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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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mermaid's kiss 2018ORPThursday, September 20 - 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 Oyster Recovery Partnership has oysters from all across the Chesapeake Bay region served any way you want them. The event supports 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. Tickets on sale now!
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climate stewards of greater annapolis Thursday, September 20 - Climate Change Speakers Series - Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Pachamama's Drawdown Project is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Over the course of five years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050. Join Lore Rosenthal for a two-hour in-person experience that invites participants to see both the possibility of reversing global warming and that they have an important role to play in that process. Through videos and group activities, participants learn about a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from Project Drawdown. This is packed program for two hours so please be prompt, and RSVP. Free. All are welcome.
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CBFSaturday, September 22 - Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip
5 - 7:30 p.m., Annapolis
While aboard the skipjack Stanley Norman, you'll be invited to help hoist the sails or simply enjoy the view. You will leave with a better understanding of oysters and their role in keeping the Bay clean as well as what CBF is doing to restore the oyster stocks. Refreshments will not be provided, but you may bring something to eat and drink. Fee is $40 for the general public, $30 for CBF members. Children ages 10 welcome when accompanied by an adult. INCLEMENT WEATHER AND REFUND POLICY: In the event of light rain, trips will still run. However, should heavy rain, thunderstorms, or other severe weather conditions arise, the trip will be cancelled. CBF will notify you if weather will affect the trip.
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south river federationTuesday, September 25 - South River Federation Fundraiser Dinner
5 p.m., Killarney House, 584 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Eat, drink, and help support SRF. Killarney House will donate $10 to SRF for every set menu mean ordered after 5 p.m. Enjoy Irish fare and a tour of the recent stream restoration project adjacent to Killarney House. SRF staff will be on the patio ready to discuss the project and other SRF initiatives to support the South River.
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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!

CBFThursday, September 27 - Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip
5 - 7:30 p.m., Annapolis
While aboard the skipjack Stanley Norman, you'll be invited to help hoist the sails or simply enjoy the view. You will leave with a better understanding of oysters and their role in keeping the Bay clean as well as what CBF is doing to restore the oyster stocks. Refreshments will not be provided, but you may bring something to eat and drink. Fee is $40 for the general public, $30 for CBF members. Children ages 10 welcome when accompanied by an adult. INCLEMENT WEATHER AND REFUND POLICY: In the event of light rain, trips will still run. However, should heavy rain, thunderstorms, or other severe weather conditions arise, the trip will be cancelled. CBF will notify you if weather will affect the trip.
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alliance for chesapeake baytaste logoThursday, September 27 - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's Taste of the Chesapeake Celebration & Silent Auction
6 - 9 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, 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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SRAThursday, September 27 - Oyster Reef'er Madness Wine Tasting
6:30 - 8 p.m., Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, 109 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis
Great Wines Support a Great River. To celebrate the return of the "R" months and oysters, the Severn River Association and Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits have teamed up to host a tasting of wines from New Zealand and Australia. The event is hosted by Oyster Bay and Barossa Valley Estate Vineyards. Tickets $25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Severn River Association's "Oyster Reef'er Madness" program.
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hazmatSaturday, September 29 - Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Anne Arundel County's Millersville Landfill & Resource Recovery Facility, 389 Burns Crossing Road, Severn
Clean out your home of dangerous products. Unless used and disposed of according to directions, household chemicals present a threat to the environment. Special handling is required to dispose of them properly. Materials collected are recycled or disposed in hazardous waste landfills or incinerators. A licensed private company under contract to the County provides these services.
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CBFSunday, September 30 - Oyster Gardening Workshop Annapolis
10 a.m., Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Philip Merrill Environmental Center. 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis
This event is for all new oyster gardeners to get the supplies and training necessary to grow their own oysters. Registration is required. There is a one-time start-up fee of $50 to help offset the cost of supplies. During the two-hour workshop, you will learn about oyster ecology, the importance of oysters to the Chesapeake Bay, and how to care for your oyster garden. You will also construct four oyster gardening cages that you will use to grow your oysters. Once the cages are finished, each registered participant will receive two bags (roughly one bushel, approximately 2,000 baby oysters) of oyster "spat on shell" to take home and care for over the fall, winter, and early spring months. Once grown to adult size, gardeners will return their oysters to CBF for replanting onto a nearby sanctuary reef. The now hardy adult oysters will remain on the sanctuary where they can provide water quality and habitat benefits for the Chesapeake Bay. There is also a program for those who cannot afford the fee or do not have a dock.
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oktoberfestSunday, September 30 - 28th Annual Oktoberfest
noon to 6 p.m., Annapolis Street, West Annapolis
Enjoy a day filled with craft beer, German food, West Annapolis businesses, artist and craft vendors, live music by an "Oom-Pa-Pa-band, and a moon bounce! Presented by the West Annapolis Business Affiliation, and made sustainable by Annapolis Green's Responsible Events & Festivals program, thanks to Green sponsor Flamant.
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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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Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 - 28th Annual Tour of Solar and Green Homes
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia
The self-paced tour showcases the most Green solar homes in the DC area! These solar homes exemplify a remarkable variety of solar design, technology and sustainable living concepts, including charging for electric cars. Each touring day has a variety of unique educational opportunities to put a true environmental "spin" on your experience.Presented by the Sierra Club, Mid Atlantic Solar Energy Society, and Maerian Solar Energy Society.
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Tuesday, October 9 - League of Conservation Voters 2018 Environmental Leadership Awards
6 p.m., The Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis
Honoring Marylanders who have demonstrated vision, leadership, and courage in decades-long fight to make our state the leader in promoting and protecting the environment. 2018 Awardees: John V. Kabler Award - Shore Rivers; Legislator of the Year - Delegate Marc Korman; Youth Leadership Award - Baltimore Beyond Plastic. Cocktails at 6 p.m.; Dinner & Program at 7 p.m. Tickets begin at $200.
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CBFTuesday, October 9 - Slurp & Learn
6 - 8 p.m., Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis
Have you ever wondered where the oysters on your table come from? More and more, these delicious delicacies are being produced on oyster farms, where they contribute to improving the Bay's water quality and habitat before hitting your table. Join CBF for this FREE event, where you can sample local oysters and brews while learning about the ins and outs of oyster farming from a local oyster grower. Registration, which is required, closes Oct. 5.
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umcesSaturday, October 13 - Horn Point Oyster Hatchery Open House
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., UMCES Horn Point Laboratory: 2020 Horns Point Road, Cambridge
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science at Horn Point Laboratory opens its facilities up to the general public every year during October. This allows scientists to exhibit the research projects they are working on and how they benefit the Chesapeake Bay. One of the highlights of the Horn Point Open House is the Oyster Hatchery Facility. The hatchery staff, along with the Oyster Recovery Partnership, emphasize the oyster restoration work they are doing for the Chesapeake Bay. Past activities have included mock spawning events, microscope stations to closely examine oyster reef organisms, functional broodstock conditioning tables, touch tank, Adopt-a-bag, oyster tonging station, draw-a-mural station, oyster shell crafts, and a picture station. We also demonstrate many different aspects of the oyster hatchery through posters and video clips.
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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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SRATuesday, October 16 - Lecture: Spa Creek Project Reviews
7 - 9 p.m., Union Jack's of Annapolis, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis
Presented by the Severn River Association. Spa Creek Conservancy President Amy Clements will talk about the restoration projects that are helping clean up our city's home port.
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SERCTuesday, October 16 - Keynote Robert Lee Forrest Lecture - Rhode to Globe: SERC Science Changing the Chesapeake and the World
7 – 8 p.m., Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Anson "Tuck" Hines, director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Join SERC for a special finale lecture in our the Mathias Lab. Explore the impacts of SERC science around the world, with SERC director and blue crab scientist Tuck Hines, and discover how science on the Chesapeake is enhancing science and conservation worldwide. Pre-lecture dessert reception at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to all.
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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.
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Thursday, Oct. 18 - Screening of Dominion
6 - 9 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold
This award-winning film will change the way you see your food, and help us all to reduce the environmental impact we have on this planet. Not suitable for children under 15. Free admission. There will be a raffle, and panel discussion/Q&A following the film. | trailer
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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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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.

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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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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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
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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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