale and talk to them in person!

While you’re on your way back from the plant sale, stop through Easton and visit the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy at their booth at the Easton Multicultural Festival from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  As a matter of fact, while you’re in the neighborhood, why not swing by the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island, home of the famous Fishmobile!  The Center is hosting their open house from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm to kick off the season right.  There will be games for the kids, good food, and lots of Bay critters to meet.  This would be a great chance to teach your kids about the importance of preserving our natural heritage and caring for the Bay or, if you don’t have any little critters of your own in tow, a great chance to stroll a lovely little island community and meet some of the strange things that are native to our Bay.

Of course, if you live in the Baltimore area, you might not have the time or interest in driving down the shore, but not to worry, there’s plenty going on here too!  The Cylburn Arboretum will be hosting their 43rd Annual Market Day Sale on Saturday, May 7, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  There will be plants to buy, fun and games for the kids, gardening demonstrations, and food and drink!  If you forgot to get your mom a Mother’s Day gift (for shame), this would be the perfect opportunity!

Well, it looks like you’ve got a busy weekend ahead of you, so I’d better let you get back to work.  Enjoy your travels around the state this weekend and com back soon!

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