This week, we’re excited to highlight a variety of new events presented by our partners, including an entire week dedicated to electric vehicles! Learn more below and kick off the week by going green.
It’s National Drive Electric Week! Join Annapolis Green as they mark this week with eco-friendly events. First, come out for Kick Gas! – EVs Hit the Avenue – An Electrifying Evening of Cars on Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will be held in the Maryland Avenue Recovery Zone. EVs will be parked on the Avenue while it is closed to car traffic but open for outdoor dining. The EV owners (and dealers) will answer questions about their cars. (Don’t forget to mask up.) Learn about the benefits of driving electric — for your wallet and the planet.
On Thursday, October 1, from 8:00-9:30 pm, Kick Gas! Annapolis Green Celebrates Drive Electric Week Virtually! Annapolis Green will Zoom in and virtually showcase various models of the more than 40 plug-in vehicles available today in a fun, interactive way. Hear from owners and learn what driving electric is all about. Take a virtual test drive! Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, and Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles will open the event.
Finally, on Friday, October 2, from 4:00-9:00 pm, join Annapolis Green for Kick Gas! – EVs Hit the Street – West Street. In the West Street Recovery Zone, 4 to 6 EVs will be parked on the Street while it’s closed to car traffic but open for outdoor dining. Hey, it’s electric!
Historic Annapolis has two events taking place this week. On Thursday, October 1, from 7:00-8:00, join a Virtual Lecture on John Shaw, Annapolis Cabinetmaker. If you’ve visited a historic house museum in Annapolis, you’ve likely been introduced to the work of our city’s most famous cabinetmaker, John Shaw. In this lecture, presenter Bethany McGlyn will share the fascinating story of Shaw’s ascent from immigrant laborer to prolific artisan, revolutionary, and community leader. She will discuss how Shaw relied on enslaved and servant labor and how state patronage supplemented his cabinetmaking income, setting the stage for his professional success and continued legacy.
On Saturday, October 3, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, attend a special Living History in the Garden: A Conversation on Health and Medicine at the William Paca Garden (186 Prince George Street, Annapolis). Listen in as Mrs. Anne Catharine Green, printer of the Maryland Gazette, discusses her concerns about her children’s health with Mercy, who has experience in all manner of herbal treatments. Learn about the common remedies that were advertised in Maryland Gazette in the 1770s, and the plants that were used to heal colonists. Illnesses such as smallpox, whooping cough, and other ailments will be addressed. The event is included with admission to the William Paca Garden.
As part of the The Winifred Gordon Memorial Art and Wellness Series, Hammond-Harwood House (19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis) presents Just Peale and Juice on Saturday, October 3, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. During this event, you will learn about the Charles Willson Peale family of painters, talk about colors and themes in 18th century art, discuss still life paintings of fruit by the Peale family, and attend a green juice and healthy habits workshop presented by Lisa Consiglio Ryan, owner of Rasa Juice Shop on Maryland Avenue. This event is free to attend.
As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates. Have a great week!