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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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buy local challenge

Buy Local Challenge Week
July 21 - 29

The Buy Local Challenge encourages all Marylanders to eat at least one locally grown or raised product each day of the Buy Local Challenge Week. Take the Pledge to support our rural economy.
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SERCSaturday, July 21 – 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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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.
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arundel AGThursday, July 26 - Arundel Grown Local Farms Dinner
4 - 6 p.m. or 6 - 8 p.m., Thanksgiving Farm Winery, 195 Harwood Road, Harwood
Support your local farmers during this delicious, intimate evening celebrating the taste of Anne Arundel. The complete menu, sourced from surrounding Anne Arundel County farms, will take the starring role in a station-style dinner. Share the evening with friends, family and the farmers who produced the fare. A glass of wine from Thanksgiving Farm is included in the $50 admission ticket. Click here for menu. Participating farms include: Honey's Harvest Farm, Enticement Farm Raised Meats, Progressive Farm, Thanksgiving Farm Winery, Olmo Brothers Nursery & Farm, Red Top Farm, Zang's Produce, and more. Taste "Arundel Grown!" Sponsored by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.
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goshen farm houseFriday, July 27 - Goshen Farm Summer Acoustic Concert Series: Allison Thoms Band and Tim Kurtzberg
6:30-8:30 p.m., Goshen Farm, 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis
Hosted by the Goshen Farm Preservation Society. Two local musical groups play each night. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic with beverages, and relax on the lawn surrounded by easy-listening music. Family friendly event. Free; donations accepted. Heavy rain cancels the performances.
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AUG

73rd annual crab feastFriday, August 3 - 73rd Annual Rotary Crab Feast
5 - 8 p.m., Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
This special Zero-Waste event is not only the world’s largest crab feast but also a major fund-raiser that benefits local community and cultural organizations. The feast is all-you-can eat and drink, including large and #1 male crabs (the big ones) plus Maryland vegetable crab soup, sweet Maryland corn on the cob, beef barbeque sandwiches, draft beer, and assorted sodas and water.  A bake sale and cake raffle can finish your feast with sweetness. Learn more. 

Volunteers needed to join our Green Team to help "feasters" put their compostables and recyclables in the right bins - and to explain the importance of reducing waster. Email us if you'd like to help -- and have fun!

anne arundel master gardenersSaturday, August 4 - 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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goshen farm houseFriday, August 10 - Goshen Farm Summer Acoustic Concert Series: Glenn Daniel and Tim Kurtzberg
6:30-8:30 p.m., Goshen Farm, 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis
Hosted by the Goshen Farm Preservation Society. Two local musical groups play each night. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic with beverages, and relax on the lawn surrounded by easy-listening music. Family friendly event. Free; donations accepted. Heavy rain cancels the performances.
Information

SERCSaturday, August 11 – 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.
Information and registration

citizens climate lobbySaturday, August 11 - 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, August 15 - 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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anne arundel master gardenersWednesday, August 15 - 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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goshen farm houseSaturday, August 18 - Historic Goshen Farm and Educational Center Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Fundraiser
4 - 7 p.m., 1504 Stacy Lane, Annapolis (parking behind Bay Area Insurance, 801 East College Parkway)
Goshen’s biggest fund raising event of the year. For the last seven years, sponsor Bella’s Liquors has served-up good wine and good food in a beautiful outdoor setting. For the third year, the Jazz Perpetrators will be providing great music – jazz and swing classics. A silent auction will be held and auction items will be posted here. Admission: suggested donation of $20. All proceeds will be used for the preservation and restoration of the Goshen Farm House and to support the Society’s educational outreach programs. Donations and event advance admission available online.
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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.
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SERCbay optimismTuesday, August 21 – Bay Optimism Lecture, Smithsonian Science in Your Back Yard: Grassroots Science Meets Grassroots Activism
7 – 8 p.m., Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper. Learn what science and experience have taught us about protecting the Patuxent, in a story spanning 40 years, chronicling the Bernie Fowler movement of the 1970s, attempts by polluters to silence advocates, and citizen-led legislation through lawsuits, environmental justice cases and judicial awards that have broken a few state records. Fred is the longest-serving Waterkeeper in the Chesapeake Bay region and the only African-American Waterkeeper in the continental United States. Free and open to all!
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goshen farm houseFriday, August 24 - Goshen Farm Summer Acoustic Concert Series: Member Appreciation Night - Biondi Brothers and Dirk and The Truth
6:30-8:30 p.m., Goshen Farm, 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis
Hosted by the Goshen Farm Preservation Society. Two local musical groups play each night. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic with beverages, and relax on the lawn surrounded by easy-listening music. Family friendly event. Free; donations accepted. Heavy rain cancels the performances.
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SEP

anne arundel master gardenersSaturday, September 1 - 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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goshen farm houseFriday, Sept. 7 - Goshen Farm Summer Acoustic Concert Series: Ben Fisher and Patchwurk
6:30-8:30 p.m., Goshen Farm, 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis
Hosted by the Goshen Farm Preservation Society. Two local musical groups play each night. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic with beverages, and relax on the lawn surrounded by easy-listening music. Family friendly event. Free; donations accepted. Heavy rain cancels the performances.
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national drive electric week
Saturday - Sunday, September 8 - 16 - National Drive Electric Week

Various events at various locations throughout the country, including in Maryland.
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citizens climate lobbySaturday, September 8 - Citizens Climate Lobby Annapolis Chapter Monthly Meeting
12:30 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis
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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.
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SERCSaturday, September 15 – 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.
Information & registration

AMMSaturday, September 15 - AMM's Boatyard Beach Bash
hours TBA, Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Avenue, Annapolis
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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.
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SERCbay optimismTuesday, September 18 - Bay Optimism Lecture, Smithsonian Science in Your Back Yard: Dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay
7 – 8 p.m., Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Helen Bailey, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Little is known about how often dolphins come into Chesapeake Bay, how long they spend here, what areas they’re using and why. Yet marine biologist Helen Bailey and her team frequently detect dolphin calls in the Bay, and last year citizen scientists reported more than 900 dolphin sightings on Helen’s newly launched Chesapeake DolphinWatch website. In this talk, Helen will highlight what she has learned about the Bay’s dolphins so far and show how you can participate in this research effort.
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anne arundel master gardenersWednesday, September 19 - 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.
Information

magothy river associationWednesday, September 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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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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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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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.
Information

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.
Information and registration

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.
Information

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.
Information

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
details to come about activities in and around Annapolis

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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