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earth day 2018
Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

friends of quiet waters parkSunday, April 22 - Third Annual Run for Nature 5K
8 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
The race will benefit the Friends of Quiet Waters Park Nature Center Campaign. The rolling and beautiful 5K course is run on mostly paved park trails through wooded parkland. Walkers and children are welcome. Pets or strollers are permitted. Post-race festivities include an awards ceremony, refreshments and a random prize drawing. T-shirts to all pre-registered participants and walk-ins as supplies last. Overall and age group medals (2-deep) in 10-year groups. Top overall finishers also receive prizes.
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south river federationvolunteer opportunitySunday, April 22 - South River Federation Earth Day Planting
9 a.m. - noon, Killarney House Irish Restaurant, 584 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Help the South River Federation plant native flowers and trees at the site of its most recently completed restoration project Then celebrate with a social hour at Killarney House, a green local restaurant and the recipient of the Federation's 2018 Don Riddle Corporate Stewardship Award.
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Sunday, April 22 - Earth Day Expo
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
The day will kick off with the 3rd Annual Run for Nature 5K. All money raised will be donated to the future Nature Center at Quiet Waters Park.
Following the race, the Earth Day festival will take place featuring live music all day, activities for kids and adults, and learning about our environment and stewardship. Over 20 vendors will participate with interactive activities such as tree planting, invasive plant removal, shoreline kayak tour, trash pick up, bee keeping and compost demonstrations. The children’s area will include story-time yoga, a nature based craft, read aloud, and more. Throughout the entire day there will be a huge Community Yard Sale - “Trash to Treasure” where you can browse donated items and any money collected will support the Nature Center at Quiet Waters Park campaign.
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master gardenerSunday, April 22 - Master Gardeners' Pollinator Corner at Earth Day Expo
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis
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Sunday, April 22 - Earth Day & Spring Festival
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Hosted by Maryland Avenue & State Circle Merchants Association. Food, drink, farmers market, live music, fairy parade, arts and crafts for kids, yoga on the hill and more. Taekwodo demonstration, belly dancing, live music by Party Sevener & Conor Brendan, and Miles & Co. Vendors include: Randala Bee Hives, Annapolis Compost, Severn Woods Soap, Annapolis Carmel, Windermere Mushroom Farm, RASA juice shop, Willow Oak Farm. Free.
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london townSunday, April 22 - Earth Day Miniature Garden Workshops
10:30 a.m. - noon or 1:30 to 3 p.m., Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
Celebrate Earth Day by creating a miniature fairy, dino, or beach garden to take home using natural materials from the London Town. Staff and volunteers will demonstrate how to build the miniature gardens and help participants gather natural materials from our gardens. Fee includes pot, soil, pebbles, sand, moss, figurines, choice of plants, and other decorative materials. Preregistration highly suggested - last year sold out.
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master gardenerSunday, April 22 - Master Gardeners' Event: Honeybees Up Close
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Hancock's Resolution, Pasadena
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homestead gardensbee city usaSunday, April 22 - The Humane Garden: Cultivating Compassion for All Creatures
1 - 2 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds?” Join author and founder of Humane Gardener, Nancy Lawson for a myth-busting talk about how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misconceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wild nurseries of animals large and small, eliminating unintended hazards to wildlife, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures. This free talk is a Bee City USA Speaker Series Event. Preregistration is advised.
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Wednesday, April 25 - Protecting & Improving Water Quality in Anne Arundel County
3 - 5 p.m., Community Place, 100 Community Place, Crownsville
A Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Community Impact Speaker's Series event.
Come learn how a variety of organizations are working together to protect our natural resources and improve water quality in Anne Arundel County. Free. Panel:
Liz Buxton, Executive Director, South River Federation
Suzanne Etgen, Executive Director, Watershed Stewards Academy
Kate Fritz, Executive Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Thomas Guay, Program Officer, Severn River Association
John Turgeon, Conservation Program Manager, Maryland Environmental Trust
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greengivevolunteer opportunityFriday, April 27 - GreenGive Collaborative Work Day
9 - 11 a.m., St. Luke's Restoration of Nature, 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue
Annapolis

The 12 Anne Arundel non-profits that have come together to fundraise collaboratively, rather competitively, in the GreenGive will do some planting and invasive species removal at St. Luke's. Volunteers are welcome to join in! The non-profits are:Annapolis Green, Back Creek Conservancy, Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails, Our Creeks & Conservancy, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Severn River Association, South River Federation, Spa Creek Conservancy, St. Luke's Restoration of Nature, Unity Gardens, Watershed Stewards Academy, and West Rhode Riverkeeper. More details to come.
Read about last year's GreenGive

volunteer opportunitySaturday, April 21 - Planting Days at St. Luke's Restoration of Nature
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 1101 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis
Breakfast, lunch, garden gloves and gratitude provided. Please bring a shovel.
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scenic rivers land trustvolunteer opportunitySaturday, April 28 - Walk for the Woods
7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bacon Ridge Natural Area, 1801 Hawkins Road, Crownsville
A day of hikes and familiarization with this gem of a forest just minutes from town. Scenic Rivers Land Trust is partnering with the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks to host this day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area, which is County owned but currently not completely open to the public. Various types of guided hikes include bird watching, amphibian searches, and naturalist hikes throughout the day. Other programs will be held as well, such as "Critters Discovery" down by the stream, and "Say My Name" remembering those in the Crownsville Hospital Cemetery. 
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Saturday, April 28 - Reintroducing the Chinquapin Tree
10 - 11 a.m., Aris T. Allen Park, Fairfax Road at Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis
The City of Annapolis and the Greater Parole Community Association will dedicate and connect this "long-forgotten" native tree to the oral history about its significance and location. Free. Everyone is welcome. | flyer
Information Contact Terence Wright, twright76@castanet, 410-263-2313

pirates covewest rhode riverkeeperSaturday, April 28 - Pigs & Pearls Fundraiser for West & Rhode Riverkeeper
2 - 6 p.m., Pirates Cove Dock Bar, 4817 Riverside Drive, Gales-ville
Feast on freshly shucked and roasted oysters from the West & Rhode Rivers AND pulled pork BBQ and sides. Meet local oyster-men from the Rhode & West Rivers and see a live oyster cleaning demonstration by the Riverkeeper himself and learn fun facts about the Bay and restoration. Live music, including sea shanties, by The Eastport Oyster Boys. Admission includes 20 tickets for choice of oysters, BBQ sandwiches or local craft beer and a contribution to the West & Rhode Riverkeeper program. Tickets $40 in advance; $45 at the door; kids 5-12 $10 and free for age 4 and under. Buy online.
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Saturday, April 28 - Earth Day by the Bay
3 - 5 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park's Back Creek Nature Park Campus, 7300 Edgewood Road, Annapolis
A family-friendly Earth Day affair on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Visit Back Creek Nature Park to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate the environment. Create up-cycled crafts, race in the recycling relay challenge, take a kayak trip around a secluded cove, and wade in the water to discover the animals that call the Chesapeake Bay home. Wrap up the Earth Day experience with a delicious cup of "dirt!" Guava Jelly will put on a fun, family concert beginning at 3:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket to relax and listen to their reggae-inspired beats just steps from the water. All ages welcome and adults are free. Kids should dress for play! | flyer
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four rivers garden clubMonday, April 30 - Flower Mart
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., City Dock next to the Market House, Annapolis
Gather flowers for your May Basket at the Flower Mart, the annual fundraising event of the Four Rivers Garden Club, at this 74-year day-before-May-Day tradition. Look for the May pole with its colorful fluttering ribbons downtown next to the Market House. Here you’ll see the Four Rivers gardeners in their colorful hats and aprons offering buckets of freshly cut flowers. If you’re early, you might also find a beautiful ready-made May Basket for your door. The Club’s flower-arranging experts also offer unique pre-ordered May Baskets for the community to help beautify Annapolis and to raise funds for Club service projects. Check out the Garden Shed tag sale for garden and home items. Visit the bake sale table without price tags—select your sweet treat and donate to this Garden Club’s community planting projects. Flower Mart proceeds are all returned to the community to encourage environmental responsibility, conduct community planting projects, and stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening.
Information: Contact Four Rivers Garden Club President Charlotte Pennington


MAY

st margaretsMonday, May 7 - Voices for Nature Environmental Film Series: Environmental Film Series: High Tide in Dorchester
6:30 p.m., St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis
Sponsored by the St. Margaret's Church Green Team. Free. This is a film that encourages discussions and actions concerning sea level rise, erosion and climate change in Dorchester County, Maryland. It creates a powerful, intimate story that looks at a worsening global threat through the lens of Chesapeake Bay’s most vulnerable county 55 minutes. | trailer | flyer
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four rivers garden clubTuesday, May 8 - Moss Magic in Your Landscape: Lecture & Workshop
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Margaret's Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis
At this fundraising event of the Four Rivers Garden Club, hear Annie Martin, nationally-recognized moss landscape designer and author of The Magical World of Moss Gardening, discuss the joys and environmental benefits of gardening with mosses. Stay for the noon workshop and make your own moss dish garden. Lecture: $30 in advance, $40 at door.
Workshop (at noon): $45, pre-registration recommended.
Information:Contact Joyce Donlon, jsdonlon@gmail.com


green drinks annapolisloews annapolis hotelTuesday, May 8 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Baroak, Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis
SAVE THE DATE
More details to come.



st margaretsMonday, May 14 - Voices for Nature Environmental Film Series: Environmental Film Series: The Lorax
6:30 p.m., St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis
Sponsored by the St. Margaret's Church Green Team. This 87-minute feature is not the original animated film made in 1972; instead it is a 2012 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy based on Dr. Seuss's children's eponymous book. It builds on the book by expanding the story of the Lorax and Ted, the previously unnamed boy who visits the Once-ler. Free, on the lawn behind Administration Building, weather permitting. Suitable for the whole family; bring lawn chairs or blankets. | trailer | flyer
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SERCTuesday, May 15 - SERC Bay Optimism Evening Lecture: Accelerating Wetland Restoration for Habitats and Water Quality
6:30 p.m., refreshments; 7 - 8 p.m., lecture, Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Amy Jacobs, The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy, teaming up with federal, state, and local partners, has restored and enhanced over 2,000 acres of wetlands in the Pocomoke River Watershed in the last five years. In this talk, Amy Jacobs will provide an overview of the restoration process, the benefits of restoration to meet water quality and habitat goals, and what we have learned to be more effective in future efforts. Free and open to all.
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SRATuesday, May 15 - SRA Education Series: Save Our Cliffs, Our Shorelines
7 - 10 p.m., Union Jack's of Annapolis, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis
Best way to save Severn River cliffs, beaches, shorelines and habitat? Living Shorelines provide the most cost-effective solutions. Free. Food and drink available for purchase.
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CBTThursday, May 17 - Treasure the Chesapeake
6 - 9:30 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore
This is the Chesapeake Bay Trust's 20th Annual Treasure the Chesapeake Gala, a night of Chesapeake Bay themed food, open bar, silent auction, and special presentation from honored guest, Gary Jobson, world-renowned sailor, America’s Cup Winner, broadcaster/producer, analyst, author, and lecturer. This is an opportunity to mingle with corporate business and environmental leaders, Maryland legislators, and like-minded people who want a cleaner, greener, healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed. Tickets $100.
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SERCbay optimismSaturday, May 19 - SERC Annual Open House
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Embrace your inner optimist at the Smithsonian's annual outdoor festival of science. Enjoy hands-on activities in the water and on the land, with Smithsonian scientists in your backyard. You'll also discover what's working in conservation in Chesapeake Bay and around the world, and how you can be a part of it. Admission is free. Food, drinks and boat tickets available for purchase. Parking at South River High School, with free shuttle bus.
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JUN

hammond harwood houseSaturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3 - Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour
noon - 5 p.m., 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
The tour will take guests through one of Annapolis’ most historic and “must-see” neighborhoods: Charles, Cathedral, Conduit and Franklin Streets and Acton's Landing (the old Anne Arundel Medical Center), all just a minute’s walk from some of the state’s most historic areas; State and Church Circles and City Dock. Guests will go beyond the gates of beautiful private gardens not normally seen from the sidewalk, each displaying the tastes and lifestyle of the homeowners. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 day of event.
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Sunday - Saturday, June 3 - 9 - Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week
details to follow

greengiveTuesday, June 12 - GreenGive Kickoff
5 p.m., St. Luke's Restoration of Nature, 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue
Annapolis

Twelve non-profits that operate in Anne Arundel County have banned together to fundraise collaboratively rather competitively, over a 24-hour period, for the good of the community. The non-profits are:Annapolis Green, Back Creek Conservancy, Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails, Our Creeks & Conservancy, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Severn River Association, South River Federation, Spa Creek Conservancy, St. Luke's Restoration of Nature, Unity Gardens, Watershed Stewards Academy, and West Rhode Riverkeeper. More details to come.
Read about last year's GreenGive

JUL

homestead gardensbee city usaSaturday, July 21 - The Humane Garden: Cultivating Compassion for All Creatures
1 - 2 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? Join author and founder of Humane Gardener, Nancy Lawson for a myth-busting talk about how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misconceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wild nurseries of animals large and small, eliminating unintended hazards to wildlife, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures. This free talk is a Bee City USA Speaker Series Event. Preregistration is advised.
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AUG

goshen farm houseSaturday, August 18 - Historic Goshen Farm and Educational Center Wine Tasting Fundraiser
4 - 7 p.m., 1504 Stacy Lane, Annapolis (parking behind Bay Area Insurance, 801 East College Parkway)
Good wine, good food, and great music by the Jazz Perpetrators. The Silent Auction includes an outdoor seating furniture, Southwest Airlines tickets, a half-day private group fishing or crabbing charter for six, plus gift certificates from local restaurants and more.
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homestead gardensbee city usaSunday, August 19 - How Gardeners Can Save The World
1 - 2 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
One in three bites of food we eat is thanks to a pollinator, and 90% of wild plant species rely on pollinators to reproduce. But the United Nations reports that 40% of pollinators are at risk of extinction. Join Founder/Director of Bee City USA®, Phyllis Stiles, and learn how Bee City USA can mobilize your community for pollinator conservation and how gardeners can transform ornamental landscapes to help reverse pollinator declines. This free talk is a Bee City USA Speaker Series Event. Preregistration is advised.
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SEP

national drive electric week
Saturday - Sunday, September 8 - 16 - National Drive Electric Week

Various events at various locations throughout the country, including in Maryland.
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national drive electric weekSunday, September 9 - National Drive Electric Week Annapolis Showcase
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Presented by Annapolis Green. Details to come.

alliance for chesapeake bayThursday, September 13 - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's Taste of the Chesapeake Celebration & Silent Auction
6 - 9 p.m., Rooftop Conference Center, Belcher Pavilion, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis
The evening will feature delicious Chesapeake inspired culinary creations, local beer and wine, live music, a wide variety of silent auction items, and leaders of the Chesapeake Bay restoration work. Tickets are $125. Buy online.
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AMMSaturday, September 15 - AMM's Boatyard Beach Bash
hours TBA, Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Avenue, Annapolis
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goshen farm houseSaturday, September 15 - Historic Goshen Farm and Educational Center Fall Open House
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis
Details Coming Soon.
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OCT

goshen farm houseSaturday, October 13 - Historic Goshen Farm and Educational Center 6th Annual Fall Harvest Pasta Dinner
5 - 7:30 p.m., Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church, 461 College Parkway, Arnold
Event Sponsor: Irish Restaurant Company.
Savor fresh, locally-grown food at a fun, family-oriented event and enjoy supporting the preservation of local history. The Harvest Dinner is open to the public. Cost: $10 per adult and $5 per child 10 years or younger. Advance ticket purchase is recommended, with tickets available for purchase at the door. Socialize with Society members who will share the history of Goshen Farm and the Society’s plans for its restoration that includes preservation of 22 acres of farm land and its historic buildings on a more than 300-year old farm on the Broadneck Peninsula.
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NOV

america recycles day
details to come about activities in and around Annapolis

 

DEC

 

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