ongoing

Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market
through Dec. 20
7 a.m. - noon
Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway | Info

sercNature Programs for children
at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

cartoon by Brad Knopf

farmers markets

Anne Arundel County Farmer's Markets

Will start up again in the spring of 2014.
Info: Brenda Conti
410-349-0317

art corner

Wimsey Cove Framing & Art presents the work of local artist/designer Joe Brasin, designer of the CBT license plate. Details

2014

MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

april

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, April 16 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on WNAV.com
"How Clean Energy Legislation Fared in the 2014 General Assembly" with guest Katherine Magruder, Executive Director of the Maryland Clean Energy Center. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus: Beaver Boom Dams Up Pollution Control Projects," with Tom Pelton, Senior Writer, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, produced by WYPR 88.1FM, public radio in Baltimore. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
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SRAWednesday, April 16 - Severn River Association Presentation: The Severn River: Where Are All The Crabs?
7 p.m., Ground Floor Conference Room, Department of Natural Resources, Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue., Annapolis
There's a reason why recreational and professional crabbers shun the Severn River. The crab population has plummeted along with fish and other aquatic life. The reason: Lack of oxygen in the water, which creates the dead zones. Pollution has created a constant dead zone, particularly in Round Bay and upstream. Recently the river suffered two of the largest dead zones ever recorded. What are the causes and what can be done to fight this threat? Pierre Henkart, PhD, will explain his detailed monitoring of Severn River since 2006.
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chesapeake collaborative eventbaltimore greenworksWednesday - Saturday, April 16-26 - 11th Annual Baltimore Green Week
A week of events all over the Baltimore area
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Saturday, April 19 - Anne Arundel Group of the Maryland Sierra Club's 20th Annual Earth Day 5K  Race and Walk
8:30 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis 
Runners, walkers and friends of the environment from throughout the area are gearing up for this fun racing events which is the Club’s only annual fundraising event. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot. Registration between 7:30 am and 8:15 a.m., and the race at 8:30 a.m. There is a $25 runner registration fee if paid by April 15, $30 on the day of the race. Leashed dogs are invited to participate. Free admission to the park for this and other Earth Day acivities. See below.
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south river federationvolunteer opportunitySaturday, April 19 - St. Andrews Earth Day Tree Planting
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Andrews United Methodist Day School and Church, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater
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Saturday, April 19 - Earth Day at Quiet Waters Park
10 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis
Various activities all day long including a bird hike, community planting event, beekeeping demonstration, trash clean-up, children's activities, paddling, a report by the South Riverkeeper® and more. Free admission to the park for Earth Day acivities.
Information and schedule of events

chesapeake collaborative eventbaltimore greenworksSaturday, April 19 - Screening of Gasland2
1:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
Gasland 2, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane.
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Tuesday, April 22 - Earth Day

south river federationTuesday, April 22 - South River Scorecard Presentation
7 p.m., Hisotirc London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
Each year since 2007, the South River Federation has compiled a South River Scorecard presenting data on ten key indicators of the river’s health. These indicators include water clarity, dissolved oxygen, underwater grasses, nutrients, and the abundance of aquatic life. Come and hear about the most recent data.
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green drinks annapolisloewsWednesday, April 23 - Green Drinks Annapolis
The fun side of eco-awareness ... making serious connections.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis
Our Day-After-Earth-Day Event
Theme: Climate Change

Event Sponsor: Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Free, no RSVP required. Cash bar.
Information

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, April 23 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on WNAV.com
"Living Walls for Better Indoor Air Quality" with guest Chris Pianta of agroSci. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Information

green wheatonchesapeake collaborative eventThursday, April 24 - Green Drinks Wheaton
5 - 8 p.m., Hollywood East Cafe, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton
Enjoy the opportunity to network with others who want to thrive in environmentally sustainable communities. Eat, drink and be Green. A $5 donation is requested at the door to help support the work of GreenWheaton.
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cafe scientifiqueThursday, April 24 - Cafe Scientifique - The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
6:30 p.m., 49 West Coffeehouse, Wine Bar and Gallery, 49 West Street, Annapolis
Speaker: Dr. Margaret Palmer, Director, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. Topic: TBA
Reservations suggested.
Information: Cafe Scientifique

greenscapevolunteer opportunitySaturday, April 26 - GreenScape 2014
morning, various locations throughout the City
GreenScape is a City and community partnership investment of beautification, clean-up, and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis. Join in! Click here for a list of all the GreenScape locations.
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Saturday, April 26 - Open House at Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Port of Baltimore | directions
Take a tour of the dredged material containment cell to learn about the dredging process, what goes in the site and how it's monitored;
See the wildlife, explore the adjacent Swan Creek wetland which has been restored and is now used to provide meaningful environmental education experiences; educational activities adults and kids age 6 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For bird enthusiasts: Breakfast with the Birds (over 100 species have been identified) and birding tour 7-10 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call 410-439-3962 to register for the birding tour.
Questions about the overall tour: Regina Rochez, rrochez2@aol.com or Katrina Jones, Maryland Port Administration, 410-385-4438, kjones1@marylandports.com. | Flyer

Saturday, April 26 - Earth Day Festival
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Severna Park Middle School, 450 Jumpers Hole, Severna Park
Green projects from local schools & businesses; over 60 exhibitors/professional Green companies; rain barrels, composters, and trees for sale; exotic & adoptable animals; family games and more Rain or shine.
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got drugsSaturday, April 26 - 8th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Anne Arundel Police Southern District, 35 Stepney's Lane, Edgewater AND Annapolis Police Department, 199 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. DON'T FLUSH Rx DRUGS DOWN THE TOILET! This is very bad for the environment.
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earth water faith festivalSunday, April 27 - 4th Annual Earth, Water and Faith Festival
2 - 4:30 p.m., Annapolis Towne Center, Solomon's Island Road at Route 2, Annapolis
(rain date May 4)
Family-oriented, interfaith Celebration of Earth Day featuring live music by Trade Mark, faith readings and reflections, interactive educational exhibits, activities for kids and more. Special raffle of a sunset cruise for 20 aboard the Chesapeake Bay Foundation skipjack Stanley Norman. Shredding, e-cycling, and recycling. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available.
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living green in annapolis logoWednesday, April 30 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on WNAV.com
Program TBA. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Information

may

Thursday, May 1 - Beyond Terrapin Run: About Zoning Consistency and Comprehensive Planning
9 a.m. - noon, Pip Moyer Community Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis
Sponsored by 1000 Friends of Maryland and the American Planning Association, Maryland Chapter. Just how binding are local comprehensive plans? Beyond Terrapin Run will provide a refresher on the Terrapin Run court case and the subsequent state legislation that overturned the court’s decision. Recent court cases from Queen Anne’s and Anne Arundel counties concerning zoning consistency with the comprehensive plan will also be highlighted. Panelists include Adrian R. Gardner, Esq.; C. Daniel Saunders, Esq.; and Russell B. Stevenson, Esq. AICP CM Law credits pending.
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scenic rivers land trustSaturday, May 3 - Scenic Rivers Land Trust 25th Anniversary Garden Party
11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hidden View Farm, 702 Defense Highway, Crownsville
The event will feature plein air painters, art auction, tours of the property, gourmet picnic lunch, live music, complimentary wine selections, tasty desserts and more. Tickets $75. Sponsorship opportunities available.
Information or Contact Shelly Ford, 443-951-2025.

great giveWednesday - Thursday, May 7-8 - Great Give 2014
6 p.m. to 6 p.m., online
A 24-hour period designed to raise awareness of local charities, their missions and their needs; generate mission-critical operating funds for local charities from their current donors while showcasing them to new donors; provide charities the chance to earn additional cash prizes through The Great Give competition; and inspire and strengthen a “Give Local” spirit among the generous citizens, businesses and organizations that call Anne Arundel County home.
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green wheatonchesapeake collaborative eventThursday, May 22 - Green Drinks Wheaton
5 - 8 p.m., Limerick Pub, 11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton
Enjoy the opportunity to network with others who want to thrive in environmentally sustainable communities. Eat, drink and be Green. A $5 donation is requested at the door to help support the work of GreenWheaton.
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veggiesAnne Arundel County Tuesday Farmers' Market Opens
7 a.m. - 1 p.m., RivaRoad at Truman Parkway
runs through September 30
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Saturday & Sunday, May 31-June 1 - Green Festival
10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
The Big Momma of Green festivals. At Green Festival®, there is something for everyone interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Day pass is $10; weekend pass is $20, but 50% off until April 15.
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may

south river federationSaturday, June 7 - South River Days Celebration Kayak and Picnic
Details to come
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magothy river assnSaturday, June 14 - Magothy River Day
all day, Lake Wateford Park, 830 Pasadena Road, Pasadena
A celebration of the Magothy River with a concert in the woods, displays and more
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boatyard bar & grill
Schesapeake bay foundationaturday, June 14 - Bands in the Sand Fundraiser for Chesapeake Bay Foundation

5:30 - 10 p.m., Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis
a fun-filled evening on the water's edge with friends, great live music, cool drinks, and mouth-watering grilled food at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's annual Bands in the Sand event. Grilled fare provided by the Boatyard Bar & Grill and live music from UNITY, Mad Planet, and Misspent Youth. Tickets: $100 each and include all you can eat and drink. Tickets will go on sale May 1st.
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green wheatonchesapeake collaborative eventWednesday, June 25 - GreenWheaton Gala
details to come



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hazmathazmatSaturday, July 19 - Anne Arundel County Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Millersville Landfill & Resource Recovery Facility, 389 Burns Crossing Road, Severn
Here's your chance to get rid of toxics in a safe and eco-friendly way. Among the materials accepted are: Oil-based paints, Staining agents, Paint solvents, Pesticides, Household and automotive cleaners, Motor oil (mixed with water, fuel or any other product), Antifreeze (mixed with fuel or any other fluid), Pool chemicals, Gasoline, Kerosene and other fuels, Mercury thermometers and more. There are other dates for recycling centers in Deale and Glen Burnie as well.
Click here for a full list and a map

volunteer opportunitySaturday, July 26 - A Special Clean-Up/Refresh of the Ellen Moyer Nature Park
Edgewood Road, Annapolis
SAVE THE DATE! for a fun day of work in the park, with Annapolis Green and a super-special sponsor to be announced soon.

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alliance for the chesapeake bayThursday, Sep. 18 - Taste of the Chesapeake
5:30 - 9:30 p.m., Blue Heron Center, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis
Taste recognizes environmental leadership and provides a venue for the Alliance to showcase our progress toward Bay restoration, as well as, our projects for the next year. The Taste is a lively celebration of local food and drink, businesses, and music and a great opportunity to gather with an exciting mix of people who share a commitment to and passion about their rivers, their communities and the Chesapeake Bay.
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i recycleSaturday, Nov. 15 - America Recycles Day
throughout the United States
keep america beautifulA program of Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around November 15 (America Recycles Day) event organizers (like you), educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events.
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