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Calvert and Anne Arundel Libraries closed for Memorial Day

Calvert Libraries closed for Memorial Day

Calvert Libraries closed for Memorial Day

Annapolis Memorial Day Parade

Watch from the sidewalk as community organizations, businesses and a marching band parades thru Annapolis. From 10am along West St., Church Circle, Main St. and City Dock, with streets along the route closing to traffic at 9:45am. Memorial ceremony co-hosted by the city and the Fleet Reserve Branch 24 follows at Susan Campbell Park: 410-263-7997; www.annapolis.gov.

Chesapeake Beach Stars & Stripes Festival

Chesapeake Beach pays tribute to all who have served. Decorate your home, business or boat in red, white and blue for a prize.   Saturday: Opening ceremony features Kelly Swanson and the Naval Academy Band’s Brass Quintet (10am; Veterans’ Memorial Park, Chesapeake Beach). Nam’s Knights motorcycle ride (1pm). Free moonlight cruise for active military members aboard Miss Chesapeake departing from Rod ‘n’ Reel (7:30pm).  

Worth the Trip to Brew at the Zoo

Visit your favorite animals while indulging in unlimited brew samples, bands and bites at the largest watering hole to benefit the place you’re enjoying. 1-7pm at the Maryland Zoo, Baltimore. $32-$55 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-396-7102; www.marylandzoo.org.

Bowie Memorial Day Parade ~ free

Community groups, political clubs, school bands and more march and roll in honor of all who fought for American freedom. The parade begins at 11am at the Bowie High School Annex on Belair Drive, winds toward Annapolis Road and ends at Sage Lane. Bring flags, wear red, white and blue and be in voice to cheer. To join the parade or find a spot to see the action: 301-809-3011; www.cityofbowie.org.

Poetry Open Mike

Hear Shirley Brewer read poems, then take your turn. 6:30-8:30pm at Zu Coffee, 934 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis: 410-990-0731; www.zucoffee.com. 

Summertime Salute

  Take advantage of summer crops and cook a red pepper medley, cantaloupe sauce, watermelon and mint granite and a fresh fruit with rosewater ricotta sauce. 7-9pm at Whole Foods, Annapolis. $35; rsvp: 410-224-2042; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/annapolis.

Herndon Monument Climb

  Watch plebes of the Naval Academy’s class of 2016 make a human pyramid to get to the top of the 21-foot tall Herndon Monument to remove the plebe hat. The midshipman who makes it to the top marks the victory by replacing the plebe hat with his or her own. 1:30pm at the monument on the Academy: 410-293-2292; www.usna.edu. 

Fiesta Latina

  Fiesta LatinaFamilies gather for food, fun and games to support Laurie Sears Deppa’s campaign to take a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates. 3-6pm at Truxton Park; rsvp for details: lauriesearsdeppa@gmail.com.