The Bay Weekly calendar we know would have a week’s worth of local events to entertain you, but this world is anything but normal. Let us introduce you to our new, stay-at-home-friendly calendar.
Here’s a taste of what we—the CBM Bay Weekly staff—are finding exciting, enticing and just downright fun online.
Keep the Music Flowing
Follow Towson-based radio station WTMD on Facebook for updates on their Cabin Fever Concert series. Tune in Tues. April 21 to hear Annapolis-based rock and folk group Pressing Strings. Led by singer/songwriter Jordan Sokel, Pressing Strings is “good music for good folks—a mix of blues, soul and rock with a crack rhythm section.” WTMD’s Cabin Fever Concerts take you inside the homes of musicians like Cris Jacobs, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon and Mary Prankster. You get to see what foods musicians can’t live without, what they’re drinking to get through these stressful times and hear a live-stream concert from their living rooms. 8pm, www.facebook.com/wtmdradio/
Chesapeake Bay TV
Staying at home means virtual learning for our children, but all this time at home means us big kids can learn more about the place we call home. Sunday kicks off Maryland Public Television’s Chesapeake Bay Week, a celebration of our nation’s largest estuary with an inspiring collection of programs and films. Watch over two dozen programs all about life on the Chesapeake Bay, including a look at the lighthouses, oysters, riverkeepers and industries that make living here so special: https://www.mpt.org/bayweek/
Get Off the Couch!
Ok, so maybe it’s not technically “virtual” but you can join the American Chestnut Land Trust for a Virtual 5K anytime between now and Earth Day April 22. The ACLT is replacing its annual Earth Day 5K with a virtual race, meaning you get to choose your own route that is at least 5K (3.1 miles) in length to walk, run, or hike. (All 22 miles of ACLT trails are open). Take a photo of your route or you completing the challenge or any other creative way to prove you did it. Your $15 donation or $35 for a family entitles you to an ACLT membership at the “Land Saver” level. All proceeds benefit the Trust’s ongoing projects, helping to protect and preserve Parkers Creek and Governors Run watersheds. Details: www.acltweb.org.
Over on Maryland Hall’s website (www.marylandhall.org) you find Maryland Hall @ Home, a collection of virtual galleries, artist interviews, and their new ArtReach Challenges. These challenges are presented via video by outreach coordinator Laura Brino prompting you to create art with “very little materials, things you can find around the house.” The most recent challenge includes making a Found Object Mandala, so click over and get creative and watch for the next challenge to be posted Wednesdays.
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