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Westminster - Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival Walk

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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    4/2/2011 City / State: Westminster, MD Event Name: All you can Eat Breakfast Walk Event Type: Walk Event ID: 89568 Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/10K - 1+
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2011
      4/2/2011
      City / State: Westminster, MD
      Event Name: All you can Eat Breakfast Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 89568
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/10K - 1+
      Description: The trail is on sidewalks and roadsides. There are several
      small hills. Breakfast will be available at the start point until 11 AM.
      Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: Artistic Heritage, Firehouses, Historic
      Churches, Honoring Law Enforcement, Hooray for Hollywood, Museums,
      Veteran Memorials
      Start Times: 8:00 to 1:00 pm, Finish by 4:00 PM
      Location: Ascension Episcopal Church Breakfast Walk
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 23 N. Court St., Westminster, MD 21157.
      From the Baltimore Beltway: I-695, take I-795 (exit 19) to the
      Westminister Pike (exit 9), Rt. 140. Proceed about 12 miles to the
      interection with Rt. 97. Continue and tirn left at 2nd traffic light on
      Ralph Srt. Go past Courthoues parking lot to next parking lot opposite
      cemetry. Allow about 25 minutes travel time from the Beltway.
      From Annapolis Area: take I-94 north to the Baltimore Beltway I-695.
      Take West route toward Towson and proceed as above.
      From the D.C. Area: take Rt. 97 North to Westminister or I-95 North to
      the Baltimore Beltway and proceed as above.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Breakfast has 12 delicious items and you will get a $1.00
      discount for showing your start Card.
      Host Club: Piedmont Pacers
      Contact: Jerry Baugher (301) 829-3685
      Website: www.angelfire.com/md2/pacers/index.html
      E-Mail Contact: JGBaugher@...

      4/2/2011
      City / State: Washington, DC
      Event Name: Cherry Blossom Festival Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 89719
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/10K - 1+
      Description: An easy walk in the nation's capital in conjunction with
      the annual festival around the predicted peak blooming period of the
      famous cherry trees received from Japan. The route will focus on the
      Tidal Basin, where the bulk of the trees are located, and other
      Washington points of interest.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: America's Gardens, Artistic Heritage, Hooray
      for Hollywood, Museums
      Start Times: 8:00AM-1:00PM Finish by 4:00PM
      Location: Old Post Office Pavillion
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
      Washington ,DC 20004.
      From Virginia: Take I-395 into downtown. Turn right on Constitution
      Avenue, and left on 12th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.
      From Maryland: Take Route 50 West/New York Avenue. Turn left on 7th
      Street and right on Pennsylvania Avenue to 12th Street. Parking is
      limited and pay lots are nearby.
      Via Metro: Federal Triangle Station and proceed directly across 12th Street
      Awards & Fees: A Award
      Comments:
      Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
      Contact: Barry and Karen Plott (703) 352-5135
      Website: Pollow.com/nvvc/
      E-Mail Contact: barry.nvv@...

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      4/9/2011
      City / State: Ellicott City, MD
      Event Name: Two Historic Mill Towns
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 89453
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km / 05km - 2+
      Description: Route will be through historic (and hilly) Ellicott City.
      It will cross into Oella and the Trolley Trail in Baltimore Co.
      Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
      Special Classifications: Firehouses, Railroad Heritage, Riverwalk America
      Start Times: 8:00 - 12:00
      Location: Roger Carter Recreation Center
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 3676 Fel’s Lane,
      Ellicott City, 21043
      From Columbia - Take Route 29 North to Route 40 East. Stay on Route 40
      to the first signal light and make a right onto Rogers Ave. Follow past
      the County Office Complex then make a right onto Ellicott Mills Dr.
      Follow down the hill to second left onto Fel’s Ln. (just before signal
      light at Main St)
      From Western Howard County - Take Route 70 East to Route 29 South
      approximately one mile and exit onto Route 40 East. Route 40 go to
      second signal light and make a right onto Rogers Ave. Follow past the
      County Office Complex then make a right onto Ellicott Mills Drive.
      Follow down the hill to second left onto Fel’s Lane.
      From 695 - Take Route 70 West to Route 29 South and follow directions
      from Western Howard County.
      From 95 - Take Exit 43 onto MD 100 West toward Ellicott City. Exit onto
      US 29 N. Follow directions from Columbia.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments:
      Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
      Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
      Website: www.bangor59.com/cvc
      E-Mail Contact: johndye@...

      4/16/2011
      City / State: Chester, MD
      Event Name: Kent Narrows Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 89408
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K & 10K - 1+
      Description: Walk will take you through the NEW Ferry Point Park with
      its views of the Natural area and maybe see some wildlife. The trail
      will also take you to the Restaurant areas in Kent Narrows.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: Islands, Museums, Walking America's Trails
      Start Times: 8 AM till Noon, Finish by 3 PM
      Location: Chesapeake Exploration Center
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 425 Piney Narrows Rd, Chester, MD
      21619. From East & West take Exit 41 off of Rt. 50. Then follow signs to
      Chesapeake Exploration Center.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments:
      Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
      Contact: Diane Messer (410) 224-0907
      Website: annapolisamblerswalk.com/default.html
      E-Mail Contact: dcmesser@...

      4/23/2011
      City / State: Alexandria, VA
      Event Name: Hollin Hills Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 87324
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 KM - 2
      Description: Trail Description: Two trails are offered. Both the 10 KM
      (6 mile) and 5 KM (3 mile) trails lead you through pleasant residential
      neighborhoods, with special attention given to the Hollin Hills
      neighborhood, which is described on the facing page. Most segments of
      the walk are relatively flat, but there are a few moderate hills.
      Roughly half of the walk is on sidewalks, with the rest on the shoulders
      of neighborhood streets that are lightly traveled by vehicles. The walk
      should be suitable for strollers, wheelchairs, and scooters. Flowers
      should be blooming, which will add to the visual appeal of this
      distinctive springtime walk. Hollin Hills Hollin Hills was developed
      following the purchase of about 225 acres for $550 per acre in 1949 by
      Robert Davenport. The site was about a dozen miles south of Washington
      DC. Davenport enlisted architect Charles Goodman, who previously had
      designed the main terminal of Washington National Airport, to design
      homes that would be contemporary in design, that could be easily
      constructed, and that took into account the natural drainage patterns
      and slopes to minimize cut-and-fill required for roads as well as
      preserve the area's forests as much as possible. Over the next two
      decades, about 450 residences were built. The architectural
      distinctiveness of the area was recognized when the American Institute
      of Architects (AIA) cited Hollin Hills in 1957 as one of ten examples as
      "American Architecture at its best, which forecast the future of
      architecture in this country." In 1982, the Virginia chapter of the AIA
      designated Hollin Hills for a "test of time" award. The neighborhood has
      been nominated for entry on the National Register of Historic Places.
      The trail guide for this volksmarch will include historic photos and
      diagrams that highlight especially noteworthy homes and places in the
      area and provide special insights into a very distinctive place.
      Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
      classifications assigned.
      Start Times: 8 AM-1 PM (Finish by 4 PM)
      Location: Baerwald Residence -- Gateway to Hollin Hills
      Start Point / Driving Directions: The Baerwald Residence, 7735
      Wellington Rd., Alexandria VA 22306 (703-765-3128)
      Driving Directions
      If driving from the north through Old Town Alexandria: Drive south on
      Washington St., which will become the George Washington Memorial Pkwy.
      as you depart Old Town. Drive for 3.0 miles to the exit for Morningside
      Ln. Turn right to wind up the hill on Morningside and drive 0.5 miles to
      the stop light at Fort Hunt Rd. Continue straight on what now is
      Sherwood Hall Ln. and drive for 0.5 miles to Wellington Rd., which is on
      the near side of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. Turn left and drive one
      block to the start/finish point.
      If driving from the east from Maryland: Drive west on the Capital
      Beltway (I 95/I-495) and cross the Potomac on the Wilson Bridge. At the
      far end of the bridge, bear right to take Exit 177C (Mount Vernon). The
      ramp will take you onto a street that ends in one block at Washington
      St. Turn right on Washington St, and continue south for 3.0 miles on
      what becomes the GW Memorial Pkwy, until you reach the exit for
      Morningside Ln. Turn right to wind up the hill on Morningside and drive
      0.5 miles to the stop light at Fort Hunt Rd. Continue straight on what
      now is Sherwood Hall Lane and drive for 0.5 miles to Wellington Rd.,
      which is on the near side of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. Turn left
      and drive one block to the start/finish point.
      If driving from the south on I 95: Drive north on I 95 to Exit 161 to US
      1 (Fort Belvoir). Drive for 10.2 miles through Fort Belvoir to Sherwood
      Hall Lane (with a Walmart on the left side of the intersection). Bear
      right to drive on Sherwood Hall for 1.3 miles to Wellington Rd., which
      is just past Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. Turn right and drive one
      block to the start/finish point
      If driving from the west on the Capital Beltway: Drive east on the
      Capital Beltway (I 95/I-495) to Exit 177A (Fort Belvoir). Bear right on
      the exit ramp and stay to the right for one block to the traffic light.
      (Do not merge onto US 1; stay in the two right lanes, which veer away
      from US 1.) Turn left to cross US 1 and drive south on Fort Hunt Rd. for
      2.7 miles to Sherwood Hall Ln. (at the 4th traffic signal). Turn right
      to drive on Sherwood Hall for 0.5 miles to Wellington Rd., which is on
      the near side of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. Turn left and drive one
      block to the start/finish point.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: IVV Credit: This event counts toward acquisition of IVV
      Achievement Awards. All participants of previous IVV events are reminded
      to bring both IVV books for this event. There is only one event credit
      for both trails. Participants may walk for distance credit without
      limit; but no more than 20 KM per start card. New Walker packets and IVV
      books will be available for $5.00 each.
      AVA Special Programs: Because of the large number and inconsistent
      operation of special programs offered by the AVA and various clubs, this
      walk's organizers cannot be sure for which programs this walk might
      qualify. We are unaware of any specific programs for which this walk
      would qualify unless you want to detour for a couple of blocks to see a
      local fire station. Because the satisfaction of walkers is our foremost
      desire, we will stamp any special program book that a walker feels is
      appropriate for this event. We urge special program organizers to also
      place the highest-possible value on the satisfaction of walkers involved
      in their programs.
      Conditions:
      • Pets must be leashed.
      • Littering is not permitted.
      • Park only in legal spaces on nearby streets.
      • This event will be held regardless of most weather conditions.
      • Carry water.
      • There will be no refunds for those who decline to participate.
      • With registration for this event, the participant accepts the
      guidelines for AVA volkssport events and agrees to observe the
      principles of good sportsmanship.
      Disclaimer: Every effort is being made to make this a safe, enjoyable
      and memorable event. The sponsor is not liable for accidents, thefts,
      and/or material damage.
      Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
      Contact: Thomas Baerwald (703) 765-3128
      Website: www.ava.org/clubs/wdcavc/index.htm
      E-Mail Contact: tbaerwal@...

      4/25/2011
      City / State: Alexandria, VA
      Event Name: Old Town April Evening Walk
      Event Type: Night Walk
      Event ID: 87327
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 KM - 2
      Description: TRAIL RATING AND DESCRIPTION: These evening walks will
      consist of 10 KM (6.2 miles) trails with shorter 5 KM (3.1 miles) or 6
      KM (3.8 miles) options along residential sidewalks and park trails in
      Old Town Alexandria. Trails will explore various neighborhoods, wander
      beside the Potomac River, and meander up hills that overlook Old Town.
      Trails are rated 1 and 1+, with moderate hills. Trails are mostly on
      pavement, although short segments may be on natural surfaces. Trails
      should be suitable for strollers, although wheelchairs may encounter
      some difficulty. For more detailed information about each month's trail,
      please check with the information contact. Written instructions and maps
      will be provided for each walk. Trails will not be marked.
      Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
      classifications assigned.
      Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM (Finish by 8:30)
      Location: Barrett Branch Library in Old Town -- April Evening Walk
      Start Point / Driving Directions: START/FINISH: Kate Waller Barrett
      Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Phone: 703/838 4555.
      Directions
      From the East or West via I 95/I 495 (Capital Beltway):
      • Take Exit 177B (US-1 North/Alexandria), the first exit west of the
      Wilson Bridge.
      • Continue north on US 1 for about 10 blocks (0.8 miles) to Queen St. (2
      blocks past King St.).
      • Turn RIGHT on Queen St. for 2 1/2 blocks. The Library will be on your
      left.
      From the North via the George Washington Memorial Parkway:
      • Take the GW Parkway into Old Town Alexandria.
      • Continue on what now is called Washington St. for about 8 blocks from
      the first traffic signal at Slater's Lane to Princess St.
      • Turn RIGHT on Princess St. You will be one block north of the library,
      which is on the far side of a large parking lot to your left.
      Parking
      Street Parking: You can usually find parking along the streets,
      especially on blocks north and east of the library. Check signs
      carefully to determine how long you can legally park and whether you
      might be in a zone that must be cleared during rush hour.
      Lot Parking: Please note that we have been unable to make arrangements
      to use the parking lot behind the library and the Wachovia Bank on the
      same block. You therefore should not park in that lot. If you choose to
      park in any other lot, you may be subject to ticketing and/or towing.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. An adult
      must accompany children under 12. Groups are welcome.
      AWARD: There is no commemorative award for these events.
      FEES: The fee for IVV Credit is $3.00. There is no fee to just walk the
      trail — but you must register and carry a start card. No refunds will be
      given.
      CONDITIONS: Water is available at the Start/Finish point, and food and
      drink usually is available along the trail, but you should carry your
      own water on the walk in case of extreme weather or personal cases of
      dehydration. Littering along the trails is prohibited. The events will
      be held rain or shine. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all
      times and cleaned up after by their owner. Dogs are not allowed inside
      the library. No refunds.
      Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
      Contact: Thomas Baerwald (703) 765-3128
      Website: www.ava.org/clubs/wdcavc/index.htm
      E-Mail Contact: tbaerwal@...

      4/30/2011
      City / State: Silver Spring, MD
      Event Name: Historic Takoma Park
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 87996
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 6km/10km - 2
      Description: Trails (a 10km & 6km option rated 2 with one steep hill)
      are on sidewalks and residential streets through the south end of Silver
      Spring and into Historic Takoma Park - the nuclear free, Berkeley East.
      Water and candy at Start/Finish; restrooms available at Start/Finish and
      along the trail. Pets: keep leashed; not allowed in stores; must clean
      up after them. Walk will be held in all but severe weather conditions.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: America's Gardens, Artistic Heritage, Carnegie
      Libraries, Firehouses, Historic Churches, Honoring Law Enforcement
      Start Times: Register 8am to noon; must finish walk by 3 pm.
      Location: Wayne Avenue Garage, Silver Spring
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 920 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD
      20910; breezeway at Wayne Ave Garage (Garage 60). Breezeway is located
      on north end of garage on first level & exits onto Ellsworth Dr.
      DIRECTIONS: Points North & West: take I-495 East; at exit 31B, take ramp
      right for Rt 97 South/Georgia Ave toward Silver Spring; bear right onto
      Rt 97/Georgia Ave. See**
      Points East: take I-495 West; at exit 31, take ramp right for Rt
      97/Georgia Ave toward Wheaton/Silver Spring, stay to the left & at
      traffic signal turn left onto Rt 97/Georgia Ave. See **
      **Remain on Georgia Ave, going south, cross Colesville Rd; move into
      left lane and take left turn lane at Wayne Ave traffic signal. Wayne
      Garage entrance is on left just before Fenton St.
      Points South: take I-395 to US 1 North (signs for 14th St); turn right
      at Constitution Ave, NW; turn left at 7th St NW, stay on 7th which
      becomes Georgia Ave near Howard University, continue on Georgia Ave for
      approximately 6 miles turn right at Wayne Ave. Garage entrance is on
      left just before Fenton St. Parking available in Wayne Ave Garage & in
      another garage located on Ellsworth Dr, opposite new Civic Building at
      Veterans Plaza.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments:
      Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
      Contact: Maribeth Evans (301) 946-5496
      Website: www.sugarloafers.org
      E-Mail Contact: gammie0612@...

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