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Dec
9
Fri
Sailing through the Winter Solstice by Color on the Creek @ Carroll Creek Linear Park
Dec 9 2016 – Jan 1 2017 all-day

Something beautiful is about to happen! Color On The Creek is going four seasons with Sailing through the Winter Solstice by Color on the Creek.

Beginning this December, after an inaugural appearance in the Kris Kringle Parade on December 9th, Color on the Creek will introduce an initial “test boat” to be moored in Carroll Creek just west of the suspension bridge… hopefully in years to come she will be joined by many others as our flotilla is formed. The plan is to have small flat bottomed 5 to 12 foot Jon boats transformed into beautiful old world sailboats. Imagine eventually having 15 or 20 boats stretching from Court Street to the Iron bridge, including gaff-rigged ketches, yawls, three-masted schooners and pirate ships, moored with their sail outlines, rigging and decks lit up from dusk till dawn. If you can’t imagine it make sure to come by and take a look at year one. . . and then imagine what it will look like in years to come as the flotilla grows!

All proceeds raised will flow to Color On The Creek and other participating Frederick County based charities. The event will run from the second week of December through the New Year’s Eve celebration.

Apr
8
Sat
Perennial & Spring Clean Up
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Its time for spring clean up…. the warmer weather has forced us to move the schedule around a bit. The perennial planting and spring clean up is now scheduled for Saturday April 8th from 9 to noon. As always this is rain, shine or snow.. .we will need lots of creek rats and land crew to support them. The water level will be lowered again to facilitate removal of the muskrat caps and fertilization of the pots.
We have lots of waders but those with their own are encouraged to bring them along. Dress warm and in layers as April is a difficult month to judge. Please let us know if you can help and if you’re a likely “creek rat” or land volunteer.

May
6
Sat
Tropical Planting
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Tropical planting will be held on Saturday May 6th from 9 to noon rain or shine. We will plant over 230 tropical lilies, bog and lotus plants. We will need lots of creek rats as well as land crew to support them.

Please let us know if you can help and if you’re a likely “creek rat” or land volunteer.

As always we will meet at the suspension bridge in front of the wine kitchen.

The garden will be spectacular this year ….be a part of it!

Aug
12
Sat
Festival for Color on the Creek @ Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheatre
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

It’s early yet, but don’t forget the Festival for Color On The Creek. It will be held on August 12th. If you were there last year, you heard a great band – and they will be here again this year! We will only have one band and the event will be patterned after “Alive@Five” events with beer and wine.

Flying Dog Brewery has agreed to be our major sponsor. Thank You! We hope to see you there!

Get tickets by clicking here.

Nov
4
Sat
Fall Clean Up @ Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheatre
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fall Clean Up

DATE OF FALL CLEAN UP

Saturday November 4th from 10 AM to 1 PM

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

We will need lots of creek rats – with or without your own waders. Reminder: Dress warm and in layers.

WHAT TO BRING

If you have your own waders and pruning equipment please bring them along.

LET US KNOW

Please email peterkremers@comcast.net if you can come.

Please state your intent – will you be a creek rat? Or are you on our land crew?

Let us know how you will assist so that we can make plans.

Nov
18
Sat
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice @ Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheatre
Nov 18 2017 – Feb 3 2018 all-day

IT’S ALL FOR CHARITY

In addition to having fun and bringing a little beauty and joy to the creek, we are using the event to raise monies for local charities – including Color On The Creek.

FUND RAISING AWARD

There will be an award and public recognition for the most money raised in total; AND for the most money raised for Color On The Creek!

DONATIONS

We will have a secure donation page up and running, and linked to the Color On The Creek website, before launch day on Saturday November 18th.

Apr
17
Sat
Cleaning the Water Garden
Apr 17 all-day
May
8
Sat
Planting Tropicals in the Greenhouse
May 8 all-day

Planting Tropicals in the Greenhouse will be held on Saturday May 8th

Jun
19
Sat
Transferring Plants to the Creek
Jun 19 all-day

Transferring Plants to the Creek

Nov
20
Sat
Sailing Through The Winter Solstice – Boat Launch 21-22 Season @ Carroll Creek Linear Park
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm