NEWS FROM FOUR RIVERS
November 13, 2019
Eight New Mini-Grants Awarded to Nonprofit Organizations in the Four Rivers Heritage Area
Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces eight new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY20 mini-grant opportunity.

The grants awarded this fall totaled $28,155 for projects totaling more than $154,000. This matching mini-grants program, made possible through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative partnerships, and enhance local cultural historic resources and heritage tourism.

Organizations and projects approved for Fall FY2020 Mini-Grant awards are:

-- Annapolis Maritime Museum, Inc., for "Exhibit Extension: Hands-On Education Experience About Workboats"
-- Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation, Inc., for "The Black Vote Mural Project Public Programming"
-- Chesapeake Children's Museum, Inc., for "Cultural Carriers," an exhibit about immigration and culture
-- Chesapeake Children's Museum, Inc. and MD Day Team, for "Maryland Day Weekend Coordination and Marketing"
-- Friends of the Maryland State Archives, for Update of Booklet, "A Guide to the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland"
-- Historic Annapolis, Inc., for "Video Tour of the William Paca House and Garden Designed for Visitors with Disabilities"
-- London Town Foundation, Inc., for "Community Engagement Preparation for Interpretive Planning" 
-- South Forest Drive Business Assoc. (SOFO), for Annapolis Middle School Maritime Heritage Fence Project"

For more information, please visit the Mini-Grants page on the website,  www.fourriversheritage.org .
Wine Down Wednesday: Dining In The Dark, TONIGHT!
Wednesday, November 13
5:30-7:30 pm
Hammond-Harwood House
19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis

A Look at Early 19th Century Culinary Culture with Craft Cocktails Inspired by the Collection. Enjoy the Hammond-Harwood House after hours for a fun collections – related program and happy hour!

Appreciate this historic mansion by the light of candlelight then enjoy a glass with your friends Mingle, meet new people, who share a love of art, architecture and historic culinary traditions. Support HHH with purchasing your drink for just $5! Learn more here .

Price: $15 | Members: Free. Make a reservation via phone & pay at the door: 410-268-4683 x10

Learn more about other events at Hammond-Harwood House taking place this week here.
MTPA Porch Stories! Rotten Tomatoes: Laughable Stories that Happened in Front of a Live Audience
Thursday, November 14
6:30 pm
MTPA Gallery
3 Park Place, Suite 4, Annapolis

Ready for some laughs? This open mic event invites anyone to tell a 5-minute story based on a theme. Sign up to tell your story or to watch the fun! Free & Open to the Public. RSVP at 410-626-6055. Learn more about Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts here.
Special Event! Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond
Sunday, November 17
3:00-5:00 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis

This year, America celebrated the 50 th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on the moon. Continue celebrations of the first lunar landing with Historic Annapolis at an enlightening lecture and panel discussion on the Space Program. Dr. Valerie Neal, Curator Emerita in Space History for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will present a brief history of the Apollo program, emphasizing the involvement of graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy. Following the lecture, several experts will join Dr. Neal for an inspirational discussion, all of whom graduated from the Naval Academy: former astronauts Captain Kenneth Reightler and Captain Robert L. Curbeam, Jr., and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Kayla Barron, current astronaut candidate. Panelists will share how the Apollo missions influenced their careers, what their training was like and how it differed for each mission, and what they are doing to support the current space program.

Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.

Learn more about other events hosted by Historic Annapolis this week here.
Next Week! Art Express Lunchtime Tour: The Life and Art of Mary Petty
Wednesday, November 20
12:15-12:45 pm
Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College
60 College Avenue, Annapolis

Join Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg for a tour from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Cartoonist Mary Petty (1899-1976) is known for the witty and pointed cartoons of the upper class of early 20th century America that appeared in The New Yorker for 39 years. Some of Petty’s earliest illustrations featured independent, free-thinking women, while her later works concentrated on the lifestyles and attitudes of inherited wealth and her invented Peabody family. Petty was married to fellow New Yorker cartoonist Alan Dunn, whose works are also included in the exhibition. Dunn’s works, which comment on architecture, politics, and social issues, complement Petty’s observations on modern life. The spirit of their independent compositions, unified by a shared sense of humor, is timeless. Learn more here.
Gloria! Presented by Live Arts Maryland
Saturday, November 16
8:00 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis

Dvorak's Te Deum  and Rutter's Glori a (version for full orchestra) make a pair of joyous bookends for this concert of spectacular music for chorus and orchestra. Also featured on this program is Ola Gjeilo's beautiful setting of Walt Whitman's poem "Song of the Universal." Simply put, this is an evening of glorious music!
Students may attend free using Live Arts Maryland’s special Student Rush program by visiting the box office a half-hour prior to curtain. Students 18 and up must present a valid ID to receive a ticket. Learn more here.
Events this Week at Chesapeake Children's Museum
Wednesday November 13th: World Kindness Day
Staff from the Anne Arundel County Conflict Resolution Center present strategies for middle school students. 3:15-5 pm. Free. Please pre-register.

Thursday November 14th: La Cocina Feliz
Middle school students join Señor Ruben in our “Happy Kitchen” for a series of cooking classes. 3:15-5:15 pm. $30 for 6 classes. The final class is a family dinner.

Sunday November 17th: Native American Spirit
Folk tales, crafts, and cooking for all ages. 2-4 pm. Free with museum admission.

The mission of Chesapeake Children's Museum is to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies, and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the children in us all. Learn more here.
Annapolis Non-Profit Series: Grow your impact!
Separate sessions on moving from strategy to development to mission success. No fees, expert content and knowledge sharing with other leaders.

In this on-going work with non-profits there are common questions and struggles. This series is a contribution to the health and vibrancy of the greater Annapolis non-profit community.

Two upcoming sessions:
11/21 - Develop Your Systems to Develop Your Donors
1/16 - Why Strategy Implementation Fails & How to Make it Succeed

Sessions held at the The Cafe at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, 11:30 AM-1:00 pm. Learn more here.
Voices and Votes: Democracy in America
Be a part of the next Smithsonian tour in Maryland!

Apply by January 15, 2020 to be one of five venues to host the next  Museum on Main Street tour, Voices & Votes: Democracy in America.
 
Touring Maryland from April 17, 2021 to January 22, 2022, five communities will explore what it means to be a citizen and examine the context behind America’s democratic system as well as lead community discussions centering the right to vote, the freedoms and responsibilities of citizenship, and whose voices will be heard. Through a year-long engagement before the Smithsonian exhibition arrives, communities will collaborate across sectors; create companion exhibits; and develop programs, events, and storytelling projects that facilitate conversations both community-wide and throughout the state. Learn more and apply here .
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