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Events this Week: February 1-7

Feb 01 2021

Events this Week: February 1-7

Events this Week

While it’s snowing outside, you can stay indoors and enjoy these events from our partners.

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Virtual Offering – Discovering and Connecting with New Constituents

Join this interactive space to hear guidance and lessons learned about what is working well for connecting with communities not currently served through your artistic programming.This event is free to attend.

Virtual Lecture – Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Oyster Wars

  • Date: Tuesday, February 2
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

The story of Chesapeake pirates and patriots begins with a land dispute and ends with the untimely death of an oyster dredger at the hands of the Maryland Oyster Navy. From the golden age of piracy to Confederate privateers and oyster pirates, the maritime communities of the Chesapeake Bay are intimately tied to a fascinating history of intrigue, plunder and illicit commerce raiding. Author Jamie L.H. Goodall introduces those whose tales of piracy are legendary from the harbor of Baltimore to the shores of Cape Charles. Her talk will focus specifically on the Oyster Wars, which began in the 1830s and lasted until 1959 with the death of Berkeley Muse.

Registration is required. Cost to attend is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers. This ticket includes admission for your household to the Virtual Lecture on February 2, as well as one copy of Dr. Goodall’s book, Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars. The book will be shipped to you following your ticket purchase. (Please note, it’s not a requirement to read the book to enjoy this lecture!)

Mayor Buckley’s Small Business Town Hall

  • Date: Wednesday, February 3
  • Time: 11:00 am
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: City of Annapolis

Mayor Gavin Buckley will host a town hall with Candace Pruett of the Small Business Development Center to provide updates on new funding for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This important overview will be followed by Q&A. This event is free to attend.

Virtual Event – The Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary: The Ghost Fleet and Beyond

Dr. Susan Langley, Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist, will  discuss our Nation’s newest National Marine Sanctuary, which encompasses more than 100 vessels constructed by the civilian U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corp. during WWI. She will also discuss the importance of the area to the First Nation’s peoples, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, WWI and WWII, and the Great Depression, review history of Mallows Bay commercial fishing through the centuries, and uncover the many reasons to visit this peaceful enclave just 30 miles south of the nation’s capital, including excellent fishing and birdwatching.

Register in advance. Lectures are $10 or free for AMM Members First Mate and above.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.