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September 2018

Friday MAKE IT Night: Needle Felting

Event Date:  October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm Needle Felting Basics taught by Judith King-Harmon of Pink Jackalope Studio Location ArtFarm 45 West Street Annapolis, MD United States See map: Google Maps

On the Road for Climate Action!

Event Date:  September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Come meet the climate action duo! Location Annapolis Friends Meeting House 351 Dubois Road Annapolis United States See map: Google Maps


Location 6181 Stephen Reid Rd Huntingtown, MD 20639-8941 United States Phone: 3018557403 See map: Google Maps
Three-year plan places 50 bikes at nine different spots around town 
      Whether you live in, work in or enjoy visiting Annapolis, the $64,000 question is where to park.        At city core, Church Circle is a central star, emitting streets like rays. From this spherical hub, you choose a street to search for parking. There are small streets, like Franklin and South, and more heavily traveled streets like West, Main and College Avenue. 

Instruments play a new tune at orchestra fundraiser

      Ten local artists tackled a different type of canvas for their partnership with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Instead of choosing fiber to capture their artwork, they turned violins into masterpieces of a different sort.       You can see the results Sunday, Sept. 23, when art and music join forces at McBride Gallery for the big reveal of The Painted Violins.
Growing corn is a-mazing
      A staple of the dinner table has now become a staple of fall festivals.        At farms, garden centers and plant nurseries around the nation, the corn field is more about getting lost and having fun and less for picking and eating. Designs get more complicated by the year.

Annapolis tries adding bicycles to its traffic flows and woes

      I was an outlier back when I commuted around St. Louis on my one-speed, thin-tired bicycle. This step up from my childhood Schwinn Starlet was a Francophile affectation. I’d been to Paris, and that was the look for me. So in my early 20s, I wore a belted blue trench coat and rode my bicycle to work and errands. 
Where Do I Find Milkweed?        I really enjoyed your column and Ms. Barker Frankel’s article that I just read on monarchs in the paper of Sept. 13. We recently purchased property and have not seen any milkweed plants on it, which concerns me. In the past, our property used to be a tobacco farm and then morphed into a horse farm. I was wondering if you know of any local places that I could purchase native plants that you could recommend for monarchs.

Beer and wine come to Quiet Waters

      As you enter Quiet Waters Park, you’ll see welcome signs, trail signs, pavilion signs and signs prohibiting alcohol.        If you want to have your wedding in the park, you’ll have to get the liquor license yourself. Other festivals and parades in the park have always been dry — until now.

Innovation to make all safer, a few richer

      This year’s accumulating stories of deaths and serious boating accidents on the Bay and our rivers have gotten to me. I no longer leave the dock without donning my inflatable PFD. It was expensive, but it’s comfortable, and I feel safer.