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July 2018

Lyric Convergence

Event Date:  September 30, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm Featuring compositions by award-winning American composers Scott Pender and Annapolitan, John Leupold. The Washington Post described Pender as having "...a keen sense for the dramatic" and Leupold's music as "an imaginative exploration of instrumental timbres and ranges." Join the Annapolis Chamber Players for this merging of styles performed by virtuosi committed to bringing to life the music of today!Pender & Leupold will be on hand to introduce their works and enhance performances for listeners. Suggested donatin: $20 More information at www.annapolischamberplayers.org PROGRAM: Location first presbyterian church of annapolis 171 Duke of Gloucester Street Annapolsi United States See map: Google Maps

Self Defense for College Students Workshop

August 5 (2-4pm): Self Defense for College Students Workshop  This annual event is timed for students heading off to college, but is open to any teen to adult. Co-ed. Register by July 29 and save $10 (use the code Bay). Information & registration at: www.JingYing.org or 410-431-5200.

Arts in the Woods music series

Contemporary musician Joshua Long performs original compositions from his latest album "The Mountain Top," featuring guitar, piano, and vocals. Come hear uplifting music and stories of the writing process and what inspires creativity. This is part of the monthly Arts in the Woods music series at the Unitarian Universalist Church of  Annapolis. Tickets are $15 at the door; 16 and under free. For information: www.uuannapolis.org or call 410-266-8044.  

Bowie Community Theatre Holding Auditions for A Piece of My Heart - 8/14

Event Date:  August 14, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm AUDITION NOTICE FOR A PIECE OF MY HEART Location Kenhill Center 2614 Kenhill Drive, Room 124 Bowie, MD 20716 United States See map: Google Maps

Bowie Community Theatre Holding Auditions for A Piece of My Heart - 8/13

Event Date:  August 13, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm AUDITION NOTICE FOR A PIECE OF MY HEART Location Kenhill Center 2614 Kenhill Drive, Room 124 Bowie, MD 20716 United States See map: Google Maps

Square Dance & Potluck Dinner

Event Date:  December 1, 2018 - 5:45am - 10:00am 5:45pm - 7:00pm Potluck Dinner (bring a dish to share) 7:00pm - 8:30pm Family-Friendly Dancing 8:30pm - 10:00 pm Slightly More Challenging Dancing LIVE Traditional Appalachian Dance Tunes by Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar), & Friends Square dances + circle dances + contra dances called by Janine Smith Adults: $10 Ages 5-17 years: $5 Under age 5: FREE No partner and no experience necessary Yes! You can do it! Location Galesville Memorial Hall 952 Galesville Road Galesville, MD 20765 United States See map: Google Maps

Square Dance & Potluck Dinner ***NEW Location for September Dance ONLY***

Event Date:  September 29, 2018 - 5:45am - 10:00am ***NEW Location for September Dance ONLY*** 5:45pm - 7:00pm Potluck Dinner (bring a dish to share) 7:00pm - 8:30pm Family-Friendly Dancing 8:30pm - 10:00 pm Slightly More Challenging Dancing LIVE Traditional Appalachian Dance Tunes by Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar), & Friends Square dances + circle dances + contra dances called by Janine Smith Adults: $10 Ages 5-17 years: $5 Under age 5: FREE Location Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall 204 Owensville Road West River, MD 20778 United States See map: Google Maps

Look & See

Event Date:  August 24, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Join the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis and Fair Farms for a screening of Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. The film revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community. Location Annapolis Friends Meetinghouse 351 Dubois Road Annapolis United States See map: Google Maps

She’s ringing the dinner bell

If ever you’re going to eat local, now’s the time.             The miracle of the resurrection of vegetable from seed is on full display. Apricots, blueberries, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, herbs, okra, onions, peaches, peppers, raspberries, squash, tomatoes, watermelon and zucchini are popping from stalk, tree and vine in Mother Nature’s midsummer magic show.

Newly renovated food court feeds imagination as well as hunger

A few years back, my visits to Westfield Annapolis Mall’s food court involved a game. I could not step on the squares of yellow tiles that mingled with the white, or they would explode beneath me. The white tiles were always safe, but the explosiveness of the blue and black tiles varied with my mood. I created the game because the food court seemed to need my help. The food court had restaurants, quarter vending machines for candy and toys and the escalator to Bow Tie Cinema, but no imagination.