Woodend After Dark happens June 1, 2023

Our popular After Dark annual fundraising event takes place after regular visiting hours as evening descends and our beautiful Woodend Mansion alights.  

Please join us for this special experience at
Woodend Nature Sanctuary,  

Thursday, June 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. 

After Dark features a delightful evening in nature, meeting and mingling with Nature Forward leadership and guests, a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife, great photo ops, and a silent auction featuring exceptional, nature-themed items, outings, and experiences. Enjoy signature cocktails, refreshments, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet buffet dinner, and desserts – all included with your ticket!

-Before Dark- 

6:00 pm 

Cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres

Welcome & Remarks 

Raptor bird presentation with photo ops 

Silent auction opens 

7:00 pm 

Dinner in the Woodend mansion 

7:30 pm 

Silent auction Closes

-After Dark – 

8:00 pm 

Pick up your winning auction items  

Join friends and guests for coffee and desserts  

Attire: Nature Chic (tie not required, heels not advised) 

Proceeds from the evening will be used to support the programs and activities of
Nature Forward and our efforts to create a larger, more diverse community of
people who treasure the natural world and work to preserve it.  

Thank you to our 2023 Woodend After Dark sponsors:
Sandy Spring Bank logo
Mullins P.C. A CPA firm dedicated to serving nonprofits
Raptor experience courtesy of
Montgomery County Public Schools Outdoor Environmental Education Programs logo
Catering generously donated by
LOGO Corcoran Caterers
Purple Onion Catering Company