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July 2013

Mayo Civic Association MiniGarage Sale

Event Date:  August 9, 2013 (All day) - August 10, 2013 (All day) The Mayo Civic Association will be holding a "Mini" Garage Sale & Flea Market on Aug 9 & 10 from 8am-2pm at its hall located at 1175 Mayo Mayo Md. We need funds to match our renovation grant from the state. There will be outside table rentals and our bake table will be full. For more info, please call E. Schmitt@410-798-0937.

National Capital Area Day Lily Club - Annual Daylily Sale - August 10

Event Date:  August 10, 2013 - 9:00am The National Capital Area Daylily Club will be holding our annual Daylily Sale on Saturday, August 10 from 9am - 5pm at the Davidsonville Ruritan Community Center - 3358 Davidsonville Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035. Most daylilies will be sold as bare root double fans for $5. Newer and potted daylilies will be slightly more. We hold an auction of Club Plants at noon in the air-conditioned building. The Club Plants are new and unusual daylilies grown by club members. For more information, please contact Faith or Jerry Bange at 410-798-9207 or Location Davidsonville Ruritan Community Center 3358 Davidsonville Rd Davidsonville MD 21035 United States See map: Google Maps

Sea Music Night at Folkie Friday Concert

Event Date:  July 26, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm Myron Peterson of Ship’s Company Chanteymen presents a sing-along evening of salty tales and ballads from the seafaring life. Location 49 West Coffeehouse 49 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

Captain Avery Museum celebrates summer with free concert and kid-friendly fun

Event Date:  August 18, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Bring your kids to the Museum’s waterfront campus in Shady Side for “Music on the Lawn,” a free summer evening filled with music and kid-friendly fun, including Broadway tunes by Bill and Mary Ann Bloomquist and contemporary Christian rock by the South County Community Church Worship Band. Kids can pet an alpaca, climb aboard a fire truck, paint a “Bayscape” mural from what they see out on the Chesapeake, enjoy demonstrations of K9 dogs and Taekwando. Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, wine and beer will be on sale. The event is free, however, donations of $10 per adult are suggested. Location Captain Avery Museum 1418 East West Shady Side Road Shady Side, MD 20764 United States See map: Google Maps

Green Drinks Annapolis presents Stormwater Showcase

Event Date:  July 24, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Annapolis Green presents a stormwater showcase at its Green Drinks event featuring Historic London Town and Gardens’ new Green Roof over the Visitors' Center. Stormwater management experts will exhibit and share best practices, and the Leadership Ann e Arundel 2013 Flagship Class will present its inaugural R3 (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Commercial Recycling Awards to Veteran Compost and the Irish Restaurant Company, plus guided tours of the gardens and the Green Roof and live music by the Matt Wigler Trio. Free admission with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Location Historic London Town and Gardens 839 Londontown Rd. Edgewater, MD 21037 United States See map: Google Maps

Why Did I Get Married? Workshop

A Monthly Couple's Workshop designed to promote and sustain healthy marriages and relationships for married and engaged couples. Learn keys to successful marriages thru workshops, games, activities, role play, real-life scenarios and much more. Every 4th Friday in Deale MD, located 10 mins past Upper Marlboro on Route 4 East. Location In His Presence Praise and Worship Center 350 East Bay Front St Deale, Md 20751 United States See map: Google Maps

What I’ll be eating this Buy Local Week

In high Maryland summer, buying local is no challenge. Rain and sun, heat and humidity make the vegetable kingdom grow like it will devour tomorrow. Fields and farm markets are fecund with foods you’ve not tasted fresh since last fall. Corn, cucumbers, cantaloupe, peaches, peppers, squash, tomatoes and watermelon are ready or ripening.     If I were doing the naming, I’d call Maryland’s sixth annual Buy Local Challenge the Buy Local Opportunity.

If you’ve ever wanted your own fresh eggs, Michele Allman can help you decide if keeping hens is for you

I am not alone in imagining chickens in my back yard. Backyard flocks are on the upswing in suburban and urban America, Chesapeake Country included. Why, the state’s capital allows city-dwellers to raise them.     I’d appreciate their weeding skills to keep the violets, dandelions, and chickweed in check and to work compost into the soil where I’d like to install new garden beds. Most of all, I’d like just-laid eggs, firm with bright orange yolks.

Unity Gardens wants to help green your community

From Glen Burnie to Severn Heights to Presidents Hill to Shady Side to Fairhaven, Anne Arundel gardeners seeking to green their communities turn for funding to Unity Gardens (, which twice a year awards grants up to $1,000 to local groups creating neighborhood green spaces.     In a decade, Unity Gardens has sowed over $200,000 in gardens planned and planted by 180 community groups. Unity’s seed money comes from foundation grants, corporate and individual donations and local government support.

LIKE the energy giant to get to know the Bay and Baltimore better

As a fan of Chesapeake Bay, you can get your interest rewarded for each of the next four weeks. But to compete in the Bay Quiz, your love for the Chesapeake must be patient enough to navigate Constellation Energy’s layers of self-promoting websites.