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Jay Fleming

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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2019

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June

SERCSaturday, June 29 - SERC Public Tour
1 - 3 p.m., Reed Education Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Experience an insider's view of SERC. Learn about SERC’s long-term environmental research on marshes, trees, water quality, and the impacts of carbon dioxide on our land, water, and air. During your tour, you'll walk across the marsh boardwalk and visit the beaver pond and weir, where scientists monitor stream pollution. You'll also go inside the Mathias Lab, the Smithsonian's first building to earn LEED-Platinum, the highest sustainability ranking given by the U.S. Green Building Council. Tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on forest paths and marsh walkways. Proper footwear is required (no flip-flops). Not suitable for individuals with mobility issues. Limited to 10 people and require advance signup. *This tour is at capacity. If you wish to be added to a waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu. Future tour dates: July 10, 17 & 27.
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July

master gardenersSaturday, July 6 - Composting Demonstration
10 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Join the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners for a composting demonstration on the Wildwood Trail.
Information

SERCWednesday, July 10 - SERC Public Tour
1 - 3 p.m., Reed Education Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Experience an insider's view of SERC. Learn about SERC’s long-term environmental research on marshes, trees, water quality, and the impacts of carbon dioxide on our land, water, and air. During your tour, you'll walk across the marsh boardwalk and visit the beaver pond and weir, where scientists monitor stream pollution. You'll also go inside the Mathias Lab, the Smithsonian's first building to earn LEED-Platinum, the highest sustainability ranking given by the U.S. Green Building Council. Tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on forest paths and marsh walkways. Proper footwear is required (no flip-flops). Not suitable for individuals with mobility issues. Limited to 10 people and require advance signup. *This tour is at capacity. If you wish to be added to a waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu. Future tour dates: July 17 & 27.
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arundel riversFriday, July 12 - Summer Concert to benefit Arundel Rivers Federation
8 - 10 p.m., Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Main St., Galesville
Chesapeake songster Janie Meneely and internationally touring musician Rob van Sante will appear with the West & Rhode Riverkeeper Jeff Holland and That West River Band in a musical celebration of the Chesapeake Bay to benefit the Federation. Tickets: $20; cash bar.
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citizens climate lobbySaturday, July 13 - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (Lower Level), 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Information | RSVP: mwcviolin@hotmail.com



Sunday, July 14 - Hives Alive!
1 - 4:30 p.m., William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis
Historic Annapolis invites you to make a bee-line for the William Paca Garden to find out what the buzz is all about during this fun-filled afternoon celebrating all things bees while you discover the important roles bees play in our world. Experience the wonder of a honey extraction demonstration from HA’s beekeeper, Peter Quinton. James Gagliardi, Horticulturist for Smithsonian Gardens and editor of the Smithsonian’s first gardening book, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location, will provide a lecture about pollinators. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. Family activities.
Doors open: 1 p.m.
Honey Extraction Demonstration: 2 - 3 p.m.
Lecture: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for Family and Garden Circle Members; $5 General Admission; $4 for HA Members and Volunteers; $3 for Children 3-17; Free for Children 2 and under.
Information

green drinks annapolisclimate chamge & youTuesday, July 16 - Climate Change & Our Food Supply, Followed by Green Drinks
6 - 8:45 p.m., Mathias Lab Buildling Atrium, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
The second townhall-style discussion in our Climate Change & You series, "Tread Lightly," will focus on the effect of Climate Change on our food web. Announcement of speakers will be made soon. The talk will be followed by Green Drinks Annapolis, where we will continue the conversation about this important topic over a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres.
Save the date!
Details to come

master gardenersWednesday, July 17 - Composting Demonstration
11 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Join the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners for a composting demonstration on the Wildwood Trail.
Information

SERCWednesday, July 17 - SERC Public Tour
1 - 3 p.m., Reed Education Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Experience an insider's view of SERC. Learn about SERC’s long-term environmental research on marshes, trees, water quality, and the impacts of carbon dioxide on our land, water, and air. During your tour, you'll walk across the marsh boardwalk and visit the beaver pond and weir, where scientists monitor stream pollution. You'll also go inside the Mathias Lab, the Smithsonian's first building to earn LEED-Platinum, the highest sustainability ranking given by the U.S. Green Building Council. Tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on forest paths and marsh walkways. Proper footwear is required (no flip-flops). Not suitable for individuals with mobility issues. Limited to 10 people and require advance signup. Future tour date: July 27.
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historic annapolisday we walked on the moonSaturday, July 20 - "The Day We Walked on the Moon"
6:30 p.m., Colonial Players of Annapolis, 108 East Street, Annapolis
On July 20, 1969, the world watched in awe as humanity first set foot on the moon. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this incredible achievement at a special screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s new documentary, “The Day We Walked on the Moon.” This documentary marks man’s first steps on the lunar surface and tells the story of this defining moment in our history. Interviews with key figures in Mission Control, contemporary astronauts and the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong shine a light on how dangerous the mission really was and how close it came to failure numerous times. Free but reservations are required.
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chesapeake bayhawksSaturday, July 20 -Chesapeake Bayhawks Green Game
7 p.m., Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
The Chesapeake Bayhawks Lacrosse season is well underway and if you've never experienced "the fastest sport on two feet” this game and celebration of all things Chesapeake is for you! Join Annapolis Green and the Chesapeake Bay Trust as the Chesapeake Bayhawks take on the New York Lizards in a lifelong rivalry showdown. Be sure to wear your Bayhawks blue for this environmentally “Greened” event and enjoy an evening with Bayhawks alumni, complimentary tailgating including children’s activities and bounce house, and live entertainment from the “Pretty Big Deal” band. Use code GREEN720 when purchasing general admission tickets here to enjoy the discounted price of $15 per ticket. Take your summer game out to the stadium and make a night of it with us! And of course, Annapolis Green will be there with our Responsible Events & Festivals (REF) program.
Stay tuned for how you can bring “Your Green” to the game!

SERCSaturday, July 27 - SERC Public Tour
1 - 3 p.m., Reed Education Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Experience an insider's view of SERC. Learn about SERC’s long-term environmental research on marshes, trees, water quality, and the impacts of carbon dioxide on our land, water, and air. During your tour, you'll walk across the marsh boardwalk and visit the beaver pond and weir, where scientists monitor stream pollution. You'll also go inside the Mathias Lab, the Smithsonian's first building to earn LEED-Platinum, the highest sustainability ranking given by the U.S. Green Building Council. Tours are adult-oriented and will include walks on forest paths and marsh walkways. Proper footwear is required (no flip-flops). Not suitable for individuals with mobility issues. Limited to 10 people and require advance signup. *This tour is at capacity. If you wish to be added to a waitlist, please contact SERCPublictours@si.edu.
Information

August

master gardenersSaturday, August 3 - Composting Demonstration
10 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Join the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners for a composting demonstration on the Wildwood Trail.
Information

citizens climate lobbySaturday, August 10 - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (Lower Level), 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Information | RSVP: mwcviolin@hotmail.com



master gardenersWednesday, August 21 - Composting Demonstration
11 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Join the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners for a composting demonstration on the Wildwood Trail.
Information

spa creek conservancySaturday, August 24 - Kids on the Creek
11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Truxtun Park Boat Ramp, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis
The Spa Creek Conservancy invites families to learn and celebrate Spa Creek at this free community event. Free boat rides begin at 11:30 a.m. (Boat rides are for children ages 5 and up. Due to limited space only one parent allowed with children ages 5-8. No parents for children over the age of 8.) Scavenger Hunt with prizes will have kids exploring Truxtun Park and learning about the critters that live there. Seining, fish identification and counting with a fish biologist. Native plants will be available for those who want to create pollinator gardens. A limited number of boat rides available. First-come, first-serve. Free food and drink.
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September

master gardenersSaturday, September 7 - Composting Demonstration
10 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Join the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners for a composting demonstration on the Wildwood Trail.
Information

national drive electric week
Saturday - Sunday, September 14 - 22 - National Drive Electric Week

Various events at various locations throughout the country, including in Maryland.
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DriveElectricSave the Date!
Saturday, September 14 - National Drive Electric Week Annapolis Showcase

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., City Dock, Annapolis
Come to the historic Annapolis harbor and learn about the fun and environmental benefits of driving electric. Presented by Annapolis Green. Come talk to enthusiastic owners of all types of electric vehicles and go for a ride! There will be seminars on various related topics. The showcase is free and open to the public.
If you have an EV and would like to share your experiences, please register by clicking here.
Details to come.

citizens climate lobbySaturday, September 14 - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (Lower Level), 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Information | RSVP: mwcviolin@hotmail.com



master gardenersWednesday, September 18 - Composting Demonstration
11 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Join the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners for a composting demonstration on the Wildwood Trail.
Information

ORPThursday, September 19 - 9th Annual Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest
6 - 9 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore
Whether you like them raw, fried, baked, or boozy, the fest will have oysters from all across the Chesapeake Bay region served any way you want them. Now in its 9th year, Mermaid’s Kiss is the premiere event in Baltimore to eat, drink and be merry as mermaids – all while supporting large-scale oyster restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy creative small plates from some of the region’s top chefs, live music, an open bar and a plethora of local, freshly shucked oysters.
Details to come.

Alliance for the Chesapeake BayThursday, September 26 - Taste of the Chesapeake
6 - 9 p.m., Crown Plaza Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis
At this event, the Alliance f or the Chesapeake Bay recognizes environmental leadership award winners and showcases its programs and progress toward Chesapeake restoration. The Taste also helps raise critical funds to support the Alliance's mission and increase the impact of its work across the Chesapeake watershed. The event features unique Chesapeake-inspired food and drink, live music, raffles, and a silent auction.
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October

master gardenersSaturday, October 5 - Composting Demonstration
10 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Join the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners for a composting demonstration on the Wildwood Trail.
Information

citizens climate lobbySaturday, October 11 - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (Lower Level), 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Information | RSVP: mwcviolin@hotmail.com



master gardenersWednesday, October 23 - Composting Demonstration
11 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Join the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners for a composting demonstration on the Wildwood Trail.
Information

SERCTuesday, October 15 - Women’s History Grant: Women Breaking Barriers in Science
7 - 8 p.m., St. John's College, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis
Speaker: Jane Lubchenco, environmental scientist and marine ecologist who teaches and does research at Oregon State University. Her research interests include interactions between the environment and human well-being, biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable use of oceans and the planet.
Information to come.

November

master gardenersSaturday, November 2 - Composting Demonstration
10 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
Join the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners for a composting demonstration on the Wildwood Trail.
Information

citizens climate lobbySaturday, November 9 - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (Lower Level), 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Information | RSVP: mwcviolin@hotmail.com



December

citizens climate lobbySaturday, December 14 - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (Lower Level), 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Information | RSVP: mwcviolin@hotmail.com



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