NEWS FROM FOUR RIVERS
February 26, 2019
Lecture: The Comic Life and Tragic Death of the Homony Club
Wednesday, February 27
10:00 am
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street, Annapolis

The Homony Club met in Annapolis on the eve of the American Revolution, and its participants included prominent men who ended up on opposite sides in that historic conflict. Although it has often been dismissed as a purely social group, in actuality the Homony Club provided a rare forum where partisan opponents could meet on safe ground even as their political world fractured.  Senior Historian Glenn E. Campbell reveals why Rev. Jonathan Boucher called the Homony Club “the best club in all respects I have ever heard of…[until] the troubles began and put an end to everything that was pleasant and proper.”

Cost: Free for HA Docents and Docents-in-Training; $5 HA Members and Volunteers; $10 General Admission. Learn more here.
This Week! Inspiring Stories of African American Women in Anne Arundel County
Wednesday, February 27
6:30 pm
Broadneck Library
1275 Green Holly Dr, Annapolis

Anne Arundel County Public Library and Chesapeake Children’s Museum would like to invite you to the program “Inspiring Stories of African American Women in Anne Arundel County”.

This panel will showcase four accomplished African American women who enhance the quality of life in our community and inspire many with accounts of their journeys. A reception will follow the event. This program is part of the African American History Month Celebration. Learn more here.
Final AMM Winter Lecture! Restoring Spa Creek: Taking an Urban Creek from Endangered to Swimmable
Thursday, February 28
7:00 pm
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street, Annapolis

Winter Lecture: Donna Jefferson

Restoring Spa Creek: Taking an Urban Creek from Endangered to Swimmable

Donna will provide an introduction to the Spa Creek Conservancy and its efforts to restore Spa Creek, explaining their most significant projects including the ravine repair at Chesapeake Children’s Museum, the headwaters stream retrofit and habitat restoration, the Hawkins Cove Project. She will discuss sponsors and community partners for each of these restoration projects and the impact of investments in the local environment and explore the paths forward. Learn more here.

The 2019 Winter Lecture Series at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. through February 28. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging speakers on eight diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science and maritime art. Admission is $10 per person for non-members.
Opening Next Week! "Making Our Mark: Eight Washington Printmakers" at Mitchell Gallery
March 7–April 21, 2019
Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College
60 College Avenue, Annapolis

A Collective of Eight prominent regional Artists drawn together through Printmaking. The artists—Andis Applewhite, Jenny Freestone, Pauline Jakobsberg, Lee Newman, Margaret Adams Parker, Terry Svat, Ellen Verdon Winkler, and Max-Karl Winkler—became friends and colleagues in the 1990s and early 2000s, as members of the Washington Printmakers Gallery. They have been active in the Washington, DC area for many years, producing hand-pulled prints in traditional and state-of-the-art techniques, from woodcut and etching to solar plate and paper lithography. The show, consequently, features several varieties of printmaking, although each of the artists has contributed pieces in other media. Learn more here .

Organized by Max-Karl Winkler. Support for this exhibition is generously provided by The Helena Foundation with additional support by Anna E. Greenberg.
Caritas Society Presents The Capitol Steps at St. John's College
Saturday, March 2
7:30 pm
Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College
60 College Ave, Annapolis

Caritas Society of St. John's College is dedicated to supporting the College in Annapolis through cultivating beneficial relationships between the College and the local community by offering informative and educational outreach programs, and through raising and donating funds to pay college expenses for students whose financial resources are inadequate and who are therefore under threat of having to withdraw. The Capitol Steps is a troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who have created a long-running, popular revue with political musical satire.  

Tickets are $55 in advance, $65 at the door. $25 tax deductible. Reception to follow the show. Learn more here .
Special Benefit! Eastport Oyster Boys Reunion Concert Benefits Arundel Rivers Federation
Saturday, March 2
8:00 pm
The Galesville Memorial Hall
952 Main St, Galesville

The Eastport Oyster Boys will appear with West & Rhode Riverkeeper, Jeff Holland at the Galesville Memorial Hall on March 2 from 8 to 11 p.m. in their fourth annual reunion concert, this year to benefit Arundel Rivers Federation!

Beer and wine will be served for a modest additional charge. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, or you can buy tickets here.

The Arundel Rivers Federation uses science, restoration and community action to make the South, West and Rhode Rivers cleaner and healthier. We envision clean, fishable, swimmable waterways for our local communities. The Federation is dedicated to protecting, preserving, restoring and enhancing the waters of the South River, Rhode River, West River, Herring Bay, and is authorized by the Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. 
SERC Winter Evening Lecture: Garbology - The Science Behind Recycling
Tuesday, March 5
7:00 pm
Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater

What happens to the bottles, cans and paper we throw in the recycling bin? And what does it take to inspire more people to use these bins in the first place? Discover the hidden side of recycling with Eric Hollinger, an archaeologist who helped launch a massive recycling effort across the Smithsonian.

For more information, call 443-482-2325. View all Smithsonian Winter Evening Lectures (Photo: Francisco Guerra,  Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives)
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