Special Evening Dinner and Lecture – Living on the Wind: The Miracle of Bird Migration with Scott Weidensaul
Pulitzer Prize finalist Scott Weidensaul is coming to the Ladew Topiary Gardens to give bird lovers a glimpse into bird migration and preservation. His lecture will also give attendees a greater understanding of various species and population decline. Dinner will be served in the café at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture in the Barn Gallery at 7 p.m.
Ladew Topiary Gardens, 7 p.m., tickets required, ladewgardens.com/
Fort McHenry Field Day
There is no better way to celebrate National Public Lands Day than to help the National Aquarium Conservation Team clean up one of Baltimore’s most historic sites, Fort McHenry. Join the team, as members remove debris from the marsh and spruce the area up with native plants. The data from this work will contribute to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Children must be at least 10-years-old to participate.
Fort McHenry, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free with registration, aqua.org
Movie with Orchestra: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park made dreams of coming face-to-face with dinosaurs a reality for many thrill-seeking moviegoers. Can’t get enough of the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex? Now is your chance to watch the film in HD, while the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ score.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 8 p.m., tickets required, bsomusic.org
When a lot of people think of fall, they think of the food: apple cider, pumpkin ice cream, freshly harvested corn. As it turns out, you can find all of these things and more at the community-friendly Harvest Day event at the Hampton National Historic Site. Past iterations of Harvest Day have even included period-themed musical performances featuring fiddles and banjos, as well as blacksmith and weaving demonstrations. The Hampton National Historic Site is beautiful year-round, but there’s no time like autumn to really get into the old-fashioned spirit.
October 1 at Hampton National Historic Site. Tickets required. nps.gov