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April 2017

15th Annual Annapolis Book Festival

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Key School, 534 Hillsmere Drive
Annapolis, United States
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This free community event gathers together more than 3,000 visitors to celebrate the love of reading and the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. The daylong event showcases nationally known, best-selling authors, the sale of new and used books, family-friendly activities, live music and food. Event is free.

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James Brice 250th Birthday Celebration

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
James Brice House, 42 East Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Celebrate the 250th birthday of the James Brice House with a party fit for the whole community! In addition to a festive mood, hands-on activities, games and party snacks will be available, as well as the exciting opportunity to explore the beautiful five-part Georgian home and learn about the people who lived there. Event is free. No reservations required.

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Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Animal Tour

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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In this family- friendly activity, participants will join a tour of the house and learn how animals symbolize different things in paintings, chairs, and everyday objects. Children can go on an Easter egg hunt in the garden and then paint the wooden eggs they find. $15 per child / $10 Members children

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Naval Academy Shifley Lecture Series

April 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
United States Naval Academy Museum, 118 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Don Peacock, president of the Lynx Educational Foundation, discusses “Privateers in the War of 1812 and the Battle of Nantucket.” Preble Hall’s second deck theater, Naval Academy Museum. Free. 12:30-1:15 p.m.

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Brothers in Arms: The Revolutionary Service of James and Edmund Brice

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. John’s College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Avenue
Annapolis, 21401 United States
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Two hundred fifty years ago, James Brice began building his Annapolis mansion, which still dominates the intersection of East and Prince George Streets. During the Revolutionary War, he served as Captain of the city militia and Lieutenant of the county militia, positions that earned him the honorary title “Colonel.” But James wasn’t the only Colonel in the Brice family; his younger brother, Edmund, a professionally-trained artist, was named a Lieutenant Colonel by Congress at the request of the Marquis de Lafayette. Senior Historian Glenn E. Campbell explores the fascinating life…

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Homeschool Program: Historical Foodies

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
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Who doesn’t love food? Our ancestors sure did. Get your hands dirty with hearth cooking, learn what the colonists ate, and how they grew or raised their ingredients. ​Fee for participating children: $8 for members (Family Membership and higher); $10 for non-members. (No fee for accompanying adults.) Register for all four sessions and get the fourth session half off!

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Mitchell Gallery Book Club

April 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Ronald Markman” exhibition followed by a discussion of “The Overcoat” by Nikolai Gogol. St. John’s College tutor David Townsend will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556.

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Tot Time: What is Beautiful to You

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
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Have you ever stood with your child under a majestic tree and admired its beauty? Have you and your child shared the fun of hunting for leaf shapes or going on a nature treasure hunt? Research shows that experiences like these help children build lasting connections to the natural world and to the adults with whom they share these adventures. Come join the fun of outdoor adventures with our new Tot Time monthly family program! Activities are ongoing, so come when you can and leave when you must. Included with…

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Revolutionary Annapolis Walking Tour

April 15 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Walk in the footsteps of patriot leader William Paca as you follow his dramatic personal and political story through the revolutionary era. Learn how a promising young lawyer became a rebel, a revolutionary, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the Governor of Maryland through the course of twenty years. This 90-minute guided walking tour begins at the William Paca House and ends at the Maryland State House, with stops at ten other sites along the way. Reservations required. Tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Cost: $10 for HA…

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Mr. Paca’s Backyard Preschool Program

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Children will get to experience the sounds of rainfall right in the William Paca House. After we read our book Listen to the Rain, children will listen to the sounds of gentle rain and storms. We will follow the story with art activities and games. 10:00-11:15 a.m. Reservations required. Cost: $8 per child for HA Members and Volunteers, $10 per child for Non-Members

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