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May 2016

Blazers.Bourbon.Cigars.

Event Date:  September 15, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm Both longtime residents and newcomers will come together to enjoy a fun filled evening with blazers, bourbon and cigars. This event was established to provide a premier Gentlemen’s only evening in Annapolis with wonderful food, drinks, cigars and clothiers, from both local and afar. It is a gathering of the “who’s who” in Annapolis, including local residents, as well as those traveling from surrounding areas such as Washington, Baltimore, and the Eastern Shore. $50 General Admission $150 VIP Ticket $500 Host Committee Ticket Location William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

4th of July Celebration

Event Date:  July 4, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Fourth of July events at the William Paca House and Garden commemorate William Paca’s signing of the Declaration of Independence – America’s 1776 birth certificate. The day begins with an inspirational Naturalization Ceremony where dozens of people from communities around the globe become America’s newest citizens in a stirring ceremony. The celebration continues as visitors tour the grand Georgian mansion William Paca built 250 years ago and wander the paths of his beautifully restored two-acre pleasure garden. Along the way, visitors will likely encounter Mr. Location William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

Hildebrand Concert

Event Date:  June 4, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm David and Ginger Hildebrand, nationally renowned specialists in early American music, will be offering spirited performances of the music of this city during the mid to late 18thcentury. You’ll experience works performed in fine Georgian homes, such as the James Brice house in which they will appear. Likewise music from the local dancing assembly rooms and theaters. Location The James Brice House 42 East Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

Stories that need to be told

This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day, our national day of remembrance of those who gave their lives fighting for the United States across the world.     All over the country, patriotism abounds as festivities and events both large and small mark the day. Locally, the weekend marks the commissioning of a new crop of officers from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. The weekend is also the beginning of summer fun. Families spend the long weekend trying out barbeques, pools and the outdoors season.

Honoring our fallen heroes

Memorial Day gets due honor at Chesapeake Beach. The annual Stars & Stripes Festival, now in its fifth year, remembers the soldiers and sailors, Marines and fliers who have given their lives defending the United States of America.     “The meaning of the day was becoming lost,” said Connie O’Dell, who manages special events for the Calvert County town.

Shady Side fifth-graders saving the Bay one handful of spat at a time

Some Southern Anne Arundel County students are taking the adage bloom where you’re planted more than a few steps further. Fifth-graders at Shady Side Elementary are planting oysters to help restore the Bay’s oyster population.     “We need oysters to clean the Bay,” said Lacey Wilde, 11, the daughter and granddaughter of working watermen.

Cirque du Soleil returns to Baltimore with TORUK-The First Flight

Event Date:  June 12, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm The touring show inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR will be presented at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore for multiple shows from Thursday, June 9- Sunday, June 12, 2016. TORUK – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the world of James Cameron's AVATAR. Through cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stage craft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique style to the movie's imaginative world. Location Royal Farms Arena 201 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201 United States See map: Google Maps

Cirque du Soleil returns to Baltimore with TORUK-The First Flight

Event Date:  June 12, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm The touring show inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR will be presented at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore for multiple shows from Thursday, June 9- Sunday, June 12, 2016. TORUK – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the world of James Cameron's AVATAR. Through cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stage craft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique style to the movie's imaginative world. Location Royal Farms Arena 201 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21224 United States See map: Google Maps

Cirque du Soleil returns to Baltimore with TORUK-The First Flight

Event Date:  June 11, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm The touring show inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR will be presented at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore for multiple shows from Thursday, June 9- Sunday, June 12, 2016. TORUK – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the world of James Cameron's AVATAR. Through cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stage craft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique style to the movie's imaginative world. Location Royal Farms Arena 201 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201 United States See map: Google Maps

Agricultural program grows at Phoenix Academy

Next time you cruise down Cedar Park Road in Annapolis during school hours, you may well do a double-take as you pass the field next to Phoenix Academy. You’re likely to see rabbits munching greens in a sturdily built hutch, hear nanny goats bleating or glimpse teens carefully weeding a row of curly-leafed kale. Three years after a Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education was launched at this K-12 Anne Arundel County public school, there’s plenty of evidence that impressive hands-on learning is going on both within and outside the school walls.