Bay Planner: June 18-25

8 Days a Week is now Bay Planner 

Welcome to our new calendar page. Same great content, new name and look. Of course, during these strange pandemic days, event options remain pretty lean. But Bay Weekly is still committed to sharing what is happening both online and in-person around the Chesapeake Bay region. Submit your ideas, comments and events to [email protected] (please send two weeks in advance of publication date). 

June 18 

Petite Squares 

See this annual exhibit of 12”x12” artworks based on the theme For The Birds by members of the Annapolis Arts Alliance; closing reception July 19 (1-3pm). 10am-5pm daily, Wimsey Cove Framing & Art, Annapolis, free: 

Built By Women 

The traveling exhibit Built by Women that was scheduled to stop at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard showcases 36 winning sites of a juried competition organized by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation to make visible the often-invisible work of women in design and construction. In lieu of the physical exhibit, tune in to hear architect Theresa del Ninno discuss her firm’s culture and projects, which includes the Olde Towne Youth Center featured in the exhibit. 7-8pm, 

June 19 

Main Street Gallery 

Main St. Gallery presents new works by John Aquilino, Jack Frazier and Margaret Lee, June 19 thru Sunday July 12. Due to health regulations there will be no artist in attendance reception. Daily (closed Tu & W) 11am-5pm, Sa 11am-7pm, Main St. Gallery, 216A Main Street, Annapolis: 

Virtual Juneteenth 

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the 19th day were combined to form the word Juneteenth. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County organizes an annual countywide celebration full of reflection and renewal as we celebrate and honor African American history and culture. All this week, PGParks hosts a virtual Takeover celebration on their Facebook page, featuring a variety of engaging, interactive, and educational posts. The celebration wraps up Friday, June 19 with a day of workshops, demonstrations, and musical performances that celebrate the African American experience. 

Annmarie After Hours  

Enjoy extended evening hours in the garden in celebration of the opening of the new exhibit, Bloom & Grow: Brilliant Botanicals. Both galleries in the Murray Arts Building open till 7pm, along with the 30-acre sculpture garden. Tour the new exhibit, take a walk, enjoy an evening of art and nature. Calvert Crabs Food Truck will be on site; bring your own chairs or blanket. 5-7pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $5 w/discounts:

June 20 

Calvert Co. Paper Shredding 

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, hosts free paper shredding event for county residents; face masks and social distancing required, as is proof of residency. Remove paper from bags and boxes prior to shredding; binders and binder clips not accepted; paper clips and stables OK. No limits. 9am-1pm, Appeal Landfill, Lusby:

Paper Shred & Food Drive 

Bring up to four bags of items to be shredded and donations of non-perishable food to support the SCAN Food Pantry. Hosted by Theresa Kurtz and Real Chill. 9am-1pm, St. James Parish, Lothian: 

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See the June themed exhibit Nature’s Way of Telling Us online and in person. The public is invited join the artists in soft sidewalk sales openings featuring specially priced works, outside the gallery Saturdays, June 20 & 27; face masks required. 11am-5pm, 8905 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach: and 

Online #WOMAN Reception 

Hear juror Dr. Doreen Bolger, retired director of The Baltimore Museum of Art,  speak about the #WOMAN show at the Maryland Federation of Art’s Curve Gallery, the impact pieces have on the discussion of gender and gender roles, and the awards announcements. View the exhibit: Join the Zoom call (5-6pm): 

Music at Brian Boru 

Lost & Found Trio Band. 7-9:30pm, Brian Boru Irish Restaurant, Severna Park: 

June 21 

Happy Father’s Day to all those proud papas out there! 

Big Money’s Father’s Day Dance Party 

3-7pm, Pirate’s Cove restaurant, Galesville: 

Music at Brian Boru 

Chris Button. 4-6:30pm, Brian Boru Irish Restaurant, Severna Park: 

June 24 

Singing Out: Virtual Pride Tour 

The Singing OUT: Virtual Pride Tour with Heather Mae and Crys Matthews is stopping in Annapolis. Hear these two award-winning singer songwriters join forces to spread the message of social justice, hope and love. 8pm,

June 25 

Pride & Centuries of Prejudice 

Long before Stonewall, long before the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and long before marriage equality, LGBTQ+ people lived, worked, and loved in Maryland and Virginia. Join the Anne Arundel Co. Public Library and Annapolis Pride to learn about the lives of historic queer people from the Chesapeake during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries in this online presentation with moderator Chris Mielke. 4-5:30pm, rsvp: 

Wine & Dine in the Garden 

Enjoy a unique opportunity to dine in the crown jewel of Annapolis, a breathtaking two-acre English garden, filled with romantic ambiance. The garden is the perfect venue for an intimate al fresco dining experience with extravagant food and wine, along with the unparalleled service of Ken’s Creative Kitchen. 6-8pm, William Paca Garden, Annapolis, $150, rsvp:

CYSO Auditions 

The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra is planning for its 31st year this fall and is looking for new young musicians, from the age of 8 to 18.  Due to current social distancing guidelines, CSYO is requiring a video submission of prepared audition materials this June. Auditions are due Monday, June 30.   Details: