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July 7, 2020
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Mini Herb Garden Workshop at London Town
Saturday, July 11
10:30-11:30 am
Historic London Town House and Gardens
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater

Save yourself a trip to the grocery store and join us in making your own kitchen herb garden. Decorate your garden to match your style. 
 
Choose one of our five themed gardens:
Curry Garden: Birds Eye Chili, Cilantro, Mint
Greek Garden: Dill, Mint, Parsley
Pasta Garden: Basil, Oregano, Thyme
Savory Garden: Rosemary, Sage, Winter Savory
Tea Garden: Bergamot (Bee balm), Chamomile, Lavender
 
Fun and suitable for all ages! For the safety of participants and staff, this workshop will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.
 
Members: $25/ Non-Members: $30
 
Pre-Registration Required . Maximum of 20 attendees. All ages welcome.
Virtual Lecture: A Brief Outline of Annapolis History
Thursday, July 9
Historic Annapolis
7:00-8:00 pm

Annapolis has a long, complicated history, and gaining a firm mental handle on it can be difficult.

Senior HA Historian Glenn E. Campbell breaks down the history of Maryland’s capital city into bite-sized, thematic blocks of time to help you make sense of it all. From the town’s birth in the 17th century to the challenges and opportunities it faces now in the 21st, our speaker highlights what has made Annapolis a special place for hundreds of years.


This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. Cost: $10 Suggested Donation; Please Pay What You Can.
MHT Historic Preservation Non-Capital Grant Intent to Apply Due Soon!
An Intent to Apply is due July 17, with full applications due August 28.

Grant awards will be announced in the fall of 2020. The maximum grant award is $75,000.

Nonprofit organizations (including state agencies) and local jurisdictions may apply for Non-Capital Grants . These grants provide support for a wide variety of research, survey, planning, and educational activities involving architectural, archaeological, or cultural resources. Eligible activities may include preservation plans, historic and cultural resource surveys, educational outreach programs, and National Register nominations.

 Note: the source of this funding is MHAA’s annual allocation in the Governor’s budget. In FY2021, funding totaling $300,000 has been distributed from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Financing Fund to the Maryland Historical Trust for this use.
Old Line State Summit Online: “Historic Preservation/ Self Preservation”
Preservation Maryland Logo
Thursday, July 9
1:00-2:00 pm

Hosted by Preservation Maryland, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

Among perceptions of the preservation movement is that the field is only interested in a narrow, elite, and largely white approach to history. Sadly, this is reflected in the National Register of Historic Places as well as the profession of preservation. Over the past several years, a concerted effort has been being made by preservation groups across the country, including Preservation Maryland, to bring more diverse stories into the light of the historic record.

Additionally, preservationists are working more closely with previously underrepresented communities and learning to actively listen, take cues, and make decisions based on the input of African Americans who have long been left out of planning discussions. Preservation Maryland is proud to offer this free, one-hour session focused on the work of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture to study and reinvest in Maryland’s African American communities, with a case study in Jonathan Street in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Webinar: The Burning Question: How Do I Find More Donors?
Wednesday, July 8
1:00 pm

The number one question Personal Fundraising Coaches are asked is “what can I do to find more donors?”

The first place to start is by growing your prospect pool of connections and supporters. Lead Fundraising Coach, Kimberly O’Donnell, helps organizations recruit and engage new supporters and donors. During this webinar, she’ll share tips to help you:
  • Grow your mailing lists so you can spread the word of your excellent work 
  • Leverage your Board’s connections and strengthen engagement using a “quick win” approach 
  • Make the most of your social media channels to attract new supporters 
  • Develop meaningful ways to sustain interest before a prospect’s first gift  
  • Communicate with those new prospective donors once they’ve shown an interest in your work 
  • Utilize your Network for Good fundraising software to accomplish these goals 

Webinar: Hospitality and Tourism - The Next Steps
Friday, July 10
1:00 pm

Florida Atlantic University is proud to host a FREE webinar with top leaders from the hospitality & tourism industry.

Join a lively discussion with hospitality and tourism experts on reopening tactics, their next steps for the upcoming year, and short-term and long-term changes in the industry.

If you have any questions for the panelists, you may email them in advance to peter.ricci@fau.edu .

Reminder! Call For Panelists: Maryland State Arts Council Independent Artist Awards
MSAC relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating applications. MSAC selects IAA panelists with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in the current year’s discipline. Panelists must be Maryland residents. 

Panelists receive modest compensation for their service.

Selected panelists:
  • Attend one in-person or virtual training session.
  • Review and evaluate applications on MSAC’s online grants management system, SmartSimple.*
  • Attend one Regional panel meeting. Select panelists will also attend one State panel meeting. Regional meetings will take place in October 2020. The State meeting will occur in mid-November 2020.

Program Directors: Emily Sollenberger ( emily.sollenberger@maryland.gov ) & Laura Weiss( laura.weiss@maryland.gov ). For more information click here.
Eleven Fun Things to Do in the Great Outdoors
in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County This Summer
Looking for things to do in the great outdoors this summer? Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County has compiled a handy list of " Eleven Fun Things to do in the Great Outdoors in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County This Summer" designed to help make it easy for you to enjoy the simple pleasures of fun in the sun.

For the health and safety of all, visitors are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing while engaging in each of the activities. It’s also a good idea to call ahead to check the availability of the tour or activity you have in mind. Thanks and best wishes for a safe and healthy summer!
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