Pet Pictures with Santa at the Mill of Hereford - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Call 410-329-6558 to make an appointment for a picture with Santa. The Mill of Hereford is at 17106 York Road, Monkton, MD  21111. Brandy the tortoise will be on hand to greet the public and MATTS will have a display.

World of Pets Expo - January 27-29, 2023.

This event at the Timonium Fairgrounds annually provides MATT's largest public outreach. Volunteers are always needed! Pet Lovers encountered hands-on experiences, workshops, guest speakers, educational displays, demonstrations, shows, exotic animals, shopping and so much more. For more information on this annual event, see the World of Pets Expo website. To volunteer on the event days, or for setup on January 26th, contact MATTS.

World Turtle Day at the Natural History Society of Maryland – May 21, 2023 - For updates prior to the event, go to the Natural History Society of Maryland website.


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Other Events of Interest

MATTS Meeting Schedule


Saturday, March 4, 2023 @ 7 PM EST - General Membership Meeting in person. Lisa Szollosy will discuss "Turtle Injury Triage."  The talk will start off with a focus on Wildlife Rehabilitators and their responsibilities, and boundaries rehabbers have in treating animals/reptiles. She'll discuss the challenges caused by the limited number of rehab professionals and centers accepting turtles, and the process by which apprentices become Master Rehabilitators.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Meeting location changed for March meeting due to construction at Banneker:

Christian Temple-Disciples of Christ Church

5820 Edmondson Ave, Catonsville, MD

Saturday, May 6, 2023 @ 7 PM EDT - General Membership Meeting in person at Banneker. Topic TBD.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 7PM EDT - General Membership Meeting in person at Banneker. Topic TBD.



MATTS meetings are open to the public. We look forward to having you attend! All meetings are held on Saturdays at the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Banneker Museum in Catonsville.  Please check the schedule to determine whether a meeting will be held in-person or virtually.

The Banneker Museumis located at 300 Oella Avenue in Catonsville, Maryland. The museum is located on 142 acres of stream valley woodland. The park is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife habitat and the preservation of the natural history of the land. This historic park features panoramic nature trails, archaeological sites and living history areas, which recreate the colonial farm and life of the Banneker family who purchased the land in 1734.

See map for details and directions. Please park in front and use the main entrance.
Meeting begins at 7:00pm   -   Speakers from 7:30pm-8:30pm

Meetings & Events

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