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Farmers' Markets

Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market
Saturdays through Dec. 20

7 a.m. - noon
Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis | Info

Westfield Annapolis Mall Farmers' Market
1st & 3rd Sundays through Nov. 26
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Corner of Generals Highway & Bestgate Road

Severna Park Farmers' Market
Saturdays through Oct. 25
8 a.m. - noon
Ritchie Highway at Jones Station Road, Severna Park

FreshFarm Farmers' Market
Sundays through Nov. 23
8 a.m. - noon
Donner Parking Lot on Compromise Street, Annapolis
Farmers & producers from Delaware, Maryland (both sides of the Bay), Pennsylvania, and West Virginia | Info

Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market
Tuesdays through Sep. 30

7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis | Info

Dept. of Natural Resources Farmers' Market
Thursdays through Sep. 6
3 - 6 p.m.
DNR Parking Lot off Taylor Avenue

Deale Farmers' Market
Thursdays, July 30 - Oct. 30

3 - 6 p.m.
Cedar Grove Methodist Church parking lot, 5965 Deale-Churchton Road

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2014

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Tuesday, Sept. 16 - SRA Educational Series: "Restoring water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed: what is working and what still needs to be done"
7 p.m., Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Ave., Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis
Scott Philips, Chesapeake Bay Coordinator, MD-DE-DC, Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey will explain the tough process of trying to measure results and offer some proof that the programs to Save The Bay are working … or not. Over the past 30 years, there's been a constant push to align all the scientific, social and political tea leaves to achieve a cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. But are any of these programs really working? Is the Bay demonstrably any cleaner and safer for fishing, swimming and recreation?
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SERCTuesday, Sept. 16 - Evening Lecture -- Coal Crazy and Panamax Ready: How Shipping Brought New Invaders to the Chesapeake Bay
7 - 8 p.m., Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Enviornmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest bays in the United States. It is also home to two of the country’s busiest ports: Norfolk, Va., and Baltimore, Md., plus 179 recorded aquatic nonnative species. Speaker Jenny Carney will explore how shipping, in particular ballast water, played a role in moving these organisms to the Chesapeake, and how the widening of the Panama Canal could open more doors to invasion. Free.
Information: Contact Kristen Minogue, 443-482-2325

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Sept. 17 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
"Electric Drive Week: Electric Vehicles for the Average Consumer" and special feature, "The Environment in Focus" 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.
Information

Thursday, Sept. 18 - Free Community Kayaking
5 p.m. to 30 minutes before sunset, Discover Village, 4800 Atwell Road, Shady Side
A limited number of kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Information

alliance for the chesapeake bayThursday, Sept. 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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SERCSaturday, Sept. 20 - SERC Open House
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Smithsonian Enviornmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
LGet a taste of outdoor science, and meet the scientists doing it! Learn about the natural world while exploring the water, docks and forests of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, a living laboratory on the Chesapeake. Chat with SERC ecologists about what they've discovered doing research around the Bay. Park at Administration Gravel Lot. Free parking online, $10/car for drop-in.
Questions? Contact Kristen Minogue, 443-482-2325 | More information

Saturday, Sept. 20 - Boatyard Beach Bash to Benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum
5 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
The 10th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash is a fundraiser and a beach music lover's dream. Enjoy great music and a grilled buffet dinner by the Boatyard Bar & Grill. Two drink vouchers are included. Peter Mayer, Scott Kirby and Brendan Mayer open the show and Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefers Michael Utley and Doyle Grisham, along with the John Frinzi Band will continue the entertainment.
Information & to buy tickets

maryland chapter sierra clubpeople's climate marchSunday, Sept. 21 - Maryland Sierra Club Trip to People's Climate March in NYC
6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Assemble at Park & Ride at Harry Truman Parkway & Riva Road, Annapolis
The march is designed to to inspire policymakers to undertake real solutions to reduce climate pollution. A broad, growing coalition of over 100 different organizations are coming together on September 21 in New York before the UN Climate Summit with the goal of having 250,000 people marching together to show both solidarity and to reignite the environmental movement at a critical time. The Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club has organized bus transportation to New York from various locations including Annapolis.
Information

national electric drive weekevadcSunday, Sept. 21 - National Drive Electric Week Event in Annapolis
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., City Dock, Annapolis
This is part of a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. See a display of cars at City Dock and talk to owners about their experiences.
Information

Sunday, Sept. 21 - Maryland Avenue & State Circle Fall Festival
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Maryland Avenue and State Circle, Annapolis
Celebrate the beginning of autumn and support local small businesses at this old-fashioned street festival with local merchants and vendors offering art, antiques, fashion, home interior, jewelry, crafts, food and children's activities. Bistro dining at Harry Browne's and Galway Bay, with Live Music by The Rob Levit Trio, Winship, the Aine O'Doherty Group and The Bridgette Michaels Band. The event is free and there is free parking nearby at Calvert and St. Johns Streets.
Information: 410-808-3583 or email evergreen321@msn.com



Sunday, Sept. 21 – Inside a Bald Eagles’ Nest book signing
Noon – 4 p.m., Annapolis Bookstore, 35 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Meet authors Teena Ruark Gorrow and Craig A.Koppie who joined their passion for bald eagles and enjoyment of wildlife photography to capture the remarkable behaviors of America's national symbol during nesting season. Ms. Gorrow is a career educator whose delight in observing eagles with her husband near their home on the Eastern Shore led to a collaboration with Mr. Koppie, an eagle/raptor biologist and eagle spokesperson for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 
Information Annapolis Book Store, 410-280-2339

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Sept. 24 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" 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.
Information

Thursday, Sept. 25 - The Coastal Anthropocene
6:30 p.m., 49 West Coffeehouse, Wine Bar and Gallery, 49 West Street, Annapolis
Speaker: Dr. Patrick Megonigal, Biogeochemistry, Deputy Director,  Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Humans have always settled near estuaries and coastal seas, and are highly concentrated near the coast to this day. Human activity has fundamentally changed the biology, geology and hydrology of the coasts through the decline of some species and the introduction of other species, redistribution of sediments, nutrient enrichment and land reclamation. The scale of these impacts has grown to include planet-wide changes such as sea level rise. It is wise to recognize that the present options for managing coastal systems are constrained by past practices, just as future options depend on the decisions we make today.
Information

Tuesday, Sept. 30 - Gordon Bok Concert to Benefit West/Rhode Rivekeeper®
8 - 10 p.m., Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Galesville Road (Main Street), Galesville
Gordon Bok, the legendary maritime folklorist and singer/songwriter from Maine, will perform his repertoire of seafaring ballads to benefit the efforts of the West/Rhode Riverkeeper® to protect the waterways. Admission is $20. Tickets will be available at the door. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for sale.
Information: West/Rhode Riverkeeper® at 410-867-7171

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living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 1 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" 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.
Information

Wednesday, Oct. 1 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, third floor conference room 
Agendas & Minutes

mermaids kissThusday, Oct. 2 - 4th Annual Mermaid's Kiss Oysterfest to Benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership
7 - 10 p.m., National Aquarium, Baltimore
Admission is $90 or $150 per couple. Proceeds support the Oyster Recovery Partnership's 20th anniversary in restoring oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay. Mermaid’s Kiss showcases regional cuisine, including Chesapeake Bay oysters and specialty dishes prepared by popular local restaurants. The event also features after-hours access to the Aquarium, live music, drinks and waterfront views.
Information & to buy tickets

2014 J/80 World Championship EYC Thursday, Oct. 2 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Eastport Yacht Club
Theme: Running a Clean Regatta -- 2014 J/80 World Championship
details to come





Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 4 & 5 - Tour of Solar and Green Homes
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., various locations
The Annual Solar Tour of Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of solar energy and sustainable design. This year there are 46 solar and green homes on tour. Plan your trip in advance with the tour booklet, which is also your ticket. As you tour the homes, consider energy improvements to your own home.
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Sunday, Oct. 5 - Magothy River Association Annual Meeting & Picnic
details to follow
Information

Monday, Oct. 6 - Next Steps for Protecting our Bay, Bees & Babies: Pesticides & The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Road, Reisterstown
A one-day conference bringing together project participants & people committed to protecting the Chesapeake watershed and restoring the Bay. The meeting will focus on recent research regarding pesticide impacts on the Bay, bees and human health -- as well as on future efforts on all three fronts.
Information

the brick companiesTuesday, Oct. 7 - The Brick Companies Classic 2014 Golf Tournament
10 a.m., Queenstown Harbor, Queenstown, Md.
Join the Brick Companies for its 12th Annual Classic Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting the South River Federation, Waterfowl Chesapeake, and The Parks & People Foundation.
To register, contact Shelly Ford at sford@thebrickcompanies.com or by calling 443-951-2025

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 8 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" 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.
Information

veggiesThursday, Oct. 9 - Anne Arundel County Farmers Market Pumpkin Festival
6 - 9 p.m., Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda
Celebrate with our sister organization!
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veggiesSaturday, Oct. 11 - Anne Arundel County Farmers Market Pumpkin Festival
7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway
Details to come.
Information

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 15 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" 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.
Information

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 22 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" 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.
Information

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 29 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" 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.
Information

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Monday, Nov. 3 - US Green Building Council's 4th Annual Engineering Green Conference
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Morgan State University Student Center, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore
This one-day conference showcases projects in the commercial and government sectors within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The day will include multiple sessions (with two or three presentations to choose from in each track). Presenters will give an in-depth look at project design, implementation, and lessons learned.
Information

Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, third floor conference room 
Agendas & Minutes

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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mwmcFriday, Nov. 21 - 20th Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conferrence
7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m., Maitime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights
The theme of the one day conference is Looking to the Past to Guide our Future. This year’s conference will highlight the advances in monitoring, improvements in methods and equipment, technological innovations, and environmental trends.
Information

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Wednesday, Dec. 3 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, third floor conference room 
Agendas & Minutes

veggiesSaturday, Dec. 6 - Anne Arundel County Farmers Market Holiday Festival
7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway
Details to come.
Information




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