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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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Saturday, May 19 - TurtleFest
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Annapolis Harbour Center, 2512 A Solomons Island Road, Annapolis
A turtle-themed family fun-day to celebrate the completion of two South River Federation restoration projects designed to reduce pollution and improve aquatic habitat. Additionally, in a combined effort with the Terrapin Institute and the South River Federation, the return of the turtles to their natural habitat! Join in for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Turtle Talks, Nature Tours, Turtle Release, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, and more! This event is free and appropriate for all ages. | flyer

Saturday, May 19 - SERC Annual Open House
- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Embrace your inner optimist at the Smithsonian's annual outdoor festival of science. Enjoy hands-on activities in the water and on the land, with Smithsonian scientists in your backyard. You'll also discover what's working in conservation in Chesapeake Bay and around the world, and how you can be a part of it. Admission is free. Food, drinks and boat tickets available for purchase. Parking at South River High School, with free shuttle bus.

back creek conservancywalk a thonSunday, May 20 - Back Creek Walk-A-Thon
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Annapolis Sailing School, 7001 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis
Take a leisurely 6K walk around the Creek to appreciate it from land -- then hop on a boat to return to the starting point at the Sailing School. Walkers of all ages are welcome and there is a shorter route for families with young children. This is an opportunity to learn about Creek conservation, rain gardens, and future projects to protect the Creek. $25/adult; $10/child (one child free per registered adult); $10 to attend the party only without the walk (But you'll miss a lot!).


hammond harwood houseSaturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3 - Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour
noon - 5 p.m., 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
The tour will take guests through one of Annapolis’ most historic and “must-see” neighborhoods: Charles, Cathedral, Conduit and Franklin Streets and Acton's Landing (the old Anne Arundel Medical Center), all just a minute’s walk from some of the state’s most historic areas; State and Church Circles and City Dock. Guests will go beyond the gates of beautiful private gardens not normally seen from the sidewalk, each displaying the tastes and lifestyle of the homeowners. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 day of event.
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Sunday - Saturday, June 3 - 9 - Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week
details to follow

greengiveTuesday, June 12 - GreenGive Kickoff
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., St. Luke's Restoration of Nature, 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue

Twelve non-profits that operate in Anne Arundel County have banned together to fundraise collaboratively rather competitively, over a 24-hour period, for the good of the community. The non-profits are:Annapolis Green, Back Creek Conservancy, Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails, Our Creeks & Conservancy, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Severn River Association, South River Federation, Spa Creek Conservancy, St. Luke's Restoration of Nature, Unity Gardens, Watershed Stewards Academy, and West Rhode Riverkeeper.

west rhode riverkeeperSunday, June 17 - South x West Rhode Splash
Mayo Beach Park, 4150 Honeysuckle Drive, Edgewater
Join the South River Federation and West Rhode Riverkeeper in a fun day to swim, paddle, play and celebrate the river. Food & drink vendors, activities, music & more. Free and open to the public.
Details to come



homestead gardensbee city usaSaturday, July 21 - The Humane Garden: Cultivating Compassion for All Creatures
1 - 2 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? Join author and founder of Humane Gardener, Nancy Lawson for a myth-busting talk about how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misconceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wild nurseries of animals large and small, eliminating unintended hazards to wildlife, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures. This free talk is a Bee City USA Speaker Series Event. Preregistration is advised.


goshen farm houseSaturday, August 18 - Historic Goshen Farm and Educational Center Wine Tasting Fundraiser
4 - 7 p.m., 1504 Stacy Lane, Annapolis (parking behind Bay Area Insurance, 801 East College Parkway)
Good wine, good food, and great music by the Jazz Perpetrators. The Silent Auction includes an outdoor seating furniture, Southwest Airlines tickets, a half-day private group fishing or crabbing charter for six, plus gift certificates from local restaurants and more.

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.


national drive electric week
Saturday - Sunday, September 8 - 16 - National Drive Electric Week

Various events at various locations throughout the country, including in Maryland.

national drive electric weekSunday, September 9 - National Drive Electric Week Annapolis Showcase
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Presented by Annapolis Green. Details to come.

alliance for chesapeake bayThursday, 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.

AMMSaturday, September 15 - AMM's Boatyard Beach Bash
hours TBA, Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Avenue, Annapolis

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.


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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