Events


9th Annual Picnic!

Join us for the Nineth Annual Freethinkers’ Picnic! We will be at Pavilion #4 this year, located in Marty Snook Park in Halfway. The picnic will be held rain or shine. Our pavilion includes restrooms, a play area for kids, volley ball and horseshoe provisions, two…

Hosted by Hagerstown Area Freethinkers

Negotiate from your Core!

• What we’ll do • What to bringBring your curiosity, a notebook and a taste for the best sippables and edibles in Berkeley Springs • Important to know

Hosted by Core Values Negotiation - Rockville, MD


Adventurous Moonlight Paddle Shepherdstown on the Potomac

RSVPs open Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM Moonlight Paddle: This paddle is somewhere between a Slow-Mo and an Adventurous Paddle. It is an 8 mile paddle, half of that upstream. The paddle is not overly difficult, but the distance and the fact that is at night…

Hosted by Wicked Fun Kayakers


August Program - Dan Conant, Solar Holler

Dan Conant, founder of Shepherdstown-based Solar Holler, will be the speaker. Solar Holler is a social enterprise dedicated to bringing solar energy within reach of all West Virginians, including churches and other community organizations. His work has been featured…

Hosted by Sierra Club - Eastern Panhandle

Ride the Western Maryland Rail Trail

Starting Point: Big Pool, MD, Off Route 70 Exit 12, start time: 9:30 AM Parking Lot is on the right across from the Post office. The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) is a 20+ mile trail that follows the bends and curves of both the C&O Canal and the Potomac…

Hosted by Kent Island Cycling Klub (KICK)

COME AND DRUM! 1st Tuesday Jam @ Black Dog Coffee, Charles Town

Since 2012, this informal and welcoming circle features hand drums and hand percussion of all kinds. Have another instrumental talent? Bring it and we’ll jam! Love to dance? Bring yourself and we’ll help you get your groove on! New to drumming? Meet me there at…

Hosted by Shenandoah Rhythm Jam


Field Trip : Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD

Date: Monday, September 15Leader: Phil BoyerCost: Park Entrance Fee: $10 per car or $5 per person This is the site of the bloodiest day in American military history, occurring during the Civil War on September 17, 1862. The park has 3,000 acres and many trails….

Hosted by Silver Spring Camera Club


Hike Antietam National Battlefield: West Woods and Bloody Lane

3.2 miles, Easy. This hike is in honor of Public Lands Day and will be held just 5 days after the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history. We will meet at the Visitor Center and walk rolling Park trails that commemorate the…

Hosted by Sierra Club - Eastern Panhandle

September Conservation Meeting

Conservation meetings focus on various topics, but also allow for time to socialize and strategize with Sierra Club members and others. This meeting’s focus is to be announced. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome free of charge.

Hosted by Sierra Club - Eastern Panhandle

COME AND DRUM! 1st Tuesday Jam @ Black Dog Coffee, Charles Town

Since 2012, this informal and welcoming circle features hand drums and hand percussion of all kinds. Have another instrumental talent? Bring it and we’ll jam! Love to dance? Bring yourself and we’ll help you get your groove on! New to drumming? Meet me there at…

Hosted by Shenandoah Rhythm Jam

Hike - Shockey's Knob Loop

An approximate 10½ kilometer (6½ mile) circuit hike starting at the Mill Race connector trail to the Tuscarora Trail, and then north along the ridgeline to High Rock, and then down the High Rock Trail back to the trailhead. Lunch stop at the Shockey’s Knob…

Hosted by The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC)

Hike - Shockey's Knob Loop

An approximate 10½ kilometer (6½ mile) circuit hike starting at the Mill Race connector trail to the Tuscarora Trail, and then north along the ridgeline to High Rock, and then down the High Rock Trail back to the trailhead. Lunch stop at the Shockey’s Knob…

Hosted by Frederick Ski Club...much more than just skiing!


Hike Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area: Devil's Nose/3rd Hill Mountain

6.2 miles, moderately difficult. Devil’s Nose in the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area is a unique rock outcropping that overlooks Meadow Branch Creek gorge. We will enjoy views there and also visit the less-known overlook toward North Mountain from the…

Hosted by Sierra Club - Eastern Panhandle


October Meeting - Mary Anne Hitt, Beyond Coal Campaign

Mary Anne Hitt, Beyond Coal Campaign, The Sierra Club, will be the speaker. Mary Ann directs the Beyond Coal Campaign, recognized as one of the most successful environmental campaigns in history. Beyond Coal works to replace coal with clean energy by mobilizing…

Hosted by Sierra Club - Eastern Panhandle