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PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.After you sign up at the bottom, you will be presented with information about how to pay. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

2009 MOC Spring Picnic

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Recreation Area, Laurel, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 30 2009  12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, May 15 2009 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 29 2009 12:59 pm
Event Duration:5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Colin Babb
Joe John
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Member Cost:$8.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages
Maximum Group Size:100
Minimum Group Size:25
Number Registered So Far: 35 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Spring has sprung! To celebrate we are having a picnic. Enjoy a beautiful spring day by spending the afternoon with your MOC friends. As always, it will be a fine day of enjoyable socializing, chowing and playing games. We will laugh, joke, play games and toast a new year of great times outdoors with your friends.

If you did not make it to last year's event it was a great time. See the pictures and write up here.

Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, Chips, Pretzels, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Water, Soda, Cake

Horse Shoes, Kick Ball, Volleyball, Basketball Free Throw, Water Ballon Toss, Dizzy Bat Relay

This event is BYOB. As long as MOC members and guests do not violate any state or county laws controlling the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages. All attendees must use good judgment when consuming alcoholic beverages. Maryland law prohibits serving alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years of age.

We'll need some help with food preparation and some of the games. If you'd like to volunteer for the picnic planning team, please contact Joe John at

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:APL is located on Johns Hopkins Road, approximately 1/2 mile west of U.S. Route 29. From Washington DC and the Capital Beltway (I-495): Take I-95 North toward Baltimore. Go 10 miles and take Columbia exit (MD Rt. 32 West). Go 2.5 miles and take Washington DC exit (U.S. Rt. 29 South). Go 1.5 miles and take Johns Hopkins Rd. Exit onto Johns Hopkins Rd., pass APL, and make a right on Sanner Road. The recreation area is about on the right.

From the Baltimore area. Take I-95 South; from the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) intersection go 13 miles and take Columbia exit (MD Rt. 32 West). Go 2.5 miles and take Washington DC exit (U.S. Rt. 29 South). Go 1.5 miles and take Johns Hopkins Rd. Exit onto Johns Hopkins Rd. Go right on Sanner Road. The recreation area is about mile on the right.

Parking is available in the north lot near the softball field, or along the roadway near the pavilion (one side only) and there are some spaces at the library storage center.

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the MOC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where MOC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refunds of money if you or your guest(s) cancel.
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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$8.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$9.00/Person
Cost Includes:Food and nonalcoholic drinks.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the MOC on Fri, May 29 2009.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!