NEWS FROM FOUR RIVERS
July 21, 2020
Join the Green Give with Annapolis Green and Other Local Partners - Kickoff Event TONIGHT!
Green Give logo
The GreenGive is a local, environmentally-focused, 24-hour online initiative designed to both raise funds and expand residents’ and businesses’ engagement with local environmental organizations, issues, projects and actions.

On July 21-22, 2020, Annapolis Green invites the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County community to join with us to support clean water in our own communities. Through an interactive online platform, individuals and businesses will be invited to invest in clean water by donating to any of the GreenGive partners.
 
Funds raised through the GreenGive will be used by the ten GreenGive partners to invest in actions that have a tangible impact on our own local waterways and quality of life. Every dollar raised will be turned into projects and programs that really do make a difference right here in Anne Arundel County. In a time when federal support and leadership is uncertain at best, we know that the fate of our local environment is in our own hands.

We all love our Chesapeake Bay and consider it a national treasure. GreenGive organizations intend to make sure that the waterways that feed into the Bay are clean and ready for fishing, crabbing, swimming and boating. There is no better legacy we can leave the next generation.

Join the GreenGive Kickoff
July 21, 7pm
Check Out Our Recent Blog Posts!
During this time of curtailed activities due to COVID-19, we have been collecting online resources that readers can use while they practice social distancing in the home. If you haven’t been to our website recently, here are some posts you might have missed.

We will continue to gather resources to keep you informed and to keep all of us connected!





Virtual Workshop: Land Conservation 101 for Landowners - Thursday!
Scenic Rivers Land Trust logo
Thursday, July 23
2:00 pm
 
Have you thought about conserving your land, but aren’t quite sure what that entails? Anne Arundel County landowners are invited to join Scenic Rivers Land Trust for an online Land Conservation 101 Workshop. Scenic Rivers staff will teach you the basics of conservation easements, suggest options specific to your property, and provide answers to your questions. This workshop is geared toward landowners with 10 acres or more.
 
The workshop is free, but  r egistration is required by July 22 . For more information, contact Executive Director, Sarah Knebel at sarah@srlt.org or 410.980.6837 .
Events at Historic London Town & Gardens This Week
Colonial cocktails
Historic London Town House and Gardens
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater

Thursday, July 23
6:30 pm
From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. This session will explore Bounce, a pleasant concoction of fruit-steeped brandy, and Bumbo, a common rum punch. Participants must be 21 or over. Members: $25/Non-Members: $30. Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 20 attendees.
 
Saturday, July 25
10:30 am
 
Design your own London Town inspired tie dye tote bag! Learn the art of fabric dyeing during the colonial era. Take a walk through the gardens and see some of the natural materials used to make dye. Then create your own modern tie-dyed masterpiece to take home. Cost of the event is $20 for Member Children/$25 for Non-Member Children. Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 20 attendees.
Virtual Lecture - The Maryland State House: History and Restoration
State House Lecture presenter photo
Thursday, July 23
7:00 pm
Historic Annapolis
Zoom Virtual Lecture
 
Maryland’s State House is the oldest state house in continuous use in the United States and served as our young nation’s capital for 9 months. Michael Day, Senior Vice President of Capital Projects at Historic Annapolis, will present an insightful lecture on the Maryland State House and the state-of-the-art restoration of the Old Senate Chamber.  Registration required.

Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers
ArchiTrex Tour with Historic Annapolis and Watermark
Sunday, July 26
6:00 pm
Watermark, in partnership with Historic Annapolis
Tour departs from Market Space Park, 25 Market Space
 
Explore 300 years of architecture in historic Annapolis, the museum without walls, with a professional guide during this varied and informative walking tour. Highlights of the tour include the Shiplap House, the Paca House, Patrick Creagh House, Hammond Harwood House, and the Chase Lloyd House.
 
Cost for the tour is $18 Adults and $10 for children under 11. Register in advance .
Cuseum Webinar - Museum Lightning Talks: Generating Revenue Through Digital Content & Virtual Experiences
Cuseum Webinar banner
Wednesday, July 22
2:00 pm
 
Join Cuseum for a special webinar: Museum Lightning Talks: Generating Revenue Through Digital Content & Virtual Experiences . Recently, we’ve seen a surge of exciting digital initiatives launched at cultural organizations of all kinds, which are serving as new sources of revenue. In this session, five panelists will share a new digital content or virtual experience initiative they've worked on, which will be followed by a discussion and Q&A among these cultural sector professionals!
Webinar: Leveraging Tourism for Economic Recovery
Thursday, July 23
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Hosted by the International Economic Development Council . Economic diversification is a cornerstone of resilience; learn how tourism can be leveraged to support a variety of enterprises. In this webinar speakers will discuss:
·      How to prepare tourism businesses for reopening
·      How to diversify tourism economies to build resilience
·      What does the future of tourism look like?
 
Instructions will be emailed on Tuesday, July 21. Questions? Please contact  webinar@iedconline.org
Forever Maryland Webinar: A Conversation on Land & People from Maryland to Montana (with a stopover in New York)
Thursday, July 30 
12:00 p.m.

With:
Martha Williams, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks;
Rose Harvey, Parks & Open Space 
Introduction by:
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Secretary of Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
 
Join Martha & Rose for a dynamic discussion about the connection between land and people. They will focus on how growing up in Baltimore influenced the work they do today in Montana and New York and that understanding and appreciating land and nature is essential to future conservation and preservation efforts. Martha and Rose will converse on how germinating a land ethic in the cities radiates out to larger landscape and ecosystem initiatives like those in Montana, which are essential to the restoration of the earth. During this webinar, attendees will be able to ask real time questions to the dynamic duo. Join the webinar.
MSAC ENVISION Series This Week
Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) offers free weekly professional development opportunities focusing on the resurgence of the arts in Maryland across our state and our communities.


July 22 12-1PM
with Anita Lambert

What better way to listen and share, if not over a meal? Grab lunch and join your fellow colleagues in a story share! As we gather together, this time is to collectively discuss anecdotal hopes, challenges, and tales of resilience of our arts communities. Leave the hour feeling inspired and connected as we envision the resurgence of the arts in our communities. 
 
Guest Anita Lambert will share the origins of her work as a Music Therapist in an educational setting, which contributed to a change in expectations and reflections of racial and cultural bias.
 

July 23 1-2 PM
Visual Arts

Join MSAC to hear what’s working well digitally for sharing online content as we hear from arts organizations and artists across Maryland and beyond. 
Register Now! Banneker-Douglass Museum's Annual Youth Conference
Friday, July 31
Banneker-Douglass Museum
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This virtual summit is dedicated to the empowerment of Maryland’s youth. Now is the time to learn about how you can participate in democracy and be an agent of change in your community. Be encouraged to use your voice to advocate for the change you want to see; your voice counts!

Special presentations from Future History Now , Dr. David Fakunle, Rashad Staton, and BDM Executive Director, Chanel Compton; free giveaways; and much more!

Four Rivers Heritage Area | 410-222-1805 | heritage_area@aacounty.org | fourriversheritage.org