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Events This Week: September 8-13

Sep 08 2020

Events This Week: September 8-13

Events this WeekEven with the shortened week our partners are busy offering us a lot of activities to enjoy! Take your pick of virtual or in-person events. Celebrate the arts in Annapolis, kick-off National Underground Railroad Month in Anne Arundel County, and much more. Mark your calendars now for this week’s highlights. Click on the event title for more information.

Learning at London Town: What’s in a Tree?

  • Dates/Times:Wednesday, September 9, 1:00 – 3:00 pm/Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: In-person educational event, Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

In this science- and observation-focused program, children will explore the gardens and learn all about the trees that live at London Town. They will spend time discussing the differences between types of trees, and carry out a tree-themed experiment. For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.​

Cost is $8 for member children grades 1 – 4 or $10 for non-member children grades 1 – 4​. Pre-Registration Required. Maximum of 20 attendees

Brock Environmental Center Learning Series: Farming for Clean Water

Did you know that farmers are crucial partners for saving the Bay? It is estimated that widespread use of priority practices on Bay-region farms can reduce the amount of nitrogen pollution going into the Bay by as much as 60 percent. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation works alongside the agriculture community to advise and advocate for the best management practices that will not only improve the agriculture community’s bottom line, but also clean up creeks, rivers, and the Bay.

From leveraging solar power to moving cows to new pastures, this webinar promises to educate attendees on why this partnership works for reducing pollution to the Bay. Join CBF to learn more about the connection between agriculture and clean water — and how you can support the effort.

Virtual Lecture: Slavery and Servitude in Early Annapolis

  • Date: Thursday, September 10
  • Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

In early Annapolis, Maryland, bound artisans labored in craft workshops, construction sites, public buildings, and domestic interiors. These bound artisans—including enslaved, indentured, and convict servants—comprised the majority of the labor force in Annapolis and elsewhere in the British Atlantic World. Annapolis’s great Georgian mansions, extant furnishings and artworks, and even the Maryland State Capitol building remain as products of bound laborers’ skill and expertise. Despite working for and with the city’s most famous free white artisans, most notably Charles Willson Peale, William Buckland, John Shaw, and William Faris, enslaved and indentured artisans are often left out of studies of craft in early Annapolis.

In this lecture, presenter Bethany McGlyn will retrace the lives and work of several enslaved and servant artisans using primary sources like newspaper advertisements, tax records, account books, and extant objects and buildings. Bethany will explain the legal differences between slavery and servitude in early America and the direct impact on daily life and work for bound artisans in Annapolis.

Registration is required. Cost to participate is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers

Arts Alive!

Tune in to Facebook Live and join Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts for a special livestreaming event. In the spirit of the Annual Arts Alive! event, they’re sharing a performance and special presentation in lieu of our traditional gathering. The evening will include a live concert by award-winning national recording artist and Maryland native Carronne Jones. WRNR’s Rob Timm will serve as MC.

Galesville Heritage Society Annual Ice Cream Social

  • Date: Sunday, September 13
  • Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Location: Galesville Heritage Museum, 988 Main Street, Galesville
  • Host Organization: Galesville Heritage Society

Join family and friends for ice cream! Following CDC guidelines, the Ice Cream Social will be held outside on the grounds of the Galesville Heritage Society. Lots of space to spread out and enjoy. Yummy, wrapped novelty ice cream will be served. Social distancing and masks required. For more information email: [email protected]

In addition, take a West River boat tour (weather permitting) from the Galesville Community Pier aboard the “Miss Hazard” a 36-foot tuck-stern bateau. West River boat tours depart the Galesville Community Pier at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Sign up at the museum, seating is limited.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates. Have a great week!