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Piedmont Learning Center

Adult Recess - Pick Your Play at the Piedmont Learning Center

Spend a Sunday evening outdoors and celebrate Fall's equinox. Because we're grownups and we don't need permission. #recessforlife

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Adult Recess - Pick Your Play at the Piedmont Learning Center

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Piedmont Learning Center, 5517 Piedmont Ave, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207, USA

About The Event

Join us at the "retro-modern" Piedmont Learning Center, a not-for-profit outdoor learning center and working green space in Gwynn Oak Maryland, only a few yards from the edge of northwest Baltimore City, for an "equinoctial" evening of recess and respite. The Piedmont Learning Center is an urban dweller's delight and getaway not too faraway. As always, you can attend a Mixolo event with or without a plus-one. If you come solo, you're going to find your plus-some.

So, get out. Get environmental. We're celebrating Fall's equinox, the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south. Well, maybe not THE moment, but we'll celebrate fall's arrival with a cider toast (spiked-optional) and take in the expansive grounds of this hidden gem right outside of historic Dickeysville and flanked by the beautiful 64 acre Gwynn Oak Park. The sun sets at 7:02 PM that evening. Perfect.

You'll no doubt feel nostalgic for the freedom the outdoors represented for you as a child playing in the park, going away to a relative's country home, sleep away camp or 4H, if you're of a certain age. Of course, age is of no consequence. There is no point in one's life where "recess" is off-limits.

Like the tune of this freedom so far? Good. You also get to choose your own adventure or zen, however you see it.

First, we'll toast the arrival of autumn, have a seasonal snack and meet our ex-strangers, new connections; then you can choose one of four activities:

>INTERACTIVE APIARY TOUR Suit up and see the bees as their beekeeper takes you on a tour through the inner-workings of a honey bee hive. See the different types of bees that make up a functional colony---try to spot the queen! PLC provides sting-proof suits and masks as well as gloves.

> ENGAGING GARDEN WORKSHOPS Learn about the culinary and daily uses of plants. See the various stages of growing and preserving herbs. Stuff an aromatherapy sachet, make your own tea. Check out the multiple rain gardens and explore their vital role in the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how to cultivate your own edbile zen garden.

> ENVIRONMENTAL ART IMMERSION Make cool plant markers, paint a planter or birdhouse, create stone towers and expand creatively with the media offered by nature. We have the paint and brushes, your ideas help PLC colorize and energize the center's landscape! Your creations will be gifts to the learning center to help further their mission to proliferate values stewardship and service to the environment to all ages and maintain the beautiful aesthetic of the grounds for future visitors.

> WALKING TOUR Explore the grounds and gardens. Spot local wildlife and busy pollinators on their variety of regionally-selected native plants. Meander along the forest line and check out the nearly 200-year old refurbished smokehouse. Get the scoop on how they select, cultivate and maintain their gardens, the purpose they serve, and how to grow your own. (wear comfortable shoes for this easy hike - for your safety).


Is this event restricted to Mixolo members?

Yes. in order to attend this event, we ask that you register with Mixolo in mind as a social network that you will consider joining or hosting. We are a network of solo adults pursuing the things we love to do and sharing enriching experiences with other like-minded adults.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Minimum age for this event will be 18. ID may be required, as alcoholic beverages will be offered. Please be prepared to present your state ID or driver’s license upon request.

What are my parking options?

Piedmont Learning Center has on-site and additional parking that will be handled by a parking service, should the need arise.

What should I wear?

Dress comfortably with closed-toed footwear. An outfit you would be willing to get dirty is best if you plan to do any hands-on learning and/or projects. If you are considering the short hike, please dress appropriately for woodsy areas and uneven terrain.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us at with any questions.

How will cancellations be handled?

Attendee cancellation:

Cancellation policy: This event is refundable up to 7 days before the event. Purchased tickets are non-refundable after September 16, 2018. This event is a significant logistical undertaking with advance financial commitments for MIxolo and ou host.

We ask that you please register with the intent of attending the event. Please let us know as far in advance as possible if you need to cancel so that we can fill your "seat" with other interested members.

Mixolo cancellation:

Since this is an outdoor event, we will notify you of an alternative date or venue if weather conditions are prohibitive.

Do we accommodate for food allergies?

Please let us know if you have any serious health-related limitations and we will attempt to accommodate you, however, we cannot provide any absolute guarantees.

Important Notice:

Photos may be taken for promotional purposes for our web, social media and marketing materials. Mixolo is a real life social network; we want to minimize the use of stock photos and reflect the true essence of our MIxolo community. Your registration and attendance will imply your willingness to participate and your release of all photos for use in marketing and promotions for Mixolo, Inc.


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The full integration of both the web and mobile event platforms is scheduled for early 2019.





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