April 23, 2019
Reserve Your Spot: "Resurrecting Histories: Cemeteries of the Four Rivers Heritage Area" Symposium in June
On June 8, 2019, the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation (ACT) in cooperation with Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Division will hold an interactive discussion exploring the history, genealogy, and care of the more than 500 historic cemeteries in Anne Arundel County.

The event will be held at the Galesville Community Center, located at 916 W Benning Rd. in Galesville, Maryland.

The event will focus primarily on cemeteries located in the Four Rivers Heritage Area and will feature an impressive panel of experts who will share their experience and knowledge, then answer your questions! The half-day symposium, “Resurrecting Histories: Cemeteries of the Four Rivers Heritage Area," will help citizens and caretakers of these unique cultural resources unlock the secrets of historic burying grounds. Panelists will share their tips for how average citizens can help protect these important historic spaces. The public is invited to attend and participate. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take an exclusive guided tour of the Historic Quaker Burying Ground in Galesville, Maryland that afternoon.

Symposium registration is capped at 75, so don’t delay. Registration is now open. A limited number of scholarships are available for students. To reserve your spot or find further information go to or contact Anastasia Poulos, Archaeological Sites Planner of the County's Cultural Resources Division, at (410) 222-7432.
Archaeology Lab Night: Projectile Point Identification Workshop
Thursday, April 25
6:00-9:00 pm
Historic London Town House and Gardens
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater

Location:  Anne Arundel County’s Archaeology Lab, which is located on the grounds of Historic London Town and Gardens ​

Discover projectile point identification with Zachary Singer (Public Outreach Coordinator) at Anne Arundel County Division of Cultural Resources/The Lost Towns Project at your choice of workshops. Perfect way to celebrate Maryland Archaeology Month! ​

Admission to the workshops is $15 for the general public. Members of Historic London Town and Gardens can participate for the discounted price of $5. The workshop is free to attend for Lost Towns Project volunteers with over 100 volunteer hours!​ Learn more here .

For more information, please email Zac Singer at
Four-Day Decorative Arts Trust Symposium Starts Thursday!
Presented by the Decorative Arts Trust, 4-day Symposium, April 25 – 28, 2019

Along the Chesapeake: Exploring Annapolis and the Eastern Shore

Established in 1649, Annapolis was originally named “Providence” by the Puritan exiles who settled this captivating landscape on the Chesapeake. The city hosted several important events in American history, including meetings of Congress and Washington’s resignation from command of the Continental Army in 1783. Annapolis is also home to the nation’s oldest capitol building, which served as the setting for the Constitutional Convention and the ratification of the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War. Participants enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Maryland history through the region’s extraordinary variety of collections, historic structures, and culture. Includes optional tours to Annapolis's finest historic houses. REGISTER NOW! Learn more here.
Captain’s Canvas at The Captain Avery Museum
Thursday, April 25
1:00-3:00 pm
Captain Avery Museum
1418 E. West Shady Side Road, Shady Side

Discover your inner ‘artiste’ with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other!

Two-hour class includes a glass of wine, all art materials, an apron, and expert instruction.

New Canvas for April– Seascape. Bring a Friend! Cost: $40. Learn more here.
Annapolis Mini SketchCrawl - Sunday May 5
Sunday, May 5
City Dock / Ego Alley

Join the Annapolis Arts Alliance for their Mini SketchCrawl, when artists will be drawing in the downtown City Dock stretch. There are storefronts, boats, and many people for endless gesture and urban sketching possibilities. The artists might be entertained by focusing on downtown faces alone!
Participants will meet up at the far end where the Harbor Queen docks. They will start there and sketch for about 45 minutes. Next, they venture down Ego Alley a bit and set up the second sketching station about halfway down the walkway. The third and final stop will be at the end of the alley by the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial at City Dock park area. Here participants can sketch a bit more and share their creations.
After the drawing sessions, anyone who would like to join is welcome to cross the street for coffee and discussion at the Market House. (Any coffee / Market House purchases are the responsibility of the participant.)

The Mini SketchCrawl will span the distance of City Dock/Ego Alley.
Date is Rain or Shine! Free to all Active AAA Members. Bring your own sketching supplies. (*iPads and iPhones are welcome as drawing tools.) Register here.

2019 Save the Bay Photo Contest - Viewers' Choice Voting Now Open!
Now’s your chance to select your favorite image from our 2019 Save the Bay Photo Contest.

There were a ton of incredible submissions, but the panel of judges was able to (miraculously) narrow the Viewers’ Choice gallery down to 10 selections on which we can all vote— so go on in and declare your favorite !

Voting ends this Friday at 5:00 p.m. EST.

With this year’s contest, we’ve been able to see the Bay, its rivers and streams, and its wildlife through the lens of fellow water lovers—literally. It’s been inspiring, and I personally feel a renewed sense of commitment to ensuring we work as hard as we can to restore the Bay and fight for clean water and clean air for all of us who call this beautiful region home. I hope you do, too.

Muddy Creek Artists Guild Spring Art Show and Sale
The community is invited to the Muddy Creek Artists Guild’s 10 th  Anniversary Art Show and Sale to be held over two weekends – May 10-12 and May 17-19, 2019 - at the South River Colony Main Street shopping center in Edgewater, MD (next to the UPS store). The address is 161 Mitchells Chance Road, Edgewater, MD. The Guild is comprised of more than 100 artists and art patrons living in Southern Anne Arundel County.
More than 40 of Muddy Creek’s local artists from Southern Anne Arundel County will show artwork at this “pop up” community art show and sale in Edgewater. This year we have invited past members to show their work alongside our current members to commemorate the art of Muddy Creek Artists from the past 10 years. The show will include artwork in a wide variety of media, including original paintings, pastels, watercolor, photography, stained glass, sculpture, pottery, textiles, jewelry and mixed media. The Show is free and open to the public.

Show Hours:
Friday, May 10, opening the doors at 11am – 7pm
Saturday, May 11 opening at 10am – 9pm
Sunday, May 12 opening at 12pm – 5pm
Friday, May 17 opening at 11am – 7pm
Saturday, May 18 opening at 10am – 7pm
Sunday, May 19 opening at 12pm – 5pm
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