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Events for Maryland Day Celebration 2019

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Anne Arundel County Farmers Market 

275 Harry S Truman Parkway

Annapolis, MD 

SAT 7am-12pm Free  
Meet the local farmers & producers of fresh, local seasonal produce, meats, cheese and eggs. Also local artists will be displaying crafts, jewelry, plants, baked goods and much, much, more.

Greenstreet Gardens 

391 W Bay Front Road,

Lothian  

9am-5pm  Free
410-867-9500
Tour of our production greenhouses at 1pm. Please register beforehand through Eventbrite here. Attendees will receive a coupon for in-store use.
All weekend long, we will also have our native plant and perennial experts on site to talk to customers regarding any questions or inquests they might have.

Maryland Day Flag-Raising Ceremony 

Susan Campbell Park-City Dock Annapolis   

SAT 10am   

Free
Four Rivers Heritage Area and partners present a spirit-lifting flag raising ceremony! Music by the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps and flag detail by the award-winning USNA League Cadets of the Training Ship Mercedes. It’s the perfect place to start your day’s adventures before joining Watermark’s Free tour or visiting a historic site in downtown Annapolis!

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library 

269 Hillsmere Dr. Annapolis   

SAT 10am  

Free
410-222-1770
Gentle yoga – Relax and unwind during this soft, slow-paced yoga class led by Blue Lotus Yoga Studio.  Please bring a mat and water bottle. Registration begins March 16.

Maryland Federation of Art/ Circle Gallery 

18 State Circle Annapolis

SAT 11am-5pm Free
410-268-4566
View fine art, jewelry and crafts by Maryland artists.

Annapolis Maritime Museum 

723 Second St. Annapolis   

SAT 11am-3pm   Free
410-295-0104
Find out what it takes to be a Chesapeake Bay waterman. Climb aboard a historic workboat, harvest oysters in a role-playing game, practice nautical knots and interact with Bay animals. Earn a Museum patch by completing these hands-on activities.  This site also has a Geocache.

Honey’s Harvest Farm 5801 Brooks Woods Road, Lothian   11am – 4pm
410-991-4304
Native tree education session – focusing on the importance of native trees, what they are doing with native trees at the farm and what can you do as well. There will be samples of paw paw fruit and elderberries available as well as a DNR-led tour of native food forest project at the farm.

Discoveries: The Library at the Mall 

2260 Annapolis Mall Rd. Annapolis   

SAT 10am and 2pm   Free
410-222-0133
Babies in Bloom at 10am- Babies from birth to 18 months (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills.  A great way to get to know other families in your community!
Cemetery and gravesite research at 2pm -Cemeteries and individual grave markers can be a treasure trove of information for genealogists.  Learn about the best resources to find this information from afar and get an introduction to local cemeteries that you can visit in person to find new information about your Maryland ancestors.

Watermark Tours 

Susan Campbell Park-City Dock Annapolis  

SAT 10:30am-12:30pm   

Free
410-268-7601
Annapolis in 100 More memorials! Join Squire Hillman from Watermark: Annapolis Tours for a 2.1-mile unique saunter through the campuses of the Naval Academy & St. John’s College and a portion of the Historic District — inspired by a 1997 national conference which brought conservators of outdoor monuments to Annapolis. Thru the intense effort of sophisticated plus a vivid imagination, 100 more “memorials’ than those observed during the 2018 saunter have been identified! Some will surprise you, may likely impress you, could amaze you, or even annoy you! Step off is at 10:30am at Susan Campbell Park at the City Dock immediately following the official Maryland Day Flag-Raising ceremony. We saunter rain or shine. No registration and FREE! US Government I.D. required for all over 21 years of age.

Fort Smallwood Park 

9500 Fort Smallwood Road

Pasadena   

FRI-SAT-SUN 5:30am to Dusk    

Free
410-222-0087
Recreational amenities include the 380-foot Bill Burton Fishing Pier for fishing and birdwatching, a large accessible playground, historic gun battery and barracks, walking trails, beaches, pond, and volleyball courts. Fort Smallwood was a sea coast defense built in the late 1880’s to the early part of the 1900’s.  Fees apply for boat launching.

Quiet Waters Park 

600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis   

FRI-SAT-SUN 7am to Dusk    

Free
410-222-1777
The Quiet Waters Visitor Center’s three art galleries display art exhibitions of the best local and regional talents.  The park’s 340 acres include paved trails, public art, playground, picnic areas and water views of the South River.

Kinder Park Farm  

1001 Kinder Farm Park Road

Millersville   

FRI-SAT-SUN 7am to Dusk  

 Free
410-111-6115
The Visitor Center features farming artifacts from the 1930’s, including a tobacco press, tools used to harvest tobacco and more. Step into a restored farmhouse from 1925. Play on the large playground and tot-lot. Take a walk on the 2.8-mile paved perimeter trail and several miles of natural trail. The working farm has chickens, turkeys, geese, cows, pigs, goats and sheep.

Downs Park   

8311 John Downs Loop 

Pasadena   

FRI-SAT-SUN 7am to Dusk    

Free
410-222-6230
The 236-acre park has 5 miles of trails, a fishing pier, a children’s playground, two basketball courts, kayak launching, and an amazing view of the Chesapeake Bay.  The park property has a rich history which has been preserved by the Downs Park Historical Society.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 

647 Contees Warf Road

Edgewater

FRI-SAT-SUN 8:30am-4:30pm    

Free
443-482-2220
Hiking and Geocaching
Located on the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary, the SERC campus boasts 2,650-acres of forests, wetlands, marshes and 15 miles of protected shoreline. With almost a dozen geocache sites located along the trails, visitors are welcome to search for them and practice their GPS skills while enjoying a lovely hike.

VAAAC Visitors Center 

26 West Street and City Dock

Annapolis   

FRI-SAT-SUN 9am-5pm   

Free
410-280-0445  
Information Specialists can help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Celebration adventures including a free Maryland Day Program and information about local things to see and do. Stop by the West Street location to have your picture taken at our photo booth, complete with colonial props for kids! Information specialists are ready at both locations to help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Weekend adventures.

Maryland State House 

100 State Circle,

Annapolis    

FRI-SAT-SUN 9am-5pm    

Free
410-260-6400
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capital still in continuous legislative use. Enjoy the immersive State House exhibits, including the beautifully restored Old Senate Chamber. Explore important historical events that happened underneath the dome and in the chamber of the only state house ever to have served as the nations capital.  Maryland State Archives curatorial staff will be on hand for this special event.
ID required to enter if you are over 21.

Edgewater Community Library 

25 Stepneys Lane

Edgewater   

SAT 9:30am   Free
410-222-1538
Babies at Play – Make new friends and learn through play.  Babies from birth to 18 months (with caring adult) may enjoy books, music and a variety of developmentally appropriate toys during this hour of unstructured social time in our meeting room.

Banneker Douglass Museum  

84 Franklin Street, Annapolis   

SAT 10am-4pm   Free
410-216-6180
The Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to document, interpret and promote African-American history and culture through exhibits, projects and programs to improve understanding and appreciation of Americas’ rich cultural diversity.  In addition to the museums standing exhibitions, Lawrence Hurst, artist in residence will be exhibiting a fifty-year retrospective of his work. The Verda Welcome Hall exhibits Songs of the Caged Bird, curated by Lilian Thomas Burwell, this dynamic show inspired by the work of Maya Angelou invites visitors to reflect on the artistry that springs from restriction.

Maryland Hall 

801 Chase Street

Annapolis MD   

SAT- SUN 10am-5pm     Free
410-263-5544
Visit the Galleries at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Exhibitions on display include artwork by Joanne S. Scott: 60 Year Retrospective -Chaney Gallery, a founding member of Maryland Hall, her love of the outdoors is reflected in watercolors, acrylics, and prints, artwork by Tony Spencer TRYBE- ALL Celebration Series: Paintings by Tony Spencer - Openshaw Balcony Gallery and colorful abstract paintings will be on display in Maryland Hall’s Balcony Gallery.

Windermere Farms 

4957 Muddy Creek Road

West River   

SAT - SUN 10am-5pm
731-234-7765
Mushroom farm tours and at 10am and 2pm there are mushroom log inoculation workshops. Logs available for purchase.

 

Deale Community Library

5940 Deale-Churchton Road

Deale   

SAT 10am   Free
410-867-4164
Play and Learn with Sensory Bins.

Maryland State Archives / Taylor House Office Building 6

Bladen Street Annapolis   

Updated 3/18: This exhibit is having unexpected delays and will not open until sometime in April. 
410-260-6400
Experience Maryland’s significant place in national history!  Staff of the Maryland State Archives will answer questions as you tour the captivating new exhibit detailing the family history of Frederick Douglass, Maryland’s native son.
ID required if you are over 21.
 
Historic London Town & Gardens 

839 Londontown Rd. Edgewater   

10am-4:30pm    $1 Admission 
410-222-1919
Explore the house and garden of this “lost” colonial town located on the shores of the South River. Geocaching sites too!

Maryland Federation of Art/ Circle Gallery 

18 State Circle Annapolis   

11am-5pm   Free
410-268-4566
View fine art, jewelry and crafts by Maryland artists.

Annapolis Maritime Museum 

723 Second St. Annapolis  

11am–3pm   

Free
410-295-0104 
Find out what it takes to be a Chesapeake Bay waterman. Climb aboard a historic workboat, harvest oysters in a role-playing game, practice nautical knots and interact with Bay animals. Earn a Museum patch by completing these hands-on activities.  This site also has a Geocache.

St. John’s College Mitchell Gallery 

60 College Ave Annapolis   

12pm-5pm   Free
410-626-2556
“Making Our Mark: Eight Washington Printmakers” is a collective of artists drawn together through printmaking. The artists – Andis Applewhite, Jenny Freestone, Pauline Jakobsberg, Lee Newman, Margaret Adams Parker, Terry Svat, Ellen Verdon Winkler, and Max-Karl Winkler of the Washington Printmakers Gallery are exhibiting hand-pulled prints in traditional and state-of-the-art techniques, from woodcut and etching to solar plate and paper lithography.  This site also has a Geocache.

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library 

269 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis  

12pm   

Free
410-222-1770
Conversational Español & Brown Bag Lunch- Practice and expand your Spanish speaking skills in a relaxed environment.  Bring a brown bag lunch.  All levels of learners and children welcome.

Homestead Gardens 

743 W Central Ave Davidsonville   

1pm   $1 Admission
410-798-5000
Maryland Historical Plants and Gardens:  Join Heather Wheatley, CPH to explore the history of the gardens of Maryland’s Founding Families.

 

Southern High Future Farmers of America

4400 Solomons Island Road,

Harwood   3pm – 6pm   Free
731-234-7765
Greenhouse open for plant sales directly from members of the Future Farmers of America.

Scenic Rivers Land Trust 

Bacon Ridge Natural Area,

Hawkins Road Crownsville  

10am-12pm   

SAT Free
410-980-6837
Join us as we explore for landscape clues in the history-rich Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Together we’ll learn how humans and nature have interacted to make the landscape we are today, while enjoying the beautiful 900+ acre protected forest. All ages welcome but beware it is an unpacked trail through the woods. Dogs on leashes welcome. Length: 2-4 miles. Meet at Bacon Ridge Trailhead in Hawkins Road just south of the 97 overpass in Crownsville, MD. Contact Sarah Knebel at sarah@SRLT.org or call 410-980-6837 with any questions!

Chesapeake Children’s Museum 

25 Silopanna Road Annapolis  

SAT 10am-4pm   $1 Admission
410-990-1993   
Make your own stamp for letterboxing or Geocaching. Hike our trails and find our Maryland Day Geocache. Girl Scout Brownies can work on activities toward the Letterboxer badge and Girl Scout Juniors can work toward the Geocaching badge on CCM’s nature trails.
10:30am to 11:15am Building Better People – Improv Theater all ages
6-8 pm Picnicking in the park
Sunset is at 7:30 pm with darkness by 8:30 pm
8-8:30 pm Hands-on activities as the evening darkens
8:30 pm Lights out for Earth Hour – and we watch the stars!

Maryland Hall 

801 Chase Street Annapolis  

SAT 10am-5pm   Free
410-263-5544
BIG INK brings together artists, community organizations and the public to produce large scale black and white woodcuts for exhibition and educational purposes. The two-day workshop at Maryland Hall will take place on March 30-31 from 11am-4pm and will include 11 invited artists that will work together to ink up large woodcuts they created specifically for the event.  Includes hands-on activities for the public.
Visit the galleries before or after checking out BIG INK! Exhibitions on display include artwork by Joanne Scott: 60 Year Retrospective, BIG INK Prints Exhibition and Paintings by Tony Spencer. 

The Westin Annapolis 

100 Westgate Circle

Annapolis    

4pm    

Free
410-972-4300
“The Hall of Presidents Before Washington” is features the 14 presidents under the Articles of Confederation and the Continental Congress. The exhibit includes laser replicas of original documents signed by each of the 14 “forgotten” presidents in chronological order beginning with Peyton Randolph in 1774 and ending with Cyrus Griffin in 1789. Eleven of the fourteen documents were signed while the men served as president, while the other three are letters they signed during their lifetime. USNA professor Mark Croatti will provide a talk and tour of the exhibit.

Pride of Baltimore ll 

1 Dock Street Annapolis  

4pm – 6pm   Free
Come rock your Friday photo op! Maryland’s renowned tall ship, Pride of Baltimore II, is scheduled to arrive in the afternoon at City Dock. (Tours Saturday and Sunday.)

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