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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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2018

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AUG

goshen farm houseSaturday, August 18 - Historic Goshen Farm and Educational Center Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Fundraiser
4 - 7 p.m., 1504 Stacy Lane, Annapolis (parking behind Bay Area Insurance, 801 East College Parkway)
Goshen’s biggest fund raising event of the year. For the last seven years, sponsor Bella’s Liquors has served-up good wine and good food in a beautiful outdoor setting. For the third year, the Jazz Perpetrators will be providing great music – jazz and swing classics. A silent auction will be held and auction items will be posted here. Admission: suggested donation of $20. All proceeds will be used for the preservation and restoration of the Goshen Farm House and to support the Society’s educational outreach programs. Donations and event advance admission available online.
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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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SERCbay optimismTuesday, August 21 – Bay Optimism Lecture, Smithsonian Science in Your Back Yard: Grassroots Science Meets Grassroots Activism
7 – 8 p.m., Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper. Learn what science and experience have taught us about protecting the Patuxent, in a story spanning 40 years, chronicling the Bernie Fowler movement of the 1970s, attempts by polluters to silence advocates, and citizen-led legislation through lawsuits, environmental justice cases and judicial awards that have broken a few state records. Fred is the longest-serving Waterkeeper in the Chesapeake Bay region and the only African-American Waterkeeper in the continental United States. Free and open to all!
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goshen farm houseFriday, August 24 - Goshen Farm Summer Acoustic Concert Series: Member Appreciation Night - Biondi Brothers and Dirk and The Truth
6:30-8:30 p.m., Goshen Farm, 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis
Hosted by the Goshen Farm Preservation Society. Two local musical groups play each night. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic with beverages, and relax on the lawn surrounded by easy-listening music. Family friendly event. Free; donations accepted. Heavy rain cancels the performances.
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arundel AGFriday, August 24 - Movie Night: Look & See, A Portrait of Wendell Berry
7 - 9 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Presented with partners Family Reunion Farmstead Kitchen and Fair Farms. The film is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of Wendell Berry. A discussion will follow the film with guests from the local farm to table movement: Good Dog Farm, Calvert's Gift Farm, Bread & Butter Kitchen and Rooster & Hen. Free. All are invited. See the trailer.
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spa creek conservancySaturday, August 25 - Kids on the Creek
11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Truxtun Park Boat Ramp, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis
Children, with their parents, are invited to learn about Spa Creek on land and on the water. This is a day to celebrate and learn about Spa Creek with free food and drink all day for the community. Scavenger Hunt with prizes - Kids exploring Truxtun Park and the plants and animals that live in Truxtun and on the Creek; Fish Seining and Oyster Tonging Demonstration; Native plants will be available for those who want to create pollinator gardens. Limited free boat rides from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. courtesy of the generosity of Eastport Yacht Club members. Pre-register at spacreek.net.
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zagster bicycleWednesday, August 29 - Annapolis Bike Share Kickoff
2 - 3 p.m., Ballroom & Atrium, Historic Inns of Annapolis, 58 State Circle, Annapolis
The Zagster company is installing bike share racks throughout the city. Find out more at this event.
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SEP

anne arundel master gardenersSaturday, September 1 - 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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goshen farm houseFriday, Sept. 7 - Goshen Farm Summer Acoustic Concert Series: Ben Fisher and Patchwurk
6:30-8:30 p.m., Goshen Farm, 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis
Hosted by the Goshen Farm Preservation Society. Two local musical groups play each night. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic with beverages, and relax on the lawn surrounded by easy-listening music. Family friendly event. Free; donations accepted. Heavy rain cancels the performances.
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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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citizens climate lobbySaturday, September 8 - Citizens Climate Lobby Annapolis Chapter Monthly Meeting
12:30 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
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sema connectSemaConnectSunday, September 9 - National Drive Electric Week Annapolis Showcase
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Come to Maryland Avenue and learn about the fun and environmental benefits of driving electric. Presented by Annapolis Green. Locally sponsored by SemaConnect. Details to come.

alliance for chesapeake baytaste logoThursday, 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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SERCSaturday, September 15 – 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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AMMSaturday, September 15 - AMM's Boatyard Beach Bash
5:30 - 10 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, McNasby's Campus, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
A fun fundraiser for the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s education programs. To date, it has raised over $854,076 for the Museum. This year’s event will feature Coral Reefers Roger Bartlett, Eric Darken, Doyle Grisham, Peter Mayer, Keith Sykes, and Brendan Mayer, along with Scott Kirby, The John Frinzi Band, & Aaron Scherz will perform. This diverse collection of talented musicians provides rare access to Jimmy Buffett’s band in an intimate setting with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Host J.D. Spradlin from Radio Margaritaville will keep the party going. Tickets also include an extensive grilled buffet catered by founding sponsor, Boatyard Bar & Grill, and cocktails on the beach. VIP tickets include a private, pre-event catered reception with the musicians. This rain or shine event sells out each year!
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hospice cup logoSaturday, September 15 - Hospice Cup Shore Party
5 - 9 p.m., Bert Jabin Yacht Yard, 7310 Edgewood Road, Annapolis
A charity regatta to raise sails, funds, and awareness for hospice care. The race itself begins11 a.m., followed by the shore party that will feature live music from The Shatners, great food from Paul’s Homewood Café, cool and unique auction items, and plenty of cold drinks.
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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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SERCbay optimismTuesday, September 18 - Bay Optimism Lecture, Smithsonian Science in Your Back Yard: Dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay
7 – 8 p.m., Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Helen Bailey, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Little is known about how often dolphins come into Chesapeake Bay, how long they spend here, what areas they’re using and why. Yet marine biologist Helen Bailey and her team frequently detect dolphin calls in the Bay, and last year citizen scientists reported more than 900 dolphin sightings on Helen’s newly launched Chesapeake DolphinWatch website. In this talk, Helen will highlight what she has learned about the Bay’s dolphins so far and show how you can participate in this research effort.
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anne arundel master gardenersWednesday, September 19 - 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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magothy river associationWednesday, September 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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green drinks annapolisflamantWednesday, September 26 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Flamant, 17 Annapolis Street, West Annapolis
Flamant is a warm, casual neighborhood bistro and bar in West Annapolis with incredibly beautiful and delicious cuisine. They boast "good, simple food rooted in the classic style of European cuisine." but really, it's an art form. Food on the seasonal menu features fresh and locally sourced products. Weather permitting we'll be outside in the lovely patio area or if that's not possible, in the cozy indoors. We'll have more details soon but save the date!

OCT

anne arundel master gardenersSaturday, October 6 - 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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citizens climate lobbySaturday, October 13 - Citizens Climate Lobby Annapolis Chapter Monthly Meeting
12:30 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
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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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magothy river associationWednesday, October 17 - 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.
Information

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.
Information and registration

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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NOV

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

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.
Information

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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