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Author:Hope Stewart

May 17 2021

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting there are even more in-person events and tour opportunities available, although there are still plenty of virtual lectures on offer. Or, if you're looking for a chance to volunteer within the heritage community, consider participating in the Tanyard/Franklin Cemetery Clean-up Day. Have a great week! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Date: Tuesday, May 18 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Leslie B. Grigsby, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass at Winterthur, presents a celebration of...

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May 14 2021

Please find below an important update regarding the Non-Profit Economic Development Recovery Grant Program from Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC). Due to programmatic issues, AAEDC delayed the opening of the application period of its Non-Profit Economic Development Recovery Grant Program which was to start on Monday, May 10. New application dates have now been announced! Applications will now open on May 17 at 9:00 a.m. and run until May 28 at 5:00 p.m. The grant aims to support the workforce and operations of non-profit organizations that serve the larger community with a...

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May 13 2021

We are sharing the following information from Maryland's Office of the Secretary of State. We hope you find this Town Hall beneficial. The Office of the Secretary of State's Charities & Legal Services Division is hosting the second in their series of Town Hall meetings for Charitable Organizations which will be held at 10AM on May 17, 2021. The topic is Compliance & Enforcement of Charitable Organizations: How to Avoid Complaints. The purpose of this second Town Hall meeting is to inform charities and those interested about the Office of the Secretary...

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May 11 2021

Please see below the announcement from our friends at the Maryland Department of Planning seeking nominations for their Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards. We're certain there's a business or organization in our community deserving of a nomination! The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievement by individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments to support the 12 planning visions adopted by the Maryland General Assembly. The awards promote exemplary work that represents or inspires collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact, and quality of life. Awards are given in the categories of Leadership and Service, Sustainable Communities, and Preservation/Conservation and will be presented at the...

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May 10 2021

There are plenty of events to choose from this week to keep you busy! Thank you to our partners for continuing to present a wide variety of programing, both in-person and online, for all of us to enjoy. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – 175 Years of the U.S. Naval Academy Date: Tuesday, May 11 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis The history of Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy are intertwined. Our past and our future are connected! Join Tracie Logan, Senior Curator of...

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May 06 2021

Here's a new opportunity to get involved with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)! After two rounds of Listening Sessions to gather recommendations from constituents, editors are needed to revise the funding model in MSAC's Grants for Organizations (GFO) program. Editors will review data/research, constituent feedback, and proposed changes to make recommendations. The proposed policy revisions will then be reviewed by the MSAC board for approval. Editor recommendations will impact the future of general operating funds that are available to arts organizations and arts programs throughout the state. Editors will: Review current...

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May 05 2021

Join history enthusiasts nationwide this May in celebrating National Preservation Month. The observance, first established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “Preservation Week” expanded to the entire month of May in 2005 to provide Americans more opportunities to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states. Historic preservation is not only an effective tool in smart growth and sustainability practices, it enhances quality of life, increases local pride and community involvement, and is a significant economic driver. “This Place Matters” is the theme of...

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May 03 2021

This week, celebrate spring flowers with a plant sale, take a lesson on flower arranging, learn about azaleas, and more! A virtual lecture and in-person tour are also on offer. We're happy to share these opportunities from our partners. Click on the event title for more information. 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Marshy Point Azaleas Date: Tuesday, May 4 Time: 10:30 am Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens' 50th Anniversary, this year's lecture series will connect...

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Apr 30 2021

This is a reminder to our business partners and service providers in Anne Arundel County that you will have one last chance to apply for the Maryland Small Business Covid-19 RELIEF Grant Program from the Maryland Department of Commerce. The application portal will reopen at 5 p.m. on April 30, 2021 and close again at 11:59 p.m. May 15, 2021. This grant offers working capital to assist certain Maryland small businesses with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Grant assistance is intended to provide interim relief complementing actions with its bank, business interruption...

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Apr 27 2021

The application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant reopened yesterday, Monday, April 26. This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19. Eligible entities include: live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; motion picture theater operators (including owners); and talent representatives. The SBA has also added the following updated resources: Applicant user guide and FAQ: For help with the application process, refer to the applicant user guide and FAQ. Checklist: Use the checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application. Call Center:  For Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application...

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