June 4, 2019
Nominations Still Being Accepted for 2019 Governor's Service Awards
The Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism is accepting nominations for the 2019 Governor's Service Awards. The awards recognize Marylanders who have provided significant volunteer contributions to communities around the state and have worked to change Maryland for the better. This year, the awards will represent outstanding service occurring in 2018 (or longer for the lifetime achievement award).

Service must be performed outside of the context of the nominee's paid employment. Individuals and organizations who have been awarded a Governor's Service Award in the past are ineligible for consideration. ​Nominations due Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more here .

The 2019 Governor's Service Awards Categories:

AmeriCorps Alum
Lifetime Achievement
Emerging Leader
Member of the Board
National Service
First Responder
Nonprofit Volunteer Program
Government Employee/Agency
Small Business
Green Drinks
Tuesday, June 4
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
143 Compromise Street

Annapolis Green will celebrate how the arts are Going Green in our town with a fun Green Drinks event at the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre during Annapolis Arts Week.

The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is housed in a unique open-air venue, right at Ego Alley and Compromise Street. If you've never seen a performance there, you're in for a treat. The cast of "Crazy for You" will perform "Someone to Watch Over Me," one of the best-known numbers from that musical, during Green Drinks!
And, the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre will raffle off two tickets to a performance of "Crazy for You!" Will you be the lucky Green Drinker who will be present to win? Learn more here.
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble 40th Anniversary Concert
Saturday, June 8
7:30 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents a very special 40th Anniversary Concert with special guests Tim O’Brien, Charm City Junction, and Baakari Wilder, along with many other stellar performers who have been a part of Footworks’ legacy. Join a celebration with many of the very best in acoustic music and percussive dance! A show for all ages and cultures.

Footworks remains true to traditional American music and percussive dance and presents connected roots and branches from many cultures. All of Footworks programming is a celebration of the cultural diversity found in the United States. Learn more here.
Galesville Heritage Society June Dinner and Speaker
The Galesville Heritage Society will hold its Quarterly Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, June 11, starting at 6:30 PM at the Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Main St, Galesville . The dinner menu will be short ribs, chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, salad and dessert. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Make reservations by June 10 by calling Dorothy Whitman at 410-867-4731 or emailing her at .
The dinner speaker will be Dr. Randolph George, author of the book, “Memoir of a Skipjack.”
Skipjacks are a window into the heritage of the Chesapeake. Skipjacks remind us of an age when a robust oyster industry enabled a unique way of life along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. These graceful boats take us back to the waterside hamlets where sturdy folk built and tended the vessels of a fishing industry now nearly faded from view. In 1993, Dr. George found an aging skipjack named Martha Lewis , and what followed became a labor of love and a discovery of the histories, places, and people that deeply connected a bygone era.
Dr. George will describe what makes a Chesapeake Bay skipjack and explain what made these vessels unique to the Chesapeake region. He will also discuss methods of design and construction of the Skipjacks Wilma Lee and the Martha Lewis , and reasons why these iconic vessels and their stories should be preserved. The current status of skipjacks on the Bay and the future of these traditional commercial vessels will also be included.
Next Week! Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Starts
Thursday, June 13
7:00-8:30 pm
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second St, Annapolis

The Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series offers 10 weeks of popular music–from rock to folk to jazz–with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted. Food and spirits are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education program. Bring a chair or blanket. Learn more here.

June 13 features Sweet Leda. Powered by Julie Cymek’s sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, Sweet Leda is taking the diverse mid-Atlantic music scene by storm as one of the most exciting and accomplished live acts on the rise. In fact, Lou Plaia (co-founder of Reverbnation) describes them as “the highlight of every festival they play.” With its rich blend of new school funk, psychedelic rock, soul, and pop, Sweet Leda’s heartfelt original music can best be described as a female-fronted, soul-based, Zeppelin meets Chili Peppers!
Music on the Lawn at Captain Avery Museum
Sunday, June 9
1:00-4:00 pm
Captain Avery Museum
1418 E. West Shady Side Road, Shady Side

The Captain Avery Museum celebrates its 35th anniversary with Music on the Lawn. This year’s lineup is blues, jazz, and rock. Joining Bob & Eddie will be rock ‘n roller Ted Garber, Bruce Swain on jazz tenor sax, the Great Dave Marsh, Jim Levy (professor of jazz at GWU), and Coleman O’Donoghue on drums.

The museum’s expansive waterfront lawn provides space for your lawn chairs and blankets. Tickets are $15 at the door and Ledo Pizza and Mrs. Moo’s Ice Cream, as well as beer, wine, soda and water, are available for sale. Learn more here.

Volunteers get Free Admission!
(12:30-2:00 and 2:00-4:30 shifts available)
We need volunteers to man (and woman) our 
Choose It! Table, Admissions Table, 
Parking Lots and the Tiki Bar!
Please email Donna -
AASLH Workshop: Reinventing the Historic House Museum
What: Reinventing the Historic House Museum is a one-day, in-person workshop.
When: June 28, 2019, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Where:   Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Join the American Association for State and Local History
in Washington, DC for a one-day, in-person workshop dedicated to reinventing the historic house museum. 
This workshop includes an analysis of the most important opportunities and threats facing historic sites in America based on the latest social and economic research, with a discussion on how they may relate to the participants’ house museum. Instructors will share a series of field-tested tools and techniques drawn from such wide-ranging sources as non-profit management, business strategy, and software development.
Drawing from innovative organizations, we profile historic sites that are using new models to engage with their communities to become more relevant, are adopting creative forms of interpretation and programming, and earning income to become more financially sustainable. A key component of the workshop is a facilitated brainstorming session to reinvent an event or program. Working with an actual house museum not only puts theory into practice but demonstrates the value of multiple perspectives for analysis.

$45 AASLH members/$345 nonmembers. Register here.
Maryland Bikeways Grants - Deadline is June 14
Apply for an FY2020 Bikeways grant by June 14. Maryland Bikeways grants can support a wide range of bicycle network development activities. Awards will be announced by October 2019.

The Program supports projects that maximize bicycle access and fill missing links in the state’s bicycle system, focusing on connecting bicycle-friendly trails and roads and enhancing last-mile connections to work, school, shopping and transit. The Bikeways Program seeks to leverage past investments in bicycle facilities, complement existing State, local, and federal programs, and support Maryland’s bikesharing efforts. It supports the Cycle Maryland initiative to promote biking as a fun, healthy transportation alternative that is great for our environment.

To apply for a Bikeways grant, find program information and links here:
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