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2017

NOV | DEC




climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, Oct. 19 - Climate Change Speakers Series: Solar Development - Generating Guidelines for Appropriate Locations
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
The Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter, has received a small grant to explore the questions and concerns about where to locate solar projects, identify evidence and experience that address these concerns, and help local jurisdictions develop environment-, agriculture-, economy- and community-friendly approaches to solar development that also respond to Maryland’s urgent need to expand clean renewable energy. This session will present the Sierra Club’s findings so far, and provide ample time for discussion of the issues. Featuring Al Bartlett, M.D., and Lynn Davidson, Sierra Club Maryland Chapter. Free. All are welcome. Co-sponsored by: Anne Arundel County Group, Maryland Chapter, Sierra Club. | flyer
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haz matSaturday, Oct. 21 - Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day for Anne Arundel County & Annapolis Residents
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Northern Recycling Center, 100 Dover Road, Glen Burnie
Get rid of toxics like pesticides, oil-based paints, harsh cleaners at this event. And learn about buying non-toxic products instead. In 2016, Anne Arundel County paid nearly $230,000 of your tax dollars to dispose of household hazardous waste received from residents. Although proper disposal of it is important, it is even more important to avoid purchasing hazardous items and substitute them with non-hazardous alternatives.
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Greenstreet Gardens Fall FestivalREFSaturday & Sunday, Oct. 21 & 22 - Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., 391 West Bay Front Road, Lothian
Great Family Fun For All Ages: Hay Rides, Jumping Pillow, Tire Tower, Corn Maze, Underground Slide, Corn Box, Face Painting, and more. Note: Last ticket sold at 4 p.m. One price for all activities! Look for Annapolis Green's Eco-Stations.
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Saturday, Oct. 21 - Environmental Action Response Town Hall (EARTH)
2 - 5 p.m., Key School (Activity Building), 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis
The goal of EARTH is to connect people concerned about the environment with Legislators, environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, and grassroots groups, for issue-based advocacy training, education, and inspiration, focusing on the 2018 Legislative session. The Town Hall will include a diverse group of speakers and panelists in an effort to demonstrate different facets of the environmental movement in Maryland.
Featuring Three Townhall-Style Q&A Panels with: Bi-Partisan State Legislators; Professional Advocates: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, League of Conservation Voters, Maryland Environmental Health Network; Frontline Community Activists: Food & Climate Justice, Air Quality, “We Are Cove Point.”
Keynote Speakers: • US Senator Ben CardinBen Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of the Environment • Brian Frosh, Attorney General of Maryland • Seema Kakade, Director of Environmental Law Clinic, Carey School of Law, University of Maryland.
Co-sponsored by: Women Indivisible Strong Effective (WISE), Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, Indivisible Anne Arundel County, Progressive Maryland, Anne Arundel Huddle Network.
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halloween on the avenueSunday, Oct. 22 - Annapolis BOOtique District's Fall Festival
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Historic Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Enjoy Halloween on the Avenue with face painting, costumes, tarot card reading, tricks & treats, live music, shopping great stores and more. Fun & free for all ages. | flyer
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Wednesday, Oct. 25 - Mayoral Candidates Forum on the Environment
7 - 9 p.m., Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis
The environment will be the topic at a public forum for City of Annapolis mayoral candidates with a moderated question and answer format. Moderated by Elvia Thompson, President & Co-founder, Annapolis Green, the forum will feature incumbent Mike Pantelides (R) and challenger Gavin Buckley (D). City Council candidates for all eight wards have been invited to attend so constituents may speak with them in small group sessions in conjunction with the mayoral presentations. Co-sponsored by: Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Anne Arundel Chapter; Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter, Anne Arundel County Group; Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Annapolis Chapter; Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis; Severn River Association; and Annapolis Green. The forum will be broadcast live on WNAV (1430AM, 99.9FM in the City), and streaming online and on demand until election day on wnav.com. | flyer
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cafe scientifiqueThursday, October 26 - Cafe Scientifique Presents Timing the Flood: Sea Level Rise, Tidal Flooding and Future Exposure Along America's Coasts
6:15 - 9 p.m., 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery, 49 West Street, Annapolis
Because of relative seal level rise (SLR), frequencies of high tide (nuisance) flooding causing minor impacts occur upward of 300% to 1000% more often than in the 1960s. Annual flood frequencies are accelerating in dozens of U.S. locations and currently pose a costly challenge to several afflicted cities. This presentation will address current trends and patterns of high tide flooding, and when in the future more severe coastal flooding posing a 'serious risk to life and property' may become the new normal along U.S. coastlines under the new sea level rise scenarios. Speaker: William Sweet, Oceanographer, NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), Planning, Monitoring and Analysis Branch. Sweet is a NOAA oceanographer researching changes in coastal exposure due to sea level rise (SLR). He recently helped the U.S. military assess SLR risks to their coastal installations and led the production of a new set of regional SLR scenarios for the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment. He now lives in Annapolis and experiences SLR effects first-hand.
Space is limited. Call 49 West (410-626-9796) to reserve your seat and if you reserve but cannot come, please call and release your seat. Co-sponsored by Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis.
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Friday, Oct. 27 - In Defense of Water Benefit for Waterkeepers Chesapeake
6 - 8 p.m., Gallagher Residence, 113 Spa View Avenue, Annapolis
Waterkeepers Chesapeake Board Chair Bob Gallagher is opening his home for the 1st annual In Defense of Water event to benefit Waterkeepers Chesapeake and raise needed funds for the protection of clean water throughout the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays region.
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southwingsFriday - Sunday, October 27 - 29 - SouthWings 2017 Fly-In
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville
Annual conference of volunteer pilots of SouthWings, and those who would like to volunteer. SouthWings is an organization of volunteer pilots who take people up in the air to see environmental challenges in a way no one bound to the Earth can.
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Saturday, Oct. 28 - Fall GreenScape
various hours, various locations throughout Annapolis
A day of cleaning up and sprucing up of public spaces in the city, held on national Make a Difference Day.
Information - contact Marisa Wittlinger


SERCSaturday, Oct. 28 - Guided Canoe Trip on the Rhode River
9 a.m. - noon, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees What Road, Edgewater
Paddle along the Rhode River while learning about the native wildlife of Chesapeake Bay. No prior experience necessary. Advance signups required. Basic paddling instruction will be given, and cost includes canoe and life jacket rental and tour: $25 for adults; $20 for children 15 and younger. Contact Karen McDonald with questions, 443-482-2216
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Greenstreet Gardens Fall FestivalREFSaturday & Sunday, Oct. 28 & 29 - Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., 391 West Bay Front Road, Lothian
Great Family Fun For All Ages: Hay Rides, Jumping Pillow, Tire Tower, Corn Maze, Underground Slide, Corn Box, Face Painting, and more. Note: Last ticket sold at 4 p.m. One price for all activities! Look for Annapolis Green's Eco-Stations.
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green drinksJeff Goodellphil dykeSunday, Oct. 29 - Green Drinks at the Public Lecture - Our Shifting Shores: When Culture and Nature Collide
4 - 6:30 p.m., Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John’s College, 60 College Avenue, Annapoils
It's a special Green Drinks in conjunction with this public lecture and book signing about Sea Level Rise. The event is the public part of the Keeping History Above Water Conference, see below. Join us for a Special Keynote Lecture by Phil Dyke, Coast and Marine Adviser, National Trust, Cornwall, United Kingdom, followed by remarks and a book signing keeping history above waterby author, investigative journalist, and contributing editor to Rolling Stone Magazine, Jeff Goodell, who will discuss his book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. Book signing courtesy of Back Creek Books, 194 Main Street. A poster session preview will take place in the lobby of the auditorium. This lecture is free, but registration is strongly recommended.
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keeping history above waterSunday - Wednesday, October 29 – November 1 - Keeping History Above Water Conference: Annapolis
Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis
An international gathering hosted by the City of Annapolis in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation. Conference discussions will examine the increasing and varied risks posed by sea level rise to historic coastal communities, their built environments and traditional lifeways. Leaders in the fields of historic preservation, business, culture, tourism, economics, urban planning, environment, sustainability, design, engineering and public policy will participate in symposia, workshops, round tables and tours that focus on practical solutions and community engagement.
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aecWednesday, Nov. 1 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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alliance for the bayFriday - Sunday, Nov. 3 - 5 - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's 12th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum
USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV
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city of annapolisTuesday, Nov. 7 - City of Annapolis General Election
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maryland lcvMonday, Nov. 13 - Maryland League of Conservation Voters Legislative Preview
6 - 7 p.m., Maryland AIA Office, 86 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Get a sneak peek of the environmental legislation that will be taken up in the 2018 Legislative Session that will begin in January. Speakers: Karla Raettig, Maryland LCV Executive Director; Kristen Harbeson, Political Director, Maryland LCV; and Ben Alexandro, Water Policy Advocate, Maryland LCV.
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lighthouse bistrogreen drinksSAVE THE DATE!
Tuesday, Nov. 14 - Green Drinks Annapolis

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Lighthouse Bistro, 202 West Street, Annapolis
Enjoy the best happy hour with an environmental twist -- this month at the Bistro, one of the hottest dining spots in town, doing great work for the community - one meal at a time.
Theme: Reclaiming What's Valuable and Making it Even Better!
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maryland lcvWednesday, Nov. 15 - Maryland League of Conservation Voters Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner
6 - 9 p.m., Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis
Awardees - 2017 Chesapeake Champion Award: Chesapeake Bay Foundation; 2017 Legislator of the Year: Delegate Kumar Barve; 2017 John V. Kabler Award: 2016 Prince George's County Promotores Class. Ticket sales will open soon.
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MRAWednesday, Nov. 15 - Magothy River Association Meeting
7:30 p.m., Berrywood Community Clubhouse, Berrywood & Hartman Drives, Severna Park
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Tuesday, Nov 21 - Severn River Association Lecture Series: Fishing the Severn River in Fall and Winter
7 p.m., Union Jack's Pub, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis
SRA's kayak fishing guru, John Veil, will talk about the joys of fishing in the Severn River during the winter.
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shop smallSaturday, Nov. 25 - Small Business Saturday Annapolis Style
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aecWednesday, Dec. 6 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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patuxent riverkeeperWednesday, Dec. 6 - Patuxent River Conference: Paxcon
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
This year's theme is "River Management Stories: Making the Leap from Information to Application." Early bird registration of $30 ends November 6.
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midnight madnessThursday, Dec. 7 - Midnight Madness I
6 p.m., Downtown Annapolis
Holiday shopping to support local businesses
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midnight madnessThursday, Dec. 14 - Midnight Madness II
6 p.m., Downtown Annapolis
Holiday shopping to support local businesses
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MRAWednesday, Dec. 20 - Magothy River Association Meeting
7:30 p.m., Berrywood Community Clubhouse, Berrywood & Hartman Drives, Severna Park
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midnight madnessThursday, Dec. 21 - 11th Hour Shopping
6 p.m., Downtown Annapolis
Holiday shopping to support local businesses
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