The 9th Annual Greenbelt Green Man Festival will be held at the Roosevelt Center on May 11 and 12. Saturday’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday’s hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is described as a “celebration of Greenbelt’s commitment to preserve its acres of forest.” There will be kids’ activities, live music, and crafts booths. For more information, call (202) 664-7572 or visit http://greenbeltgreenmanfestival.org.
The Boonsboro Green Fest will be held at the Shafer Memorial Park on May 11. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Green Fest was established to promote recycling, conservation, and sustainable living. The festival will offer food, drink, children’s activities, speakers, and a Recycling Zone with a variety of collection stations. For more information, contact Daniel Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 857-4129.
The Baltimore Free Store will hold its next free market on May 11 at the Bentalou Recreation Center. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Free Store collects unwanted goods and then redistributes them to people who do want them. The Free Store also promotes recycling. From 10 a.m. to 11:30, the Free Store will be accepting donations. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Free Store will be giving away items. For more information, e-mail BmoreFREE@gmail.com.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from the Big Run State Park in Garrett County on May 11. The hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The emphasis will be on a particularly aggressive invasive plant called garlic mustard. DNR will have some work gloves available. For more information, contact Ranger Crystal McCann at email@example.com or (301) 895-5453.
The Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitors’ Center in Prince George’s County is holding an organic gardening workshop on May 11. It will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to start their own organic gardens, which will give them and their families access to fresh food. The class costs $5.00 and registration is required. To learn more, contact Karen Jarboe at (301) 888-1377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Solar and Wind Expo, which was supposed to have been held on May 11 and 12, has been canceled. Solar & Wind Living, which organizes the event, is looking for a new venue. For more information, e-mail info@SolarandWindLiving.com or call (443) 494-9828.