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The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is hosting an exhibit by local Annapolis photographer, Jay Fleming through 2018 with photos of seasoned watermen, scenic seascapes, weathered workboats and bay bounty — a true and complete depiction of life on the water. Information


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SERCSaturday, October 20 – Family Canoe Trip
9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 3 p.m., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River to look for wildlife, talk about research, and enjoy time outside on the Bay. Bring a picnic lunch and eat before or after the paddle at our picnic area. Instructors will provide basic paddling instruction, life jackets, and canoes. The group will look for eagles, otters, muskrats, herons, and more. Children must be 6 years or older, and anyone 16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $18 for ages 13-adult; $16 for ages 12 and younger. Advance registration is required.
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CBFburgers & brewsSunday, October 21 - Burgers & Brews for the Bay: A Farm to Table Event
noon - 4 p.m., Clagett Farm, 1904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro
An annual day of food and family fun at Clagett Farm, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 285-acre working farm with a 250-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Enjoy seven different food stations highlighting local, pasture-raised meats and dairy and local vegetables. Each of these bite sized food items will be paired with a thirst-quenching regional craft beer. This is a family friendly event with live blue grass music, hay rides, fish printing, and fun educational stations.
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voteTuesday, October 23 - Candidates Forum on the Environment & Development
7 - 9 p.m., Bay Ridge Christian Church, 1071 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis
This is a non-partisan event for area voters to meet and hear from candidates for County Executive and County Council Districts 6 and 7 on critical environmental, growth, and development issues. Moderated by Dan Nataf, Ph.D., professor at Anne Arundel Community College and Director of the Center for the Study of Local Issues. Sponsoring organizations: Annapolis Green; Sierra Club of Maryland, Anne Arundel County group; Back Creek Conservancy; Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis; Concerned Citizens for Proper Land Use; Eastport Civic Association; Green Sanctuary Group at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis; Maryland League of Conservation Voters; Neighbors of the Mayo Peninsula; Save Your Annapolis Neck.
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anne arundel master gardenersWednesday, October 24 - Composting Demonstration
11 a.m. - noon, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners maintain the Composting and Native Gardens site at Quiet Waters Park. They give hour-long compost demonstrations twice a month. The talks are given by those on the team that are Master Composters. Attendees receive a free compost bin, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recycling and information, a goodie bag filled with printed materials explaining various ways of composting. Free with park admission or season pass.
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green drinkspirates coveWednesday, October 24 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7 p.m., Pirates Cove Restaurant & Dock Bar, 4817 Riverside Drive, Galesville
It’s just a week before Halloween, so let’s make it a costumed Green Drinks! Come dressed like a pirate – a pirate who will fight for clean water! We are delighted to be returning to Pirates Cove, one of the Irish Restaurant Company’s establishments – and that means that everything is super Green and sustainable. We’ll have more details soon… save the date! Aaargh!
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soil conservation districtThursday, October 25 - 2018 Conservationist of the Year Awards
6 p.m., Mike's Restaurant & Crab House, 3030 Riva Road, Annapolis
Presented by the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District, the event will honor Deana Tice and family. Tickets $30.
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SERCSaturday, October 27 - SERC's Fall Festival
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Join us in celebrating the change of seasons! Enjoy family-friendly, fall inspired activities! Take tree measurements, meet Pepper the robot, age deer jaws and more! Hayrides will be offered throughout the event!
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maryland pesticide education networkTuesday, October 30 - 12th Annual Pesticides and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project Conference
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Pearlstone Conference Center, 5425 Mt Gilead Road, Reisterstown
The conference will bring together project participants and people committed to Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration. The meeting will focus on cutting-edge research about the impacts of organophosphate pesticides on children and the Bay watershed, the relationship between pesticides and climate change, and pesticide impacts on pollinators.
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south river federationTuesday, October 30 - South River Federation Annual Meeting
6 p.m., Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
Learn what recent accomplishments and the future holds for the Federation. Reception at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m.
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beyond pesticidesTuesday, October 30 - Managing Landscapes without Toxic Pesticides
7 - 9 p.m., UU Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Jay Feldman, Cofounder of Beyond Pesticides, will speak about protecting children, families, and the ecology. Light refreshments will be served. Cosponsored by Neighborhood Sun, Beyond Pesticides and Annapolis Green. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Please register | flyer
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anne arundel master gardenersSaturday, November 3 - Composting Demonstration
10 - 11 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners maintain the Composting and Native Gardens site at Quiet Waters Park. They give hour-long compost demonstrations twice a month. The talks are given by those on the team that are Master Composters. Attendees receive a free compost bin, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recycling and information, a goodie bag filled with printed materials explaining various ways of composting. Free with park admission or season pass.
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AAMCSaturday, November 10 - Electronic Waste Recycling
10 am. - 1 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center South Lot, 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway, Annapolis
AAMC asks you to ditch the landfill and recycle your electronics instead and do your bit for America Recycles Day. Electronic-recycling conserves natural resources, supports your local community and helps create jobs. 
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citizens climate lobbySaturday, November 10 - Citizens Climate Lobby Annapolis Chapter Monthly Meeting
12:30 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
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green drinkshannon armstrongTuesday, November 13 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7 p.m., Hannon Armstrong, 1906 Towne Centre Boulevard, Suite 370, Annapolis
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america recycles day
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SRATuesday, November 20 - State of the Severn Report
7 - 9 p.m., Union Jack's of Annapolis, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Muller, Professor of Oceanography at the U.S. Naval Academy
Presented by the Severn River Association. Find out what why the Severn River has a permanent dead zone in Round Bay and suffers from hypoxic squeezing (lack of oxygen in the water) and how stormwater runoff pollution adversely affects water quality in the the river. Dr. Muller has access to advanced sonar and robotic "submarines" to create a detailed view of water quality in the Severn River, what causes the river's woes and what can be done to turn things around and improve water quality.
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magothy river associationWednesday, November 21 - Magothy River Association Meeting
7:30 p.m., Berrywood Community Clubhouse, 2nd Floor, Intersection of Berrywood & Hartman Drives, Severna Park
Check MRA's Facebook Page for up-to-date announcements and other timely information about meetings.
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DEC

citizens climate lobbySaturday, December 8 - Citizens Climate Lobby Annapolis Chapter Monthly Meeting
12:30 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
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magothy river associationWednesday, December 19 - Magothy River Association Meeting
7:30 p.m., Berrywood Community Clubhouse, 2nd Floor, Intersection of Berrywood & Hartman Drives, Severna Park
Check MRA's Facebook Page for up-to-date announcements and other timely information about meetings.
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2019

south river federationThursday, May 9, 2019 - South River Federation South River on the Half Shell
Time TBD, Historic London Town & Gardens Information
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