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Events in the Four Rivers Heritage Area This Week

Jul 27 2020

Events in the Four Rivers Heritage Area This Week

Events this Week From social justice, environmental advocacy, to naval history, join our local heritage partners at one of their events taking place this week, including both in-person and online opportunities.

Click the event title for links to each event’s page.

Regulatory Rollbacks: Undermining Bay Restoration

Take one brick out of a foundation, and it is barely noticeable. Take enough bricks out, and the entire building can crumble. This is happening to the rules that protect our nation’s water, air, and natural resources—and it is bad news for the Chesapeake Bay and human health. Dozens of regulatory rollbacks have been proposed and finalized over the last few years.

Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Federal Office for a discussion of environmental rollbacks and how they affect the Bay and communities within the watershed. They will cover the basics of relevant clean air and water regulations, the importance of achieving the goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, and what rollbacks could mean for achieving Bay restoration goals by 2025. Sign-up is limited to one individual per registration.

Virtual Lecture – The Collections and Programs of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum

  • Date: Thursday, July 30
  • Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

From ship models to flags to swords, visitors will find these and more at the nation’s oldest navy museum right here in Annapolis. Dr. Claude Berube, the Director of the Naval Academy Museum will join us to discuss the museum’s collections and programs that people can access even in the COVID-19 environment.

Dr. Claude Berube has served as Director of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum since 2012. Since 2005, he has taught as both a military officer and civilian at the United States Naval Academy where his courses included American Government, Terrorism, Campaigns & Elections, Intelligence & National Security. Maritime Security Challenges, Naval History, and Emergent Naval Warfare. Registration is required. Cost to attend is free with a suggested donation of $15.

BDM Annual Youth Conference

The Black Vote Mural Project Youth Conference is a virtual summit dedicated to the empowerment of Maryland’s youth. Your input is needed in the national dialogue of healing social ills and we are creating a space for you to take the lead in advocating for issues that affect your future. Now is the time to learn about how you can participate in democracy and be an agent of change in your community. Be encouraged to use your voice to advocate for the change you want to see; your voices counts!

The 3rd annual Youth Conference features motivational speakers, spoken word performances, education on using public art as activism, and more. The cost is free to participate. Register in advance.

Mini Succulents Workshop

Celebrate summer by creating a mini potted succulent garden. This workshop was originally planned for Earth Day in April, so let’s continue where we left off and create miniature gardens all about positivity, motivation, and inspiration. Succulent gardens are easy to transplant and even easier to maintain, so this workshop is fun and suitable for all ages!

For the safety of participants and staff, this workshop will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance. Cost to participate is $25 for London Town members and $30 for non-members. Pre-Registration is required as attendance is limited.

SOLD OUT – Material Culture Mindfulness

  • Date: Saturday, August 1
  • Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Location: 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Update! This Saturday’s workshop is sold-out, but check the Hammond-Harwood House calendar for future Winifred Gordon Memorial Art and Wellness Series events.

In the era of our new normal we invite you to return to the Hammond-Harwood House museum for a special series that intersects the beauty of art through wellness based activities.

In the first program Material Culture Mindfulness there will be a guided curator lecture by Rachel Lovett in the period rooms of the mansions to discuss the making of objects including ceramics, textiles, and furniture. It will be followed by a guided mindfulness breathing exercise in the historic second story ballroom to examine shapes, colors, and textures in the artifacts and become in tune with your surroundings. The mindfulness exercise will be led by instructor Monica Jordan.

Be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates!