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Jan 11 2021

From history to nature, we hope you enjoy this week's offering of events from our partners, including the new year's relaunch of the "Lunch and Learn" series from the Maryland State Archives. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture - The Present Discontents: News from 1770 Annapolis Date: Tuesday, January 12 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Two hundred fifty years ago, Annapolis had been Maryland's capital for 75 of the province's 136 years. No one knew it yet, but the countdown was already on to the...

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Jan 08 2021

Did you know that the Anne Arundel County Public Library is celebrating its 100th birthday today? And of course the occasion will be marked with special presentations on the Anne Arundel County Public Library Facebook page throughout the day, including the following events: 10:30 am - Birthday Party Storytime Celebrate AACPL's 100th anniversary! Bring your party hat and join the fun with stories, songs and rhymes that build early literacy skills. 11:15 am - Anniversary Message by Library CEO, Skip Auld View a special message from Library CEO Skip Auld commemorating the 100th anniversary...

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Jan 05 2021

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) has announced that it is now seeking applications for its FY 2022 grants cycle. The next MHAA Live Webinar for Grant Applicants is this Thursday, January 7 at 10:00 am. There is a recorded webinar available to watch, click here to view it. The information shared does not change in the webinars, but you might want the chance to ask questions in a live webinar. This year, the MHAA staff is holding "Office Hours" to answer grant questions, find the hours here. For first-time applicants, here is an overview: MHAA provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants for...

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Jan 04 2021

A new year means new opportunities to take advantage of all that the partners in our heritage community have to offer. Start your new year off right with a special event! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Event: The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon in Annapolis Date: Thursday, January 7 Time: 7:00-8:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Annapolis Maritime Museum David Gendell, Author, Sailor, and Co-founder of SpinSheet and PropTalk Magazines will discuss the history of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (TPSL) including the rise of the port...

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Dec 30 2020

The Annapolis, London Town & South County Heritage Area, Inc., (ALTSCHA, Inc.), dba the Four Rivers Heritage Area, is a tax-exempt non-profit organization. All donations received are used for collaborative programs and grants to support our partners. Many people no longer itemize their taxes, but this year there is a special consideration for deductions of contributions to tax-exempt non-profit organizations even if you do not itemize! Because we are a tax-exempt non-profit, your contribution is tax-deductible. For 2020, the CARES Act will allow you to take a $300 charitable donation deduction ($600 per...

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Dec 17 2020

With new retail restrictions in place in Anne Arundel County as of yesterday, it's more important to shop local this season than ever before -- especially for holiday gift-giving. One way you can do this is to take advantage of tonight's Eleventh Hour Shopping in downtown Annapolis. During this last night of Midnight Madness, many stores will remain open later than their normal hours. Look for the Open Late Flags. If the new restrictions make you nervous about shopping in-person, as a reminder, these heritage partners are offering the opportunity to shop online: ...

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Dec 15 2020

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) is pleased to announce that MHAA is now seeking applications for its FY 2022 grants cycle. Do you have a heritage tourism related project in mind for your organization? Perhaps you are planning to restore a historic building, create a new museum exhibit, build a visitor center, develop a walking tour mobile application, or undertake some other project that showcases Maryland's unique historical, cultural, or natural resources. Will the project take place in a certified heritage area, including the Four Rivers Heritage Area? A Maryland...

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Dec 14 2020

While our heritage partners are busy preparing for the holidays, here are some other online events and webinars that might be of interest to you! Click on the event title for more information. Coffee with Ken: Public Art Date: Tuesday, December 15 Time: 9:00-10:00 am Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland State Arts Council Here’s your chance to get the ear of the Director! Join MSAC’s Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz and your fellow colleagues across the state on Tuesday mornings with your favorite coffee drink (or tea, if you’re like Ken!) for a topic-specific...

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