NEWS FROM FOUR RIVERS
March 17, 2020
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Maryland Day Update -- All March Events CANCELED
In the light of the widespread cancellations due to the threat of COVID-19, we have decided to CANCEL this year’s Maryland Day Celebration.
 
We expect that many of our planned activities might be rescheduled, when sites reopen and events resume around town, but that will all be determined at a later date. We will leave that to each of our participating partners to decide. 
 
Maryland Day has always coincided with the time when our partners open their sites for the season, and this year, we will be poised to help get the word out when they resume their activities and events. Check back on the Maryland Day website for updates, and stay safe!
We've got a "Conversation-Starter" Sheet for Family Time! -- "Generation to Generation Activity Sheet"
A few years back (for Maryland Day), Four Rivers developed a "Generation to Generation" activity sheet for families and multi-generational groups to use as a conversation starter, and we think you'll enjoy this "low-tech" activity!

We are resharing this as a download, hoping it may come in handy for social-distancing family time!

The two-sided sheet has questions for the kids to ask the older folks on the front, and questions for the older folks to ask the kids in turn -- try it and as the conversation flows, add your own!

Download the sheet here: Generation to Generation Activity Sheet

Free Admission to Anne Arundel County Parks
The County Executive has announced that all fees to county parks are waived beginning March 16. The parks are remaining open, and are now accessible for everyone to enjoy during this time when open space is needed.

Enjoy the natural beauty of Anne Arundel County by visiting a park or trail . The Parks Division provides a comprehensive system of recreational facilities with approximately 7,160 acres of recreation land and another 9,900 acres of natural resource land.
Live Webinar: How to Spot Opportunity When it is Disguised as Chaos
DATE: March 25, 2020
TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)
COST: $40 AASLH Members / $65 Nonmembers

How can you turn chaos into an opportunity?
Join AASLH next Wednesday, March 25 for a presentation and discussion on how to leverage the unexpected. Participants will hear examples from Brooke Salvanto at Tuckerton Seaport about how they turned chaos into opportunity by taking part in an interactive developed by Brooke called Cards of Chaos. Those attending the webinar will find inspiration in how to create their own opportunities out of unforeseen events all while working with limited budgets and with few staff. 
Network for Good: Virtual Conference - Grow Your Good
Take advantage of an on-demand Network for Good webinar while working from home.

Grow Your Good will focus on the benchmarks nonprofits should strive towards. Join us as we work to provide nonprofits with the tools and best practices to succeed.

You'll hear from thought leaders and nonprofit superstars as we focus on the future of fundraising. Learn everything from how to get results (and track them with analytics), direct mail, email design strategies to increase ROI, tactics to steward donors, and more.
Preservation Maryland PreserveCast
PreserveCast is where historic preservation and technology meet.

Since launching in 2017, PreserveCast is the most popular historic preservation podcast with a growing group of listeners. Each Monday, your host Nick Redding interviews industry leaders in preservation with an interesting story to share about maintaining the relevancy of historic preservation in our tech-driven world.

PreserveCast is produced in Baltimore and powered by  Preservation Maryland .

Some PreserveCast podcasts of interests:



Information and Resources on COVID-19
Maryland is currently under a state of emergency. Governor Larry Hogan and all state agencies are working diligently to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across the state. Please explore these resources for information on how you can keep yourself, your family, and your workers safe.

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