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annapolis restauant weekMonday - Sunday, Feb. 20 - 26 - Annapolis Restaurant Week
With more than 40 establishments in Annapolis participating in the event each year, it's the perfect opportunity to try that little-known restaurant you've been meaning to sample, or indulge in local favorites. Fixed-price menus make for an enjoyable tasting of some of the area's most popular restaurants, without consuming your wallet in the process. Each participating restaurant offers two-course lunches ($15.95) and three-course dinners ($34.95), while restaurants that regularly serve breakfast offer two-course breakfasts ($12.95).
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climate stewards of greater annapolisFriday, Feb. 24 – Film Screening of "Groundswell Rising: Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water"
7 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road, Annapolis
An insightful documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures captures the passion of people engaged in a David versus Goliath confrontation. A discussion with three residents of Pennsylvania who have experienced the harmful effects of fracking activities in their homes and communities as documented in the movie will follow the screening. Panelists: Craig Stevens, Ray Kemble, and Lee McCaslin. Free and open to the public. Light snacks and drinks provided. | See the trailer
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watershed stewards academySaturday, Feb. 25 - Spring into Action Watershed Stewards Conference
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Road, Linthicum
Whether you are a seasoned Steward, a stormwater professional or just getting started in the wide world of watershed restoration, this year’s conference has something for everyone. Network with Stewards, restoration professionals, funders and community advocates who are working for clean Anne Arundel County waterways. Learn the latest restoration and outreach techniques. Get Inspired to lead your community to action for clean water!
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Monday, Feb. 27 - Film Screening: "Fracking Western Maryland"
7 p.m., Annapolis Bookstore, 53 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
The film covers the period which lead to the current moratorium on fracking in 2015 and interviews with local activists as well as clips from General Assembly hearings. Following the screening there will be a presentation by filmmaker Michael Wicklein and on update on current legislative session, including hearings, events and strategies by Paul Roberts, Citizen Shale. Garrett County wine & cheese will be provided.

sercTuesday, Feb. 28 - Making Sense of Climate Change -- Fifth in a Six-Part Series: Controlling CO2
11 a.m. - noon, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Schmidt Conference Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Find out how much carbon dioxide humans are producing and the various ideas for reducing it, from renewable energy to geoengineering.

Despite widespread agreement among scientists, climate change has become one of the most hotly debated and perplexing issues of our time. How has one species managed to shape the Earth’s climate, and how is climate change shaping our future in return? Join Smithsonian plant scientist Bert Drake for a free 6-part lecture series on the science and history of climate change. Discover how we got here, how we move forward, and what it could mean for our food, our coastlines and our homes. Come for any or all of these lectures. No preregistration required. (Note: You don’t have to attend the first lectures to attend later ones. All are welcome—but do you really want to wonder what you might have found out?) Free.
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severn river associationTuesday, Feb. 28 - Educational Meeting: Fishing & Exploring the Severn River by Kayak
7 p.m., Union Jack's Pub, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis
Speaker: John Veil, 25-year angler on the Severn River. Free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, March 1 - GreenScape Organizational Meeting
6 p.m., “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis
GreenScape is a volunteer effort that encourages and supports individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native gardens in public areas throughout the City of Annapolis. Volunteers clean up and plant flower and vegetable gardens in public spaces throughout the City. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves; the community provides volunteers who want to make a difference in Annapolis. Spring GreenScape will be held Saturday, April 22. Order forms are available online.
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Contact Marisa Wittlinger

aecWednesday, March 1 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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sierra club marylandThursday, March 2 - March on Annapolis to Ban Fracking
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Lawyers Mall, College Avenue, Annapolis
March to demand that legislators ban fracking in Maryland. Organized by the Sierra Club of Maryland.
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art in public placesSunday, March 5 - Celebrate the Arts
2 - 6 p.m., Key Auditorium, St. John’s College, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis
Presented by Art in Public Places Commission, featuring Peacherine Rag Time Band, Jazz Mosaic, exhibits by local artists, live auction, light has d'oeuvres. Free admission; donations suggested.
Information - Contact Cynthia Krewson or Ellen Moyer

unity gardensSunday, March 5 - Unity Gardens 6th Annual Fundraiser
2 p.m., Chesapeake Bay Foundation Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis
The event is designed to raise funds for Unity Gardens' community greening grant program. Travis Beck, Director of Horticulture of Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware, will speak on “Designing with Native Plants." The event will include a wine & cheese reception, tours of CBF, book sales and book signing, and a silent auction. Tickets $50 Early Bird by Feb. 1 and $60 after. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.
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sercTuesday, March 7 - Making Sense of Climate Change -- Sixth in a Six-Part Series: Moving Forward: Confronting Denial and the Truth About Uncertainty
11 a.m. - noon, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Schmidt Conference Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Why are Americans so divided in their views on climate change? In the series finale, follow the story from climate change skepticism in the 20th century to denial in the 21st.

Despite widespread agreement among scientists, climate change has become one of the most hotly debated and perplexing issues of our time. How has one species managed to shape the Earth’s climate, and how is climate change shaping our future in return? Join Smithsonian plant scientist Bert Drake for a free 6-part lecture series on the science and history of climate change. Discover how we got here, how we move forward, and what it could mean for our food, our coastlines and our homes. Come for any or all of these lectures. No preregistration required. (Note: You don’t have to attend the first lectures to attend later ones. All are welcome—but do you really want to wonder what you might have found out?) Free.
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fair farmsdirtWednesday, March 8 - Dirty Movie Night
6 p.m., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis
Annapolis Green and Fair Farms Maryland are teaming up once again for movie night! Save the date for a screening of the movie, "Dirt!" It's all about the "skin" of the Earth, dirt, and how important it is for our food supply. Industrial farming, mining, and urban development have endangered the soil and resulted in cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods, and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt — the living skin of the Earth? A panel discussion will follow the movie. Refreshments available. Suggested donation $10. Plenty of free parking. More details to come | flyer | Watch the trailer below

climate stewards of greater annapolisSaturday, March 11 - Lecture: Carbon Sequestration and Food Production
2 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Speaker: Michael Locklear, Native American independent researcher and consultant with 30 years of experience in organic farming, environmentalist and peace and health activist. He promotes adding minerals (not chemical fertilizers) to depleted soils to increase plant nutrients and people growing their own quality food, converting lawns into productive vegetable gardens. He believes that when farmers realize they can increase their profits by selling better quality food, they will change their practices without government assistance. Free and open to the public.
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climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, March 16 - Climate Speakers Series: "Adaptation to Climate Change"
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Speaker: Zoe Johnson, Chesapeake Bay Program. As climate change impacts grow in scope and intensity, individuals and private and public organizations are designing adaptation strategies. Ms. Johnson leads the climate adaptation effort for the Chesapeake Bay Program, which is designed to increase the climate resiliency of the bay watershed. | Details about the Bay Program | This event is cosponsored by the Maryland Climate Coalition. Free and open to the public.
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AMMSaturday, March 18 - Annapolis Maritime Museum 7th Annual Oyster Roast & Sock Burning
Noon - 4 p.m., 723 Second Street, Annapolis
Admission includes unlimited raw and roasted oysters, live music, admission to the Museum's exhibits and a chance to enter the oyster shucking competition. Barbeque, lobster rolls, beer, wine, Bloody Marys, dark & stormies and more will be available for purchase. A display of watermen's workboats will be at the Museum's waterfront campus. General admission ticket: $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door, and free for kids 12 and under. "People's Choice" ticket, $75, includes samples of oyster cuisine from 12 premier Annapolis restaurants and two beverage vouchers. "People's Choice" guests vote for the best oyster dish and enjoy all the activities included with general admission ticket. The event is expected to sell out.
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spa creek conservancyvolunteer opportunityMonday, March 20 - Spa Creek Conservancy Oyster Cage Cleaning
3 - 5 p.m., Capital SUP, 808 Boucher Avenue, Annapolis
Wear boots and bring gloves.
Information: Contact Kevin Haigis or 443-454-3537

green drinkshomestead gardensalliance for the bayWednesday, March 22 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Event Sponsor: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
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climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, March 23 - Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis Business Meeting
7 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Everyone is welcome.
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climate stewards of greater annapolisFriday, March 24 - Movie Screening: "Before the Flood"
7 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Back by popular demand will be Before the Flood, a powerful film produced by National Geographic with the story told by Leonardo DiCaprio as he traveled the globe to investigate climate change as a special ambassador of the United Nations. | See the movie trailer | This event is cosponsored by Cafe Scientifique. Free and open to the public. Light snacks provided.
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maryland green registryWednesday, April 5 - Greening Your Business 2017 Workshop 1: Fundamentals of Environmental Management, Continuous Improvement and Sustainability
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore
A series of free workshops and site visits designed to place an organization on a path of continual improvement of environmental performance. This program will help to: 1) identify opportunities that will reduce environmental impacts and save money; 2) boost the impact of the green team and increase employee engagement; and 3) and raise awareness of environmental stewardship through the Maryland Green Registry profile. This free program is open to businesses and organizations of all types and sizes. Workshop 2 will be held in May.
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aecWednesday, April 5 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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state houseMonday, April 10 - Maryland General Assembly 2017 Session Ends
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cbmmFriday, April 14 - Impacts of Climate Change on the Mid-Shore Delmarva Peninsula, Session 1
10 - 11:30 a.m., Van Lennep Auditorium, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels (Maryland's Eastern Shore)
Session 1: Effects of Climate Change on Maryland and Mid-Shore Delmarva
What changes can we expect in Maryland and specifically in the Mid-Shore of Delmarva because of climate change? Bart Merrick and Suzanne Skelley will present information from a biological perspective as well as what changes may occur to infrastructure and the economic sectors. Community activities will be discussed and resources provided so that participants may explore further on their own.
Cost: $20/$30. See April 21 for Series 2.
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Wednesday, April 19 - 21 - International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
The Westin Annapolis Hotel, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis
The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s fourth annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) is a technical conference for offshore wind in the United States dedicated to moving the industry forward. Attending the IPF gives attendees the opportunity to network with the industry’s leading global experts, generate new business opportunities, strengthen the U.S. offshore wind supply chain and directly shape the industry.
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climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, April 20 - Climate Speakers Series: "Mass Extinction"
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Free and open to the public.
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cbmmFriday, April 21 - Impacts of Climate Change on the Mid-Shore Delmarva Peninsula, Session 2
10 - 11:30 a.m., Van Lennep Auditorium, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels (Maryland's Eastern Shore)
Effects of Rising Sea Level on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Matt Whitbeck will describe the impacts that sea level rise has had on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, some of the factors driving these changes, and potential strategies for adaptation. The Chesapeake is one of the Nation’s most vulnerable areas, and Blackwater provides an excellent case study for the examination of how sea level rise impacts habitats and wildlife. Matt will describe strategies being pursued to ensure sustainability of the marshes and the species which rely upon the marsh habitat.
Cost: $20/$30. See April 14 for Series 1.
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Saturday, April 22 - Earth Day


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scenic rivers land trustSaturday, April 22 - Walk for the Woods
7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Crownsville
The Scenic Rivers Land Trust, partnering again with the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, will host a day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area, which is County owned but currently not completely open to the public. There will be a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian finding, and naturalist hikes, scheduled throughout the day. In addition to going on some hikes, get your hands dirty while digging for archaeological treasures and check out the artifacts on display. Come for as long or as short as you like, go on a guided hike or wander through the trails on your own.
Free admission and donations are welcome.
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sofoSaturday, April 22 - SOFO Earth Day CleanUP
time and location TBA
Join SOFO members to clean up trash along Forest Drive this day. The goal is to get 500 lbs. of trash off the streets.
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globeSaturday, April 29 - People’s Climate Mobilization March in Washington, D.C.
details to come
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historic annapolisSaturday, April 29 - Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Anne Arundel County
For 80 years, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) has invited guests inside hundreds of extraordinary homes and gardens throughout Maryland. This year, Historic Annapolis is partnering with MHGP to host a tour that will combine the new and the old, feature exquisite town homes and waterfront estates with stunning gardens that showcase the architectural diversity, historical significance, and geographic beauty of Anne Arundel County. Advance Gift Certificates, available through January: $30 (Choose from any one of three county tours – Anne Arundel on April 29, Carroll on May 6, or Baltimore on May 13). Advance Tickets: $35 Available beginning February 1. Day-Of Tickets: $40. Information about homes on the tours will be available at mhgp.org closer to the tour date.
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Saturday, April 29 - 13th Annual South River on the Half Shell
6 - 10 p.m., The Byzantium at SS Constantine and Helen Green Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Road, Annapolis
Fundraiser for the South River Federation
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maryland green registryMay date to be determined - Greening Your Business 2017 Workshop 2: Establishing and Achieving Environmental Improvement Goals
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore
A series of free workshops and site visits designed to place an organization on a path of continual improvement of environmental performance. This program will help to: 1) identify opportunities that will reduce environmental impacts and save money; 2) boost the impact of the green team and increase employee engagement; and 3) and raise awareness of environmental stewardship through the Maryland Green Registry profile. This free program is open to businesses and organizations of all types and sizes. Workshop 1 was held on April 5.
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aecWednesday, May 3 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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composting councilSunday - Saturday, May 7 - 13 - International Compost Awareness Week
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climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, May 18 - Climate Speakers Series: "Sea-Level Rise"
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Free and open to the public.
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leukemia cupFriday - Saturday, June 2-3 - 25th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta
Friday: Summer Gala; Saturday: Regatta, All Hands on Deck Survivor Cruise & Luncheon, & Rock the Dock for a Cure Awards Party - Hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club and Eastport Yacht Club -
Honorary Chair: Governor Larry Hogan. Set sail on the Chesapeake Bay to fight blood cancers!
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hammond harwoodSaturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4 - Historic Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour
noon - 5 p.m., 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Garden lovers, visit the "secret" gardens of this historic home and see areas that are not usually open to the public, including gardens both large and small which range from formal old boxwood to informal perennial, from secret retreats to quiet oases on busy streets. Tickets available on March 1, $30/advance purchase; $35/day of event; 10% discount for groups of 10 or more
Information 410-263-4683 ext. 10

Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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maryland green registrygreen drinksWednesday, June 14 - Green Drinks Annapolis & Maryland Green Registry Awards & Networking Event
time TBA, Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis
Event Sponsor: Maryland Department of Commerce

Green Drinks will celebrate the Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards which  are presented each year to five organizations that have shown a strong commitment to sustainable practices, maryland dept of commercemeasurable results, and continual improvement. The winners represent a variety of facility types and sizes, but all have several key factors in common that contribute to their success: an organization-wide commitment to environmental performance, a green team that meets on a regular basis, annual environmental goals and measurement of results. The US Green Building Council Maryland is an event partner.
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aecWednesday, July 5 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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aecWednesday, Aug. 2 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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aecWednesday, Sept. 6 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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national drive electric weekSaturday - Sunday, Sept. 9-17 - National Drive Electric Week
A nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.
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city of annapolisTuesday, Sept. 19 - City of Annapolis Primary Election
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aecWednesday, Oct. 4 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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Sunday - Wednesday, October 29 – November 1 - Conference - Keeping History Above Water: 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, roundtables 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
Details to come

city of annapolisTuesday, Nov. 7 - City of Annapolis General Election
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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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