christmasBallsCome join the fun at Piney Run Nature Center on Saturday, Dec. 11, for a day of holiday workshops and demonstrations. Holiday music and the aroma of hot cider will add to the holiday spirit. Several workshops are available for adults age 16 and older. Two sessions will be offered, one from 10 a.m. to noon, and another from 1 to 3 p.m. A pot luck lunch will be offered between sessions. Workshops range from $5 to $30, depending on the craft. For more information or to register for a workshop, contact the Piney Run Nature Center at 410-795-6043.

On Thursday, Dec. 23, children ages 15 and younger can celebrate the season by making natural ornaments and decorations to give as gifts or just for fun. The fee for Natural Decoration for Kids (program #10PR109) is $5 per person. To register, visit the Carroll County Recreation and Parks Program Guide online at or call the Recreation and Parks office at 410-386-2103.

Questions should be directed to the Piney Run Nature Center at 410-795-6043. The Board of County Commissioners sponsors these and other activities at Piney Run Park and Nature Center through the Department of Recreation And Parks. Piney Run Park is located at 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, Maryland. For more information, visit

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