Master Gardeners Series

The series of Master Gardeners presentations has gone VIRTUAL! The FREE presentations are given by  the Master Gardeners of Howard County. Learn tips & tricks from experts that you can use in your own garden!

Upcoming Zoom Sessions

Monday, August 17 at 7-8 p.m.: Fall Vegetable Gardening and Putting the Garden to Bed

Extend your gardening season with a late summer and early fall planting of some of your favorite vegetables. Central Maryland’s mild fall climate allows the average gardener to grow some vegetables into late November. After a productive gardening season, your garden needs some attention to ready it for next year. Learn how to improve your soil and prepare your early spring beds.

Pre-registration is required by sending an email to in order to receive the Zoom meeting i.d. and password. Confirmations will be sent out the week of the event.

Paint Event: Black-eyed Susans

Paint “Black-eyed Susans” at Painting on the Porch with Jen
Saturday, Sept. 12 from 4-6 p.m.

We’ll be painting the State Flower of Maryland on a 16×20 canvas, with acrylic paint. Instead of painting together in-person on my back porch, this painting class will be online using Zoom. The instructor will give you step-by-step instructions including what colors to mix and brushes to use. $30 Registration gives access to live painting session on Zoom, supplies, and replay for up to 6 days afterwards. Art supplies included are: 16×20 canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, disposable apron, water cup, chalk, and paper plates. Pick up supplies at Claret Hall by appointment prior to the event. Class size: 16 spots available (ages 10 and up). Sign up today! Space is limited. Purchase tickets with Eventbrite:
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Shredding & E-cycling

Shredding & E-cycling will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Claret Hall. Bring up to 5 file boxes of your sensitive papers for shredding on the spot. Free for Village of River Hill residents (must show i.d. for verification). $5 for all others.

Electronics recycling/E-cycling will be held at the same time as the shredding event. Bring you old and unwanted computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, cables, printers, monitors, scanners, fax machines, phones, VCRs, TVs, etc. (Note: some TVs may incur a small fee).

CANCELED: Flea Market and Village-wide Yard Sales

Unfortunately the Flea Market and Village-wide Yard Sales have been canceled for this year. We hope to be able to bring them back for 2021.