Upcoming Events

September 21, 2019

Fall Native Plant ONLY Exchange

10:00am - 11:00am | Slayton House

The Plant Exchange at Wilde Lake is back, this time as a Native Plant ONLY exchange. Fall is a great time to separate and move native plants that have grown crowded in your garden beds. Not sure if what you have is native? Post to the Capital Naturalist or Maryland Native Plant Society FB pages or send us a picture and description and we’ll help you with ID. Plants must be dropped off at Slayton House between 9am-9:45am on the day of the Exchange. The Exchange will open promptly at 10am and will stay open until all plants are gone or 11am (whichever comes first). As a reminder, the organizers reserve the right to remove any plant deemed diseased or non-native from the exchange. Hope to see you all there!  Questions?  Contact Bess Caplan at  Sponsored by Wilde Lake CARES.

Wilde Lake Village Wide Yard Sale

9:00am - 1:00pm | in front of houses throughout Wilde Lake


Participating streets include: Pasture Gate Lane, Catterskill Court, Marble Faun, Rivulet Row, Blue Heron, Wild Turkey Lane, Greenbough Court

October 12, 2019

Shredding Event

9:00am - 12:00pm | Historic Oakland

Free shredding event for Dorsey’s Search, Town Center, and Wilde Lake residents.  All other residents will be charged $5.00. Exact cash only.  Please note our new location this year at Historic Oakland 5430 Vantage Point Road.



October 25, 2019

Wilde Halloween with Magic by Drew Blue Shoes

4:30pm - 5:30pm | Wilde Lake Village

Join us for a not so scary Halloween party complete with crafts, magic, and trick-or-treating!

This event is FREE for Wilde Lake Residents. Advance registration is required.  Please email Rachael Strube at with your name, number of adults, number of children, and street address by Thursday, October 11.

Non-Residents $5.00 per person and tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Slayton House (cash only).

November 22, 2019

Rainbow Theatre- Groovy Nate

10:00am - | Slayton House Theatre

Groovy Nate is a children’s entertainer and Wolf Trap Teaching Artist who creates fun and educational shows using exotic musical instruments and puppet skits a la Sesame Street meets Parliament/Funkadelic, meshed with The Electric Company, Kraftwerk, and Dub Reggae.

$5.00 per person. Advanced tickets available at or at the door (cash only).

December 7, 2019

Breakfast and More with Santa

9:00am - 1:30pm | Slayton House

Watch old-fashioned holiday cartoons, shop at the Secret Shop (no grown ups!) and visit with Santa. Tickets on sale beginning November 1, 2019. Questions? Contact Rachael Strube at

March 13, 2020

Rainbow Theatre Presents-Rocket Reba’s Science Spectacular

10:00am - | Slayton House Theatre

Science Spectacular is a show that focuses on the weather, and experiments will focus on air and matter.

See things like vortex fog rings, bubbling potions, and clouds on the ground. This show is appropriate for all ages and is great for a wide-ranging age group.

$5.00 per person. Advanced tickets available at or at the door (cash only).

WLCA Annual Events

  • Wilde Halloween
  • Breakfast and More with Santa
  • Family Pool Party (held at one of the WL pools)
  • Artfully Wilde Craft Show
  • Meet and Eat
  • Old –Fashioned Family Picnic (at WL park)
  • Shredding and E-cycling
  • Wide Lake Village Yard sale
  • Gardening Contest