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March 2013

Harken All to the News of This Day!

Join noted historian and media expert Mike Dixon in a lively discussion of how news spread of war in Maryland and how the press covered the major regional incidents of the War of 1812. Compare this coverage with our digital age, when news is practically instantaneous. Refreshments. Parking next door in the Hillman Garage. 11am: free with rsvp. 26 West Street, Annapolis and City Dock ­information booth, City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis: ­histpres@annapolis.gov or 410-263-7941 (Shari Pippen)

Meet Freedom-Bound Runaways of the Chesapeake

Explore the newest exhibition with hands-on activities and, in the afternoon, real people acting the roles of slaves running to freedom. 10am-5pm: free. Historic Annapolis Museum, 99 Main St., Annapolis; 410-267-6656; www.annapolis.org  

Celebrate 40 Restored Years

Celebrate 40 years since the home of William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary-era Governor of Maryland, was restored from former uses — including as the Carvel Hall Hotel. Tour the garden and first floor of the restored and refurnished Colonial home. 10am-5pm: $1
. Historic Annapolis: William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis: 410-267-8146; www.annapolis.org

The Colony’s 17th-Century Capital

Saturday, March 23, 10am-4pm • 10am: Bring your kite to fly with the colonists • noon and 2:30pm: hear St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s a capella chorus, PING, in the Chapel • 1pm: commemoration ceremony

Learn the State of the Bay

Learn about the state of the Bay, its future and how you can make a difference in its health. You’ll also tour CBF’s environmentally sustainable headquarters, one of the world’s most energy-efficient buildings, and see how natural elements are incorporated into a workspace with minimal impact on the Bay. 10am-noon; free w/rsvp:  www.cbf.org/calendar: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Merrill Center, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis: 410-268-8816 or htuckfield@cbf (Heather Tuckfield); www.cbf.org.

Gone But Not Forgotten Tour

Follow Squire Richard Hillman (former Mayor of Annapolis) to explore now-gone sites that have left a mark on Annapolis’ historic district and the Naval Academy. Bring a U.S.-issued photo ID to enter Academy grounds. 10:30am: free. Annapolis Tours by Watermark, from Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis: www.annapolistours.com, 410-268-7601  

Raise the Flag on Maryland Day

Join a spirit-lifting flag raising  in honor of Maryland Day. The Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps play, and the award-winning U.S. Naval Academy League Cadets perform the ceremony. 10am: free: Flag Pole at Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis: 410-222-1805; www.fourriversheritage.org

Get on Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Starting at City Hall, make a mad dash around the Annapolis’ Historic and Main Street districts, seeking historic and architectural gems. You have four hours and a map to complete the hunt while racing against other challengers for prizes. Register at 9:30am; return by 2pm for prize drawings for children 12 & under and adults. 9:30am-2:30pm: freeMainStreets Annapolis Partnership, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis: 410-703-9405; www.mainstreetsannapolis.org

Follow the Underground Railroad

Follow a trail of clues to learn how runaway slaves depended on nature and secret signals to ride the Underground Railroad. Friday-Sunday March 22-24, 10am-4pm: free; trail guides $1. Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis: 410-990-1993; www.theccm.org

Follow the Underground Railroad

Follow a trail of clues to learn how runaway slaves depended on nature and secret signals to ride the Underground Railroad. Friday-Sunday March 22-24, 10am-4pm: free; trail guides $1. Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis: 410-990-1993; www.theccm.org