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Annapolis Restaurant Week:
February 20 - 26, 2017

Coordinated by the Downtown Annapolis Partnership, Restaurant Week is an annual event usually held the last week of February where participating Annapolis restaurants offer prix fixe menus. For a set, uniform price, you can indulge in a two-course breakfast, two-course lunch or three-course dinner. Dont miss out on this opportunity to treat yourself or your friends to delicious meals at reasonable prices! Dine at your favorites or try some place new between Monday, February 20th and Sunday, February 26th. It's a great deal! There are dozens and dozens of participating restaurants all over town. Click on the link below to get details....
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Marine and Maritime Career Fair:
Saturday February 25th, 2017

The Eastport Yacht Club Foundation presents the 7th annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair at Annapolis High School (Maryland) from 12:00PM - 3:00PM with support from title sponsors, the Marine Trades Association of Maryland and the Living Oceans Foundation.

Over fifty organizations will be on hand to discuss careers in the Marine Trades and the Maritime Sciences as well as educational and apprentice opportunities.

This terrific event is free for all students in Grades 6-12 as well as recent high school graduates and college students from the Maryland and Chesapeake Bay region.

Career Fair Highlights:

• Network with Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Student Peers, Colleges, Training Programs, Internship Opportunities!

• Hands-on Experiences!

• Learn about Marine & Maritime Scholarships, the MTAM Pre-Apprenticeship-Summer Internship Training Program & more!

• Attend Special Sessions on the vast array of marine & maritime career pathways including STEM –focused professions & Marine Trades!

• Win Grand Door Prizes (Pre-Registration & Completion of On-site “Career Challenge” required for eligibility). Many Door Prize Opportunities for All Pre-Registered Students.

Free for students grades 6-12+

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Annapolis Collection Gallery Event:
Saturday February 25th, 2017

Jay Fleming, Photographer is back in Annapolis and coming back to The Annapolis Collection Gallery!!

Jay is back from a month in Cuba, just in time for the arrival of the second edition of “Working the Water” arriving from Italy next week.

Both man and books return to the Annapolis Collection Gallery Saturday, February 25th. Joining him, a Chesapeake Bay waterman shucking fresh, local oysters for guests, and Ahren Buchheister performing Bach on classical guitar.

Have a chance to meet Jay here and celebrate his new exhibit, along with a fresh supply of books, on Saturday, February 25th from 6-8pm.

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Annapolis Athletic Club Collecting Items for Soldiers:
Through March 13th, 2017

Annapolis Athletic Club will serve as a drop off location for Any Soldier, an organization that is collecting personal items for troops stationed overseas, from now until March 13th. The organization is looking for a wide variety of items, including shaving cream, chapstick, cosmetics, baby wipes, socks, puzzles, paperback books, and greeting cards. See the Member Service Desk at AAC for more information!

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The 12th Annual GumboFest:
February 26th, 2017

The 12th Annual GumboFest is set to kickoff Mardi Gras week! Put on your beads and bring your appetite to the DoubleTree Hotel, February 26th, 2017 from 1:00PM-4:00PM. The event features gumbo tastings, live music, the MD Lottery, and a cash bar.

Attendees sample the gumbo entries and vote on their favorite for the "People's Choice" trophy. Attendees also vote on "Best Booth Display". All proceeds of the event benefit The Light House.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Please visit our website at for ticketsand more information.

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All That Jazz in Bowie!:
February - June, 2017

All thats Jazz is a series of four jazz concerts performed by four superbly talented mid-Atlantic Jazz groups presented by BRAVAMD (Bowie Regional Arts Vision Association of Maryland)
The Craig Sparks Swingtet, Friday, Feb 10, 2017
Bay Jazz Project, Friday, March 3, 2017
Shook/Russo Quartet, Friday, May 12, 2017
Renée Georges Jazz, Friday, June 9, 2017

Intimate setting in BCPAs small theater - 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715.

Limited Seating. Tickets are now on sale!

4 Concert Series Subscription Rate $72 ($18/each)
Single Concert $22 / At the Door $25

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Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade:
March 5, 2017

From 1pm-5pm in Downtown Annapolis.

The Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade is in its fifth year. In five years it has grown to be the largest parade in the city of Annapolis in terms of entrants and spectators.

Each year, the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade benefits local charities. This year, Jennifer’s Journey for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Maryland, The Ancient Order Of Hibernians (Annapolis Chapter) and Warrior Events will be an official beneficiaries of the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade 2017!

This year’s parade will take place on March 5th at 1:00. The parade route is as follows:

• Line up at Amos Garrett Blvd. or their designated side-street depending on their position/order of the parade.

• Make a right turn onto West Street

• Travel clockwise (the wrong way) around Church Circle and out Main Street

• Travel down Main Street towards Randall/Compromise Circle.

• Travel clockwise (the wrong way) around Randall/Compromise Circle.

• Exit traffic circle via Randall Street.

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Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning:
March 18, 2017

Celebrate the coming of spring at this feast featuring the Chesapeake’s most cherished bivalve.

The seventh annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, a fundraiser for the Annapolis Maritime Museum, will take place at the Museum’s waterfront campus from 12–4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th.

Enjoy festivities including: Burning of the socks, oyster shucking competition, explore and climb aboard an authentic Skipjack, a display of workboats will be at the museum docks, and plenty of raw oysters for all ticket holders.

Guests who purchase the “People’s Choice” ticket will be wowed by samples of oyster cuisine from twelve premier Annapolis area restaurants and you’ll receive two beverage vouchers. Admission to the “People’s Choice” Best Oyster Dish tasting competition is $75 and only 300 will be sold.

The general admission Oyster Roast ticket is $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door, and free for kids 12 and under.

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Annapolis Recreation & Parks - Donations are now being accepted!:
Through Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pass, Pick & Play is a new partnership with the Armstrong family to provide children from financially-challenged families in the Annapolis area with free sporting goods. The sports equipment donation initiative is being held now through March 19. To drop off gently-used sports equipment, please go to one of the following locations (through Sunday, March 19):
• “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center (PMRC)
• Annapolis City Hall
• Calvary United Methodist Church
• Historic London Town & Gardens
• The Key School

The distribution event will be held on Saturday, April 1 at the "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a community-wide effort across all youth age groups.

For more information, please contact Katy Owings at or 410-263-7958 or Kim Elek at or 410-703-3433.

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Maryland Chicken Wing Festival:
April 1, 2017

The 4th annual 2017 Maryland Chicken Wing Festival. Enjoy wings from some of the best establishments around at Anne Arundel Fairgrounds in Crownsville on April 1st.

Wings are $1 per wing.
Beers are $2 per 4oz sample, $5 per 12oz pour.
Admission includes entrance and free parking to the event. This is a family friendly event, with lots of activities, music, and good food and drink!
Tickets are available online and at the door. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Children's Theatre of Annapolis Parents' Night Out:
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Need an evening without the kids? The Children's Theatre of Annapolis Parents' Night Out gives you the chance to take a well-deserved break & rejuvenate. This is one amazing evening for your kids that's filled with engaging activities, a live performance (with front row seating), a backstage tour & more! Dinner & snacks? Not to worry...we've got that taken care of for you. Enjoy a night on the town knowing that your child is safe and having a blast at CTA! Call 410-757-2281 to get your tickets now.
WHEN: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 29, 2017
AGES: 5 - 9
COST: $40.00
Tickets include: Pizza dinner with bottled water/juice, fun crafts & activities, front row seating to our performance of "James and the Giant Peach, Jr.", a snack for intermission, a post-show meet & greet + group photo opportunity with select characters, and a backstage tour.

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Yacht From Annapolis to St Michaels Wine Fest:
April 30, 2017

Get to the WineFest at St. Michaels in style aboard a luxurious Watermark Yacht from Annapolis City Dock to St. Michaels!

On board you'll enjoy a continental breakfast. The cruise is an enjoyable 2-hour ride across the Chesapeake Bay. Once on land in St. Michaels, you'll attend the St. Michaels Wine Festival featuring wine samplings, chef demos, gourmet food, crafts and more. Skip the admission lines when you arrive by water! Spend the day at the wine festival and take some time to enjoy this quaint Eastern Shore town at your leisure if you choose. On the return cruise to Annapolis, a complimentary boxed meal will be provided. All inclusive. $132/person. Advanced reservations required. Click the link for ticket info:

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The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival:
May 20th & 21st, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival May 20th & 21st at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, MD - Jonny Lang, The Mavericks, Ana Popovic, Robert Randolph, Walter Trout, The William Bell Band, Samantha Fish, Sweet Leda and many more!! Details at

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The 2nd Annual Nextival Food Truck Music Festival:
Saturday July 8th, 2017

What has Helicopter Rides, Bands on 2 stages, Food Trucks, Moon Bounces, Cornhole, Hula-Hoops, Children's Entertainment and 500 pounds of legos? The The 2nd Annual Nextival Food Truck Music Festival does... Mark July 8th on your calendar and we'll see you at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville!

We are a group of local music and food enthusiasts and we all have kids. So we created a family-friendly, Food Truck Music Festival.

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