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October 2017

Galesville Square Dance and Potluck Dinner

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Galesville Rd
Galesville, MD United States
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Schedule: 5:45pm - 7:00pm Potluck Dinner (bring a dish to share)  7:00pm - 8:30pm Family-Friendly Dancing  8:30pm - 10:00 pm More Challenging Dancing    LIVE Traditional Appalachian Dance Tunes by Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar), & Friends.   Square dances + circle dances + contra dances called by Janine Smith. No partner and no experience necessary. ALL AGES WELCOME!   Adults: $10, Ages 5-17 years $5, Under 5 FREE   Call (571)238-1080 for more info/questions or visit http://communitysquaredance.wordpress.com/

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Historic Hauntings Tour

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Downtown Annapolis

Looking for ghost tours in Maryland? This year, instead of heading to the usual Haunted House full of unconvincing tricks, come with Watermark on a special haunted ghost tour of Annapolis during the festive month of October. Special Historic Hauntings takes guests inside one of Annapolis’ most notoriously haunted houses! Step back into time and hear the tales of the spirits that linger inside the dimly lit mansion. Only our ghoulish guides have access to bring you inside this haunted structure after dark. No visit to Annapolis is complete without…

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Trades Month – Hearth Cooking

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
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Enjoy the aroma of a wood fire in our spacious hearth while volunteers demonstrate the techniques and recipes of our colonial ancestors.​ Included with general admission and free for members.

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Yoga in the Garden at London Town

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
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Open to all levels, these classes are a refreshing way to begin your Sunday morning. Zen provided by the gardens overlooking the South River, instruction provided by various talent from the area, and yoga mat provided by you! Each week is a new theme. Event is rain or shine. Free with a suggested donation of $10 per person

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Captain Avery Museum Oyster Festival

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E West Shady Side Road
Shady Side, MD 20764 United States
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Enjoy food, live music by local artists, unique crafts, face painting and demonstrations showing the vital role oysters play in maintaining the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Seafood lovers are invited to feast on raw and fried oysters, oyster stew, fried oyster roll sushi, cream of crab soup, Maryland crab soup, and much more. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and homemade desserts will also be available. Admission: $6/adults; $2/children under 12

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Oyster Festival 2017

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E West Shady Side Road
Shady Side, MD 20764 United States
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The annual Oyster Festival will take place this year on Sunday, October 15, 12:30-5 pm. A party that celebrates both the oyster and the fun of a day by the Bay with family and friends, the festival offers food from top local eateries, music from local bands, children’s activities, craft offerings, and Avery’s own “Choose It!,” a way of filling your calendar with fun all year round. Oyster lovers can get their fill any way they like ‘em: raw; fried in a basket, platter, or roll; in stew; in soup;…

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Pop-Up Heritage: Brothers in Arms

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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During the Revolutionary War, James Brice served as Captain of the city militia and Lieutenant of the county militia, positions that earned him the honorary title “Colonel.” But James Brice wasn’t the only Colonel in the family; his youngest 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 stories of two Annapolis brothers who joined the fight for American independence. These encore presentations of a lecture first delivered at…

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Pop-Up Heritage: Brothers in Arms

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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During the Revolutionary War, James Brice served as Captain of the city militia and Lieutenant of the county militia, positions that earned him the honorary title “Colonel.” But James Brice wasn’t the only Colonel in the family; his youngest 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 stories of two Annapolis brothers who joined the fight for American independence. These encore presentations of a lecture first delivered at…

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Mr. Paca’s Backyard Preschool Program

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Let’s read Pumpkin Jack and explore the lives of Jack-O-Lanterns. We will learn how pumpkins grow throughout the year and are harvested in the fall just in time for Halloween. A visit to Farmer Ben’s kitchen garden will follow. Crafts, songs, and snacks will reinforce the theme. Space is limited; reservations encouraged. Cost: Free for Family Circle Members, $8 per child for HA Members and Volunteers, $10 per child for Non-Members  

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Drawing Inspiration from the Sea

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
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Keynote Robert Lee Forrest Lecture with Jim Toomey, cartoonist of Sherman's Lagoon Join SERC for the finale of our free Bay Optimism lecture series! The festivities start with a pre-lecture dessert reception at 6:30pm, followed by the lecture at 7. Jim Toomey draws the popular comic strip Sherman’s Lagoon, which appears daily in over 250 daily newspapers, including the Washington Post.  The strip’s underwater theme explores environmental issues in a way that appeals to adults and children alike.  As a syndicated cartoonist, and more recently an award-winning videographer, Jim has successfully communicated science…

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