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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 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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Dec 10 2020

The deadline for Phase II of CFAAC's Community Crisis Response Fund is coming up next week! The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County’s (CFAAC) Community Crisis Response Fund is a responsive granting resource that can be deployed to assist and strengthen our county during times of crisis. Phase II of the Community Crisis Response Fund: CARES ACT Funding for Grants to Anne Arundel County Nonprofits will provide funding to meet operational or program needs of 501c3 nonprofit organizations serving Anne Arundel County. CFAAC will award grants of up to $10,000 on a rolling basis...

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Dec 09 2020

It's almost 2021! Does your organization run an End-of-Year Appeal? Are you still struggling with how to position this appeal during the COVID-19 crisis? Here are some resources and webinars from the nonprofit support community that can help guide you. Today at 1:00 pm, Network for Good is presenting a free webinar on 3 Ways to Incorporate Legacy Giving Into Year-End. You can also still view their virtual conference The Keys to Year-End Success or their webinar on Planning for Year-End During a Time of Uncertainty. At 3:00 pm this afternoon, Nonprofit...

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Dec 07 2020

We hope you enjoy these events from our partners. Some will even get you into the holiday spirit this week! Click on the event title for more information. MCHC Core Conversations: Community with Porchia Moore, PhD, and Nina Simon Date: Thursday, December 10 Time: 12:00-1:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland Center for History and Culture How can history museums be relevant, responsive, and useful for many audiences in today’s disconnected and fast-paced world? Dr. Porchia Moore, Museum Critical Race Theorist, and Nina Simon, designer, instigator, and advocate for community-driven institutions, join Katie Caljean,...

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Dec 03 2020

For many this year, the motivation to "Shop Local" is stronger than ever before. Tonight, Midnight Madness kicks off in downtown Annapolis; due to safety precautions, this year the Downtown Annapolis Partnership will offer a more scaled-back version than our city’s traditional shopping celebration. "Midnight Madness" events will take place Dec 3, 10, and 17, as businesses along Main Street, West Street, Maryland Avenue, State Circle, and Dock Street feature extended hours, with some even open until midnight. Streets and stores will be adorned with holiday decorations, trees, garland, snowflakes,...

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