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It's All About the Water

Thursday, April 16
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street, Annapolis

Introducing Buy a Lady a Drink, A Global Program by

stellar artois water.org

Note: In order to cover our costs, we will request a $10 donation to this Green Drinks event. Appetizers, beer, cider, wine and soft drinks will be free and everyone will leave with a complimentary Stella Artois Chalice keepsake.

Along with partners Katef Brothers, Stella Artois, and water.org, we are celebrating the 45th annual Earth Day and clean water in a local and global way.

Locally, the focus will be on the importance of protecting the waters of Chesapeake Country to the area’s ecology and heritage and how everyone can do his or her part from the beautiful vantage point of the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Annapolis Green will introduce the now-forming Back Creek Conservancy and encourage people to join the effort so Back Creek, where the Museum is located, will have a group of people speaking on its behalf and undertaking projects to improve its health.

In a global sense, Green Drinks will be the U.S. launch of "Buy a Lady a Drink," with Stella Artois and Water.org  -- a campaign to drive awareness of the global water crisis and help provide solutions.

Every day, women around the world spend a combined 200 million hours collecting clean water for their families. “Buy a Lady a Drink” aims to help put a stop to these water-collecting journeys, so women can start new journeys of their own.

Stella Artois has made a donation of $1.2 million to Water.org, which was co-founded by Matt Damon, and is now inviting the public to join the cause by purchasing limited-edition Chalices. One Chalice will help Water.org provide five years of clean water to one person in the developing world.

We will give Green Drinkers the opportunity to purchase Chalices as they sample complimentary Stella Artois and Stella Cidre. And, we will treat you to a short video about Buy a Lady a Drink that demonstrates the need.

And Stella Ambassadors will teach us about the nine-step ritual of the perfect pour!

wenteeastport liquorsIn addition to Stella's beverages, we will offer complimentary Wente Vineyards Chardonnay and Cabernet wines, provided by Eastport Liquors. As always, water and soft drinks will be available as well.

Our complimentary appetizers will be provided by two of the finest caterers in town -- one new, one already well-known: Baroak Cookhouse & Taproom, the new restaurant in Loews Annapolis Hotel; and Julie St. Marie Catering/Event Coordination. Yum!


Julie St. Marie's Menu
Flank Steak Roulade with Julienned Veggies & Boursin
Wild Mushroom Tartlet
Smoked Salmon Platter

Baroak's Menu
to be announced

rentals to rememberWe would also like to thank Rentals to Remember for their generosity in making our setting elegant and fun.

earth day 2015Note: In order to cover our costs, we will request a $10 donation to Annapolis Green. Appetizers, beer, cider, wine and soft drinks will be free and everyone will leave with a complimentary Stella Artois Chalice keepsake.

Earth Day is April 22, but come to Green Drinks to celebrate early. Do plan to join Annapolis Green as we truly Think Globally and Act Locally during Earth Day month.

About Stella Artois, AB InBev & Water
Stella Artois is proudly brewed by AB InBev, the leading global brewer. “Buy a Lady a Drink” is one program in an extensive series of water-related efforts the company has undertaken in its long-standing commitment to water conservation and protection. The company is currently spearheading a multi-year, global program to reduce water risks and improve water management, protect watersheds and reduce global water usage. Water is essential to AB InBev products, as well as to the social, economic and environmental well-being of communities where the company operates.

About Stella Artois
Stella Artois® is part of a Belgian brewing tradition dating back to 1366. It is the No. 1 Belgian beer in the world and is present in over 80 countries. Stella Artois® is a bottom filtered, blonde pilsner. It is thirst quenching with a malty middle and crisp finish delivering a full flavor and a hint of bitterness. Stella Artois® is best enjoyed served between 3 and 5 degree Celsius and should be served in the unique Stella Artois® Chalice according to the 9-Step Pouring Ritual to guarantee a perfect experience of this gold standard lager. Visit www.stellaartois.com for more information.

About Water.org
For more than 20 years, Water.org has been at the forefront of developing and delivering solutions to the global water crisis. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers innovative, community-driven and market-based initiatives to ensure all people have access to safe water and sanitation -- giving women hope, children health and communities a future. To date, Water.org has positively transformed the lives of more than two million people around the world, ensuring a better life for generations ahead. Learn more at www.water.org and www.facebook.com/water.




Celebrate Spring!
Green Drinks Returns to the Garden

Thursday, March 19
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Homestead Gardens
743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville

Event Sponsor

Homestead Gardens has opened its 2015 Flower Show, a spectacular setting for our 7th Annual March Green Drinks in the Garden event. This year's flower show theme is Celebrate Maryland, a perfect tie-in with Maryland Day, particularly since this is Homestead Gardens' first year as a participant in that celebration. See more about Maryland Day below.

Green Drinks will focus on a celebration of spring -- so needed after all this snow and cold weather -- the Flower Show, Project Clean Stream, Main Street Annapolis Partnership's Annapolis in Bloom program, and Maryland Day's Growing A Little Greener Initiative. Before the evening's done, we'll make an announcement about a special new partnership with Homestead Gardens!

We will feature ways YOU can participate in community spring cleanups that are local, regional and national in scope: the watershed-wide Project Clean Stream, Keep America Beautiful's national Great American Cleanup, and GreenScape in the City of Annapolis. Read more below.

We are proud to say that once again, Herrington on the Bay, a premiere Maryland waterfront wedding and special event site overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, will provide sustainable, delicious, and locally sourced appetizers. In fact, owner Anna Chaney and her staff have invited some of the very farmers whose food we will enjoy to join us.

Anna Chaney and Chef Michael Archibald

  • Oysters on the Halfshell
  • Maryland Beef BBQ Sliders with Homemade Cole Slaw
  • Hot Jumbo Lump Maryland Crab Dip
  • Veggie Lettuce Wraps
  • Miniature Freshly Baked Cupcakes

Mills Fine Wine & Spirits will let us sample and enjoy their selection of beer and wine, including:

Beverages will be offered for a donation to Annapolis Green. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

If you've never joined us before at Homestead, you must. It's our most-anticipated Green Drinks. And who isn't ready for some beautiful flowers after this dismal winter! As an incentive to take some of those flowers home, Homestead Gardens will generously provide discount coupons for Green Drinkers!

About Our Event Theme

Our event sponsor is the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, organizer of Project Clean Stream. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been connecting the public to their local outdoor space through Project Clean Stream for 12 years. The program culminates in a unified day of service when volunteers spend a few hours outside cleaning trash from parks, rivers and streams or otherwise improving their communities. These volunteers beautify the neighborhoods in which they live and work, but also gain awareness about the impacts they may have on the environment. In 2015, that unified day of service will be April 11th. However, the Alliance will be supporting cleanups throughout the spring. Register your springtime cleanup with the Alliance for more publicity to get more volunteers and supplies such as bags and gloves. Read more.

Keep America Beautiful has a nation-wide cleanup effort called the Great American Cleanup. The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off in more than 20,000 communities each spring. This national program engages 2 million volunteers who take action in their communities to create positive change and lasting impact.

GreenScape is a City of Annapolis and community partnership investment of beautification, clean-up, and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis. GreenScape was founded through the efforts of former Mayor Ellen Moyer and the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. For more than 20 years, hundreds of projects have been initiated and adopted by individuals, community groups and neighborhood associations. GreenScape takes place each spring and fall. Read more. Projects have already been registered, but on Saturday, April 25, you'll see hundreds of Annapollitans working all over town. Join in!

Homestead's "Celebrate Maryland 2015 Flower Show" showcases the rich heritage of our state as we experience a miniature Maryland (with displays and information about Seaside Living, Agrarian Living, Annapolis Living, Urban Living, and Mountain Living). Read more. It's a perfect tie-in to Maryland Day.

Maryland Day, March 20-22, commemorates the formal founding of the colony of Maryland on March 25, 1633, or 1634, at the colonists’ first landfall in Maryland. This became the site of St. Mary’s City, the colony’s first settlement. Marylanders began observing Maryland Day in 1903, when the State Board of Education designated it as a day to be devoted to the study of Maryland history. In 1916, the General Assembly authorized the celebration of Maryland Day as a legal state holiday. Many local attractions that normally charge an entrance fee.

Click here for the complete program of events.

Wednesday, February 11


green drniks annapolis
A FUNdraiser
for Annapolis Green

Galway Bay Irish Pub

63 Maryland Avenue

Eat, Drink, Laugh.
Show off what you know about the environment.
Win Prizes!

Who knew Green Drinkers and other environmentalists are such trivia fans... and so competitive? It was a blast! Close to 100 people played at the inaugural Green Trivia. We plan to make this a new tradition at Galway Bay Irish Pub.

Food, fun and a little "learnin' about the environment," along with a few good Green Drinks and Green Drinkers and GREAT food -- that was what our evening wa all about.

There was no lack of environmental "brilliance" along with team names such as "Small Minds," "Baby's First Happy Hour," "The Composters," "The Regulators," "Green Drunks," "Chicken Litters," and "Chesapeake Babes." You'll want to join in next time!

Lots of people enjoyed Galway's delicious three-course fundraising meal, everybody had fun and everybody learned something new!

Galway Bay Assistant General Manager Gary Brown presented us with this check -- proceeds from the fundraising dinner.

We can't thank the crew at Galway enough -- the attentive servers and Gary, Michael, Sean and Anthony. Galway provided gift cards for first, second and third place winning teams. And thank you to Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits for donating bottles of organic wine for the first and second place teams.

This was a very knowledgeable group, and yes, there were some ringers -- several Master Watershed Stewards and the executive directors of 1000 Friends of Maryland, Trash Free Maryland Alliance, and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters! Everyone said "do it again!" and we will. For next time, West/Rhode Riverkeeper Jeff Holland has challenged the other Riverkeepers.

Questions & Answers

The winners -- 1st place: Chicken Litters; 2nd place: Green Drunks

We hope this will be just the first of more trivia nights to come!

Here's how it worked

Some folks got a team together, others formed into teams when they arrived. Cost was will be $10 per team, payable at the door.

Galway Bay offered a special fund raising menu (click here) - three courses for $25. The special menu was available that evening from 5 to 10 p.m. with $10 from each meal participant generously donated by Galway Bay to Annapolis Green, along with the teams' entry fees of $10.

We had three courses of trivia questions with three prizes for the winning team in each and then a final round among the three winning teams to determine the overall winner. The top two teams were awarded a bottle of organic wine as well..

Galway Bay, a Maryland Green Travel Partner, is one of the Greenest restaurants in the area in its operations and the sourcing of its food.  

As they say, "Live Green Eat Irish!" Read more. 



Everyone is welcome at Green Drinks. There is no charge unless specified, and no RSVP is needed.



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Green Drinks is a happy hour that gives the environmentally minded a chance to get to know one another in a fun informal way facilitating working together for a common cause: The Health of the Chesapeake Bay and to make Annapolis visibly the Greenest City in the State. It's free and no reservations are required. Cash bar. There are always soft drinks available. You don't have to drink alcohol to enjoy Green Drinks! Our gatherings, in a different location each month, feature venues that operate sustainably, and sustainable food and drink. We routinely draw from 150 to 200 environmentally conscious attendees.

There are over 800 Green Drinks organizations around the world. The Annapolis group is the one of the largest in the United States, following New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Portland. More about Green Drinks International.

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