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March 2013

Greenstreet Gardens Ladies Nite

Event Date:  April 5, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm Time to kick up your heels...cowgirl style! Music - Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks - Door Prizes Tickets - $25 ($30 at the door) Prizes for: Best Boots - Best Overall Cowgirl - Best Hat BOOTHLOVE photobooth Location Greenstreet Gardens 391 West Bay Front Road, Lothian MD United States See map: Google Maps

Jug Bay Spring Festival

Event Date:  May 4, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm Celebrate spring with us at the Glendening Nature Preserve. Enjoy a hayride, take a hike with a naturalist, sit in on a gardening workshop, make crafts, and much more, ALL FREE! Help the Friends of Jug Bay raise money by purchasing refreshments, buying native plants for your garden, finding a bargain at the Nature’s Market, or bidding for nature items at the silent auction. Rain or shine. Come to the Plummer House (on the corner of route 4) at 5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian Location Glendening Nature Preserve 5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD United States See map: Google Maps

Return to the Spot

The St. Clement’s Island Museum tells the story of Maryland’s first English colonists to the New World. Join a one-hour ceremony and wreath-laying commemorating the founding, and hear Dr. Julia King, anthropology professor at St. Mary’s College, on the significant archaeological findings that may locate the home of Dr. Thomas Gerard, an early landowner in the Maryland colony. 11am-noon:
free
. St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point, St. Mary’s County: 301-769-2222; http://visitmaryland.org/Events/Pages/MarylandDayCelebrations.aspx

Watermen Explain Their Catch of the Day

Meet three watermen and –women couples.     Clammers Sue and Bill Cheatham — with 47 years of combined experience working the Chesapeake — share stories and pictures of their catch and other items they bring up from the deep.     Kathy and John Galloway describe the adaptations they’ve made to continue the oystering tradition.     Julia and Rob Howes explain why young people like them still follow the water despite its challenges.     Talks begin at 1:30pm.

See the Story of Stores

The village of Galesville treasures its past. The Galesville Heritage Museum preserves and illuminates those treasures in the home of schoolteacher Carrie Weedon. In the interactive exhibit The Story of Stores, you’ll learn how small stores served both as social and economic anchors in the history of the village. You’ll use a computer and monitor to see the kinds of things the stores sold, and watch and listen as locals recount their memories. 1-5pm: free
. Galesville Heritage Museum, 988 Main St., Galesville: www.galesvilleheritagesociety.org

Explore an Historic Village

On the grounds of Herrington Harbour North Marina, historic buildings have been assembled and reconstructed in an historic village. Herrington Harbour owner Steuart Chaney saved the first building, the Nutwell School, in honor of his great-aunt, who taught there, commuting weekly by horseback.

Meet Original Mad Man Bert Stern

Travel back to the heyday of American advertising with Bert Stern. Then enjoy four hours of short films by student filmmakers from all over the world. noon; free. Annapolis Film Festival, Room 205, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis: 410-263-3023; www.annapolisfilmfestival.net

Visit Historic London Town

The past comes to life at the 18th century seaport of London Town. As Colonial-era British Marines practice their drills, tour the William Brown House and Lord Mayor’s Tenement and inspect the gardens at spring’s reawakening. Sunday, noon-4:30pm: $1     See for yourself what life was like during the 1700s as 30 costumed re-enactors demonstrate hearth cooking, militia drills, crafts and more. noon-4:30pm: $1. Historic London Town and Garden, 839 Londontown Rd.; Edgewater: 410-222-1919; ­www.historiclondontown.org

Roll Easter Eggs

Children hunt and roll Easter eggs in the garden. 1pm: free. Charles Carroll House, 107 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis: 410-269-1737; www.charlescarrollhouse.org

Explore Genealogy

Tour the home and gardens of Charles Carroll, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. Learn about the three generations of the Carroll family who lived here and explore the newly updated family tree. Are you a descendant? A genealogist will help you research family history. Kids will also learn about genealogy and start tracing their own family tree. noon-4pm: free. Charles Carroll House, 107 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis: 410-269-1737; www.charlescarrollhouse.org